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.
External Company Name: Appvion, Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.appvion.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx
Street: 825 E. Wisconsin Avenue