Health and Safety Manager

Manager, Health and Safety

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We currently have an opening to fill the position of Health & Safety Manager at Bogalusa Paper Mill in Bogalusa, LA.  Bogalusa is centrally located to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Jackson, MS and the gulf coast region.  The Bogalusa mill produces approximately 2,400 TPD of pulp and paper at its 2 paper mill facility.  The successful individual must be capable of performing in a flexible, fast-paced production environment.

The Manager Health and Safety provides leadership, coordination and technical expertise in the area of health and safety.  This position will have accountability for establishing reliable methods for improving safety performance; nourishing a culture in which safety is an overriding value in all activities and in which every team member assumes accountability for safety; and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Health & Safety program leadership -
    • Develop and implement policies, procedures, programs, and tools to ensure compliance with Government regulations and IP policies in a way that leads to a safe and injury-free work environment.
    • Coordinate health and safety audit programs including corrective action plan tracking – both internal and external.
    • Develop and implement effective safety training programs including support for monthly crew safety meeting content and new hire training.
    • Provide leadership and coordinate efforts to drive continual improvement of health and safety program effectiveness.
    • Recommend changes to reduce safety hazards and health risks
    • Provide functional expertise and strategic direction to achieve our vision of an accident free workplace while positively impacting profitability and operational excellence.
    • Provide tools, information and guidance to the department hourly Safety Coordinators so that their efforts are cohesive, uniform and coordinated, including annual safety training
    • Facilitate sharing of Safety Best Practices between mill departments and the enterprise.
    • Oversight of the Safety Incident Analysis process including quality assurance, corrective action tracking and effectiveness audits.
    • Foster the mill culture change toward a vision of an accident-free workplace by:
      • Demonstrating behaviors that reflect the core principles of safety and a personal commitment to safety excellence
      • Establishing a high standard of behavior for all employees and managers that is reinforced through feedback and coaching
      • Modeling and coaching effective leadership behaviors with formal and informal leaders
      • Systematically communicating activities and recognizing accomplishments
      • Engaging all mill employees in the safety process and empowering them to take personal ownership for safety results
      • Bridging the gap between levels in the organization through open data sharing and facilitating thoughtful dialog.
      • Generating mill-wide excitement and demonstrating a positive attitude toward the ultimate goal
      • Supporting established teams to more effectively accomplish their mission (department safety committees, Mill Safety Leadership Team, ad-hoc teams, etc) 
    • Oversight of the industrial hygiene and ergonomics programs; oversight of Process Safety Management (PSM)
    • Maintain required information (IPS, OSHA 300 log, lagging and leading indicators, etc) and analyze data to provide information to management to identify problem areas and safety trends and develop action plans to address findings.
  • Contractor safety program management
  • Site Security Oversight including staffing, gate control and physical plant

     

     

    Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or technical discipline with significant related experience and exposure to OSHA general industry requirements. CSP and/or CIH certifications preferred.
  • 7+ yrs experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Experience in paper manufacturing a plus.
  • A demonstrated strong propensity to lead based on successful formal leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing/industrial environment.
  • Expertise in PSM/Process Safety Management a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a developed competency to influence others.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead cross-functional teams including knowledge of basic facilitation techniques.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Must be an effective listener.
  • Clear ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.
  • An ability to manage change and conflict.
  • Established skill to execute work based on standards, procedures and systems.
  • Experience with six-sigma (or other process improvement methodologies) and change management processes a plus.

     

    Key Competencies:

    Managerial Courage, Interpersonal Savvy, Approachability, Motivating Others, Priority Setting, Action Oriented Time Management, Conflict Management, Functional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, Managing Through Systems, Organizing.

     

     

     International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans