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Safety Coordinator

Position Summary:
The Springfield, MO safety position reports to ABEC’s Global EHS Manager. This position is to maintain the site safety program, OSHA compliance, and improve safety through comprehensive resource planning, safety audits/inspections, and disciplined OSHA 1910 processes. Maintain ABEC’s SHARP award status, conduct accident/incident investigations, attend site safety committee meetings and conduct OSHA compliance trainings. Work with all function group teams to ensure optimal integration of safety guidelines and OSHA compliance. Create and maintain a safe work environment for employees, customers and visitors.
· Supervises company safety program.
· Continuously evaluates the site, safety program to determine improvements through effective metrics, personnel, and operational needs.
· Coordinates with all function groups to maintain a high safety standard while taking appropriate corrective action measures to resolve deficiencies.
· Works hand in hand with all employees to ensure safety program is followed.
· Trains, motivates, coaches, rewards, and disciplines staff. Resolves issues related to safety, EPA and OSHA compliance.
· Enforces all safety policies and ensures all manufacturing staff attends required safety training. Investigates accidents in a timely and accurate manner.
· Maintains knowledge of Federal, local and industry safety standards.
· Proactively identifies any potential barriers and proposes solutions without impeding production.
· Establish departmental goals and objectives with strategic planning.
· Provide support to Continuous Improvement strategies and opportunities.
· Carries out safety related tasks in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable federal and state laws.
· Responsible for training of employees. Not limited to planning, assigning, and directing safety tasks.
· Addresses all complaints or questions specific to safety.
· Perform any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.
· Ability to travel when required (I.E. Bethlehem, PA & Ireland Locations)
Specific Safety Duties:
· Instills in all personnel, by action, example and training, a sincere attitude towards safety.
· Establishes with staff a clear understanding of each member’s responsibilities and specific duties in regards to safety and health. 
· Maintain effective and open line of communication of safety matters with all personnel. 
· Communicates safety information to the supervisors and alert them to potential hazards that may develop at or near the operation.
· Ensure that supervisors and team leads are monitoring employees in the proper use of personal protective equipment. 
· Assist with developing and communicating safe job procedures for hazardous operations.
· Resolve questions and/or recommend necessary expenditures to correct unsafe conditions.
· Make regular production, warehouse, and office safety inspections to determine if safe work practices are being observed; ensure that unsafe conditions do not exist.
· Actively participate and follow the safety and health programs.
· Personally perform safety inspections, and review safety inspection reports and unsafe conditions reported by supervisors, employees, or others. Make corrections as required to maintain a safe workplace and ensure compliance.
· Promote safety awareness and compliance with the Safety and Health Policies.
· Ensure safety awareness among workers through regular meetings.
· Ensure compliance with safe work practices and ABEC’s safety rules. 
· Take appropriate disciplinary action when safety violations occur to ensure compliance. 
· Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
· Must be able to lift 50lb.
· Ability to wear personal protective equipment: Safety shoes, eye protection, hearing protection, hard hat, gloves, etc.
· OSHA Compliance
· Take part in the S.T.O.P. safety observation program and support other employees in their assigned roles under the safety and health program.
· Seek information on any hazardous chemicals you work with in order to understand their dangers and how to protect yourself. Able to locate chemical information in company SDS binder.
· Deliver Safety Stand Down information and Trainings.
· Conduct Toolbox Talks, Trainings and informational Q &A’s.
· Associates Degree required – Vocational Tech education with experience could be considered-Bachelor degree preferred
· 2-3 years’ experience in running a site safety program.
· Ability to communicate clearly too all levels of management.
· Experience with OSHA compliance.
· Able to train and motivate employees to create safe environment.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills
· Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting own priorities
· Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills
· Good understanding OSHA 1910.
·  OSHA 30 general industry knowledge.
· Strong organization and planning skills
· Fluent written and spoken English
· Authorized to work in the US