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Safety & Health Manager

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the HSE Director, this person will be responsible for the planning, directing, and implementing of the organization's Health & Safety initiatives to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environments. This person will also provide technical safety & health support of the factory, implement health & safety instruction/objectives, drive safety & health training programs, ensure compliance to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001. Monitor factory initiatives, and provide support to operations personnel to ensure compliance with Local, State and Federal and Corporate health & safety regulations and standards. Posted position does not allow for sponsorship.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Designs / plans / coordinates / facilitates programs & training that support an environment of safety while building greater safety awareness and encouraging safe work practices throughout the organization.
  • Facilitates and conducts analytical studies of industrial accidents to determine root cause and implement preventive actions.
  • Document and inform management of issues, incidents, root causes, corrective actions, and preventive measures to be implemented.
  • Report and document all incidents to appropriate personnel and appropriate government agencies.
  • Engage employees in health & safety efforts via the safety team, ergonomics team, and other groups (as appropriate) to ensure a high level of employee engagement and focus on safety practices.
  • Ensure facility compliance with all Federal and State regulations, as well as company health and safety policies.
  • Implement and maintain ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 compliance.
  • Participate in new product / process assessment to determine appropriate safety procedures, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.
  • Administer ergonomics program.
  • Collect and report monthly OHS statistics.
  • Ensure all customer witness testing meets safety requirements.
  • Ensure compliance to all safety procedures & guidelines.
  • Promote safety and health awareness through internal company tools (e.g. email, newsletters, signage, intranet, etc.).
  • Ensure all appropriate health & safety training is conducted and completed in a timely manner by all employees.
  • This position may include additional tasks and functions, as necessary to fulfill this staff-level management role.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, or other related fields.
    • Five years of manufacturing Health & Safety experience is preferred, especially with Industrial Hygiene and/or Occupational Health & Safety (OHS).
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or other certifications are strongly preferred (e.g. First Aid, HAZWOPER, OSHA 30, CEAS, etc.).
    • Ability to engage with appropriate levels of government and corporate representatives on topics relative to health & safety.
    • Ability to effectively write, speak and generally communicate to engage employees, management, and others in a productive and credible manner.
    • Strong knowledge of industry accepted safety practices, including OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and state-level regulations.
    • Strong understanding of Workers' Compensation and Return to Work programs.
    • Understanding of electrical safety, including OSHA 1910 General Industry Regulations.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills - project management and/or process management experience is a plus.
    • Intermediate level computer skills (e.g. MS-Office Suite, database software, etc.).
    • Must be able to perform reasonable physical tasks in industrial factory environment.
    • Sound exercise of judgment, persuasiveness and tact necessary to oversee the administration of health and safety activities. Positive, "can-do", professional approach; ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization, often involving difficult or conflict situations.

      Working Conditions

      • Temperature controlled working environment.
      • Some outside activities may be required.
      • This position is expected to include minimum travel (between sites).

        Physical Requirements

        • Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
        • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner.
        • Standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time.
        • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.
        • Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
        • Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.

          About Us

          In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

          Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

          We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

          If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact . Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Powell Industries, Houston , Safety & Health Manager, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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