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Safety Specialist

Company: Abel Womack, Inc.
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Safety Specialist
Lawrence, MA or Wallingford, CT

Since our inception in 1922, Abel Womack has grown to become a well-established material handling industry leader, with 3 offices in the Northeast and partners throughout the U.S. E-commerce is on the rise, and we are uniquely positioned to help companies meet customer demand by providing top-quality warehouse and material handling solutions. We stand out because we pair decades of experience with innovation and tailored technologies to drive positive results.

Abel Womack knows that great culture attracts great talent, so we've built a team of dedicated professionals who work hard and work smart to provide excellent customer care while also taking care of our communities and each other. The increased complexity of our business highlights the need for us to hire a Safety expert who will assume responsibility for the Company's EHS Program including implementation, execution, delivery, training, communication, documentation and regular auditing of safety policies, procedures, and standards, with the primary goal of eliminating vehicle, customer site and workplace incidents and injuries. The successful candidate will be a demonstrated leader who influences behavior and inspires commitment on the part of all team members in complying with safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment.

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The Safety Specialist will:
Audit existing safety-related policies and procedures and recommend changes to ensure ongoing compliance with local, state, and federal environment health and safety (EHS) regulations including but not limited to OSHA, Fire Departments, Department of Transportation, State OSHA, and other similar agencies.
Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments, practices and methods for compliance with OSHA, Abel Womack and Customer EHS standards.
Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks and improved work methodologies and practices to ensure the safety of all workers.
Design and communicate programs, procedures and initiatives for our facilities, service vans and in "field work" to prevent accidents and injuries and enhance our safety culture. Motivate and lead creative problem-solving efforts.
Serve as resident expert of Abel Womack Safety Plan and as liaison to customers, internal department leaders and vendors.
Conduct on-site safety visits in all Abel Womack facilities and in the field including company owned vehicles and customer locations.
Ensure dissemination of, and compliance with, our customers' documented Safety Regulations in partnership with department and project managers.
Complete all Contractor Safety Pre-qualifier and Vendor/Contractor Safety Documentation requests in a timely manner.
Maintain up-to-date web-site/portal credentials for completion of this work.
Drive internal Safety Training programs.
Ensure timely investigations into workplace incidents. Ensure incidents are reported and corrective action has been identified and implemented. Recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomic considerations, in all such efforts.
Evaluate and analyze company safety data, OSHA Logs and our insurance company reports to determine critical safety trends to prevent future incidents and suggests relevant training or actions.
Lead safety committee meetings, as required, to promote the health and safety of our associates, our facilities, our customers and the environment. Act as subject matter expert when appropriate; making recommendations to the management team as needed. Assume responsibility for follow up on such recommendations.
Communicate organization's emergency plans and coordinate required drills.
Participate in TPS/5S, ASEC and LEAN Program activities. Work closely with the Company's ASEC/LEAN Manager and the LEAN Champions to develop and sustain Standard Work Practices to ensure all ASEC/LEAN safety considerations are met.
Bachelors' Degree or equivalent work experience in business, industrial safety, EHS, HR or related field.
2-5 years' experience in an industrial safety role or equivalent combinations of training and related experience.
Working knowledge of OSHA and ANSI Standards.
Understanding of material handling equipment, warehousing and transportation are highly regarded
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Polished presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to positively motivate and influence others and lead creative problem-solving efforts.
Experience designing and delivering safety-related training programs required.
Professional certification preferred but not required.
Ability to travel frequently, by car, within New England and New York, including occasional overnight travel (car allowance and fuel provided)
An organized, systematic approach to documentation management, ability to prioritize work, and demonstrated follow-through
Strong computer and data analysis skills, required.
Abel Womack offers a competitive benefits package which includes Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical and Dental, 401(k) and Profit Sharing plans, Vision benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and Disability Insurance, and more.

If you're ready for a great career with a company that values Integrity, Empathy, Customer Care, Passion and Teamwork, apply today!

Abel Womack, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans encouraged to apply.%784841%

Keywords: Abel Womack, Inc., Lawrence , Safety Specialist, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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