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Safety Manager

Company: Ingredion
Location: Bedford Park
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION: Safety ManagerLOCATION: Argo PlantREPORTS TO: Plant ManagerThe Safety Manager will be responsible for developing, directing, and communicating plant-wide safety and security initiatives. Manages the safety and security activities necessary for operation of the Argo Plant in compliance with Government regulations, and adherence to Company Policies and standards, to reduce injuries and workers' compensation claim cost and achieve plant safety goals.Core Responsibilities:Develops and implements a comprehensive plant safety and property conservation program which includes regular planned inspections and training to ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA programs, Company Policy, and promotes safety excellence. Maintain and continuously improve the safety program utilizing historical safety data incorporating the latest updates in safety procedures and equipment.Audits and assists operations and maintenance in achieving a safe working environment, including assisting in the interpretation and application of OSHA standards. Evaluates trends in safety work order requests in addition to implementing programs to ensure work orders are completed in a timely manner. Identifies unsafe conditions and ensures that they are corrected promptly. Manages and promotes behavioral based safety programs for both salaried and union employees, ensuring training is completed.Chairs, provides direction, and supports an active Joint Plant Safety Committee composed of both management and labor representatives. Leads the development and implementation of plant policies and procedures in response to new safety standards, guidelines, or requirements. Manages the response to safety committee issues.Manages the activities of the direct reports in the Safety Department and external consultants assigned to support safety and security. Direct the plant security programs, procedures and personnel to ensure access control procedures are sufficient to provide for the physical security of plant assets and of personnel on plant property.Manages applicable regulatory agency inspections, as well as factory insurance inspections for fire and perils.Manages the local asbestos operation and maintenance program and industrial hygiene programs including the atmospheric testing, at predetermined intervals, using either internal resources or external consultants and laboratories, to identify potentially harmful exposures to hazardous materials; develops remedial plans and other measures to comply with applicable regulations. Regularly conducts inspections and surveys of all premises, equipment, and materials so that recommendations can be developed to assure compliance with established plant safety and property conservation programs. Serves as a plant radiation officer.Supervises a thorough and effective incident investigation and reporting procedure conforming to OSHA requirements for recordkeeping as well as company directives. Ensures completion of statistics and other reports to meet company requirements. Provides direction and expertise during plant emergencies.Provides immediate attention to employee complaints concerning possible injury, illness, or potential property loss. Coordinates the investigation of all work-related injuries and implementation for both procedural and physical corrective actions. Participates in insured Worker's Compensation Program and third-party administrator in case management.Conducts audits of processes regulated under OSHA's PSM standard. Participates in Hazard and Operability studies, Management of Change evaluations, and other activities as required to ensure compliance with the OSHA PSM and company standards.Qualified candidates will have:Bachelors degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or similar field required, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.Five to Seven years' experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.Five to seven years' experience implementing occupational safety programs.Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to lead in a team environment, motivate, build consensus, and foster positive relationships with team members and customers.Supervisory experience required. Ability to evaluate personnel needs/effectiveness and implement effective development activities for direct reports.Ability to challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks or work activities; ability to identify and implement creative, innovative solutions, when appropriate.Demonstrated a high degree of initiative, taking responsibility for personal actions, decisions, and results.Ability to write effectively, give clear and concise presentations, and conduct effective meetings.Commitment to, and instills commitment to, total quality excellence.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.#LI-JS1#onsite We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status. Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

Keywords: Ingredion, Chicago , Safety Manager, Executive , Bedford Park, Illinois

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