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Safety Director

Lyman-Richey Corporation Omaha, NE

Job Description

The incumbent will lead the organization in the health and safety protection of its employees. Provides technical expertise necessary for implementation of effective programs to maintain a workforce free of recognized hazards, and to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This is accomplished through the application of fundamental principles of industrial hygiene and safety. Assumes direct responsibility for the execution of health and safety training programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Develops a safety communication campaign to share safety messages with employees.

Coaches leaders on how to be safety role models, deliver safety messages, and hold employees accountable for positive and negative behaviors.

Establishes and communicates annual safety objectives with specific action plans.

Ensures we celebrate successes with all employees when we meet safety objectives.

Leads accident investigations, determines root cause of the incident, and prepares and shares Accident-Grams with all employees in an effort to prevent reoccurrence of the same situation.

Develops health and safety procedures, programs and restrictions.  Periodically reviews adherence to these procedures, programs and restrictions.

Assumes complete responsibility for ensuring that appropriate monitoring is being performed regarding health and safety hazards in all work areas.  Recommends operational or procedural changes to rectify deficiencies.

Assumes complete responsibility for approving all personal protective equipment, including appropriate respirators, and/or uniform programs used in field locations.

Assumes responsibility for the development, monitoring, review and changes to all LRC training programs related to safety, health and environmental  in accordance with the requirements of MSHA, OSHA and EPA including the hiring and/or retention of outside consultants and/or instructors.      

Oversees inspections of company facilities to ensure compliance with rules and regulations as well as internal safety policies.

Assures each facility prepares and maintains files of all environmental permits held by the Company for that facility and satellite location. Maintains a copy of these files in the Corporate office to provide reference information for upper management and Company staff.  Assures that all environmental permits are maintained, and that timely applications for permit renewals and modifications are prepared and submitted.

Assumes responsibility for the preparation and submittal to regulatory agencies of timely reports that are required by law, rule, regulation or permit.  Examples include OSHA 300, MSHA 7000-2, TRI reports, various City permits, and other similar reports. Copies of these reports will be maintained in the Corporate office files.

Tracks proposed and final rules from OSHA and MSHA.  Advises appropriate management of significant rules that may impact the Company.

Responds to Notices of Violation or other regulatory inspection deficiencies.  Assists in developing corrective action plans for such deficiencies.  Assists attorneys in defending against enforcement actions.

Coordinates company safety and health activities.  Provides guidance and shares experiences with managers and staff at field locations to ensure compliance.  Participates in the collection, development and review of health and safety statistics.  Participates in the presentation of these statistics to upper management, their interpretation and the development of policy recommendations to correct problems and deficiencies.       

Reviews the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan at each assigned facility on an annual basis. Assures that these plans are maintained and reviewed by licensed professional engineers in accordance with the applicable regulations.

Develops, reviews, maintains and/or distributes Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). Ensures that MSDS files for other products are maintained and available for inspection at applicable Lyman-Richey facilities.

When possible and appropriate, is physically present at environmental inspections and or audits by regulators or government contractors.

Directs and presents training exercises and seminars intended to ensure compliance with Company environmental policy and practice, and environmental laws, rules, regulations and permits.

Represents the Company at meetings and conferences with federal and state regulators.

Assures the accurate and timely payment of all fees connected with the acquisition and maintenance of environmental permits at assigned facilities.

Maintains active memberships in appropriate professional organizations (e.g., NSC, ASSE).  Receives and maintains the appropriate certifications to indicate continuing professional proficiency.  Attends at least one relevant seminar or training session annually.

Develops, reviews and maintains employee medical surveillance programs for employees.  Recommends to upper management the hiring and/or retention of outside consultants that provide medical surveillance services.

Maintains an extensive working knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to MSHA, OSHA, and EPA.

Leads all company safety committees, and inspires appropriate action as an outcome from ideas generated by the committee.


Education and/or Experience: 

Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B. A.) from four-year college or university; at least five (5) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Details

Date Posted October 11, 2017
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers
Zipcode 68130
Name Rye Roberts
Address 2625 S 158thPlz
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68130
Phone 402-557-3850

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Dental
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Coaching
  • Business - Strategy Development
  • Customer Service
  • Executive Leadership
  • Other - Management

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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Dental
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical