Safety Specialist

Columbia, SC

Posted: 06/07/2022 Industry: Environmental, Health & Safety Job Number: 65.22CM Pay Rate: 100,000 - 140,000 Experience:

Job Description

Safety Specialist

Currently seeking a Safety Specialist – Industrial Hygienist to join our South Carolina team.  This role will be responsible for onsite Health & Safety needs from the front-line personnel, including compliance reporting, government interactions, and building operational capability for the teams.  This role will help support and own execution of compliance tasks in the field to support base operations.  This individual should be a team player with the ability to work independently in an efficient manner creating value-adding results, dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement, and sense of urgency to achieve site vision and objectives.

What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Compliance assurance of Health & Safety programs – oversight, self-assessment, and routine auditing
  • Provide field H&S support to site operations, construction, and maintenance projects
  • Implement programs to promote employee health and safety compliance
  • Guide the organization to meet or exceed internal and external regulatory requirements
  • Provide guidance for Site Safety Guiding Coalition with focus on integrating Health and Safety in the shift organization
  • Support site teams in Root Cause Analysis and incident investigation
  • Conduct and manage industrial hygiene exposure assessment process
  • Act as the liaison and support occupational health surveillance and injury/illness case management
  • Manage Chemical Management Program (to include, SDS review process and managing site chemical inventory)
  • Maintain compliance of site fire alarm and suppression systems
  • Provide H&S guidance to Plant Leadership Team (PLT) to improve site safety culture
  • Identify and utilize data and reports needed to provide effective governance of site H&S performance
  • Support the training and development of site employees and site leaders in safety and health
  • Work with site teams to develop appropriate solutions to mitigate site risks
  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge to ensure ongoing personal effectiveness
  • Exhibit interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills and good judgment
  • Be willing to be on-call for emergency response

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at

JO:  65.22CM

Job Requirements

The Experience You Will Bring


  • One of the following:
    • Associates Degree in Health & Safety related field and 2+ years of experience in a Health & Safety role
    • 5+ years of experience in a Health & Safety role
  • Safety regulatory knowledge (include OSHA, NFPA, etc. and other H&S, engineering best practices)
  • Experience developing and implementing safety programs
  • Experience in Health & Safety auditing

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Manufacturing or Petrochemical industry experience
  • Program Management skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capability – able to envision, develop, direct, manage, and motivate an organization
  • Achieved, working toward or eligible for H&S certification, including CSP, CHST, CHMM, CIH, etc.
  • Experience with reporting programs such as Microsoft BI and PowerApps

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at

JO:  65.22CM


Meet Your Recruiter

Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter Environmental Health and Safety

My team recruits for all levels of EHS/Regulatory roles from specialists/engineers to directors/vice presidents. We place EHS professionals in single site, regional, and corporate positions. Examples of the specialty roles we recruit for include, but are not limited to:

• Environmental
• Environmental, Health, and Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Management of Change
• Occupational Nurse
• Process Safety Management
• Product Stewardship
• Regulatory
• Risk Management
• Safety
• Security

Industries we serve include, but are not limited to:

• Chemicals
• Construction
• Consumer Products
• Food & Beverage
• General Manufacturing
• Inks and Adhesives
• Medical Devices
• Packaging
• Paints & Coatings
• Petrochemical
• Pharmaceutical
• Plastics
• Polymers
• Refining

If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!    312.668.8985

My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technical capabilities.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value immediately and in the future.   



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