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Director of Safety

SUMMARY: This role will oversee our Environmental. Health & Safety (EHS) department ensuring full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations related to the business including safety and OSHA regulations affecting all associates. The Safety Director will develop, coordinate, and implement occupational health policies and procedures to promote and ensure effective safety operations in the organization. The duties of the Director of Safety include performing safety audits, conducting safety training sessions, and creating initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents on site. Safety directors also present annual safety reports to senior leadership.
This job description does not describe all activities, duties, responsibilities, or physical demands that are required of the employee for this job. Likewise, the work environment described is merely representative. Duties, responsibilities, activities, physical demands, and work environment may change at any time with or without notice.
  •  Ensures that safety staff maintain the OSHA safety log and other administrative requirements related to safety operations and regulations.
  • Provide leadership to the EHS team; identify issues, bring recommendations and foster continuous improvement of our EHS performance. 
  • Developing and implementing workplace safety policies and procedures in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Providing personnel with safety-related information such as training sessions, emergency protocols, and proper use of safety equipment.
  • Reviewing existing policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date.
  • Overseeing the company's daily operations and identifying opportunities for improvement of safety regulations.
  • Performing safety audits and physically inspecting all work areas and jobsites to identify possible safety issues.
  • Conducting risk assessments to minimize workplace accidents, occupational illnesses or long-term health hazards.
  • Preparing monthly or annual safety reports and presenting the information to management.
  • Collaborating with management to plan and implement a safety protocol budget.
  • Provide leadership to training and development of associates as it relates to EHS.
  • Oversee accident investigations, ensuring all accidents/incidents and near misses are fully investigated and documented; identifying root causes and measures to mitigate or control hazards.
  • Assist HR in administering workers’ compensation claims, including handling confidential information with great sensitivity.
  • Evaluate and engage in projects that will reduce overall risk and assist with the implementation of improvements.
  • Work to mainstream Safety into everyday tasks and top of mind awareness.
  • Collaborates with management to identify the need for a new or updated safety policy or procedure, develop, prepare, and implement the policy / procedure.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules.
  • Ensures completion of required OSHA recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Identifies opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, accidents, and health problems.
  • Conducts employee training on applicable safety standards.
  • Reviews safety training and recommends revisions, improvements, and updates.
  • Conducts safety inspections and audits to assess employee compliance with safety regulations.
  •  Reviews accident and incident reports follow up with a sense of urgency.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  •  Bachelor’s degree in health and safety, Safety Engineering, Environmental Health, or related field required.
  •  A certificate in occupational health and safety management preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices in the workplace.
  • Knowledge with writing health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in conducting data analysis and reporting statistics.
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a safety director or similar role
  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills
  • At least five to seven years of occupational health and safety experience in an industrial environment required.
  • Extensive knowledge of current company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct training.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  •  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • On call duty as required
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct safety inspections.
EEO STATEMENT: Ohio Gratings, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected under local, state, or federal laws.