Lehigh Hanson Area Safety Manager in Allentown, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 6398BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Health, Safety and Environment

Primary Location: Allentown-PA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

The Area Safety Manager plans, implements, coordinates and promotes safety programs to prevent or correct unsafe working conditions for an assigned area with multiple plants in compliance with local, state and federal safety-related regulatory laws, as well as company rules and regulations. This is accomplished through program development and execution, management guidance and consultation, site audits, education and training of the workforce and management personnel.

This opportunity is perfect for the safety professional who is looking to grow their career with an industry leader. As the Area Safety Manager, you will have the opportunity to learn about a stable industry as you work across multiple locations guiding the safety program. This is a unique opportunity for you to begin your career with a proven leader in the hot mix asphalt, aggregate and construction materials industry.

This position will reside in Allentown, PA

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develops, implements and supports safety programs, safety training, provides technical support, interfacing with regulatory agencies and ensures adequate recordkeeping at the area and plant level. Reviews employee safety programs to determine adequacy and effectiveness. Coordinates, administers and ensures plant safety programs are in line with corporate safety policies and practices.

  • Develops and implements processes and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical and/or biological work hazards.

  • Conducts compliance inspections. Manages the participation in Federal and State Safety and Health inspections, providing inspectors with appropriate documents and identifying safety measures. Coordinates loss prevention inspections.

  • Conducts regular safety audits. Inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, safety-related regulatory required documentation, to ensure safety regulation compliance. Recommends safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation. Evaluates adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.

  • Investigates industrial incidents, injuries, and occupational diseases to determine primary and root causes and preventive/preventative measures; and reports or reviews findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections.

  • Interviews management and employees to obtain information about workplace incidents.

  • Works with site management to assures that all employees, visitors and contractors are properly trained in job hazards and safe work practices.

  • Assists in developing and administering plant safety training programs. Ensures that site management maintains accurate record keeping of safety compliance and employee training records.

  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices and changes in regulations/policies.

  • Provide input into the purchase of safety related equipment

  • Ensures safety systems are maintained and data is accurate. Completes required reporting for Corporate or Group analysis of safety statistics in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Reviews plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.

  • Works with area management to effectively implement company and area safety programs and requirements.

  • Any other duties as assigned.

Who we are looking for:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience directly related to the job. Professional certification such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or work towards such certification preferred.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of all applicable laws, MSHA/OSHA regulations, safe work practices, accident prevention programs. Basic understanding of applicable state workers compensation, company GL and vehicular insurance requirements/standards.

  • Requires knowledge of materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing and distribution of goods.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of applicable tools and technologies to be used on the job including Word, Excel and company database programs.

  • High level written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Able to conduct effective training meetings.

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled