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Newell Brands Safety Leader - Home Fragrance in Whately, Massachusetts

Title: Safety Leader, Manufacturing

Reports to: Plant Manager

Location : Whately, MA

Direct and overall responsibility for the development and continuous improvement and execution of health, safety and environmental policies and procedures for the Home Fragrance Manufacturing Location in Whately, MA. This position will provide support to the Manufacturing leadership team in achieving their goals to eliminate work related injuries and achieve world class safety cultures. Support includes evaluation of the worksite, training in safety and OSHA related matters, proactive analysis of loss experience and recommendation regarding worksite safety practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, direct and lead health and safety (H&S) strategy, programs, initiatives and overall H&S direction

  • Promote world class safety culture by raising expectations and set standards to maintain and assess a robust, effective EHS Management System

  • Direct initiatives aimed at improving the safety culture consistent with company principles and values

  • Develops and implements company health and safety procedures, processes, and programs which ensure the safety of the operations, which are compliant with OSHA and other local, state, and federal rules and regulations

  • Develops and implements safety awareness programs, which are behavior-based and contribute to increased awareness of core safety program elements.

  • Participate in the investigation, documentation and analysis of accidents and injuries and maintains a follow-up system to ensure corrective action is promptly implemented.

  • Responsible for serving as a technical resource to support associates, at all levels, on safety-related issues

  • Analyzes and assesses plant safety trend data to drive safety resource allocation, and ergonomic initiatives to reduce injuries.

  • Maintain a good relationship with Workers’ Compensation TPA’s and manages claims, including return to work practices

  • Facilitates, develops and maintains existing safety programs to improve on the SEAL assessment score year after year

  • Maintains location and retail OSHA logs, written safety plans, training records and other reporting requirements

  • Responsible for inspecting the facility to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.

  • Conducts/participates in site meetings and promotes an open line of communication with other team members

  • Complete special assignments and projects on an as needed basis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Action oriented – results driven

  • Works collaboratively at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrates integrity and credibility in all aspects of responsibility

  • Strong leadership, coaching and relationship building skills

  • Proven track record of results in a fast-changing environment

  • Experience in project planning and management

  • Ability to gain employee commitment to site and company objectives

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, EH&S, Engineering, or other relevant technical fields required

  • Experience in a manufacturing, distribution and retail environment preferred

  • Subject matter expert in Health, Safety and Environmental topics.

  • Experience in implementing safety culture improvement programs preferred

  • Proficiency in MS office and safety management information systems.

  • Exceptional organizational and communications skills

  • Proven leadership skills, ability to foster employee engagement

  • Knowledgeable in Workers’ Compensation case management including transition to work programs

  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, under the guidance of the Sr. Logistics Manager within the stated objectives and guidelines of the company

  • Be able to travel as needed

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.