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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Greensboro, North Carolina Direct Job ID: 1910102114


General Summary: 
The Health and Safety Specialist will plan, develop, and administer training programs in accident prevention, fire prevention, safe work procedures, and all other safety related topics. He or she will lead the safety teams at each location, perform audits of the plants, and recommend actions for the correction of hazardous situations to ensure associate safety as well as compliance with OSHA regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.        Lead implementation of facility safety programs, to include developing safe work methods, procedures, and policies in accordance with Company guidelines
2.        Guides to control the handling of hazardous materials or disposal of hazardous wastes; instructions to control the issuance, labeling, and storage of such materials; and standards and procedures to protect employees and materials from ionizing radiation.
3.        Analyzes progress reports, determines exposure trends, and evaluates program accomplishments in order to coordinate the program properly and to be in a position to plan for training, special studies, surveys, or indicated corrective action. Maintains close liaison and cooperation with all parts of Honda Aircraft Company to assure a complete integration of the Health/Safety program.
4.        Serves as an advisor to management on Health/Safety matters concerning modification to or evaluation of new work processes, equipment, or facilities related to the health of the workforce. Researches complex or controversial issues, and makes recommendations to ensure Honda Aircraft Company policies remains in conformance.
5.        Researches new advances in industrial hygiene and solves unusual problems where no regulatory standards exist.
6.        Resolves complex problems and issues independently with work being reviewed at project completion to ensure policy compliance. Applies a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and improve Health and Safety program effectiveness.
7.        Evaluates overall program accomplishments, and develops long range plans and recommendations as to the best methods to meet organizational goals and objectives.
8.        Plans, organizes, and directs regular on-site surveys and investigations of all works areas to determine the nature and severity of health/safety hazards present.
9.        Prepares technical reports based on findings of studies, inspections, analysis of laboratory results, etc.
10.        Promotes industrial hygiene practices by working with employers and employees and by participating in public information activities. Provides and presents justification for findings to interested parties when appropriate.
11.        Responsible for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling environmental conditions or stresses that may arise in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health, significant discomfort, or inefficiency.
Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
1.        Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety , Environmental Science, Chemistry, or Mechanical Engineering.
2.        OSHA Certified.
3.        Experience in developing and performing Health and Safety training programs.
4.        Experience in a Manufacturing setting. (To include internship / Co-op positions)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.        Scientific expertise – Knowledgeable about environmental and occupational hazards and should be able to quickly identify problems related to air quality, radiation, and other environmental factors
2.        Analytical thinking – This role also requires strong analytical skills to assess issues and develop working hypotheses about the causes of environmental and occupational health issues
3.        Attention to detail – As the Occupational Health & Safety representative, you should also be very attentive and able to notice, measure, and monitor slight changes that can impact workers’ health and wellness
4.        Problem-solving skills – Technical problem-solving is vital in this role, to devise short- and long-term solutions to environmental and safety issues on jobsites
5.        Communication skills –Effective written and verbal communicators to prepare reports related to their findings and solutions and collaborate with physicians and leadership.
Physical Requirements:
1.        Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
2.        Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, climb ladders, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
3.        Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).
4.        Read, hear, speak, and see with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
5.        Comprehend and adhere to management directions and/or safety instructions with no restrictions.
6.        Effectively communicate in Business English language.
7.        Pull, push, carry, lift, or move items up to 10 lbs. throughout the work shift without assistance, as required by job duties
8.        Pull, push, carry, lift or move materials/people/items/equipment weighing up to 50lbs or more during the work shift, with the use of Company provided “reach assistance technology” or “movement assist technology” (fork-lifts, pallet jacks, pulleys, dolly’s, robotics reach equipment, people movers etc.), as required by job duties

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com

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