Corporate Safety Supervisor

Employer
Bio-Techne
Location
55413, Minneapolis
Posted
Sep 20, 2018
Discipline
Administration
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

By joining the Bio-Techne team you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research. Bio-Techne, and all of its brands, provides tools for researchers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics.

Position Summary:

The Corporate Safety Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring all Bio-Techne divisions are compliant with state and local requirements and regulations as they pertain to the safe handling, usage, storage and transport of chemical substances. The Supervisor will also be responsible for the assessment of hazards, as well as the implementation of processes and policies aimed at eliminating them from the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine Regulatory Requirements for Chemicals:
    • Have SME level knowledge of chemistry, regulatory requirements relevant to chemicals, OSHA guidelines and government requirements that apply to working with and transporting chemicals. Be able to articulate those requirements and regulations to lay persons. Train colleagues in the safe handling, interaction and transport of chemical substances.
  • Conduct Orientation and Training of Employees in other divisions:
    • Train and instruct employees throughout the different Bio-Techne divisions in the safe performance of their job duties. Know and train employees as to which personal protective equipment is needed for each task and the proper use, maintenance and storage of this equipment. When applicable, ensure employees comply with mandated safety training courses, ensure that they are assigned to the appropriate employees to take them and that they’re properly documented when complete.
  • Enforce Safe Work Practices:
    • Enforce safe work practices and procedures. Encouraged employees to identify unsafe or unhealthful workplace conditions or hazards. Ensure that employees that routinely break safe practice protocol are admonished and their non-compliance is documented.
  • Correct Unsafe Conditions:
    • Take appropriate steps to correct unsafe or unhealthful workplace conditions or hazards and take follow-up action to ensure that corrective measures are completed in a timely manner to address the hazard.
  • Prevent Lingering Unsafe or Unhealthful Workplace Conditions or Hazards:
    • Document and create lesson plans derived from near miss incidents in order to avoid the continuation of unsafe or unhealthful workplace conditions or hazards. Train and periodically remind employees of what to look for and how to correct or report unsafe conditions or hazards. Whenever a hazard is identified, act swiftly and with determination to discontinue the hazard.
  • Investigate Workplace Accidents:
    • Conduct or supervise accident investigations and ensure that all occupationally injured employees report to the Occupational Medical Service (OMS) or appropriate health care facility, in accordance with policy, immediately. Follow up with determinations for cause and re-mediate action to prevent further repetitions of the accident.
  • Roll-out Corporate Safety Program:
    • Ensure that processes, procedures and documentation relative to all of the above are rolled out to all other divisions. Ensure that state and local laws and regulations are followed when implementing the divisional safety plan.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in safety policy procedures relevant to the safe handling of chemical substances
  • Proven track record in developing multi premise safety programs
  • Program and/or project management experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.
  • Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics (AX) or similar ERPs

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