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Safety Specialist

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Chemical Products Corporation - Cartersville, GA

Safety Specialist

Monitors safety programs, policies, and procedures that meet OSHA and other applicable requirements. Evaluates procedures, facilities, and equipment by conducting inspections to identify unsafe conditions and to implement safeguards and solutions. Train employees on safety protocols and enforce them when necessary. Respond to workplace accidents, create reports, and determine ways to prevent similar accidents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following and other duties as assigned.
1. Inspects workplace environments, activities, and conditions to verify compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and requirements.
2. Suspend activities or the use of dangerous materials until alternative solutions have been developed, tested, and implemented.
3. Observes work habits and behaviors of employees and reports any that appears hazardous.
4. Develops and implements strategies to reduce or eliminate risk.
5. Promotes safety awareness through training and sharing informational materials.
6. Collect information pertaining to industrial health programs to determine adequate exposure levels and design right-to-know clauses for employee reference.
7. Conduct safety audits on work areas to identify possible hazards and risks, and to ensure that all safety mechanisms are functioning properly and working efficiently to create optimal safety for employees.
8. Serves as a member of various safety committees/subcommittees and participates in training of team members.
9. Reviews, processes, and maintains daily safety paperwork in accordance with federal, state, and local recordkeeping specifications.
10. Investigates workplace accidents and complaints.
11. Assists with emergency response plans and training.
12. Organize programs for medical monitoring, transportation, and wellness.
13. Coordinates contractor safety program.
14. Stays up to date with regulatory changes and recommends safety manual and SOP updates as needed.
15. Maintain a database of all chemicals present on site with current safety data sheets.
16. Knows how to access ISO documentation online.
17. Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and associate degree in safety or related field, safety professional certification with at least a year of related experience, or two years of related experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as OSHA guidelines and other state and local safety regulations, rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver's License
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Attention to detail, computer literacy skills, and the ability to work as a team and interact with different groups of people. Familiarity with the tools, machines, and equipment used in the workplace.
Fit testing certification, First Aid/CPR, and Emergency Response (OSHA). Ability to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must meet company's substance abuse testing requirements; as a safety sensitive person, may be subject to random substance abuse test.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and work in a noisy environment. The employee frequently is required to stand, climb,
balance, and work at heights. The employee is required to walk long distances; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Be able to work in low and/or high temperatures. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Be physically mobile to execute the emergency escape plan in the event of a chemical release.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
While in the plant, everyone is required to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, safety-toed shoes, and appropriate clothing to include reflective striping in accordance with the safety regulations of Chemical Products.
At times, the employee may be required to wear specialty PPE such as full chemical suit, arc flash clothing, fall protection, etc.

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