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Appvion, Inc. Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager in Appleton, Wisconsin

  • Develop, implement and sustain effective safety and health systems and processes designed to eliminate injuries, minimize risk, maintain regulatory compliance and reduce losses.

  • Provide leadership in the transformation of a safety culture based on employee involvement and engagement.

  • Possess a strong “shop floor” presence and serve as a coach/mentor to provide all employees with the skills needed to identify and resolve safety issues.

  • Ensure continuous improvement and continuity of established safety policies, programs and processes.

  • Analyze safety-related issues and concerns, incident investigations and trends to recommend course of action/corrective action to prevent recurrence.

  • Support the Company safety management system and data management system.

  • Facilitate incident investigations, root cause analysis, and closure of corrective actions.

  • Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazardous potential (e.g. lockout, confined space entry, hot work, etc.).

  • Manage Union-hourly safety representatives and provide direction to their day to day activities.

  • Provide insight, strategies and plans to achieve Plant goals based upon best practice information.

  • Establish and implement Plant-wide safety communications to ensure employees are aware of potential hazards and unsafe conditions.

  • Collaborate with other Appvion locations to share and adopt best practices.

  • Develop and conduct employee safety and health training and emergency preparedness.

  • Measure, audit, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of safety programs.

  • Direct and coordinate the administration of OSHA regulations, including review interpretation, and implementation of standards. Ensure accurate reporting as required.

  • Develop and administer company safety policies and procedures.

  • Work closely with the Company Medical Director and Occupational Health Nurse on Workers Compensation cases and other issues.

  • Co-chair the Plant-wide Safety Steering Team.

  • Lead the plant ISO 14001 (environmental) team that works to sustain the system to remain ISO certified.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Sciences, Environmental Science or closely related field (CSP preferred or working towards certificate).

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years professional safety and health experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, experience driving cultural change and the ability to influence others while delivering results.

  • Experience with emergency response (e.g. first aid, CPR, confined space rescue, spill & fire) preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize as needed.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to interact with all levels of management and hourly personnel.

  • Proficient in the use of computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Prior experience in a union environment preferred.

ID: 2020-1974

External Company Name: Appvion, Inc.

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Street: 825 E. Wisconsin Avenue