Safety Coordinator

Walton Hills, OH


The Safety Coordinator position is responsible for developing, implementing and administering all health and safety functions within NPK manufacturing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the NPK Safety Committee with a focus on improving the safety and health of all manufacturing operations.
  • Partner with Supervisors and Employees to promote and ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Identify need for risk assessments with particular focus on machining, manual handling, and ergonomics.
  • Lead Job Hazard Analysis activities to inspect all manufacturing practices and procedures for safety and compliance, identify and communicate feedback and required changes, and implement Standard Operating Procedures or training, as needed.
  • Partner with management to investigate and document all workplace accidents and injuries, identify causes, and make recommendations to improve operations and mitigate future risk.
  • Identify safety and health training needs and provide training programs in response.
  • Research, develop, implement, maintain and monitor NPK safety and health training programs to ensure legislated compliance, improve awareness, and ensure competency is achieved in safety and health practices.
  • Assist with the coordination of corrective action, discipline and follow-through regarding safety.
  • Assist in safety audits, product audit reports and follow up on any action items.
  • Inspect all fire exits, fire extinguishers, fire signs, emergency light compliance, and relevant safety signage within Pro-Con areas.
  • Manage all aspects of NPK’s Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Inspect new machines for MSHA compliance.
  • Ensure MSHA reporting in completed in accordance to regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Competencies:

  • Communication - Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills; displays attention to detail and follows-up on tasks and jobs as needed; listens well; trains and delivers key messages to large groups.
  • Analysis & Decision Making – Examines processes and procedures, draws conclusions, and solves problems; breaks down complex information into component parts; makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Influencing Others – Gets others excited about and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives; addresses sensitive issues in an open, constructive, professional manner; leads by example and sets standards for professional, safe and healthy behavior.
  • Teamwork – Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals.
  • Computer Skills – Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and
    Outlook.

Experience and requirements:

  • Two-year or four-year College or University degree in related field, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field, preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years direct relevant safety experience or training in a manufacturing setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Multi-state, multi-facility safety experience, preferred.
  • Strong understanding of OSHA standards, hazardous materials, and industrial ergonomics.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of MSHA regulations and documentation requirements.
  • 18001 and 14001 regulations experience a plus
  • Training and certifications in occupational health, safety or a related discipline.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50 percent of the time while operating their computer and performing office work. The individual needs to frequently move about inside the office. They constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer. They must be able to exchange accurate information with others in the office in an effective and concise manner. The individual must be capable of reviewing their work for errors and make adjustments as necessary.

While performing other duties of this job, the individual needs to frequently move about the warehouse floor. This position is active and occasionally requires the employee to position them self both low to the ground (bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching) and over head (reaching, climbing). The individual must be able to frequently lift, push, pull and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally 25 pounds.

Work Environment: 

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate; however there may be some periods of moderate to loud noise as work location will vary. Personal protective equipment is required to be worn when in areas of loud noise volume.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to power tools and will need personal protective equipment. The employee will be in a well-lighted, heated indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation.

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