Dow Chemical Health & Safety Specialist in Beaumont, Texas

The Dow Chemical Companyhas a challenging opportunity for a Health & Safety Specialistrole located at theBeaumont Site in Nederland, Texas. Following the expectations set by the Responsible Care Leader this role has the responsibility for leading site/Local Industrial Hygiene (IH) compliance performance improvement through implementation of the industrial hygiene management system and the health and safety (H&S) management system (work processes, standards, procedures) across an entire site/hub/local area in order to add value and to meet business/site and hub objectives as well as maintain the license to operate. This job is dedicated to Beaumont Site with the plan to be leveraged across the East Texas Hub in the future.

  • Primary Responsibilities: *

  • Interact with personal safety, environmental and health (EH&S) members to fulfill the requirements of the shared standards (confined space entry, elevated work)

  • Lead implementation of local industrial hygiene (IH) management systems (work processes, standards, procedures)

  • Implement global health and safety management systems (work processes, standard, procedures)

  • Participate in and provide data for health and safety audits.

  • Lead performance improvement of local industrial hygiene compliance.

  • Responsible for completion of annual qualitative and quantitative exposure risk assessments for chemicals, noise, ergonomics, radiation and other IH-related items.

  • Owns and effectively implements the Local IH Programs (i.e. Hazard awareness, biosafety, ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, radiation, thermal stress and ventilation).

  • Author IH reports. Review IH reports for accuracy and collate data across reports to develop performance improvement goals and execute plans to close gaps.

  • Lead the collection of data for industrial hygiene audits.

  • Collect, input and calculate health and safety reporting information.

  • Coordinate, implement and optimize industrial hygiene programs for businesses across the local area.

  • Actively participate in incident investigations and the corrective action process for H&S issues and opportunities.

  • Initiate, review and support Local Management of Change (MOC) for industrial hygiene matters as necessary, and accountable to include additional exposure potentials in the exposure risk assessment process.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline local H&S resources and work processes.

  • Oversee the collection, input and calculate industrial hygiene exposure data and oversees input into exposure reporting tools.

  • Act as Agency Visit Protocol Owner and implementer.

  • Utilize health and safety expertise to obtain clear interpretations of site-specific regulatory process, regulations, laws and associated procedures.

  • Coaches, trains and mentors IH technicians.

  • Develop, modify and deliver IH related training to Operations.

  • Perform governance over local IH programs to ensure performance improvement and maintain license to operate.

  • Identify gaps and know local laws and regulations.

  • Able to identify and keep current with local, area and regional health and safety requirements that are not supported by global regulatory affairs, interpret, implement and ensure full sustainable compliance with those external requirements.

  • Develop H&S networking teams to gain maximum active participation. Create meetings to leverage, share, empower, and problem solve and to encompass general purpose of H&S Delivery

  • Perform site or plant gap assessments around H&S work process implementation using tools such as the Improve H&S Performance Tool and assist the site or plants to develop gap closure plans.

  • Develop, review, monitor, create and deliver training, as appropriate, on H&S related material and ensure tasks are updated/created in the Compliance Task Tool. Train trainers on delivering aforementioned training.

  • Coaches, trains and mentors H&S technicians

  • Work closely with personnel responsible for startup and commissioning of new facilities and assist in the development and administration of new H&S programs ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.

  • Develop implementation plans that will ensure effective execution of the new or improved H&S programs, utilizing the H&S MOC work process, standards and procedures throughout the site.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Can describe, implement and perform the industrial hygiene work processes, it's sub processes, standards, requirements and procedures

  • Can perform the Auditor role

  • Can identify incident reduction issues and performance improvement measures needed to resolve issues

  • Project execution capability at the green belt level

  • Can implement incident reduction and preventative actions

  • Can perform the Root Cause Investigation (RCI) team leader/ member roles

  • Working knowledge of the corrective action process and can coach others on it

  • Can initiate institution of corrective actions to improve system performance and is able to monitor and validate the implementation

  • Can access the Event & Action tool to input data and pull reports and constantly monitor the application and progress of it

  • Can describe and utilize the Management of Change (MOC) process

  • Is able to negotiate resources in cooperation with global and site resource leaders

  • Can perform health and safety focal point roles (industrial hygiene, asbestos focal point, radiation focal point, respiratory protection focal point, etc.) as assigned

  • Can identify and access and effectively utilize health and safety Subject Matter Experts for obtaining interpretations of site-specific regulatory requirements, regulations, laws and associated procedures…etc.

  • Can coach and positively influence behavior change in others on the industrial hygiene area for which they are the focal point

  • Must be comfortable and competent at interfacing with external governmental organizations

  • Must be able to fill government assigned Industrial Hygiene (IH) roles.

  • Must be able to perform field observations and interactions on all employees and contractors that result in positive sustainable behavior change in field execution

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a discipline in in Engineering or an EH&S Discipline is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in EH&S roles in a maintenance or chemical manufacturing environment is required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must have strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

  • A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

  • Must be able to willing and able to work in such environments wearing safety equipment, such as respirators, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.

  • Must be willing and able to stand or walk for some periods of time.

  • Candidate must be able to travel to all areas of the plant, and occasionally climb stairs or ladders.

  • Must have a current, valid US driver’s license

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a discipline in Chemical Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety or Industrial Hygiene is a preferred.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com .

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Title:

Health & Safety Specialist

Location:

Texas-Beaumont

Requisition ID:

1814430