Safety & Health Manager


Cosmopolis, WA

Closing Date

Position open until filled

Job Type

Full Time

Company Name

Cosmo Specialty Fibers

Reports to

Mill Manager

Position Summary

The Safety & Health Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the mill specific safety & health process as mandated by state and federal regulations. This position supports the management team in developing safety strategies along with safety management systems and procedures designed to prevent injuries. This position reports directly to the Mill Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Monitor mill activities for compliance with health and safety guidelines
• Monitor the implementation and enforcement of safety requirements and advise the appropriate manager on safety implications generated by changing site conditions
• Commit majority of time in operations working directly with operators on a variety of safety related issues
• Maintain safety training records and provide safety briefings
• Maintain Safety Data Sheets and software
• Develop and conduct safety orientations and training
• Assist/Review subcontractor safety plans to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations
• Conduct hazard assessments and ensure appropriate control measures and safe work requirements are incorporated into work plans
• Inspect equipment, structures, and work in progress for compliance with applicable health and safety standards and specifications
• Assist/Approve changes to the health and safety process as necessary • Recommend corrective actions and measures to improve safety conditions
• Coach and mentor team members with safety leadership issues
• Provide comfort/assistance with injured worker care and management
• Interact with Vigilant with the management of WA worker’s compensation
• Lead all internal/local investigations and those needing support on external investigations such as DOSH
• Assist with all internal reviews by FM Global - fire protection insurance carrier
• Participate in the mill emergency response program • Participate on the mill central safety committee (CSI)
• Participate in employee involvement program (SafeStart)
• Manage onsite Security contractor
• Must have a flexible schedule to work shutdowns, weekends/on-call, or as needed to ensure the safety and health of the workplace.


• Bachelor degree in safety/health, engineering or business discipline and a minimum of 3 years of work experience in safety management in a manufacturing environment. Or 5 to 7 years of equivalent work experience in a safety management role in a manufacturing environment

• A recognized Safety Certification preferred, (i.e. CSP/ASSE; National Safety Council; CSM/NASP; CSHM/ISHM, Evergreen Safety Council, etc.).

• A recognized PSM Certification preferred, including auditing (ABS, etc).

• Pulp, Paper, or Forest Products experience preferred.

• Experience in a bleaching facility with process safety management (Methanol & Chlorine Dioxide) preferred.

• Proven track record of safety process improvements.

• Experience with Washington Department of Labor & Industries, safety regulations, and worker’s compensation system preferred.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft office programs (excel, word, outlook, etc.).

• Ability to listen, communicate skills written/verbal, effectively.

• Ability to work with all levels of employees, both management and hourly.

• Good organization and time management skills.

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