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Job Title: Safety Specialist

Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Salary: $70-85K

Job Summary of the Safety Specialist: The Safety Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and coordinating environmental health and safety programs, including safety inspections, accident investigations, and safety training.

Job Responsibilities of the Safety Specialist:

· Conduct worksite audits to identify potential risks and ensure regulatory compliance.

· Develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate risk.

· Participates in the development and implementation and training of safety programs such as lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fire protection, and other OSHA safety compliance programs.

· Develop and implement safety training and informational materials and accurate record keeping.

· Stay up to date with regulatory changes and update SOPs as needed.

· Investigate workplace accidents and complaints.

· Ensure that routine safety activities are on schedule and are being completed on time.

· Own and lead safety actions.

· Respond to employee suggestions and concerns and assist with resolution.

· Own injury reporting and assist in the Worker’s Compensation process.

· Lead Safety Committee meetings

Education & Experience of the Safety Specialist:

· Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or a related field or equivalent experience.

· Compliance experience in the industry.

· Familiarity with federal, state, and local regulations.

· BCSP certification preferred.

· Bilingual communication skills a plus (English/Spanish).

· CPR/First Aid certification a plus.

· Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

· Detail orientated with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

· Ability to solve practical problems and make decisions within a set of guidelines

· Work with others as part of a high-performance team