Amazon is looking for health and safety professionals with a background in Athletic Training (ATC), kinesiology, or a related safety field to help support Amazon’s injury prevention program.
As a Wellness EHS Specialist (WES), you will serve as a designated safety representative of your assigned fulfillment center (FC), coordinating and implementing all areas of the Amazon Global EHS Program as directed by the EHS Leadership Team.
You will influence behavior and inspire commitment on the part of all personnel in complying with Amazon safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment.
This will include conducting training and coaching associates on observed work habits in support of this effort.
You will be expected to proactively analyze tasks for potential ergonomic & safety issues, perform biomechanical & ergonomic assessments, and execute other Amazon injury prevention activities.
You will also provide conservative care, first aid Level One treatment to injured Associates and educate them on ways to perform their tasks effectively without undue stress or strain on the body.
As a WES you will support management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate EHS program expectations and applicable federal and state law.
You will conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis), new equipment introductions, recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to Management, including ergonomic considerations, in all such efforts.
Relocation assistance is not provided*
Wellness EHS Specialist Responsibilities :
Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly & monthly audits
Participate in incident investigation process, especially those related to MSDs injuries
Evaluate trends in soft tissue injuries and develop action items to address injury trends
Minimize the risk of injury of employees through awareness, education and intervention Attend and participate at start-
up meetings to lead daily stretching routines
Frequent floor time to interact with both associates and managers, providing coaching on observed at-risk work habits
Understand and learn each department and job function within the warehouse to fully understand the body mechanics involved in every task
Be actively involved with improvements to the standard work process and maintain required paperwork to comply with Amazon standards
Provide (or facilitate access to) immediate aid for associates, visitors, vendors, or guests that need assistance, or medical attention
Enter Safety Incident Information in metrics database in a timely manner
Train and assist others (Area Managers, Safety Team Members, etc.) in completing their Safety responsibilities (Audits, Follow Safety Rules, etc.)
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience :
Ability to communicate health and safety needs to all levels of the organization
Ability to produce ergonomic risk assessment reports, provide suggestions on control measures, and have the ability to drive change
Calm demeanor in emergency situations
Bachelor's degree or higher in degree in athletic training, ergonomic, kinesiology, or related field
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel in a professional capacity
Experience maintaining confidentiality in matters involving security and / or personnel issues in the work place
Available to work flexible shifts which could include days, nights and / or weekends
Experience in an Injury Prevention Specialist, Athletic Trainer, or related role
Knowledge of WSIB / WorkSafe BC and / or OSHA regulations, specifically 29 CFR 1910
Interest in EHS or safety
Strong communication, teamwork, analysis, judgment, and customer focus skills
Ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and possible solutions for potential safety concerns, conduct job hazard, and job safety analyses
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.