American Electric Power Safety & Health Mgr in Charleston, West Virginia
Safety & Health Mgr
Responsible for the management and coordination of the Company's Safety functions and applicable corporate coordination functions. Position requires persistent, dedicated effort to keep abreast of constantly changing regulations. The incumbent must be the Company expert on laws and regulations relevant to safety and health which pertain to the electric utility industry and in addition must have a strong working knowledge of regulations associated with the construction industry. Must assume a leadership role for the Safety & Health effort in Utility operations and work with all Business Unit leaders in terms of implementation of a continually expanding Safety and Health program., Accountable, along with others, for reduction of job-incurred injuries and illnesses to AEP employees and people working for or on behalf of AEP, with resultant savings in compensation claims, insurance costs, and improved productivity. The well being of the Company's human resources through prevention of work related injuries and illnesses is paramount. 1. Manage and coordinate safety programs including recommendation and communication of, safety program modifications and protective equipment evaluation and use. Conduct and/or monitor periodic safety audits of the safety and health efforts, prepare reports of such audits and discuss the results with management. 2. Make recommendations on changing policies, procedures and programs to meet safety objectives which include all appropriate state and federal laws. Keep current with all reporting standards and prepare reports reflecting Company accident and injury experience and recommend alternatives to strengthen accident control measures. 3. Provide a high level of interface with business units in reviewing and formulating Company positions related to the effect of proposed federal, state and OSHA standards on operations and coordinate with appropriate personnel. Advise and consult with the business unit on safety and health regulations with regard to new facilities or modifications of existing facilities. Keep current with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations, including MSHA and OSHA and make recommendations for compliance. 4. Work closely with the line organization to champion continual process improvement by proactively designing and leading development of S&H proactive/preventive activities. 5. Lead investigations and inspections for the purpose of proactively improving hazard control programs and determining the degree of compliance with federal, state and local occupational safety and health regulations. Audit, measure and evaluate these programs for effectiveness. 6. Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices. Analyze, define, and eliminate weaknesses in the safety and health management system. 7. Ability to formulate and coordinate safety and health programs and proposals at all levels of management within the system.
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Education: Bachelor's degree in safety, health, business administration, industrial hygiene/health or industrial engineering OR Associate degree in safety health, industrial hygiene/health with two years? experience in related electric utility field operations experience Experience: In addition to education requirement: ten years' of increasing responsibility in Safety & Health administration and/or S&H field experience or eleven years professional, technical and/or operations experience. Licenses/Certifications: Valid state driver?s license
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