Occupational Safety Specialist III

January 19, 2022
San Diego, California

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people?
Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Occupational Safety Specialist III

Summary:
Implements, audits, and oversees all safety programs and processes, policies, communication efforts, reporting, administration and accident prevention in accordance with all internal company policies and guidelines, and all regulatory standards.

Primary responsibilities for role:

●Ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, NFPA, and other federal and state mandated safety regulations.

●Design and implement workplace safety programs and procedures that help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions.

●Conduct workplace incident investigations and participate in root cause analyses for the incident and follow up on tasks thru completion.

●Monitor the near hit program, identify trends, and initiate corrective actions or programs to reduce/remove the hazards.

●Inspect and evaluate workplace environments to ensure safe practices are followed by employees.

●Conduct area audits to identify workplace hazards, and implement improvement strategies to eliminate/mitigate those hazards.

●Conduct inspections of contractor activity, observing the work, tools and equipment to identify at-risk behavior, safety issues and correct behaviors and equipment issues as necessary.

●Deliver employee safety training.

●Promote a safety culture throughout the facility.

●Maintain the site's Safety Data Sheet database.

●Assist in the creation of JSA and JHA.

Additional Responsibilities:

•Perform all responsibilities as defined in previous job level.

•Develop and utilize subject matter expertise in two of the following safety disciplines: Industrial Hygiene, Construction/Contractor Safety, or Biosafety.

•Analyzes safety improvement areas and provide recommendations and solutions for implementation.

•Coordinate shutdown logistics during planning phase and lead safety team’s activities during shutdown execution.

•Benchmark safety best practices and implement changes to improve safety performance.

•Develop and utilize expert level knowledge of OSHA regulations and industry best practices.

•Collaborate with Process Safety Management group during Process Hazard Analyses.

•Perform trend analysis and analytics of all available safety data to identify and mitigate risks prior to the occurrence of injuries.

•Maintain site safety policies and procedures based on current regulatory requirements.

•Fills in for Occupational Safety Manager when required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, and other federal and state agencies.

•Ability to develop, strengthen and sustain productive and collaborative working relationships with all levels of the organization.

•Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a cooperative work environment within communities of widely divergent technical and educational levels.

•Skilled in investigation and problem solving including root cause analysis.

•Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills.

•Strong technical writing skills.

•Able to deliver training programs and workshops.

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in related field of study

Experience:
Requires 8 years of related experience.

Experience in the Biotech or Chemical Industry preferred.

Equivalency:
Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Occupational Demands:

· May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.

EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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Company Name:

Grifols

Job Category:

Industrial Hygiene Single-site, Safety - Laboratory/BioSafety, Safety Single-site, EHS - West Coast region

Position Type:

Full Time

Experience:

5 - 10 years

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Industry Segments

Biotechnology, Medical Equipment/Instrumentation, Research