Job Description

DESCRIPTION

The Safety Specialist establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, incident-free, and healthy work environment by working cooperatively in several plants with other departments with H&S on-going concerns. The Safety Specialist develops, implements, and administer internal facility security functions and performs periodic security inspections.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

May include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Complies with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures

  • Works in coordination with HSE and plant leadership and actively participates in the execution and management of Westlake’s safety program

  • Responsibilities include planning and assisting in the scheduling of employee training

  • Works closely with HSE leadership to provide technical advising in support of safety committee activities

  • Investigates health and safety incidents. Prepares a report of findings and recommends corrective actions to management

  • Ensures that field operations comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as HIP H&S manual and practices

  • Under the supervision of HSE leadership, audits facilities to detect existing or potential safety and health hazards and recommends corrective or preventative measures

  • Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected

  • Recommends, implements and monitors control measures of exposure to hazardous material or conditions

  • Provides technical guidance to management regarding occupational health & safety concerns

  • Contributes to developing new training associated with the introduction of new courses.

  • Maintains inspection reports and records and advises senior management of deficiencies and remedial/disciplinary efforts to improve deficiencies

  • Maintains safety files and records. Completes all required forms and paperwork

  • Participates in the development of long-term strategies intended to reduce the risk for the organization and its employees

  • Creates and distributes security manuals, documents, and records. Maintains facility security requirements, policies, and implements procedures for safeguarding proprietary and customer furnished data

  • Performs periodic and random security inspections and prepares security reports as necessary. Issues security violation citations as required by inspections

  • Promotes and maintain near misses’ program forms handled by employees

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree or four years of experience in industrial safety; plus

  • 3 years of experience in functional role

REQUIRED ABILITIES

  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

  • Communication Proficiency

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Customer/Client Focus

  • Stress Management/Composure

  • Thoroughness

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with OSHA Standards

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems

  • Training and Teaching others

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision, and hardhat protection)

  • Move or traverse about the facilities

  • Ascend/descend stairs and ladders

  • Work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions

  • Withstand exposure to temperature extremes inside or out

  • Stand for up to 12 hours performing shift work or in a stationary position

  • Work in constant noise levels above 85 decibels

  • Handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls

  • Able to lift/move up to 50 pounds

  • Standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day

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