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Safety Manager

May 9, 2024

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The Safety Manager is responsible for directing and providing safety program oversight and improvement. The position develops and implements behavior-based safety practices; manages development of site specific safety plans; ensures compliance with Global and Regional Corporate Rules, OSHA, and client safety requirements; and conducts root-cause analyses of health and safety incidents. The Safety Manager monitors and documents the effectiveness of safety control measures and directs staff and subcontractors in the implementation of the company Safety Program.

Short Facts

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Swisslog
    Swisslog
  • Quality Management
    Quality Management
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Responsibilities

  • Provide safety leadership and work closely with the Operations, Legal, Quality, and Leadershipto create, maintain, and promote a high value on safety and communicate clearly to stakeholders about safety responsibilities, safety aims, and objectives within the business.
  • Serve as the primary contact on safety issues and as the regional safety expert with clients, regulators, and company staff.
  • Serve as the primary contact on safety issues and as the Americas safety expert with clients, regulators, and company staff.
  • Satisfy customer requirements by participating in monthly site meetings with customers on OH&S issues, when required.
  • Create, manage, and review site-specific safety plans.
  • Establish and maintain a program of continuous improvement in Health and Safety that includes conducting job-site safety audits.
  • Maintain the accident and ‘near miss’ records and prepare reports for the Health and Safety Committee and Leadership, using statistical and other analytical tools. Inform HR of accidents or incidents that require notification.
  • Manage internal incidents; ensure that safety emergencies and injuries are properly addressed, documented, and reported.
  • Ensure that a thorough accident management system is in place, to undertake risk assessment processes to identify hazards and to ensure that appropriate control measures are in place
  • Manage compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Review and develop all aspects of Swisslog’s Health and Safety Policy, and ensure that it is implemented consistently throughout the business. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with clients, Site Health and Safety Managers, Regional Managers, local representatives, and subcontractors.
  • Lead and direct the Safety Committee with quarterly meetings
  • Review all contract documents and subcontractor safety programs to ensure they are compliant with Corporate, OSHA, and contractual safety regulations and obligations.
  • Identify required safety training needed in each department and organize if needed
  • Ensure that appropriate training records are renewed and maintained in compliance with legal requirements to include OSHA.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new, and upcoming Health and Safety legislation and ensure that Swisslog has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance.
  • Provide proper training to staff and project personnel in emergency response plan procedures
  • Occasionally it may be necessary to carry out other duties as required by the business.
  • Report monthly the results of audits, incidents, and other safety actions to your line manager to present in the Senior MGMT meetings monthly

Application Requirements

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Required licenses or certifications:
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
    • CPR/First Aid
  • A minimum of 7 years’ safety-related experience is required in material handling, industrial manufacturing, engineering, or construction. .
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA requirements.
  • Experience managing and/or conducting OSHA investigations.
  • Experience working in formalized management control systems.
  • Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to research facts and data from internal and external sources.
  • Strong leadership and supervision experience, particularly in supervising off-site personnel.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively motivate employees, communicate objectives and action plans, and establish positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to implement behavioral-based safety techniques to improve and foster a growing safety culture.

Desirable:

  • Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER certificate
  • ISO 45001 or OHSAS 180001
  • A minimum of 10 years’ safety related experience is desirable
  • A background in automated material handling equipment and implementation
  • Industrial and Construction Safety knowledge as it relates to automated material handling equipment.

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.
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About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

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