Safety Specialist /PSM Coordinator in Escanaba, Michigan, US at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 11/4/2020

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Job Description


The Safety Specialist/PSM Coordinator position is responsible for working with operations, maintenance, staff functions, and Union Leadership to develop initiatives and programs promoting safe work practices and improvements.  Work with Safety and Operations to ensure compliance with all applicable safety and health regulations.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership to support and assist all levels of management in achieving the facility and corporate goals for reduction of work-related injuries.  Zero injuries is our goal. 
  • Assist in planning, creating, and implementing programs and processes to maintain a workplace that meets or exceeds federal and state safety requirements. 
  • Expert in regulatory requirements, industry standards and local safety matters including integration of Health/Safety Best Practices into the mill. 
  • Ensures a proactive approach to injury prevention. 
  • Support mill Keys to Success. 
  • Demonstrate Verso Foundation leadership behaviors. 
  • Lead safety training and initiatives. 
  • Coordinate mill Safety initiatives with Safety Advocates. 
  • Possess ambulatory capabilities to move around the mill, climb ladders, and catwalks.
  • Manage the Process Safety Management Program and program improvements.

Travel: Negotiable


Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience and Education:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Safety & Health or related field with 3 - 5 years' experience will be considered.
  • Previous experience in a union environment with an excellent safety performance record is highly desired. 
  • Previous experience with PSM, RMP and/or Industrial Hygiene knowledge preferred. 


Minimum Required Skills:

  • Effective communication and leadership skills as well as demonstrated abilities to champion change and influence others at all levels of the organization are required. 
  • Lead and manage the mill’s hourly Safety Advocates.
  • Safety Leadership abilities with demonstrated effectiveness in management role in an industrial safety environment.
  • Ability to give encouragement, guidance, and direction to improve safety performance. 
  • Ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy. 
  • Ability to inspire and guide others toward identifying and achieving vision and goals. 
  • Oversight of the mill’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Program, Risk Management Program (RMP), Industrial Hygiene Sampling Process, Contractor Safety Program and safety initiatives.
  • Conduct audits of the facility’s safety policies and procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Safety Manager.

Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


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