Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

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Safety & health specialist provides guidance on applicable federal process safety regulations (e.g., OSHA PSM standard), industry standards (e.g., NFPA 654 dust standard and API-754 LOPC reporting standard), and also company process safety standards.

Safety & Health Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists in implementing and maintaining company policies adhering to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations
Superior knowledge of Federal and Provincial laws and regulations governing workplace H&S
Cultivate commitment and enthusiasm across the facility in maintaining and continuously improving a safe work environment in the workplace
Develop & implement safety training and initiatives across the DC
Support accurate completion of accident/incident forms and ensure timely completion of post-incident investigations
Continuous improvement of safety by benchmarking industry best practices
Assist client corporate H&S to ensure that safety data is collated, input, and reported in a timely manner
Collect, analyze, evaluate and distribute SH&E management information
Investigate accidents, injuries, and near misses concerning hazards in the workplace
Measures the magnitude of exposure of all environmental hazards to workers by selecting or devising methods and instrumentation suitable for such measurements and presents specific conclusions and recommendations to appropriate management groups

Safety & Health Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Safety & Health Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OHSAS, ISO, CSP, CIH, OSHA, ASP, HAZWOPER, CPR, NEBOSH, EHS

Education for Safety & Health Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the safety & health specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Health, Industrial, Engineering, Graduate Education, Chemistry, Education, Physics, Public Health, Toxicology, Psychology

Skills for Safety & Health Specialist

Desired skills for safety & health specialist include:

OSHA and safety regulations
EHS Management Systems and safety metrics
Process Safety Management
Applying applicable OSHA regulations
Microsoft Office Application and PC skills
OSHA regulations
Behavior based safety and industry best practices
Federal
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Standards

Desired experience for safety & health specialist includes:

Ability to influence a diverse work force
Bachelor/University degree in occupational health, environmental, engineering or applicable science – Master’s degree preferred
Must be self-driven and able to prioritize, problem solve and trouble shoot in a fast paced, complex environment
Professional certifications in safety (CRSP, CSP, CIH, ) are an asset
NEBOSH certificate or Diploma level (internal development opportunity considered)
Will oversee Hytek’s Safety Committee and assists supervision in educating employees on practices, precautions and procedures established

Safety & Health Specialist Examples

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Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of safety & health specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for safety & health specialist
  • Develops methods for predicting hazards from historical data, workplace analyses and other sources
  • Participate in safety unit auditing activities, assist in the development of schedules and auditing content
  • Support the plant ergonomics program by conducting process analysis
  • Lead all equipment acceptances for mass production approval
  • Demonstrated knowledge of delivering hands on H&S training
  • Required strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Frequent overnight travel in Central Canada and minimal in Eastern Canada
  • Participate in incident investigations and hazard/near misses
  • Responsible for performing Life Critical training
  • Promoting, advocating and leading HSE pillar work through IL6S on a daily basis
Qualifications for safety & health specialist
  • Must be able to function well as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Completed Secondary School in Occupational Health and Safety or related field
  • Current professional OHS designation or ability to achieve CRSP as required
  • 2-5 years experience in OHS Environment
  • 1-3 years knowledge of safety system audits and management
  • 2-5 years experience in construction and project site safety management
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Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a safety & health specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for safety & health specialist
  • May be required to monitor adherence to established safety standards
  • Assist in the maintenance and organization of process safety information (piping instrumentation drawing, electrical classifications drawings, equipment files, cause and effect diagrams, process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, relief valve data, plot plans)
  • The Safety and Health Specialist (SHS) provides guidance, training, awareness, and proactive leadership to ensure safe and reliable operations
  • The SHS provides technical safety related services
  • Hold regular meetings with legislative bodies, manage their expectations
  • Be responsible for keeping the Project Manager aligned with stakeholder issues before they become a problem
  • Undertake regular planned general inspections and audits
  • Ensure that investigation reports are completed and submitted on time
  • Be educated to Higher Education level
  • Hold NEBOSH Certificate
Qualifications for safety & health specialist
  • BS Degree in Science Field w/3 + years experience in safety/IH field
  • Functional knowledge of common IH tools, equipment and software
  • Ability to present and relay critical information to team members/diverse audiences
  • Strong emotional maturity
  • Must be able to participate in the Respirator Program on site and able to work in industrial setting including ascending/descending stairs/ladders, occasional lifting up to 50 lbs, working at heights on grating and in confined spaces as required
  • Work comp knowledge
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Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a safety & health specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for safety & health specialist
  • Conduct and complete assessments, develop procedures and conduct training as required by our integration plans
  • Assist with the development and implementation of EHS policy and procedures of the business unit with focus on prevention, risk reduction and environmental compliance
  • Conducts and documents EHS self-assessment tools
  • Participates actively in other EHS integration activities as assigned
  • Responds to emergencies and requests for hazard assessments and investigations
  • Carries out educational programs in EHS and risk management
  • Support development and review of Work Plans
  • Participate in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensure appropriate follow up on area hazard/near misses reporting
  • Responsible for performing Life Critical and general safety related training
  • May support and maintain the Food Safety Certification program and fulfill the role of SQF (Safe Quality Foods) practitioner for the plant
Qualifications for safety & health specialist
  • Five year experience in occupational health and safety, workplace inspection and accident investigation
  • Experience in the implementation of preventative measures for working from height, road worksite protection, road safety, confined space work and electrical safety
  • Sound knowledge of OH&S legislations and regulations
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management preferred
  • Demonstrate active participation in EHSS policies and procedures (i.e., Operations Safety Committees, Site Safety Committee, Emission Reduction Projects, and TRT Member)
  • Position is primarily days with the possibility of rotating if needed
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a safety & health specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for safety & health specialist
  • Assist in the development, integration and alignment of risk management techniques
  • Lead and facilitate event investigations
  • Coach and influence operational leaders
  • Support the development and implementation of Regional documents to ensure that they are effective and fit for purpose for the operating sites and complaint with Corporate expectations
  • Perform continuous reviews for risk and hazard identification and risk analysis and assist managers in developing ways to mitigate or avoid adverse risks
  • Act as a Leader for the Health & Safety culture and increase Heath & Safety awareness, knowledge and competencies by providing guidance, support and alignment to senior managers, managers and employees
  • Facilitate Fossil safety councils as assigned
  • Work with Management and represented personnel to improve hazard recognition and human performance as they relate to safety
  • Perform self-assessments and observations of safety programs and processes
  • Create accident reports for occupational injury/illness and motor vehicle incidents and initiate relevant case management activities
Qualifications for safety & health specialist
  • NEBOSH certificate (minimum)with willingness to study towards the NEBOSH Diploma
  • Some environmental knowledge would be advantageous but not essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Office Suite software is a must
  • Minimum 2 years of experience implementing and managing Safety programs
  • Prefer the Bachelor’s Degree is in Environmental, Health & Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Safety, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, or similar technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 year’s safety experience in industry preferably the natural gas industry
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Safety & Health Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a safety & health specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for safety & health specialist
  • Provide site orientation to contractors coming onto the site
  • Attend Pre-Bid meetings and Pre-Construction meetings
  • Attends/leads the contractor weekly safety meetings
  • Accountable for the safe evacuation of the contractors in Emergency situations
  • Verifies contractor has meet all the site requirements to be badged
  • Field Contract Administrator (FCA)
  • Understand scopes of work
  • Participates in pre-job meetings
  • Inspection of contractor’s equipment
  • Acceptance of services or work completed by contractors
Qualifications for safety & health specialist
  • Strong communication, engagement and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability in managing existing and emerging health and hygiene risks at an operation/s
  • Experience with occupational safety and health program development implementation and maintenance and managing safety data, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Access databases to generate reports
  • Ability to work closely with the client in an onsite work environment
  • HS diploma or GED and 5+ years of experience in occupational safety and health programs or BA or BS degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or Health

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