Northest Regional Director, Safety & Health

Location: Allentown PA Posted Date: July 20, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 9086BR Careermine Job Id: 1788532

We're Lehigh Hanson.  Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles.  We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America's leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials. 
We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.
We're a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don't ask you to "fit in" to our culture. We invite you to add to it.
We are seeking a leader to oversee and drive forward our safety and health function for several Northeastern states and Eastern Canada.    Reporting to the Region President, this position will lead the sub-region safety and health initiatives and compliance programs.

  • Leads the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the Sub-Region's Safety & Health function while aligning with corporate objectives
  • Drives established Corporate and Regional initiatives and safety & health action plans.
  • Continuously identifies and implements improvement opportunities within the Sub-Region's safety and health performance.
  • Trains, coaches and mentors operations leaders and safety professionals.
  • Develops and maintains the Sub-Region's safety performance standards, specifications, and programs, including training.
  • Stays apprised of emerging safety and related issues in the U.S. and Canada
  • Coordinates and assists in the response and correction of significant safety events.
  • Maintains and monitors the Company's ESH Information Management database and other department systems.
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting of leading and lagging performance indices.
  • Monitors and regularly communicates Region safety performance to senior management.
  • Coordinates the Sub-Region's industrial hygiene program, and ensures completion of identified corrective and preventative actions.
  • Provides oversight for the management of Workers Comp, General and Auto Liability for the region.
  • Effectively interacts with regulatory agencies at all levels.
  • Willingness to travel.
Assures compliance of all plant operations with company policy and federal, state, and local regulations. The incumbent must understand and comply with Company compliance policies, including the Code of Business Conduct (including NAM supplements), the anti-corruption policy and the Antitrust Compliance Policy, and is required to participate in compliance training in such policies and provide disclosures and compliance certifications from time to time. The incumbent is expected to require compliance with such policies by subordinates, monitor their activities for compliance and disclose incidents of non-compliance as provided by such policies.

This position will be based at our Allentown PA location.

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety related discipline or other related degree.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or demonstrated work towards professional certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in safety in a heavy manufacturing industry; cement/mining industry preferred.
  • Solid understanding of regulations in both the US and Canada (as applicable).  
  • Experience in management systems.
  • Experience and expertise in ESH audit program management and auditing as a Lead Auditor.
  • Strong management, communication, technical writing and influencing skills at all levels from senior leadership to plant level employees.
  • Experience and ability to coach and teach both safety and operations personnel.  Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Physical Aspects of the Job
Will regularly be exposed to:
  • Employee must be able to function in an office environment as well as the Lehigh Hanson industrial environment including the environmental conditions described below and the physical demands of working/auditing at the plant level (standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, crouching or crawling).
  • Employee is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear.
  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment including respirator.
Specific vision abilities required by the position include:
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
Will frequently be exposed to plant environment conditions which include:
  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Work near moving mechanical parts
  • Work in high, precarious places
  • Fumes, vapors or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Outdoor weather conditions
  • Extreme cold and extreme heat (non-weather)
  • Industrial risks similar to those experienced by operations personnel including noise, dust, electrical and machine risks, large equipment and vehicles, working at heights, working outdoors and around water, underground mine risks and occasional work in enclosed spaces.

At Lehigh Hanson, we care a great deal about your health which is why there is no waiting period to participate in highly competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs.  In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions. 
No search firms please
Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.