Safety Specialist - Bilingual Preferred

Epic Piping

Safety Specialist - Bilingual Preferred

San Marcos, TX
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Review, evaluate and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent injury or illness caused by chemical, physical, and ergonomic factors. Lead health and safety inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals, as well as enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing environmental responsibilities.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS STATEMENT(S)

    • Comply with safety, health and environmental guidelines, policies, and regulations.

    • Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.

    • Recommend measures to protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.

    • Inspect and/or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.

    • Manage respiratory program, hearing conservation program, HazComm program, confined space program, etc.

    • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lights or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.

    • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate use of safety equipment.

    • Collaborate with engineers or physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.

    • Provide new employee safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.

    • Coordinate “right-to-know” programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.

    • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.

    • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of five prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.

    • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’ safety.

    • Conduct facility inspections and audits.

    • Provide regulatory training, such as forklift training, respiratory training, hearing conservation training, etc.

    • Maintain a training database, OSHA records, weekly and monthly reports.

    • Provide first aid care when needed.

    • Manage all work related injury/illness cases.

    • Assist with control of hazardous materials as needed.

    • Assist in industrial hygiene monitoring and tracking.

    • Oversee regulatory environmental inspection requirements are being met with respect to air, water, and waste permits.

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

    COMPETENCY STATEMENT(S)

    • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.

    • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

    • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.

    • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.

    • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

    • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

    • Communication, Effective skills both orally and written, ability to provide relevant and timely information to management, supervisors and co-workers. Accept feedback without becoming defensive and uses it to strengthen future performance.

    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    EDUCATION: High School Graduate of General Education Degree (GED);

                   Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college or technical school): Preferred
    
    

    EXPERIENCE: 5 plus years of relevant safety experience in a similar role

    COMPUTER SKILLS: Intermediate Computer skills

    CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Safety certification a plus (OHST, CHST, GSP, ASP, CSP)

    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | OTHER: BILINGUAL (ENGLISH & SPANISH) PREFERRED | | | | | | | | | | | | PHYSICAL DEMANDS | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+

    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | N (NOT APPLICABLE) | Activity is not applicable to this | | | position. | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | O (OCCASIONALLY) | Position requires this activity up | | | to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ | | | hrs/day) | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | F (FREQUENTLY) | Position requires this activity from | | | 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ | | | hrs/day) | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | C (CONSTANTLY) | Position requires this activity more | | | than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day) | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+

    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | | | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | PHYSICAL DEMANDS | | | | | | | LIFT/CARRY | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | +----------------------------------- | +----------------------------------- | | ---+-------------------------------- | ------------------------------------ | | ------+ | ---+ | | | Stand | | +--------------------------------- | | | F | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Walk | | | 10 lbs or less | | | F | | F | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Sit | | +--------------------------------- | | | F | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Manually Manipulate | | | 11-20 lbs | | | F | | O | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Reach Outward | | +--------------------------------- | | | O | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Reach Above Shoulder | | | 21-50 lbs | | | O | | N | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Climb | | +--------------------------------- | | | N | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Crawl | | | 51-100 lbs | | | N | | N | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Squat or Kneel | | +--------------------------------- | | | O | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Bend | | | Over 100 lbs | | | O | | N | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Grasp | | +--------------------------------- | | | F | -----+------------------------------ | | | | -- | | | +----------------------------------- | | ------+ | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | Speak | +----------------------------------- | | | C | ------------------------------------ | | | | ---+ | | +----------------------------------- | | PUSH/PULL | | ---+-------------------------------- | | | ------+ | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | ------------------------------------ | | | ---+ | | | | +--------------------------------- | | | -----+------------------------------ | | | -- | | | | | ------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | 12 lbs or less | | | | F | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------- | | | -----+------------------------------ | | | -- | | | | | ------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | 13-25 lbs | | | | N | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------- | | | -----+------------------------------ | | | -- | | | | | ------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | 26-40 lbs | | | | N | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------- | | | -----+------------------------------ | | | -- | | | | | ------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | 41-100 lbs | | | | N | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------------------------- | | | -----+------------------------------ | | | -- | | | | | ------+ | | | | | | | | | | +----------------------------------- | | | ------------------------------------ | | | ---+ | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+

    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | WORK ENVIRONMENT | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | The work environment characteristics described here are representative | | of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions | | of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals | | with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing | | the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving | | equipment and material within the work locations. The employee will | | often be outside in the work environment exposed to weather conditions | | (including extreme heat). The noise level in the work environment is | | often elevated which requires the use of noise reducing hearing | | protection. | +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+