Bridgestone - Safety and Health Manager

Based at our La Vergne, Tennessee commercial tire manufacturing facility, the Safety and Health Manager will lead, direct, and coordinate all safety and health related activities for the facility. This individual will be responsible for preventing occupational injury/illness and related losses while minimizing future liabilities by evaluating risks and establishing appropriate loss control/reduction activities. The Safety and Health Manager will also promote and support the facility's line-driven safety process and assist plant management in achieving safety and business objectives.


COMPANY OVERVIEW

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Safety

Develop and implement a comprehensive safety management system including providing leadership and support for the line-driven safety process, behavior based safety, ergonomics, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, and worker's compensation.Continuously monitor the system for improvement opportunities.

Worker’s Compensation

Direct the worker's compensation claims process through aggressive management of all claims by selecting and directing attorneys, physicians, nurses, and insurance personnel, and negotiating settlements.

Industrial Hygiene

Manage industrial hygiene activities including medical surveillance, air monitoring, noise, laser, ventilation, hazard communication, new chemical screening/approval, and radiation safety.

Regulatory and Legislative Matters

Provide guidance on regulatory and legislative matters (OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA, WC) and oversee government compliance inspections and activities.Develop written programs, procedures and policies to ensure compliance.

Fire Prevention

Establish and manage fire prevention programs including routine inspections and testing, issue hot work permits, emergency response/ fire brigade, and be the Company liaison with the property insurance carrier and local fire authorities.

Medical Department

Establish and manage the medical department program including selecting and supervising the plant doctor and nurses.Establishing medical treatment guidelines, routine examinations, develop a medical surveillance program, substance abuse program coordination, occupational disease claims and issues, and maintaining required records.


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors degree in Safety Management or related field and 4-6 years of full-time safety and health experience OR Masters degree in Safety Management or related field and 2-4 years of full-time safety and health experience


ASP or CSP preferred


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