Written October 17, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt
Alternate Job Titles: Safety Director, Safety Supervisor
Establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment and ensures that safety policies and programs are effective in helping to prevent accidents and injuries throughout the company by performing the following duties personally or through assistant personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Formulates company safety policies and procedures that are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Acts as liaison with federal, state, or local safety inspectors and acts to comply with their recommendations.
- Prepares budget and monitors expenditures of budgeted funds.
- Conducts safety meetings with management and supervisory personnel to discuss current safety hazards and amend safety policy.
- Consults with all departments on design and safe use of equipment, tools, and devices.
- Trains personnel in the use of fire prevention equipment and evacuation plan.
- Obtains and files material safety data sheets (MSDS) on all chemicals used in the plant.
- Directs company hazard communication program.
- Inspects company facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.
- Keeps managers and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances.
- Investigates all accidents, compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies or company, and endeavor to solve problems that contributed to each accident.
- Investigate employee safety complaints and act as intermediary between employees and management in correcting hazardous safety situations.
- Develops, supervises, coordinates, and conducts training programs which increase employee proficiency in safe practices and promotes safety consciousness.
- Oversees disposal of hazardous materials.
- Maintains safety files and records.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of supervisory and non supervisory personnel. Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assisting, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, 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
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Management from four-year college or university; or three to five years of screen printing and/or digital imaging safety management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong skills in work planning, scheduling, and must have good judgment.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and employees.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
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 sit, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Some independent travel is required.