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JOB SUMMARY:
The position will assist in ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, Local, and Corporate Health and Safety requirements while building a culture of EHS excellence.  The Health and Safety Manager must be skilled in interpreting and complying with regulations that apply across business operations, exhibit excellent leadership skills, and be able to work across functional boundaries to achieve a zero-incident culture.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with Ditch Witch Health and Safety to develop and implement the Toro Safety Management System across the Ditch Witch employing proactive safety processes.
  • Support effective behavioral based safety programs across Ditch Witch beginning with, but not limited to, the DuPont STOP program.
  • Administers mandated programs including, but not limited to hearing conservation, safety eye wear program, machine guarding, bloodborne pathogens, respiratory protection, hazard communications, and personal protective equipment.
  • Assures reporting, including online reporting of health and safety requirements, is timely and accurate.
  • Engage leadership across the organization to drive safety and health excellence across Ditch Witch with the goal of a zero-incident culture.
  • Lead the continuation of Job Safety Analysis throughout our facilities to support continuous improvement through thoughtful comprehensive hazard identification and risk mitigation.
  • Provide pertinent data for the safety scorecard consistent with Toro requirements for each location supporting continuous improvement of EHS systems including corrective action completion, compliance inspections and hazard identification.
  • Engage employees and provide opportunities for involvement on the safety team.
  • Assure site safety team is staffed with a standard agenda & expectations and supported by local management including but not limited to scheduled audits, meetings, publishing/posting of minutes, and oversight of site health and safety metrics.
  • Assure each location maintains a corrective action log to address concerns from employees, audits, and inspections.
  • Train employees on company safety policies and procedures assuring all training is current and records are maintained including new employee orientation.
  • Support site management during incident investigations as required and implement effective countermeasures as warranted.
  • Provide ergonomic engineering assessment of manufacturing processes and equipment. 
  • Review facility procedures and amend as required to keep company compliant with changing regulations on an annual basis.
  • Maintain facility safety data sheet (SDS) files to assure they are complete. 
  • Collaborate with engineering, maintenance and operations functions on proper machine guarding implementation and usage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Office environment with frequent work taking place on the factory floor, warehouse, and outside facility
  • Rapidly changing workloads and priorities with frequent deadlines
  • Work with confidential information
  • Regular use of personal protective equipment

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (prefer EHS sciences, Engineering, or Engineering Technology).
  • 5+ years leading and building comprehensive safety programs with evidence of continuous improvement.
  • Strong manufacturing business acumen with familiarity in manufacturing and material handling preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both formal and informal, at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical, negotiating, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to lead and direct teams and/or committees.
  • Ability to conceive, develop, and execute EHS related projects within a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of delivering hands on health and safety training.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and coordinate comprehensive health and safety incident prevention programs.
  • Skilled in the standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 

JOB DIMENSIONS:

  • Position located in Perry, OK
  • Position reports to the Ditch Witch Health and Safety Director, also located in Perry, OK.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Health and Safety and the Health and Safety Representative, responsible for the health and safety of approximately 1,600 employees.
  • The position has one direct report.
  • Travel requirements approximated at < 5%.
  • Position is on first shift but will occasionally be required to work alternate shifts as needed for training, investigation, and culture development.

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