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Assoc Dir, SH&E - East Chicago

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: East Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

About LindeLinde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (---25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit East Chicago, INThe person in this position will be responsible for monitoring, training, implementing and ensuring compliance with Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) regulatory requirements of OSHA Federal and State General and Construction Industry regulations, EPA, local and state safety regulations and Linde internal standards.Job Overview:Collaborates with all levels of management to identify and correct potential safety and health hazards and environmental situations. Also, provides compliance assurance from a strategic and tactical standpoint to the Business. Ensures the implementation of safe and environmentally compliant standard work practices. Assures compliance with organizational and government environmental, health and safety standards. Monitors organizational environmental, safety and health performance, and provides employee safety, health and environmental training and compliance tools. Scope:This Safety professional position applies advanced safety, health, and environmental knowledge to ensure zero injuries, incidents, and environmental events throughout the North Region. Focus areas include: (a) personnel safety at plants and construction projects, (b) operational process safety, (c) distribution safety and (d) environmental safety. This position has the responsibility to protect the health and safety of all company employees, as well as the surrounding communities and environments in which the company operates. Provides leadership, guidance, and assistance in the prevention/control of accidents and incidents.Responsibilities:

  • Set and communicate the SHE Strategic direction for the North Region Linde Business to ensure strong safety and compliance performance.
  • Communicate Annual LGUS SH&E Plan expectations to RVP and Operations Director
    • Drive implementation of the Annual LGUS SHE Plan at North Region locations
    • Develops, communicates, and implements procedure enhancements to prevent potential injuries, and incidents to meet changing industry practices and safety performance
    • Understand and communicate the potential impact on safety performance from human factors, behaviors, and risk tolerance.
    • Facilitate accident investigations including Root Cause Analysis for injuries/illnesses/key incidents and process safety events. Ensure all investigation team members are properly trained based on internal and regulatory requirements.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism standards (CFATS) related to chemical vulnerability information (CVI) and facility chemical top screens.
    • Agency interface for regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, DHS, and TRRC. Resolve all issues related to regulatory compliance and/or permitting.
    • Provide regulatory interpretation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry and 29 CFR 1926 Construction.
    • Provide interpretation on internal safety procedures to ensure compliance
    • As required, provide work process review and signature approval for safe execution of hazardous work (for example reclassification of a confined space)
    • Manage regional near miss reporting process.
    • Analyze injury, incident, and near miss trends, develop, and implement response actions for region operations.
    • Develop communications to share learnings for all incidents
    • Ensures proper case management and reporting for all injuries
    • Provide 24-hour notification to corporate for Tier 1, Tier 2, and LWC events
    • Interface with Linde Corporate SHE and Linde Engineering & Construction on SHE related issues.
    • Develop SHE department budget, track and ensures budget is met.
    • Manage, lead, and mentor staff of regional SHE Field SpecialistsQualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other related technical discipline/ or 15 years relevant SHE experiences in the refining or chemical industry
      • 10 years of experience in a senior/or middle management operational leadership role
      • 5 years of experience directly managing employee & team performance in an operational role.
      • CSP or ability to achieve the CSP within 3 years.
      • Experience managing relationships and negotiating directly with regulatory agencies preferred
      • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in all areas of safety, health, and environmental
      • Strong communication and organization skills
      • Strong presentation skills
      • Ability to work with all levels of the organization, be customer focused, set positive example and drive change
      • Regional overnight travel required up to 30%
      • This position performs field and job-related safety, health and environmental inspections/audits that requires traversing uneven surfaces, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, and moderate lifting up to 45 poundsAt Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde. We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits. Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Assoc Dir, SH&E - East Chicago, Other , East Chicago, Illinois

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