Job Description


The Sr. 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 Sr. Safety Specialist develops, implements, and administer internal facility security functions and performs periodic security inspections.


May include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Complies with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Actively participates in the execution and management of Westlake’s safety program
  • Responsibilities include planning and assisting in the scheduling of employee training
  • Provides technical advising in support of safety committee activities
  • Investigates health, 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
  • 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
  • Participate 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


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years' experience in functional role


  • 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


  • 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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