Health & Safety Manager

Environmental Health & Safety
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Coupling


Under direction of the General Manager, establishes and directs the company’s Health & Safety Program.


McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Directs, supervises and administers the company’s safety program which involves formulating, writing and auditing safety practices, policies and measures for each work unit. Determines proper safety equipment to be worn on all work units. Conducts studies, maintains records and analyzes accident causes and health hazards and makes recommendations on corrections. Participates in conducting plan inspections to detect potential accident and health hazards and follows up on proper correction. Responsible for the preparation and direction of employee safety meetings.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining records and reports required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Initiates safety practices and programs to conform to OSHA requirements and follows up to see they are carried out.

Update and maintain WEB based documents per corporate requirements including Medgate, Docman, Ops Environmental and Dakota Traces.

Responsible for implementation of OSHA Standards and Directives, and keeping up-to-date with these and other standards organizations, that apply or OSHA may reference.

Responsible for implementing and updating Company Best Practices.

Maintains Safety Manual, participates in Job Safety Analyses, Manages Safety Discipline/Retraining/Counseling Programs.
Views and maintains Safety Training videos. Conducts salaried and hourly safety training orientation.

Assists with various other assignments as required.

Employees assigned to work areas that involve hazardous material must attend periodic training classes pertaining to the proper handling and disposal of hazardous material as required by the E.P.A.

Performs all duties safely. Observes at all times, the applicable safety rules of the plant, department and the job. If no specific safety rule exists regarding a specific task or assignment then reasonable precaution is to be exercised. Reports to supervisor every unsafe act, practice or condition which comes to the attention of the employee.

Complexity of Duties: Wide variety of duties involving general knowledge of company policies and procedures. Must use considerable judgment in recommending Industrial Safety programs and in establishing safety rules and regulations. Must analyze new equipment in regard to safety. Initiates safety practices and programs for conformance to OSHA standards.

Supervision Received: Under general direction of General Manager works with policies and general objectives. Rarely refers specific cases to superior unless clarification or interpretation of company policies is involved.

Errors: Probable errors may involve major expenditures and improper performance of duties could result in serious injury or unsafe equipment conditions. Failure to initiate practices and programs for conformance to OSHA standards could be extremely costly in fines.

Contacts With Others: Outside and inside contacts with all levels of people and government agencies which requires a high degree of judgment and diplomacy. These matters often require a well-developed sense of strategy and timing.

Confidential Data: Regularly works with confidential data concerning safety and accident programs. Works with a variety of records and reports that are considered confidential.

Working Conditions: Good working conditions. Occasional exposure to noise, dust, heat, and cold checking on accident and health hazards. Some elements present make conditions less desirable than usually found in office.

Character of Supervision: General supervision of the safety department involving responsibility for results in terms of cost, methods and personnel.

Scope of Supervision: Supervise one to two persons.


Education: A BA/BS in Occupational Safety or related field with a broad knowledge of industrial safety program.

Experience: Over 3 years of hands-on, in-plant health and safety experience in a manufacturing environment.


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