Safety Officer

We Offer…

An exciting role as Safety Officer based in our Danbury, Connecticut Production Facility.

In this role you will manage all aspects of the health and safety programs. Direct the investigation and analysis of all accidents, interact with all levels of employees and potentially outside attorney(s). This position also performs a variety of complex safety program development, implementation, inspection, coordination, investigation, and evaluation of tasks.

This position covers a range of activities including:

  • Inspire a culture of safety and accident prevention as key to BRI’s corporate values and future success.
  • Respond to emergencies and evaluate the effectiveness of the company’s safety programs.
  • Design and promote a “Safety First” mentality among all employees by providing educational information, accurate and informative data, conducting safety committee meetings, giving timely feedback regarding safety suggestions, and visibly supporting the field and office safety programs.
  • Leads adoption of strategies to efficiently and effectively highlight safety in the course of all business activities.
  • Act as main liaison for all OSHA related compliance and investigatory issues.
  • Advises and actively participates in risk and hazard evaluations of existing processes, procedures, operating areas, equipment and new capital investments.
  • Participate on the Medical and Emergency Response Team.
  • Participate on the Pollution Prevention Team.
  • Support Hazard Communications Program – oversight of Safety Data Sheet management systems including hard copies and loading electronic copies on Company EHS Intranet site.
  • Contribute to and help lead the BRI safety committee.
  • Provides timely resolutions to safety issues by defining the problem, determining root cause, establishing action plans and priorities, and providing technical assistance.
  • Conducts and/or oversees safety training programs for employees at all levels as required and ensures requirements are met.
  • Manage safety concerns.
  • Ensure statutes, regulations, and codes are clearly understood and met.
  • Intervene to stop any acts or processes which are unsafe or do not comply with OHS guidelines and provide preventative measures to ensure unsafe processes are not repeated.
  • Ensure all personnel follow all personal safety protocols.
  • Update procedures and policies for new regulations or local ordinances.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting safety and accident metrics to senior management and to client and regulatory entities, as required.
  • Responsible for monitoring regulations and directing programs to ensure compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for commercial vehicles utilized in company business.
  • Determine, understand, and enforce relevant OSHA policies.
  • Monitor safety certification requirements for specific positions/activities and verify employee compliance.
  • Audit compliance to companywide safety standards and site-specific safety plans.
  • Prepare educational seminars and webinars on a regular basis.
  • Work with HR/operations to set up a new employee on-boarding process for safety.
  • Work with Maintenance and Engineering to oversee workplace repair, installations and any other work that could harm employees’ safety.
  • Organize and maintain all safety and compliance-related forms.
  • Ensure all staff and contract workers have completed necessary training and are equipped for their roles.
  • Work with production, and other areas, keeping on the lookout for any unsafe behavior or breaks in regulations.
  • Assessing risk and possible safety hazards of all aspects of operations.
  • Create analytical reports of safety data.
  • Focusing on prevention by keeping up with equipment maintenance and employee training.
  • Presenting safety principles to staff in meetings or lecture-type training sessions.
  • Participating in continuing education to update knowledge of health and safety protocols and techniques.
  • Sharing information, suggestions, and observations with project leadership to create consistency in safety standards throughout the production team and the entire company.
  • Setting and meeting company health and safety goals.
  • Liaising with law enforcement and other investigators who are present at the time of a serious accident.
  • Reviewing and reporting on the staff’s compliance with health and safety rules and recommending commendations or dismissal based on performance.
  • Willingness and ability to have flexibility in work hours due to 24/7 operation.

You Offer…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, or related technical field.
  • 15+ years of experience in an industrial setting with 3+ years of managerial experience in Health and Safety, and proven experience as a safety officer.
  • Must also possess an advanced knowledge of chemistry and chemical reactions, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.
  • Ability to recognize onsite risk factors and take appropriate action with firmness and tact.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write safety policies and procedures.
  • Training employees on all aspects of safety programs.
  • Will be required to provide examples of past written policies and procedures.
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience conducting safety assessments.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of Health and Safety practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of operations at the facility which includes the numerous chemical processes, which include, but not limited to, oxidation reactions, reduction reactions, functional group transformations, C-C bond formations etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of potentially hazardous materials.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA guidelines and practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of current legislations and procedures.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

We offer… a competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, dental, Life Ins, Bonus program, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing and 401k. Relocation package available for the right candidate.

An Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.