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Health & Safety Specialist



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Georgia-Pacific is now hiring a Health & Safety Specialist in Toledo, Oregon! The position, which reports to the Safety & Health Manager, has responsibility for assisting in development, implementation, and maintenance of the Company’s Health and Safety programs for GP employees as well as contracted work.

Our Team

Georgia-Pacific Toledo is a producer of brown paper used to make cardboard and is a leader in cycling in the Pacific Northwest.  The Toledo Mill is located within a 10-minute drive to the Pacific Ocean.  Many outdoor activities are available near the mill including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and boating.

What You Will Do

  • Competing demands will require a strong process approach to work, strong organizational skills, teamwork and the ability to establish, communicate and adhere to priorities
  • Facilitate risk assessments and improvement plan development. Assist in identifying improvement opportunities and implementing corrective actions in order to reduce risk by utilizing the Risk Management System (RMS) tool.
  • Assist in the ongoing utilization of Hazard Identification Risk Assessments (HIRA) programs for the area of responsibility in the mill. This involves leading hazard and risk assessment efforts and identifying/implementing corrective actions that appropriately reduce risk.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of core safety programs. The core elements include, but are not limited to: Lockout, Confined Space, Safety Management Systems, Process Safety Management, Emergency Preparedness, Excavation and Trenching, Fall Protection, Incident Investigation, Mobile Equipment, Cranes and Rigging, Personal Protective Equipment, Safe My Life Permits.
  • Strive to create value for the mill through effective implementation of GP safety and health requirements and a thorough understanding of the mill’s vision.
  • Prepare and conduct required regulatory and onboarding training and work with facility personnel to increase awareness of safety and health issues.
  • Perform ongoing evaluations/audits of safety and health programs for the area of responsibility in the mill
  • Facilitate incident analysis to identify root causes and implement corrective actions in order to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Respond to site personnel for assistance and support on safety and health-related issues.
  • Assists with the development of strategic plans to achieve short and long-term safety and health improvement goals.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Knowledge of federal/state safety regulatory requirements
  • A minimum of 3 or more years safety-related work experience in a heavy industrial environment
  • Experience developing and managing regulatory compliance programs
  • Foundational knowledge of occupational safety management and ability to apply and achieve demonstrated results

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health Science, Engineering or other technical field
  • Safety experience in heavy manufacturing, chemical processes and/or Pulp & Paper
  • Process Safety (PS) Experience
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Previous Supervisory Experience


At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy

All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

As a Koch company and leading manufacturer of bath tissue, paper towels, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and much more, Georgia-Pacific works to meet evolving needs of customers worldwide with quality products. In addition to the products we make, we operate one of the largest recycling businesses. Our more than 300,000 employees in over 150 locations are empowered to innovate every day - to make everyday products even better. 

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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