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Safety amp Health Specialist

Company name
Pq Corporation

Kansas City, KS

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Provides safety and health support to multiple Performance Chemicals operating sites as assigned by VP, SH&GA. Additional responsibilities may be made at the discretion of the PQ Corporation VP.

The position is located in Kansas City, KS, but has oversight responsibility for the St. Louis, MO and Jeffersonville, IN sites.

Analyze the work environment and develop programs designed to control, eliminate and prevent occupational disease and/or injury and/or environmental harm caused by physical, chemical, biological agents or ergonomic factors. Must be able to align these with the organization’s requirements in order to maintain consistency.

Provide technical support to front line leadership on matters related to occupational safety and health compliance, and loss prevention.

Conducts occupational health and safety risk assessments as appropriate (i.e. aspect/impact analysis, pre-startup safety reviews, etc.) and prioritizes/recommends risk reduction and mitigation measures.

Conduct field and site inspections to enforce adherence to laws, regulations and employer policies governing occupational safety and health compliance.

Prepare reports for use by company personnel and regulatory agencies. Provide safety and health support services to plant operations.

Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participation in safety committees, incident investigations training, occupational health matters and compliance auditing.

Upward report and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as behavioral factors, system failure, incomplete or faulty decision-making or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations.

Liaise with regulatory agencies on matters related to reporting and/or investigating compliance concerns.

Develop and deliver regulatory required training related to health and safety.

May lead and/or participate in the development and implementation of initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participating in safety committees, incident investigations, training on occupational health matters and internal auditing.

Assists in scoring and prioritization of safety and health capital projects, management of change and project management as appropriate.

General knowledge of Process Safety Management is preferred.

Job Requirements:

BS in Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or similar engineering or science degree. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) a plus.

10 years HSE experience in manufacturing or processing industry, with at least 5 years resident at an operating site.

Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

Must be proficient in serving as a change agent within the operating environment and working with the organization/ management to improve health and safety performance.

Ability to address and solve complex HSE issues from a wider perspective.

Must be an independent, self-motivated individual with the ability to multi-task and administer a broad range of duties including; resolving concerns, counseling employees and providing technical interpretation of policies and procedures.

Ability to perform physical inspections of office area, warehouses, utility spaces, construction work areas, and operating areas.

Ability to coach, teach and counsel and be comfortable speaking to groups. Must be able to work independently without day-to-day supervision.

Excellent knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety regulations.

Must also be proficient in recognizing and reducing safety and health risk. Must be comfortable in dealing with H&S issues in the operating environment and working with all levels of employees (from front-line employees to senior management).

Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations, professional journals, technical procedures and technical results.

Ability to provide flexible judgment and solutions to concerns and/or opportunities.

Ability to travel 50% of the time, primarily within the US.

PQ Corporation

is a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, services, materials and chemicals that serve the following applications: fuels and emissions controls, consumer products, highway safety and construction, packaging and engineering plastics, industrial and process chemicals and natural resources. Our chemical products are complemented by the Potters® brand microspheres, a leading producer of engineered glass materials serving the highway safety, polymer additive, metal finishing, and conductive particle markets for more than 100 years.

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From its beginnings in 1831 as a soap and candle business, PQ Corporation has evolved into a global leader in providing customer solutions through its expertise, innovation, and manufacture of specialty inorganic performance materials, high-end specialty catalysts, and specialty glass materials. PQ is a leader in providing megatrend solutions through products designed to enhance sustainability and safety in a variety of end-use applications. PQ serves key industries including water treatment, chemical, petroleum, construction, personal care, and food and beverage. Other key business segments include detergent and pulp & paper, transportation safety, mining, polymer additives, metal finishing, and conductive particle markets. . Our state-of-the-art manufacturing process provides a wide range of silica gel catalysts and supports used for polyolefin production and chemical synthesis, giving us the flexibility to tailor catalyst properties, including surface area, pore volume, and metal content, to meet the specific needs of our customers. We work closely with our clients to develop and manufacture customized catalysts that will meet their specific performance goals.

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