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Health & Safety Manager

Company: Exide Technologies
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Responsible for guidance & creating accountability for plant staff, employees, contractors, their employees, agents, and/or subcontractors in the safe manner to perform their jobs, reduce risk of exposure and/or other physical or chemical hazards; developing & implementing plant-wide team efforts in improving key performance indicators such as reducing blood lead averages, recordable injuries, lost time injuries, & OSHA compliance consistent with business goals. Responsibilities To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. Overall supervision of programs and activities required under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Meet or exceed the requirements of health and safety regulations including documentation and reporting. Interact with outside vendors as necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards. Monitor the Health and Safety auditing program to assure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards. Interface with regulatory agencies and divisional personnel to direct health and safety efforts in the plant. Apply sound Health and Safety engineering controls, work and management practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect and safeguard all people. Record and reduce employee injuries (recordable and lost time), employee blood lead levels and workplace hazards. Establish and implement critical EHS rules and minimum expectations for a fair and consistent disciplinary process to drive appropriate Health and Safety behaviors (see Global EHS Critical Rules Policy # EHS-G-402). Build positive community relations. Monitor and keep up to date on emerging health and safety issues, regulations and technology changes. Strive for continuous improvement by learning from our results using tools like Six Sigma Projects and Kaizen events, as well as sharing best practices and lessons learned. Participate in incident investigations and track corrective actions taken in Intelex. Perform personal air monitoring tests as required. Take regular noise level readings in plant areas as required. Inspect and maintain a log of all emergency shower locations and operation. Maintain an effective respirator program that includes training, record keeping, fit testing and inventory as required to stay in compliance with state and federal regulations. Manage blood lead and lead in air sampling programs, including recordkeeping. Provide first aid facility and actions for plant personnel. Work with various vendors and contractors to ensure they use safe practices while working in the Fort Smith facility. Coordinate with vendors to acquire necessary liability agreements and ensure insurance requirements are met per policy. Prepare reports and statistical analysis of Health and Safety data for plant and corporate reviews as needed. Qualifications Education, Experience, Certifications: Bachelors degree preferred, in Safety, or related field, with 5-8 years experience in safety related fields. Certified Proven leadership experience with significant and verifiable results Must have experience with industrial hygiene practices and related equipment, as well as be able to assist with maintenance of the equipment. Experience with developing and deploying safety programs at a plant level. Heavy industrial experience an added advantage Competencies, Skills, Knowledge: Ability to work in a team environment. Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word Effective coaching and mentoring skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills to give and share information to/with co-workers, customers and production management in order to achieve optimum plant performance OTHER CATEGORIES AS REQUIRED: The physical demands and 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. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 25lbs and 26 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment Regular use of safety glasses and steel-toed shoes. Limited use of respirator. Vision requirements: close vision. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock Noise level is minimal to loud Regular work in a lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas EEO Statement Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant''s qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. About Exide Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exides 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the worlds current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Job Locations AR-Fort Smith Requisition ID 2020-2643 Category Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) Position Type Regular Full-Time Address 4115 So. Zero Street Postal Code 72908by Jobble

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