Health and Safety Specialist

United States of America
13 February 2020
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Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Health and Safety Specialist Job Summary

At ROCKWOOL, health and safety is integral to our core values. Our goal is and always will be to achieve zero lost time incidents (LTI) as underlined in our yearly safety campaign “Ambition zero – together!”. ROCKWOOL is committed to creating and sustaining a safer workplace through behavioural based safety (BBS) and consistent campaigns that drive a safety culture as in integral part of our global goals, mission, and core values. The Health and Safety Specialist is the key driver of moving this commitment into motion having the responsibility for BBS initiatives as well as rapid response to incidents, near misses and our ROCKWOOL “Good Catch” program so that incidents can be prevented before they happen. The Health and Safety Specialist is relied upon as the knowledge expert to provide overall guidance and support to operations personnel to ensure overall understanding of performing their tasks that are critical to keep the plant in compliance to prevent disease or injury to our most valuable asset…our employees!  

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Health and Safety Specialist?

  • Ensure adherence to regulations on health and safety in the workplace as well as ensuring that the facility remains in full compliance with all OSHA provisions (Federal, State and Local) and ROCKWOOL standards.
  • Perform safety audits, inspections, and evaluations to identify potential hazards and implement corrective actions in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that plant operations remain in compliance with new laws and regulations through continuing education, networking, and newsletters issued by the industry or other relevant organizations.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining all internal Fire Protection Programs and maintaining compliance with Property Insurance Company requirements.
  • Responsible for managing the external Security Company that is hired to manage the access gate at the factory entrance.
  • Responsible for managing the Incident Investigation process in conjunction with plant Operations.
  • Inspires employees in such a way that they contribute to continuous improvement of the Health and Safety Management System.
  • Weekly reporting of Health and Safety Key Performance Figures (KPI’s).
  • Manage the site Safety Committee and the Behavior Based Safety Program initiatives.

What skills and qualifications do you need for the role of an Health and Safety Specialist?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or related field.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience managing behavioral based health and safety programs in a continuous flow manufacturing or industrial environment and with automated equipment required.
  • Knowledge expert of OSHA rules and regulations in general industry.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Health and Safety Specialist?

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit.

The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The job can occasionally be physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and require a high level of concentration. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

At ROCKWOOL, safety is integral to our core values! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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