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Safety Specialist

Company: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description: Rite-Hite is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of industrial loading dock and door equipment. Our innovative products and world class sales organization ensure solid, consistent growth, both for our company and our staff. We are always looking ahead to develop innovative new products and services to improve our customers' safety, security, and productivity. To continue our growth, we have an excellent opportunity for a Safety Specialist at our manufacturing plant in Dubuque, IA. Job Description: The Safety Specialist establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors at two manufacturing sites. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Makes studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies. Formulates general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Formulates general environmental programs, policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations. Develop and maintain a healthy and safety-oriented work philosophy among employees by working closely with Managers and Supervisors in all operating companies. Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment, shops, fire prevention and safety programs. Inspects facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated. Trains and oversees various site safety and ergonomic committees. Keeps managers and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances. Responsible for managing safety budget. Performs industrial hygiene sampling as needed. Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, law suits, and insurance investigations. Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies. Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to cut down on lost employee time and cut back on unjust claims. Devises, supervises, and coordinates training programs or media which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness. Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences and exhibitions. Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs. Develop, promote, and support Rite Hite SAFE initiative and any other awareness campaigns Maintains safety files, records and the OSHA 300 log Responsible for executing and supporting the quality system and procedures in the effort for continuous improvement. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities, however this position is responsible for work direction, advise and consultation to location safety activity. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be knowledgeable about all state and federal OSHA/EPA regulations. We Offer: In return for your skills and hard work, Rite-Hite offers competitive pay with annual merit reviews, a comprehensive benefits program (medical, dental, vision, disability and life coverage), and a retirement program with a 401(K) that includes a company match and profit sharing. We also provide excellent training and ample opportunity for advancement. Rite-Hite is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer offering a drug free workplace for our customers and employees. See job description

Keywords: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation, Dubuque , Safety Specialist, Other , Dubuque, Iowa

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