Safety Specialist Job Description

Safety Specialist Job Description

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Safety specialist provides regulatory product safety support to local country experts, e.g., Korea and Taiwan REACH, China and Japan chemical registrations, local EPA/OSHA requirements.

Safety Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Schedule and perform laboratory safety evaluations/audits for biological, , rDNA, transgenics, pathogens and toxins, chemical and radioactive materials
Assist in the development and presentation of health and safety training courses, , basic biological safety, biological safety cabinets, , as required
Implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures as directed by the SH&E Manager
Assist with the evaluation of research projects involving recombinant DNA, transgenic plants and animals, human and animal pathogens and biological toxins
Assist with and respond to questions/concerns regarding biological issues, , biohazard/infectious waste, proper use and containment of biohazards
Maintain databases containing information on biological materials and equipment for research on campus
Maintain and periodically review the risk management system to produce safety records and documentation required by the company, state and federal regulations
Work on efforts to continually improve administrative processes and implement procedures that improve safety, environment, and compliance
Perform facility safety inspections to determine compliance with regulations and standards
Review site-specific Health and Safety Plans (HASPs) for construction and maintenance activities to ensure that safety and health concerns have been identified and adequately controlled

Safety Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Safety Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, OSHA, CSP, ISO

Education for Safety Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the safety specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Engineering, Health, Science, Industrial, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Industrial Technology, Biological Science, Management, Education

Skills for Safety Specialist

Desired skills for safety specialist include:

Laws and rules pertaining to sanitation and safety inspections
OSHA
Procedures
Federal
Chemical
EPA
Biological
Personal computer hardware and software resources
Statutes and rules establishing food requirements
Word

Desired experience for safety specialist includes:

Auditing techniques
Accident Investigation & TapRoot or other causal determination techniques
Computer skills and ability to learn and work with company programs (Windows Office, Incident Tracking Database, MSDS Database, etc…)
Management of programs such as hearing conservation and respiratory protection
Knowledge of DOT driver regulations and programs is a plus
Strong communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the company

Safety Specialist Examples

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Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a safety specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for safety specialist
  • Provide subject matter expertise for OSHA and other related regulations
  • Periodically conduct safety & compliance training to educate employees on job safety, health hazards, and methods of reducing and/or eliminating workplace hazards as directed by Management and Safety Team leader
  • Coordinate new employee orientation and cover existing employees’ on-going CORE training and maintain appropriate records using best practices
  • Help facilitate function specific training needed for various tasks in the operation
  • Communicate with management, safety staff and employees to keep all locations up to date and current regarding changes in safety regulations and programs
  • Assist Management and Safety Team Leader on facility improvement projects by researching requirements, suggesting options, obtaining proposals, and evaluating safety and compliance issues
  • Help Safety Team build relationships with local regulatory personnel and agencies, provide compliance information, and respond to any concerns they may have
  • Help Safety Team with efforts to correct any environment, safety and health problems identified by auditors, insurance representation or internal reviews
  • Refer issues regarding Employee Discipline, Operational Changes, to management
  • Advises and informs executive management on relevant safety initiatives and performance
Qualifications for safety specialist
  • Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor Degree in Safety, Science or a related discipline or an equivalent amount of work experience
  • ASP or CSP preferred but not required
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulatory standards to industry situations
  • Strong customer service and communication skills, with ability to compose reports
  • Strong back ground in Medical/Hazardous Waste, Emergency Management, Ergonomics, and Safety
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Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of safety specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for safety specialist
  • Coordinate office drug and alcohol testing
  • Coordinate safety incentive documentation
  • Develops and recommends inspection and sampling techniques and quality control plans
  • Conduct research on product defects and recommends modifications in products or quality standards where warranted
  • Visits customers and suppliers as required to confer on specific quality problems or issues
  • Assists with managing the quality system audits as it pertains to ISO
  • Assists in conducting and assigning auditors to the internal audits
  • Assists in maintenance of quality records
  • Oversees the calibration database including record maintenance
  • Onsite in the Houston office
Qualifications for safety specialist
  • Provide necessary safety training to Augusta site employees
  • Experience in Fire Protection leadership role is required
  • Required to occasionally work overtime
  • Required to work irregular working hours based on operational needs
  • Travel within geographic territory
  • Occasionally work at heights and enter enclosed vessels or confined spaces
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Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a safety 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 specialist
  • Interpret OSHA/DOT regulations/legislation and implement incident prevention programs
  • Compliance with company policies, procedures, and agency regulations
  • Participate in the development and/or improvement of site level Business Unit safety and IH procedures
  • Act as an OSHA regulatory compliance resource
  • Establish and drive continuous improvement in the facility's safety monitoring and recordkeeping systems to ensure compliance with all JM policies and federal regulatory requirements
  • Compile and track all documentation for compliance with all safety policies and required safety activities (Work Notifications, Inspection Records, OSHA 300)
  • Ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and programs
  • Weekly/monthly water permit sampling and reporting
  • HAZ/NON-HAZ/universal/ waste disposal and reporting
  • Monthly DMR preparation and submittal
Qualifications for safety specialist
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Health or Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or demonstrated equivalent
  • Position requires the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance (TS/SCI with Polygraph)
  • Minimum of two years of full time Safety experience OR four years of industry related experience with safety responsibilities
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Safety or other relevant technical field, or extensive experience in lieu of a degree, is required
  • A minimum of 1+ years of experience in the process or heavy industry is required
  • Ability to work with people at all levels strong conflict resolution skills
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Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of safety 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 specialist
  • Implement and provide oversight and technical support in the practical application of regulations, procedures, other requirements and standards applicable to the UCOR Worker Safety and Health Program
  • Monitors inspection of equipment to detect existing or potential failures and recommends corrective/preventative measures where indicated
  • Promotes a workplace that is a proactive safety culture
  • Assists with the completion of a company-wide annual HSE training plan
  • Promote zero incident HSE culture throughout the company
  • Maintains associate relations through regular interactions and communication, monitors associate morale and provides feedback to leadership when needed
  • Champion, coach, and promote occupational and motor vehicle safety programs for Southern Company Gas
  • Conduct incident investigations, present findings to leadership, and implement corrective actions
  • Lead like a coach and influence others without direct authority
  • Serve as the liaison between corporate safety, site operations, and state/local regulators
Qualifications for safety specialist
  • An approved Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is preferred
  • Knowledge Level of Industrial Hygiene
  • Fulfills safety roles and responsibilities
  • Actively involved in safety initiatives
  • Demonstrates consistent personal safe work practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, safety related preferred
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Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a safety specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for safety specialist
  • Provide guidance regarding departmental waste, chemical handling and regulated waste disposal practices
  • MSDS/GHS chemical identification and communication system
  • Develop accurate and concise written communications concerning EHS issues for the Company in order to create awareness and to prevent a re-occurrence of similar events
  • Supports and promotes safe practices in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements
  • Assist EHS Manager and JM Corporate Safety to evaluate and determine appropriate proactive safety strategies for projects that may have an impact on existing facility or employees
  • Develop action plans for safety activities, coordinate plant Safety Committee team, perform follow-up on these activities, and report status to EHS Manager
  • Facilitate safety training for all plant personnel (Behavior Based Safety, Confined Space, Incident Case Management, Hazard Recognition, others as needed)
  • Work within EHS department on plant initiatives towards Lean, Kaizen, Cost Reduction, 5S and other facility improvements
  • Ensure all safety and health metrics and reports are completed and communicated in a timely manner
  • Help in regard to workers compensation cases with EHS Manager
Qualifications for safety specialist
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a safety professional in an industrial setting
  • Knowledge of HAZMAT guidance
  • Basic computer knowledge helpful
  • Statistical, analytical and evaluative skills, which demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate, mine safety information, policies and regulations
  • Proven track record of 1 to 2 (or more) years in the CRO or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Strong scientific background and knowledge preferred

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