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Safety and Environmental Leader

Company: Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SAFETY and Environmental Leader


Performs Safety and Environmental related guidance and technical advice in partnership with site leaders to support the safety of employees at all levels at Salt Lake City Fabrication site. Be a strong subject matter expert, collaborator and influencer to provide effective safety solutions and advance the site safety culture. Coordinates EHS trending, program updates, and manages associated records.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions that the employee may be expected to perform.)

Provides support to all employees in any Safety matter by acting as advisor, and technical and procedural resource. Help apply OSHA regulations and other safety standards to the needs of Operations.

Develops, updates, and evaluates the effectiveness of Safety Procedures - guide changes and updates due to business or regulatory changes by coordinating with stakeholders; facilitate implementation of changes. Conduct research on technical topics in order to advise stakeholders regarding procedure changes.

Assists with business area needs for Safety support including facilitating JHAs, area inspections and checklists, compliance questions, procedure or PPE guidance, machine or process safety

Provides support to leaders regarding the reporting and management of injuries and incidents. Investigates injuries with leaders to assist in identifying root causes and potential corrective actions, focusing on safety system improvements.

Manages safety trending systems such as incidents and injuries, hazard identifications, and inspections. Maintains the OSHA 300 logs and associated tracking and generates monthly safety metrics.

Lead and support safety initiatives to strive for continuous improvements using trending to identify root causes and corrective actions for focus areas. Work in partnership with internal departments including engineering, facilities, operations, maintenance, and human resources.

Lead collaborative teams by being an inspiring leader that can motivate others; collaborate to obtain optimal results from teams through respect, and confident, competent, and diplomatic interactions.

Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor to engage employees and leaders in safety processes.

Conducts effective training and communications on various safety topics.

Develop the knowledge and skills of the Plant Safety Representative

Coordinates Safety Committee meetings, working with the Committee Chairperson to ensure agenda, discussions and handouts are managed.

Accountable for leading campus to ensure continued readiness for Corporate Safety audits

Maintain positive relationships with external entities such as regulatory agencies, vendors and professional organizations

Manages environmental programs such as EPCRA reporting, sustainability, recycling, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste management. Work with regulators, vendors, and internal constituents to meet regulatory and business needs.

Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.


Will attend trade shows and participate in professional associations in order to maintain a current body of knowledge that may be incorporated into the workplace. This may involve traveling by air.

Will meet with vendors and suppliers to remain informed of work site safety equipment.


An employee in this position, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:

Solid knowledge of manufacturing processes and industrial safety.

Solid knowledge of federal, state and local safety standards and strong research skills to stay abreast of changes and apply effectively to the business

Solid knowledge of, and experience performing safety inspections and audits.

Solid knowledge of writing procedures, reports and communications

Solid knowledge of computer programs and applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Basic knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations

Basic knowledge of project management in order to establish timelines for various projects.

Skill in developing and maintaining effective work relationships. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, understand various perspectives, and work effectively with a wide range of associates in a diverse community.

Skill influencing employees and leaders, coaching teams and developing safety skills in employees at all levels and backgrounds

Ability to maintain trending, statistical, and other records.

Ability to conduct presentations before large groups as a department representative

Ability to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and personal initiative to undertake and complete work assignments with limited supervision

Ability to identify, analyze, measure and control occupational health and safety risks within the workplace.

Ability to communicate complex information in a way that is easy to understand for a wide range of audiences with different levels of education, life experiences and language.

Ability to analyze cause and effect relationships, identify and overcome obstacles, and resolve concerns of employees to achieve results in a timely manner.

Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive information.

Acceptable Training and Experience includes a related Bachelor's degree or equivalent, and four to six years Safety experience, with at least 3 years in a fabrication/manufacturing environment is required. CSP or ASP, or other safety certification preferred.

For knowledge statements, according to the Uniform Selection Guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission the following definitions of knowledge are:

Basic General familiarity; aware of universal principles and able to locate/access resources. Understanding of a determinate number or functions or activities.

Solid Working knowledge; able to apply general principles. Understanding of most functions, operations or activities. Includes a general knowledge of applicable theory.

Expert Able to apply general principles and specific details. Understanding of virtually all functions, operations or activities. Includes full comprehension of applicable theory.


The Fabrication Division Individual Contributor Competencies are abbreviated in this job description; refer to Individual Contributor Performance Appraisal to view the full version. An Individual Contributor at Hunter Douglas Fabrication Division displays these characteristics:

Achievement Focused - Focuses on what is important and demonstrates a sense of urgency, successfully managing multiple priorities.

Project and Task Management - Plans and implements projects or tasks with well-defined objectives and outcomes.

Continuous Learning Mindset - Demonstrates a commitment for learning new skills and proactively strengthens current knowledge and skills.

Critical Thinking - Anticipates events and potential problems before they arise.

Decision Making - Initiates actionable and practical solutions when faced with challenges.

Communication - Communicates in a tone and matter that demonstrates respect; and responds effectively to the views and opinions of others.

Interpersonal Skills - Engenders a positive climate through the use of optimism, integrity and sincerity.

Resilience/Adaptability - Maintains an optimistic outlook, responding constructively when presented with change.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of their own profession and essential functions of the job.

Collaboration/Teamwork - Actively involves others in decision-making, planning, and problem-solving when appropriate.


Body Movement

Will constantly walk to and from locations and buildings at the facility site.

Will constantly stand while conducting training and performing assessments of production equipment and processes

Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.

Will frequently sit at desk while processing paperwork and accessing computer.

Will frequently reach above head when removing items stored in overhead cabinets or storage shelves.

Will occasionally twist upper body when assessing equipment or accessing items from overhead cabinets.

Will occasionally bend/stoop/squat at knees assessing equipment or filing materials.

Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)

Will occasionally lift and carry supplies weighing 35 pounds or more.


Constantly uses sight in performance of daily job duties.

Sense of Touch

Frequently uses sense of touch when using keyboard, assessing hazards, and assembling packets of information


Constantly uses hearing when performing job duties and communicating. Listens for excessive noise, backup alarms on forklifts and warning signals on production equipment.

Work Environment

70% office; 30% fabrication/manufacturing areas. Some dusts from fabrics, woods and metals.

Travel approximately 10% (air)

From "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," U.S. Department of Labor, 4th Edition, 1991:

Constantly:activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.

Frequently:activity or condition exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Occasionally:activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time.

Changeability:Management of Hunter Douglas, Inc. - Fabrication Division reserves the right to modify, change, or eliminate this job description at any time, with or without notice.

Reports to: Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Classification: Exempt

Functional Group/Dept: HR/EHS

Written by: Meg Hummel

Date: 05/04/21

Revision History:

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Keywords: Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division, Salt Lake City , Safety and Environmental Leader, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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