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Aqua America, Inc.

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Regional Safety Specialist


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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3334367

Desired Skills/Duties: Tracking Code 2569 Job Description GENERAL FUNCTIONS: The regional specialist is responsible for ensuring the safety of the workplace by coordinating, administering and implementing comprehensive training programs in occupational, industrial and environmental safety. They shall provide professional knowledge and expertise in the administration and support of such programs including applied technical skills for lock-out, electrical confined space, and excavation. Candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of environmental health and safety programs to assure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies, including emergency preparedness. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Manages, develops, implements and enforces Aqua's safety program in compliance with local, state, and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Measures the Safety Program's effectiveness through use of analytics/measures and indicators/etc. Takes an active role in identifying and correcting any shortcomings. Works closely with both local and corporate stakeholders to develop, implement, and update effective policies and procedures for all OSHA programs to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines. Investigates all injuries and incidents in assigned region and interfaces with HR and national safety manager to ensure root cause and corrective actions are identified and implemented as required. On a continuous basis, interprets technical and regulatory information to provide guidance both in plants and in the field. Regularly observes and problem solves operational and technical procedures, as tasked by the national safety manager, may take the lead to communicate and share solutions nationally. Utilizes inspections, ride-a-longs and audits to ensure safety presence in all operations. Regularly engages in troubleshooting concerns in the field and stop checks to ensure safety compliance. Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) to explain Aqua policies and procedures and safety/risk management concepts and practices to the general regulators, consultants, and Aqua staff. As an SME safety specialist may write, develop, or revise polices, procedures or working sops for entire company or multiple regions under the direction of national safety. Interfaces with both corporate and local management to formulate corrective actions to safety related issues and ensure full implementation of all corporate initiatives. Delivers, or fosters implements safety training for all levels of employees. Ensures training in a given region meets corporate expectations. Tracks training completion and maintains metrics for corporate and state reporting Administers the Corporate Safety Program including accident report files, points tracking, and discipline administered for points incurred according to the safety program. Serves as SDS, chemical exposure and spill prevention coordinator in given region and monitors all current information on regulations and requirements related to hazardous materials and agents. Investigates and evaluates new safety equipment for appropriateness. Provides input to local managers in preparing budg... For full info follow application link. Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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