Norwood, United States
9 months ago
The Safety Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the working conditions at a mid to large size manufacturing facility to ensure that all activity is compliant with local, state and federal safety regulations. The job description of a safety coordinator involves enforcing company health and safety guidelines, inspecting workspaces and products to ensure they are up to safety standards, and providing workplace safety training.
The safety coordinator leads safety-training seminars for employees, designs effective methods of measuring safety standards in the workplace, and conducts safety inspections on a routine basis. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Safety Coordinator
- Trains employees in safety procedures.
- Designs methods for appraising safety conditions in the factory or office.
- Inspects working conditions to ensure all products and activities are compliant with safety guidelines.
- Monitors safety compliance in the use of dangerous chemicals and machinery.
- Composes reports detailing inspection process.
- Recommends revisions to production methods and employee activity that do not meet health and safety codes.
- Orders safety supplies for workplace.
- Stays current on new local, state and federal health and safety regulations.
- Schedules and supervises emergency drills to gauge employee readiness.
- Consults with EH&S manager regarding the implementation of new safety procedures.
- Addresses workplace-related health issues and accidents.
- Processes workers compensation documentation.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrates broad knowledge of local, state and federal safety guidelines for the workplace and knowledge of appropriate emergency protocols
- Knowledge of legal repercussions of workplace Safety and environmental incidents.
- Is able to read and interpret Federal, State and Local OHSA and EPA documents.
- Possesses strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to work with teams.
- Communicates clearly and effectively.
- Pays close attention to detail and possesses solid problem-solving and analytical abilities.
- Exhibits strong organizational skills.
- Is proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Possesses strong writing skills.
Education and Experience
- Associate Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Safety Management, or related field is preferred.
- OHSA certification is preferred.
- Previous experience in a unionized manufacturing environment
- Previous work experience in the health and safety field is required.
- Management experience is preferred.