Health & Safety Specialist – Wayne Sanderson

PRIMARY FUNCTION:                      

Primarily responsible for assisting with leading the Safety, Health and Environmental function. Will also inspect equipment ensuring safety of employees; create safety policies for workers to prevent injuries, burns or illnesses; conduct training sessions on topics such as emergency preparedness or proper lifting procedures.


  • Manage medical and worker’s comp, DOT, and PSM activities.
  • Work with Safety Manager to revise and update safety programs ensuring compliant, safe and incident-free work environment.
  • Develop and conduct training and safety meetings.
  • Work to assure regulatory documentation is complete and correct.
  • Assist with management of Contractor Safety Program.
  • Facilitate behavior based safety program.
  • Manage the Safety Department in absence of Safety Manger.
  • Communicate with medical, legal and insurance personnel.
  • Perform ergonomic assessments and recommend improvements.
  • Promote organizational safety and continuous environmental improvement by working with all departments to analyze current situation and recommend safety and environmental improvements.
  • Communicates and celebrates successes to maintain and foster company-wide commitment to safety and continuous improvement; and provide recommendations for corrective direction when HSE programs deviate from strategic plans and objectives.
  • Formulate, maintain and execute emergency plans and responds to safety and employee emergencies.
  • Ensure all significant near misses, injuries, and safety events are investigated, abatement measures implemented and root causes identified.
  • Oversee health and safety, environmental, and DOT audits of all the organizations facilities and recommends preventative measures.
  • Assist with accident investigations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • None. This is an individual contributor position. Competencies required: Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented, Problem Solving, Learning on the Fly and Interpersonal Savvy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, engineering, biology or relevant discipline.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar safety environment.


  • Bilingual – English/Spanish proficiency.
  • Familiarity with OSHA standards.


  • Strong communication, teamwork, analysis, judgment and customer focus skills.
  • Ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns and conduct job hazard and job safety analyses.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues.
  • Experience with OSHA regulations.
  • Experience in Worker’s Compensation.
  • Intermediate computer skills and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint knowledge.
  • Ability to read, speak and write in the English language.
  • Ability to handle and resolve most issues independently.
  • Appropriately operate with frequent access to confidential information.
  • High work capacity, dependable, results oriented and strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff within the organization.
  • Direct and empathetic communication style.
  • Highly effective written/verbal and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with precise attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated sound work ethic, honesty and moral character.


  • Understand and interpret data while drawing logical conclusions based on available inputs.
  • Critical thinking skills in standardized situations as well as non-routine problems.
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and prioritize work accordingly. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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