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Area Safety Manager

Company: Airgas
Location: Louisville
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Airgas USA, LLC

is hiring


Indianapolis, IN / Louisville, KY / Evansville, IN
Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!

Discover an exciting Career with Airgas! Airgas USA, LLC, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding, and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise. Airgas' customer base includes but is not limited to: manufacturing, health care, construction, energy, hospitality, food service, and so on---

Area Safety Manager directs and oversees the company's health and safety policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with DOT, OSHA, EPA, FDA and other state, local, or company specific regulations. Conducts and oversees periodic safety and compliance audits, as well as on-going safety assessments. Ensures development, implementation and on-going communication of health and safety education of programs that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skills training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material handling procedures, and the use of personal protective equipment; to Airgas Associates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Promote and develop safe work behaviors. Assist and coach Associates to reduce injuries and vehicle accidents.

  • Plan, administer and support ongoing safety programs to ensure compliance.

  • Liaise between facility and internal and external auditors. Interpret Safety Policies, Regulations and Standards to recommend or provide direction.

  • Keep facilities current with regulations concerning DOT, OSHA, EPA, and the FDA. Also responsible for implementing procedures and the control of those documents.

  • Conduct internal audits of all governmental disciplines by ensuring that required documents, training, and safety measures are in place. Forwards findings to supervisor for appropriate corrective actions.

  • Plan industrial health and ergonomic risk assessment surveys or analysis.

  • Assure all applicable training is performed at all locations.

  • Meet all compliance and reporting requirements of Federal and State regulations

  • Assist Director of Safety and Compliance in monthly safety meetings and data/presentations, which also include compliance presentations at branches, plants, and customer locations.

  • Assist in creating training development packages (i.e. videos, power point).

  • Assist in setting up and maintaining all permits and maintain location files.

  • Assist in medical manual updates, procedures, and controlling of said documentation.

  • Be active in hazardous material operations, i.e. Airgas Emergency Response Organization (AERO), and other state and federal programs (PSM, RMP)

  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: State medical registrations, Tier II Reporting and accident investigation and review

  • Works in office, branch or plant environment with 65" Travel.


    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Safety, Engineering, or related technical field, and at least 3-5 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • 5 years of experience in the safety management of an industrial manufacturing and/or distribution company

    • Working knowledge of Safety and OSHA regulations preferred.

    • Computer proficiency and intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel and the Google platform (Mail, Calendar, Sheets, Drive).

    • Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle with insurance coverage as required by company.


    • Strong proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Experience in Google platform is a plus. Computer literate.

    • Must be able to qualify as a member of Airgas Emergency Response Organization/ Hazmat Team.

    • Ability to be "on call" 24/7 for emergencies and to respond to DOT- related questions associated with the shipment of hazardous materials.

    • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Highly motivated self-starter, who can effectively prioritize, multi-task and manage to accomplish objectives within tight deadlines.

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Outstanding communication skills including written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    • Ability to perform extensive travel for training, auditing, and incident review purposes.

    • Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours or more; frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion also required.

    • Must be able to work outdoors in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.

    • Must possess the personality, enthusiasm and commitment to Airgas core values that promote cooperation and respect.

    • The nature of this position demands discretion, good judgment, and prompt, accurate decision-making, as well as the management of complex situations.

    • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace.

      EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

      Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

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