Position Summary Description
Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive plant health and safety programs and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations/standards and company practices/procedures.
* Conducts accident/injury investigations including root cause/hazard analysis and interventions.
* Tracks safety metrics and required regulatory reports.
* Makes frequent inspections and audits of the plant and records to assure compliance of Plant Safety Practices, guidelines and OSHA Standards for General Industry (1910) and the Construction Industry (1926).
* Coordinates, performs and administers health and safety related activities for the Seminole Generating Station (SGS) to ensure effective and consistent application of related programs, policies, procedures and practices in accordance with applicable regulations.
* Prepares health and safety reports, documents and presents to plant supervision.
* Develops and provides environmental, safety and health training programs to ensure employee knowledge and understanding of safety regulations and requirements.
* Coordinates and administers the plant hearing conservation program and annual audiograms.
* Conducts plant surveys, tests and inspections of the plant with safety, health, or fire and emergency medical services agencies.
* Represents plant during safety inspections by outside agencies.
* Administers plant safety eyewear protection program, prescription and non-prescription.
* Schedules and coordinates the administration of the plant respirator fit tests.
* Help develop one year (short term) and three-year (long-term) schedule for plant safety activities.
* Maintains first aid supplies and may perform first aid.
* Analyzes, or evaluates new and existing jobs, processes, products or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability and outcome of hazards and implement processes to correct deficiencies.
* Maintains documentation of the accident/injury, dispensary and 300 and 300A logs.
* Stays up to date with safety trends to determine changes in technology and personal safety equipment and recommends changes in safety and health program elements to reflect technological advancements.
* Reviews and makes recommendations to improve plant practices and procedures to ensure compliance.
* Administers the Behavior Based Safety programs and ensures participation of plant employees. Uses data to help reduce accidents and injuries.
* Develops weekly safety topics for distribution to all plant departments.
* Maintains knowledge of OSHA standards for work place safety.
* Coordinates the work of industrial hygiene or safety supply contractors and consultants.
* Assists the management in reporting non-compliance events to federal, state, county or local regulatory agencies.
* Takes a proactive approach regarding personal safety, safety of others and complies with all OSHA and SECI safety rules. Must complete all necessary online or classroom safety courses as directed. Must participate in safety briefings and meetings.
* Takes a proactive approach regarding environmental rules and regulations governing the operation of the plant. Must complete all necessary online or classroom environmental courses as directed. Required to immediately report any, and all, environmental reportable incidents.
* Ability to drive vehicles and mobile equipment.
* Other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.
Decision Making Authority
Expenditure approval: $1,000
Some travel and work outside of normal business hours. While working in certain areas of the plant there is the potential for exposure to hazards typical of an industrial working environment. Must be able to follow established protective measures including, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE). Must be able to work and access all locations of the plant and grounds. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolds. Must be capable of wearing full and half face respirator.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
High school diploma required. Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene or related field and five years of progressive safety experience in an electric generating facility or equivalent work experience in an industrial/construction setting is preferred. Must possess a current professional certification in safety or be able to obtain certification within one year of employment. Must possess certification for audio metric analysis and quantitative respiratory testing equipment or be able to obtain certification within one year of employment. Successful completion of both the thirty hour OSHA General Industry and thirty hour OSHA Construction Standards courses within the past five years is desired. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
* Activity coordination
* Safety program development and administration
* Proficient in first aid and CPR
* OSHA General and Construction industry knowledge
* Computer Skills
* Emergency Response
* Functional knowledge of power plant operations
* Functional knowledge environmental Processes
* Time Management
* Critical and Analytical Thinking
* Quality Control/Continuous Improvement
* Attention to Detail
* Collaborative/Team Work
* Problem Solving