Position Summary :
This position is responsible for the day to day implementation and continuous improvement of Health & Safety programs. The Health & Safety Specialist position provides technical and professional support services to operations and reports directly to the local Plant Manager and functionally to the Director of Health, Safety & Environment.
This is an on the floor (high visibility / floor presence) position.
Key Responsibilities :
Valued partner to Plant Manager in the effective execution of the plant Safety strategies to meet business goals.
Actively Coaches staff / supervisors / hourly in leadership behaviors to improve communication, safety behaviors and activities on the shop floor to improve and attain a goal of zero injuries
Applies and uses engineering controls to control hazards and reduce risks in the facility or site.
Anticipates, identifies and evaluates hazardous conditions and practices.
Adapts complex hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs to local situation
Implements, administers and advises others on hazard control programs for their respective Plant(s)
Plant lead for the proactive application of internal and external standards in support of hazard reduction and compliance.
Monitors legislative changes and make recommendations based on their potential impact to the business.
PSM - local subject matter expert, support the development, review / update as needed JHA’s; SOP’s.
Performs safety evaluations, site level self-audits, run site safety committee and ergonomics programs.
Performs Instructor led training for EHS courses, as required.
Maintain working relationships with Regulatory Agencies, to include participation in industry specified organization.
Provides hands-on guidance to facility managers & supervisors regarding incident reporting / investigation program to ensure company standards and process are met.
Review incidents, ensure Root Cause Analysis is completed to prevent reoccurrence and drive corrective actions through health checks.
Maintains facility training calendar and ensures training records are maintained per regulatory requirements. Facilitates applicable internal facility safety training using appropriate training materials (hands-
on, PowerPoints, props, etc) as scheduled.
Implements written EHS programs and company safety policies aligned with jurisdictional requirements. Administer the local hearing conservation program per regulatory requirements.
Works directly with plant leadership to ensure facility monthly safety inspections are being completed. Makes recommendations to remedy noted deficiencies.
Provides internal support for workers’ compensation cases. Acts as facility safety contact for work comp claims questions, interfaces with insurance adjusters, medical professionals and injured workers.
Managing the plants budgets for health & safety spending.
Facilitate new hire safety on-boarding for both plant and distribution employees.
Maintain metrics in accordance with company Leadership requirements.
Education and Experience :
Requires a minimum of a BA / BS degree in occupational safety, science, engineering or related discipline
Three to five years prior experience in a manufacturing setting working in a Health & Safety Role
Professional EHS certification desired
Skills and Competencies :
Proven leadership skills in a manufacturing environment.
A team player who can lead by example and influence.
Sound, comprehensive knowledge of occupational health, and safety regulations.
Detailed understanding of general industry standards and knowledge of basic health and safety concepts such as hazard & risk assessment, behavior based safety, machine / equipment safety etc.
The ability to chair management / employee meetings and presentations
Above average communication skills to enable the transfer of clear and concise information at all levels of the organization.
The ability to facilitate the process of learning amongst supervisors and the shop floor.
The ability to relentlessly follow up to achieve stated deadlines.
The ability to organize the workload and manage multiple tasks effectively.
Passion for results, strong work ethic and acts with a sense of urgency and purpose balanced with strategic and day-to-day operational intent
Superior analytical skills with the ability to identify problems, resolve issues, mitigate risks, and initiate continuous improvements initiatives
Possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and a wide variety of tasks to meet deadlines, all with a sense of urgency.
Strong understanding of business processes outside specific areas of responsibility
Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities with the ability to make decisions under pressure in an environment of rapid change
IKO recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of IKO is to promote individual employee's sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with IKO.
The Company invests in its employees so that they are the most knowledgeable in the industry, and undertakes great efforts to nurture loyalty to, and teamwork at, IKO.
We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, health care, a progressive and challenging workplace and a commitment to teamwork and integrity.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment :
IKO Industries Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
IKO Industries Ltd. encourages and welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.