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Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Coordinator
Rand Logistics, Inc. is the parent company of Lower Lakes Towing LTD., and Grand River Navigation Company, Inc. We are one of the largest marine transportation service providers operating on the Great Lakes today with a combined fleet of 15 bulk freight vessel is service to over 50 customers across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Our company is seeking a well-organized and self-directed individual for the position of Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Coordinator with the following duties:
• Conduct health, safety, and environmental assessments and inspection of records, equipment, and facilities to promote compliance with safety and environmental regulations as established by the company and/or local, state, or federal laws.
• Examine lighting, equipment, ventilation, and other conditions that may affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
• Identify chemical, physical, radiological, and biological hazards in the workplace and recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions.
• Provides expertise in accident investigation to assist in identifying the cause and corrective measures necessary to prevent recurrence.
• Fulfill the role of the first point of contact and takes lead during any serious safety events, managing the process and providing guidance and assistance for proper response, mitigation, and recovery.
• Measure, audit, and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard controls and hazard control programs to assess compliance and develop appropriate risk assessments to drive continuous improve plans.
• Develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs for the business, with methodology, processes, and procedures that are translatable to all support personnel or others who in the future may need to perform these responsibilities.
• Provide updates and progress reports on the continuous improvement plans as requested.
• Implement, administer, and advise others on hazard controls and hazard control programs. Design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
• Oversee and submit reports to the designated agency for all applicable health, safety, and environmental reporting requirements.
• Assist with work site emergency drills and monitor employee response and readiness.
• Manage safety equipment, PPE, and supply stock and needs.
• Monitor appropriate (HSE) legislation and update management team as appropriate.
• Develops, conducts, and supports regularly scheduled safety training sessions to enhance safety awareness and promote safe work habits.
• Maintain and monitor documentation of periodic inspections of all motorized vehicles.
• Ensures compliance with the company's DOT and non-DOT drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Must be able to manage and prioritize time commitments in a demanding environment while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.
Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, manufacturing, industrial engineering, or relevant field.
• 3+ years of experience working in a health, safety, and environmental function is preferred.
• Knowledge of general safety, training and environmental concepts, standards, and practices.
• Experience with industrial or manufacturing safety programs and initiatives desirable.
• Personal integrity and able to perform all job responsibilities in an ethical and non-discriminatory manner.
• Ability to work with a senior leadership team and to communicate effectively with all levels of management, employees, customers, and vendors/suppliers on environmental issues.
• Ability to retain confidential information.
• An understanding of all applicable government laws, regulations and reporting procedures such as OSHA, DOT, API, and EPA.
• Proficiency in computer usage, email, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
• Well-developed observational and analytical skills.
• Effective verbal and written communications skills.
• Work with technicians to collect and test samples of possible hazards in the workplace.
• Must stand on feet for long periods of time and able to work flexible schedules/shifts as needed.
• Use technology and able to work with complex testing equipment.
• This position works in shipyard/ship repair/warehouse setting and while performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. They may also be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment and job site can be loud.
• Position requires ability to perform moderate physical work such as lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching, squatting, kneeling and the use of ladders and scaffolding. This will include the ability to regularly lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh up to 50 pounds. Exposure to irregular terrains, extreme temperatures, heights, and noise.
• Must be self-motivated and able to work in a team-oriented environment with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction.
• Exceptional ability to operate safely in a high speed and fast-paced environment.
• Performs the primary thinking called for and encompassed by the overall position definition.
• Problem solving and reasoning ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and can effectively communicate with all levels within the organization, customers, and corporate officials.
• Determination and assertiveness to accomplish goals and objectives.
• Find solutions to unsafe working conditions and environmental concerns.
Travel may be periodically (33%) required throughout the Great Lakes region.