Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinator
Primary Purpose
This position is responsible for ensuring that safety standards and OSHA regulations are adhered to within assigned facility. (Only the largest facilities will have a designated Safety Coordinator. Safety responsibilities are performed by Department Managers at other facilities.) Also serves as liaison between the region safety team and the facility management team. Reports to Region Safety Manager.
Job Duties
Communicates essential safety-related information to GOM and leadership team.
Enforces employee safety procedures at assigned facility and ensures that associates receive safety-related training (including OSHA training) in a timely manner.
Complies with federal and/or state regulations. Suggests work safety standards and ensures compliance with existing policy.
Participates in accident investigations to ensure that protocol is adhered to; conducts root cause analysis and recommends preventive measures.
Prepares and submits accident reports to facility GOM.
Partners with HR Managers to establish working relationships clinics and physicians.
Communicates light duty accommodations and other important information to physicians; organizes facility visits with clinic physicians.
Participates in "associate run" Safety Committee meetings; ensures that management is apprised of developments and/or employee suggestions to enhance workplace safety.
Works with Safety Committee and management team to develop a safety awards program, safety campaigns, and reward programs for contributions to and achievements in safety.
In conjunction with Safety Committee, develops 12-month action plan regarding Safety metrics, incidents, and trends.
Periodically conducts facility inspections to ensure that safety concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
Communicates results to facility GOM and recommends corrective measures as necessary.
Conducts periodic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessments to ensure that employee are complying with standards; may recommend additional PPE enhancements as appropriate.
Ensures that employee communication centers (bulletin boards, posters, placards, etc.) are maintained and up to date.
Understands and demonstrates United Stationers' Core Values.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills/Knowledge Required
Knowledge of Bureau of Labor Statistics on Worker Safety & Health (BLS), Days Away from Work, Restricted, or Transferred (DART), severity indexes, and recordable incidents.
Solid communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with associates and various third parties.
Thorough knowledge of safety regulations and standards and environmental health guidelines.
Knowledge of environmental health guidelines.
Knowledge of distribution center operations including inspection procedures, methods and practices.
Ability to modify training curricula and related materials; ability to conduct facility-wide training.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent safety experience, preferably in a distribution center or similar environment.

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