Interview Location: Hamel, MN
Job Title: Safety Specialist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Reports to: Manager, Safety & Environment
GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:
The Safety Specialist is responsible for recognizing and evaluating potential safety and environment risks and implementing control measures that are designed to eliminate or mitigate potential for illness, injury, and property damage resulting from human error, equipment operations, and machine operations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Safety and Environmental Management
- Serve as a functional safety and environment expert and support for multiple business units.
- Develop and lead cross functional continuous improvement initiatives and assist in the development of training programs.
- Develop and integrate processes into daily operations to ensure long term success of a continuously improving safety culture.
- Recommend control measures for the design and use of maintenance machines and facility equipment to minimize risk.
- At times, lead incident and injury investigations and assist with developing action plans.
- Develop and implement systems, policies and procedures in both the safety and environmental space consistent with accepted industry principles and practices and recommend technical changes as needed.
- Drive consistent messaging and campaigns to connect with a decentralized and mobile workforce.
Safety and Environmental Compliance
- Interpret new and existing regulations and drive actions to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and Loram requirements.
- Perform proactive risk assessments targeting reduction of incidents, injuries and damage.
- Participate in the development and implementation of the Safety and Environment Management System and support unit managers to ensure consistency throughout the organization.
- Conduct periodic audits and assessments of facilities, equipment, and operating practices.
- Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to exposure factors and monitoring data for trends.
2. Decision Making
3. Initiating Action
5. Planning and Organizing
6. Work Standards
Education: BS degree in Occupational Safety and/or Industrial Hygiene
Experience: 3+ years of related safety experience, OSHA related experience, and EPA regulation knowledge and experience
Licenses/Certifications: Maintain railroad safety training and certifications
*Or equivalent combination of education and experience
Education: Master’s degree or other technical degree
Experience: 1+ year of DOT, FRA, ISO 14001, ANSI Z10 experience
Licenses/Certifications: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Office deskwork, requiring sitting, walking, using phone & computer
- May lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally
- 30% or more travel including international
- Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, and hear.
- Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception
- Can tolerate variable and sometimes challenging conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.