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Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Date Posted
30th December 2016
Reference
VAC-24633
Sector
Environment, Health & Safety
Job Type
Permanent
Location
San Juan, PR
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Environmental Affairs Team Leader, plans, directs, and implements organization safety programs to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment in the Antilles and Puerto Rico manufacturing plants.

Job Description

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA initials in Spanish) regulations.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials.
  • Prepares studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective and/or preventive measures to indicated, follows up to and ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Leads or work together with supervisors the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
  • Complies and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the administration of workers’ compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.
  • Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences, and exhibitions.
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.  Maintains safety files and records.


Requirements

  • BS in Engineering with 3+ years of experience.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and must have good communications skills both oral and written.
  • Must have OSHA knowledge and certification.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel

 

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