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Safety & Environmental Coordinator

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Safety & Environmental CoordinatorWaterloo, IA$60-110K -Our Waterloo, IA manufacturing client is looking to hire a Safety & Environmental Coordinator. This Safety & Environmental Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and maintaining all programs, processes and procedures as they relate to the safety, health, industrial hygiene and housekeeping for this facility. Those duties and responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, initiating, administering, monitoring and continuously improving upon established safety, ergonomic and health programs; insuring that employees, supervisors and managers are aware of, and comply with, all federal, state and local guidelines, procedures and protocols relating to the safe and effective operations of equipment, machinery and tools used in the fabrication, manufacture, coating and assembly of products produced in the plant. In addition those safety, health and housekeeping issues this individual will also be accountable for coordinating, administrating and monitoring environment, fire safety and security protocols necessary to comply with applicable federal, state and local regulatory agencies, i.e. EPA, OSHA, NIOSH, etc. - As part of responsibilities of this position the individual will be responsible for continuously searching for means and methods to provide a work environment that is healthy, comfortable, safety, and ergonomically friendly. -Job Duties & Responsibilities: - - - - - - - - - Develops, implements, monitors and continually refines all plant safety programs, processes, policies and procedures, and ensures regulatory compliance with all governmental agencies including, but not limited to federal and state OSHA & NIOSH and/or other enforcement agencies. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates all health, safety and housekeeping programs through the plant including, safety committee, EMT / First Response assignments and training, CPR certification, Tornado and Fire Training, Blood Borne Pathogen Training, posting of required plant safety, security and signs and notices as required under federal, state and local laws, etc. - - - - - - - - - - Coordinates the justification, purchase and installation of all required machine protection and guarding programs, safety and security signs and postings for the facility, that identify and define acceptable procedures and actions, or potential safety and security hazards in the workplace. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with the assistance of the department managers, supervisors and work coordinators the periodic inspection of equipment processes and procedures to insure that they are meeting required regulatory compliance and are minimizing the potential for repetitive injuries and/or lost time accidents. - - - - - - - - - - Coordinates the periodic monitoring and testing various work environment issues such as noise levels, air quality, respirator testing, hearing test, required physical examinations, compliance with Blood Borne Pathogen Stds., maintenance and updating of all MSDS / Employee Right To Know logs and training. - - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with human resources department and the appropriate area supervisor the timely investigation and response to all work-related accidents / injuries on the company premises. - This also includes assessing validity of incident, potential safety violations, defective equipment and/or other issues, items or circumstances affecting the incident, and making recommendation for ensuring there are no reoccurrences. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with plant maintenance and management that the company is in full compliance with all applicable programs, processes, policies and procedures issued and enforced by federal, state and local regulatory agencies including, but not limited to OSHA, NIOSH and others. - - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with plant maintenance and management setting purchasing standards, storage and distribution, calibration periodic maintenance and mandated inspections on all mandated OSHA safety / security materials and equipment. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with plant maintenance and management setting standards for all fire protection programs and equipment including purchase, repair, upgrading, periodic inspection first response training and certification. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with Corporate EPA Specialist the implementation, upgrading and monitoring of all plant environmental and industrial health and hygiene safety programs, processes, policies and procedures to ensure strict compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agencies. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with Corporate EPA Specialist, plant maintenance and designated department supervisor(s) mandatory reporting and monitoring of environmental matters such as air quality, storm water, solid waste, waste water treatment, hazardous materials, etc. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates with Corporate EPA Specialist implementation, monitoring, updating and reporting of all programs, processes and procedures governed by or through regulatory agencies such as CAA, CERLA, CWA, DOT, EPCRA, OSHA and RCRA. - - - - - - - - - Serves in advisory capacity to all plant supervisors and managers and layout, installation and implementation of new equipment purchases, rearrangement of manufacturing processes, changes in safety practices, or ergonomic workstations improvements. - - - - - - - - - Serves as on-sight advisor to Corporate Safety & EPA Specialist on all programs, policies and procedures being considered or implemented at the Plant to ensure that they are in agreement with corporate goals and objectives, and to determine if those changes could be of value in implementing at other facilities. - - - - - - - - - Provides direct project and reporting support to senior management as circumstances and situation required input, analysis, information and expertise. -Education & Experience Requirements: - - - - - - - - - -* Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health and Safety Science, Safety Management or comparable discipline preferred. Associate degree in these disciplines and extensive applied experience in these disciplines in a manufacturing plant environment can be substituted for the four-year degree. - Minimum 1+ years experience in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene. Entry level or new grads would be considered as well.Prior working knowledge with plant safety policies, programs and procedures.Prior working knowledge of federal, state and local safety laws and enforcement criteria.Prior working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and enforcement criteria.Proficiency with written, verbal, presentation, and telephone communications skillsProficiency with Microsoft products including Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, etc.

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Waterloo , Safety & Environmental Coordinator, Other , Waterloo, Iowa

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