Safety Manager - St. Paul, MN

Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

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Safety Manager - St. Paul, MN


2250 Wabash AVe
St Paul, Minnesota, 55114
United States


The Safety Manager has the overall responsibility for helping lead, motivate, and foster a safety-conscious culture in the workplace to reduce incidents and injuries.  He/she promotes the continuous improvement of facility safety and health systems to result in the reduction of incidents and illness, the assurance of regulatory compliance, and to make safe behaviors part of day-to-day thinking.  The Safety Manager is expected to coordinate and manage day-to-day activities related to meeting all safety and health
standards established by applicable regulations, as well as policies and procedures established internally. 
He/she will coordinate required regulatory training.  This position is ideal for a floor-oriented
people person who knows safety, OSHA, etc, and enjoys working with people to make a safety program come alive.  This person will have the ability to work with operations employees and managers on
all aspects of a safety program.
Responsibilities of this position include managing all safety and assisting with some environmental programs.  This includes, but is not limited to:
Responsible for regulatory assessments and efforts to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and local health and safety regulations.

Lead efforts to comply with regulations and develop measures to address workplace safety that could affect the health and well-being of employees.

Manage all aspects of the company’s Industrial Hygiene Program (air, noise, ergonomics, etc.).

Responsible for helping to lead, motivate, and foster a safety-conscious culture in the workplace to reduce incidents and injuries.

Conduct regular compliance audits and safety inspections of the facility and initiate corrective actions to eliminate hazards and promote a safe work environment.

Develop effective safety/environmental communications utilizing various multi-media methods.

Develop, implement, and administrate health and safety plans and training programs.

Facilitate the plant safety committee.

Support supervision in the investigation of accidents, determine causative factors, and implement corrective action to prevent recurrence.

Develop task-specific job safety analyses for work performed at the facility.

Maintain working knowledge of industry trends and practices regarding environmental health and safety.

Provide innovative safety solutions and ideas.

Have the patience to work “hands on” to help the entire team understand the company’s commitment to safety.

All other aspects of safety at the mill. 
General Requirements:
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Safety or related Science is strongly preferred.
5+ years related safety work experience in industrial manufacturing with a union work environment will be given preference.
Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and industry requirements, preferable with general industry required OSHA 1910.
Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
Background in insurance/workers’ compensation matters.
Professional designations (CSP, CIH, CHMM, etc.) a plus. 
Essential Skills and Abilities:
Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
Effective at managing multiple priorities.
Team building and influencing skills.
Analytical/problem-solving.
Possess a sense of urgency and self-motivation.
Ability to work independently.
Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills for interaction with a wide variety of people.
May travel occasionally (<10%).
Lead change.
Previous experience in paper and packaging industry desirable, but not required.
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(This description is not intended to be, nor should be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  It is intended to reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified as necessary.  This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  6/30/09)

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