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Safety Coordinator

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated Safety Coordinator to ensure that our work environment meets all legal expectations and actively promotes occupational health and safety. The Safety Coordinator will be responsible for establishing policies that will create and maintain a safe workplace. As a Safety Coordinator, you must have excellent attention to detail to identify hazards. You will also be able to discover opportunities for improving conditions and execute various safety programs. The ability to communicate guidelines to a multidisciplinary workforce is essential. The goal is to ensure the workplace meets all legal expectations and actively supports occupational health and safety.

Responsibilities

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  • Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines.
  • Prepare and enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety.
  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law.
  • Conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention.
  • Monitor compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees and operations.
  • Inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions.
  • Investigate accidents or incidents to discover causes and handle worker’s compensation claims.
  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new prevention measures.
  • Report on health and safety awareness, issues and statistics.
  • Maintain all safety records and documentation.

Requirements

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  • Proven experience as safety coordinator or similar.
  • In-depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA) and procedures.
  • Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices.
  • Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety.
  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics.
  • Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Diligent with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics.
  • BSc/BA in safety management or relevant field is preferred.

Potential interview questions

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  • What experience do you have in this field or in a similar role?
  • How do you handle non-compliance with safety regulations?
  • Can you describe a time when you successfully improved safety conditions at a previous job?
  • How do you stay updated on current safety regulations and industry standards?
  • What strategies would you use to promote a culture of safety in our organization?