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Safety and Health Specialist

Bayer

This is a Full-time position in Luling, LA posted December 6, 2021.

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of this role, Safety and Health Specialist, are to: 

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of process chemistry, equipment and work practices to recognize potential hazards and provide appropriate hazard mitigation and worker protection;
  • Ability to develop and manage multiple Safety and IH programs, examples include Confined Space Entry, lockout/Tagout, elevated Work, Hot Work, PPE, Hearing Conservation, Heat Stress, Indoor Air Quality;
  • Serve as owner and technical resource for site safety issues;
  • Serve as the technical lead to the Area Safety Coordinators to promote best practices and provide technical / functional leadership to the site Safety Procedures Review Team;
  • Participate on incident investigation teams as the Safety and Health representative;
  • Represent Safety and Health in project reviews, pre-startup safety reviews, hazard reviews, etc.;
  • Present topics and participate in unit-level and plant-wide safety meetings;
  • Participate in Safety and Health Management System internal and external audits;
  • Support and participate in the site Behavioral Based Safety process;
  • Serve as the Safety Team representative / Communications Officer during site emergencies;
  • Demonstrate leadership through consistent field reviews of routine work, projects and shutdowns;
  • Conduct worker observations and live audits of active work activities;
  • Maintain site occupational injury/illness classification and documentation including the posting and reporting of OSHA injuries per company and regulatory requirements;
  • Participate in the site OSHA VPP Program by assisting with VPP annual self-evaluations, on-site evaluations, and becoming certified as an OSHA SGE to serve on VPP evaluations of external sites;
  • Understand proper selection, use, and maintenance principles and limitations of personal protective equipment;
  • Provide customers with necessary coaching and motivation;
  • Identify, evaluate, and approve new PPE, tools and equipment for site use;
  • Serve as a primary liaison for the IH/Safety Teams in areas of internal customer interaction, coaching, motivation, communications, field observation, and hazard recognition;
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of applicable regulatory requirements;
  • Develop and deliver presentations and training on selected Safety/IH subjects for new employee orientation/compliance training, special events, guest Health and Safety training, and customer requested S&H meetings (e.g.

    PPE selection / use / maintenance, specific chemical / physical hazards, noise and hearing conservation, heat stress, ergonomics, IH/Safety Team projects and progress, etc.);

  • Conduct or assist in conducting various IH/Safety program internal and external audits;
  • Have knowledge of IH and Safety (OSHA and VPP) regulations and recognized best practices (ANSI, AIHA, ACGIH, ASSE) pertaining to work and industrial/chemical manufacturing sites. 

WHO YOU ARE

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.

More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Safety or relevant technical field of study;
  • At least five years of Health and Safety experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all disciplines;
  • Professional certification (ASP, CSP or CIH);
  • Lead and Asbestos Abatement project certifications;
  • Active OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE);
  • Experience leading RCA incident investigations through formal investigation process(s);
  • Knowledge and experience of industry safety codes and standards such as OSHA, PSM standard, EPA Risk Management Program, NFPA, ANSI, ISA, AND NEC;
  • Knowledge and experience with Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, such as HAZOP, What If and LOPA techniques;
  • Strong influence skills and demonstrated ability to work with networks;
  • Knowledge with process control, and safety devices;
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management, organizational and follow-up skills;
  • Be self-motivated and a team player;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written and the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels;
  • Ability to analyze information and make decisions quickly and accurately;
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills with little supervision;
  • Self-directed, motivated, and ability to work as individual contributor as part of a diverse team;
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead projects, assignments and/or teams;
  • Be flexible and able to respond quickly to changing job demands and prioritize multiple responsibilities;
  • Computer proficiency in Windows based programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the “Passion to Innovate” and the “Power to Change”, we encourage you to apply now.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a six point COVID-19 action plan.

As follow up to the initial announcement, the government has shared more details about the federal contractor guidance, including that colleagues who work for businesses that perform certain federal contracts are required to be fully vaccinated by Dec.

8, 2021.

As a federal contractor, Bayer must follow and implement the federal vaccination requirements.

This requirement applies to all current and future Bayer employees working in Consumer Health, Pharmaceuticals and Enabling Functions supporting either of the divisions, effective 12/8/21.

Currently, Crop Science (CS) colleagues, and Enabling Function colleagues who exclusively support Crop Science, are exempt from this requirement.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified individual who because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice receives an exemption from the vaccination requirement, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship for the company.