Health and Safety Manager

We are looking for a Health and Safety Manager to identify, develop, implement and manage health and safety programs and initiatives consistent with company business plans and in compliance with federal, state, local and Volvo requirements. The Health and Safety Manager will also be responsible for establishing internal policies that will create and maintain a safe workplace.
As the Health and Safety Manager, the ideal candidate must have excellent attention to detail to identify hazards and potential exposures. The Health and Safety Manager will provide leadership to the organization, and be able to identify opportunities for improving conditions and execute various safety programs and initiatives. The ability to communicate guidelines to a multidisciplinary workforce is essential.
Core Responsibilities
Develop and implement Health and Safety plans in the workplace to reduce work related injuries and illnesses, in accordance with established regulatory requirements, as well as, Volvo policies, directives and guidelines
Prepare policies to establish a culture of Health and Safety
Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law; establish internal plant wide policies, and review and update as necessary to ensure compliance
Conduct training and presentations for Health and Safety matters and incident prevention
Monitor current and future legal and other requirements applicable within operations, and planned operational changes or new equipment/processes. Ensure potential impacts and controls are communicated to operational management
Provide support to ensure incident investigations are effective to discover causes and ensure appropriate actions are identified, implemented and monitored
Recommend and lead solutions to issues, improvement opportunities and initiatives, or new prevention measures
Define, drive and Report on Health and Safety goals, actions, awareness, issues and statistics
Coordinate efforts with Corporate Risk Manager on all litigated claims with our insurance companies and external counsel
Partner with organizational leadership and Corporate Regional H&S to establish health and safety strategic plan and priorities and to develop, implement, and continuously improve health programs and performance
Lead and monitor the workers' compensation claims management process, with occupational medical staff.
Manage and develop programs to support the Return to Work program ; evaluate, and place employees, as appropriate
Establish facility goals for medical placements management, monitor program effectiveness and provide data and/or progress reports to NRV Management Team
Participate in collective bargaining contract negotiations, and establish process to administer and monitor adherence with established contractual health and safety language
Represent the Company working closely with regulatory agencies, community groups and other interested parties related to health and safety matters
Manage site Safety Supervisor, and Industrial Nurse(s) and ensure coverage on all shifts in compliance to the company's commitment to the UAW Labor Contract
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health, Safety or Environmental Science/Engineering
Master of Science in related field preferred
Health & Safety Certification preferred (e.g. CIH, CSP, or other)
Minimum Years of Experience Required
Ten (10) years' experience managing safety and health within a manufacturing environment
Three (3) years' supervisory experience
Experience with Workers' Compensation Claims management preferred
Union experience preferred
Other Requirements
Working knowledge of industrial hygiene and ergonomics concepts
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of heavy industrial manufacturing and assembly operations
Deep understanding of legal Health and Safety regulations
Ability in producing reports and developing relevant policies
Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment
Excellent organizational, leadership and motivational skills
Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
Exception communication and interpersonal abilities
Ability to quickly acquire a comprehensive understanding of State Workers' Compensation law; strong communication skills, both orally and written; experience working with people in varying organizational levels; ability to communicate with professional media consultants

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