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Sr. Safety Compliance Specialist

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IN - Fort Wayne - FWA00

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General Description:  The Safety & Compliance specialist is responsible for working with clients on the overall management of safety and ensuring the operation is in compliance with all federal, state, and organizational laws, rules and regulations. The Safety and Compliance Specialist will provide on-site consultation services for contracted agribusiness clients.


  • Provide assistance to the client in implementing safety management practices to raise awareness, build buy-in, and improve the overall safety culture of the organization.
  • Communicate with management, safety staff and employees to keep all locations current regarding changes in safety regulations and programs related to OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance.
  • Determine the compliance programs appropriate for the client locations and assist with the preparation of site-specific program components
  • Facilitate training for all employees to meet compliance requirements, address site-specific training needs, and promote best practices within the organization.
  • Provide resources and assistance for new employee orientation materials.
  • Conduct and document periodic facility inspections focused on OSHA, EPA, and DOT compliance requirements and provide recommendations based on best practices.
  • Complete comprehensive audits in high risk areas such as propane compliance, DOT compliance, Risk Management Program compliance, etc. to evaluate needs and communicate concerns to management and responsible personnel.
  • Work on establishing a safety committee and conduct regular meetings to involve employees in the company safety program and provide feedback on areas of need.
  • Ensure that meetings are completed and documented.
  • Provide assistance to clients with state and federal regulatory audits.
  • Work closely with enforcement personnel and the client to identify solutions and address areas of concern.
  • Provide on-site and phone emergency assistance to clients when incidents occur.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Basic Requirements:

  • 3 years of Safety, Environmental, and/or Agri-Business experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Hold a valid driver's license for the state in which they reside.
  • The ability to communicate sensitive matters with client management and maintain confidentiality from others.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups.
  • Ability to climb ladders and operate equipment needed to inspect facilities.
  • Must not be claustrophobic or unduly afraid of heights.
  • Ability to travel; primarily day trips but includes some overnight stays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or related field.
  • Industry professional designations such as OHST, CTP or CSP.
  • 5+ years of safety, health and/or environmental experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel (spreadsheet), Word (word processing), PowerPoint (presentation) and MS Outlook (email-communication) software.

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