Manager of Health & Safety

Technical Area Environment, Health, and Safety
Location
Interlake Steamship Company
Middleburg Hts, OH
United States
Job Summary

Interlake Steamship Company is seeking a Manager of Health & Safety. This person will develop and promote safety culture aboard vessels and in the office through policies, procedures, and practice and provides advice on methods and procedures to reduce occupational health risks. This position is responsible for support in a 24 hour a day, seven day a week operation. Reports to the Director of Operations

Full Job Description

Interlake Steamship Company is seeking a Manager of Health & Safety. This person will develop and promote safety culture aboard vessels and in the office through policies, procedures, and practice and provides advice on methods and procedures to reduce occupational health risks. This position is responsible for support in a 24 hour a day, seven day a week operation. Reports to the Director of Operations.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Develop and promote a strong safety culture.
• Apply scientific knowledge to anticipate hazardous conditions that could cause adverse health effects on workers or the environment.
• Coordinate, plan and conduct programs to educate employees (shipboard and office) about safety in the workplace.
• Inspect work areas (vessel and office) and prescribe corrective actions to reduce the health and safety risks.
• Evaluate vessels to ensure a safe and sanitary working environment.
• Provide injury and disease risk assessments and worksite analysis to variety work environments, including onboard ships operating on the Great Lakes, to identify when and where hazardous conditions exist.
• Compile and analyze injury and illness statistics for vessels operating in Jones Act trade and develop policies and procedures to reduce the same.
• Conduct Root Cause Analysis when accidents and incidents occur.
• Attend and participate in variety of health and safety conferences, committees and events.
• Work with various other Departments to ensure that Company procedures and policies comply with USCG Regulations.
• Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of Company’s Quality System (including safety policies, procedures, and practices).
• Develop a knowledge base of marine operations practices across the Great Lakes region through learning, experience and observation.
• Conduct vessel visitations on a regular basis to interact with crews for various purposes including familiarization, training and enhancement of office to vessel communication.
• Work is performed in environments ranging from outside to inside, noisy to quiet, hot to cold, and wet to dry as well as in normal office environments.
• May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends and evenings as needed.
• Frequent travel will be required.

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:
• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.
• BS or MS in Industrial Hygiene or related science field.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the IH field required.
• Operational knowledge of Industrial Hygiene monitoring equipment.
• Strong operational knowledge of computer databases and office programs (MS Office, MS Excel, MS Word).
• Maritime military service in the Navy or Coast Guard coupled with general industry OSHA standard is a definite plus.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare reports and proposals; ability to represent the Company professionally before legislators, regulators and the public.
• Strong leadership and diplomacy skills to address industrial hygiene issues with management and colleagues.
• English language necessary for oral, written and phone communications.
• Must have keen observation skills to properly assess and report on potential problems.

Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience
Contact Information kdorko@interlake-steamship.com