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Safety Specialist

Company: Tech Air
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to be a part of a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?

Apply Now and move your career forward with Airgas as a Safety Specialist in Waukesha WI!

What you will do:

The Safety Specialist is responsible for implementing, monitoring and coordinating all associate safety, fleet and environmental activities at the plant level and at surrounding Airgas locations in the region. They will champion and promote a strong safety and compliance culture by instituting programs to ensure associate safety and company regulatory compliance.

Your responsibilities:

  • Reviews core safety metrics and safety performance trends. Develops tactical controls for any potential increases in risk.

  • Provides leadership, mentoring and guidance to associates engaged in safety and accident prevention activities.

  • Conducts investigations for all incidents, near misses, and Preventable Vehicle Accidents (PVAs).

  • Administers and maintains incident reporting systems to ensure sites are compliant with state, federal and company requirements.

  • Utilizes incident and root cause analysis to provide direction and recommendations to plant operating personnel with regard to mitigating and controlling losses and fostering a proactive safety culture within facilities.

  • Facilitates safety and health training in accordance with regulations, company policies and other requirements.

  • Performs audits on Airgas various standard operating procedures (SOP) including the Safety Manual, Acetylene Manual and other pertinent corporate compliance manuals and initiatives. May receive direction on tasks from supervisor or other managers.

  • Provides guidance, communication and coaching to site leadership teams and personnel on safety and health requirements to increase awareness and ensure compliance in specific safety responsibilities.

  • Support Safecor, Division and Regional initiatives to develop process changes and take ownership for supporting and executing environment, health, and safety (EHS) strategies. Drives EHS promotion and communication activities including but not limited to safety talks, recognition events and achievement celebrations.

  • Leads the Contractor Safety Program at the plant level to ensure compliance and proper safety training for all on-site personnel including accurate vendor information.

  • Completes and submits Tier II reports for all applicable locations in the Midwest region.

  • Monitors and resolves environmental compliance issues, including but not limited to soil contamination and offsite facility plans with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) for sites with high hazard chemicals.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

What you will have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Valid Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification a plus.

  • A minimum of 3 years of related safety experience within a production and distribution environment.

  • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plant operations.

  • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication, listening and presentation skills including the ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, and customers.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

  • Ability to define and solve problems dealing with a variety of both abstract and concrete variables.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry.

  • Computer literate with Intermediate knowledge of Google Office applications as well as Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Regularly move and/or transport up to 60 pounds and move up to 125 pounds with the aid of material handling equipment.

  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's responsibilities.

We take care of you:

Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!

Who we are:

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.

Check out what a career at Airgas can offer you!

What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?

"Great place to work with great growth potential" - Director, Atlanta

"Opportunity to advance and a great safety program" - Driver, Cheshire

"Fun people to work with and flexible management" - Sales Specialist

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

Keywords: Tech Air, Waukesha , Safety Specialist, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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