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Safety Specialist

bw_wordkay_placeSeneca - South Carolina - USA

bw_wordkay_timeJul 30, 2020

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Position Summary

The Safety Specialist will drive and promote our Safety program management and initiatives by ensuring that regulations and workplace safety standards comply in accordance to corporate and regulatory requirements for our manufacturing site and communities.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard Duties :

  • Provide ongoing instruction of OSHA required safety disciplines to ensure employees have essential safety instructions before being placed in a hazardous job environment.  Along with Training Department, coordinate all annual or recurring safety training requirements. Ensure training sessions are conducted to ensure all employees within the assigned area have current safety training as required by law and Company guidelines. Present training in a variety of multi-media forms. Coordinate with Training Department to maintain accurate and up-to-date employee training records.
  • Conduct safety audits throughout the facility to identify and correct unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. Monitor employee behavior within the assigned area and recommend remedial safety instructions as necessary to reduce workplace injuries and to improve regulatory compliance.
  • Implements all aspects of the BorgWarner Global Star Safety Framework.
  • Participate in accident and incident investigations using photographs, employee interviews, and other relevant sources to determine root causes of an event. Write summaries and recommends corrective actions as necessary to prevent additional accidents. Perform follow-up on remediation as needed.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with various BorgWarner site Safety Specialists and other safety personnel to promote consistency in the application of safety policies and programs throughout the Company and share any safety related concerns.
  • Review and update Job Safety Analysis documents to identify and avoid work-related hazards by outlining specific work procedures required to perform each job safely and effectively. Prepare department specific reports or maintain and update safety specific documents such as procedures manuals, material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Prepare, generate and complete specific periodic reports and ad-hoc reports. Maintain and update safety specific documents such as procedures manuals, material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Maintain database of all recordable incidents, near-misses, and relevant investigations. Track progress on action items generated from incident investigations, safety audits, and safety committee meetings. Schedule, monitor, and track action items resulting from required fire, severe weather and Code Blue drills.
  • Review safety statics in order to evaluate, detect and respond to trends and patterns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Lifting shoulder high up to 35 lbs. repetitively.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments.
  • Repetitive motion activities including but not limited to standing, lifting, loading/unloading carts.

Key Competencies

  • Quick learner, able to manage multiple priorities, and able to manage multiple projects and coordinate resources with precision
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with external advisors and businesses leaders
  • Ability to have influence with peers, subordinates and superiors

Education & Experience

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a Science or Technical field of study required, Occupational Health and Safety preferred; Specialized Safety/OSHA certificates preferred

Experience:  Minimum 1-3 years required.

Computer Skills:  Microsoft Office suite; SharePoint

EEO Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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