Location: Warwick, RI
Date Posted: 02-11-2018
The Regional Health and Safety Manager reports directly to the Metals Recycling Business (MRB) Health and Safety Director.  Incumbent must have pro-active approach in achieving the operational and Health & Safety goals of the company by sharing ideas for process improvements.  This position develops consistent and uniform safety practices following management system methodology in conjunction with long term safety goals of the company.  The Regional H&S Manager is responsible for implementing safety programs for all regional MRB locations and for minimizing company safety liabilities.  
Essential Functions:
Health & Safety (H&S)
  • Leads and coordinates overall regional safety and health management system programs.
  • Implements processes and training necessary to meet all legal/governmental requirements. 
  • Conducts appropriate and required trainings (e.g. industrial hygiene, safety equipment usage, confined space, ergonomics). Uses knowledge, skills, and abilities compulsory for developing training programs to reduce use of outside contractors. 
  • Assists with coaching all employees on safety related issues.
  • Continue to develop training programs to reduce the use of outside contractors.
  • Maintain Health and Safety professional certifications or current training necessary to be abreast of trends, legislation, and best practices.
  • Review and approve accident investigation reports submitted by the Health & Safety resources.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
  • Leads and coordinates regional safety & health program auditing
Operational Performance & Best Management Practices
  • Assist operations in driving continuous improvements and compliance, making recommendations for improvements and providing risk assessments to managers and leaders of business operations.
  • Assist in preparation, distribution and communication of a variety of safety reports, including injury trend analysis.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing procedures and behavioral applications that drive incident reduction.
  • Achieves accident prevention goals set by the MRB Health and Safety Director.
  • Performs accident investigation and incident analysis and ensures corrective actions are completed.  Hazard recognition skills are required as is auditing knowledge.
  • Achieving accident prevention goals set by the MRB Health and Safety Director.
  • Administering and maintaining SOP(s)
  • Working knowledge of: Local/State/Federal requirements; NFPA compliance; DOT compliance; National Electric Code; Workers Compensation implications
  • Certifies employees when necessary in CPR, First Aid, specific equipment usage, etc.
  • Alignment of activities with corporate goals and objectives.
    g)   Acts as a technical resource responsible for maintaining specific programs such as contractor safety, fall prevention, illness and injury prevention programs, accident investigations, hazard communication, emergency action plan(s) and ergonomics programs.
    h)   Creates and maintain metrics to monitor performance in these areas.
    i)    Maintains Health and Safety and professional certifications or relevant training necessary to be abreast of trends, legislation, and best practices.
Equipment & Maintenance
  • Works closely with operations to understand industry specific equipment and associated health and safety risks.
  • Evaluates equipment design, administrative procedures, and training requirements for the location(s) to establish best management practices and safe work practice.
 Inventory & Quality Control
    a. Produces and maintains company safety compliance calendar with timely submittals of permit     applications and fees and regulatory reports and plans (e.g. HMBP/HMIS and OSHA logs or equivalent).
Budgeting & Forecasting
    a. Manages safety related vendor contracts and budgets (e.g., safety equipment providers, consultants, etc). 
Administrative Management
  • Mentors the Health and Safety Engineers I, II & III
  • Provides health and safety coaching/assistance to develop managers and safety teams.
  • Administers effective safety awareness and incentive programs and fosters the company goal of being the industry leader in injury prevention.
  • Interviews prospective management and/or production employees.
  • Works with Human Resources personnel to prepare job descriptions. 
Supervisory Responsibility:
            If required, the Regional Health and Safety Manager will supervise appropriate Health and             Safety team members.
Job Conditions:
Moderate air and car travel will be required.  Exposure to physical operations ranging from office environments to metal recycling yards.  Pressure is experienced in decision making concerning applications of code requirements versus production requirements.  Must be able to adapt to a flexible schedule, potentially working different shifts to support operational needs and to respond to urgent matters.
Bachelor’s Degree required.  BS in Health and Safety preferred. 10 to 15 plus years of related experience required including Industrial Hygiene experience.  Knowledge, skills, and ability to execute local, state, and federal Health and Safety laws and other government compliance regulations.  This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.
            Must be able to balance business needs and Health & Safety requirements in a cost-effective manner.  Knowledge and experience in collecting, managing, and analyzing various data and trends in Health & Safety behavior and compliance. Must make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, and/or government law. Effective written and oral communication skills within a culturally diverse environment required.  Must be personally responsible and accountable for achieving performance goals as well as those of a team and have a proven track record of building credible relationships.
            Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.  Experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred. Regional travel may be required.

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