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7May

Safety Specialist

Rite Hite Corp, Dubuque, IA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Rite-Hite is a global leader in industrial loading dock and warehouse equipment and is continuing it's 56-year history of solid growth. We are always looking ahead to develop innovative new products and services to improve our customers' safety, security, and productivity. To continue our growth, Rite-Hite Corporation, has an excellent opportunity for a Safety Specialist at our manufacturing facility in Dubuque, IA. This position will be responsible for facilitating the continuous safety improvement efforts at the Rite-Hite Corporation manufacturing plant.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The safety specialist position establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment by performing the following duties personally or through Supervisors and Managers at the Dubuque manufacturing plant. 

Below are some essential duties and responsibilities for the position:

Working with Corporate Safety, Director of Manufacturing, and HR Manager to develop annual Strategic Safety Plan.

Makes studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.

Formulates general safety programs, policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

Formulates general environmental programs, policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations.

Develop and maintain a health and safety-oriented work philosophy among employees.

Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment, shops, fire prevention and safety programs.

Inspects facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.

Trains and oversees various site safety and ergonomics committees.

Keeps managers and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances.

Responsible for managing safety budget.

Work with company insurance provider to perform the applicable industrial hygiene sampling as needed.

Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, law suits, and insurance investigations.

Compiles and submits accident reports and record keeping required by regulatory agencies.

Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to cut down on overall incurred dollars, lost employee time, and cut back on unjust claims.

Effectively manages work comp claims by working with the insurance company, injured employee, clinics, and managers from the opening of the claim and until the claim closes.

Effectively manages auto and general liability claims by working with the insurance company, employee(s) involved, and managers form the opening of the claim until the claim closes

Devises, supervises, and coordinates safety training programs, media, and safe operating procedures which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness.

Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.

Maintains safety and work comp files and records.

Responsible for executing and supporting the quality 6S system and procedures in the effort for continuous improvement.

Develop, promote, and support Rite Hite SAFE initiative and any other awareness campaigns

Coordinates the safety shoe program, prescription safety glasses program, and any other safety related programs.

Conducts job safety analysis and risk assessments on assigned tasks and jobs

Coordinates safety philosophy, policies, and programs with all safety personnel to ensure consistency throughout company operations.

Coordinate and instruct OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction and general industry classes for managers, supervisors, technicians, and employees.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will combine a Bachelor's Degree in a safety-related field, along with 1-3 years work related experience in Safety or closely related field. Must be detail oriented, have good communication skills, and be able to work cooperatively with line managers and employees to effectively address safety concerns while maintaining production and customer service.

WE OFFER

Rite-Hite provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage along with life and paid medical leave. We also provide a retirement savings plan that combines 401(K) with company match and profit sharing. Paid holidays, vacation, and career growth round out the package.

Rite-Hite is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer offering a drug free workplace four our customers and employees.

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Apply by Mail:4343 Chavenelle Dr
Dubuque, IA  52002
Apply by Email:dsheffer@ritehite.com
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Job Details

ID 768201
Location
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Environmental/Quality Assurance/Safety
Human Resources
Industrial
Manufacturing
Production
EMSI Skills Communications
Customer Service
Detail Oriented
Ergonomics
Fire Prevention
Innovation
Investigation
Job Safety Analysis
Liability Insurance
Occupational Health And Safety Administration (OSHA)
Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Safety And Health
Operations
Risk Analysis
Safety Training
Warehousing
Workers' Compensation
Shifts
First Shift
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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