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Safety Specialist


The position, which reports to the Safety and Health Manager, is located at the production facility in Clatskanie, Oregon and has responsibility for assisting in development, implementation, and maintenance of the Company’s Health and Safety programs for Georgia Pacific employees as well as contracted work.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Facilitate Department Risk Assessments (DRAs) and Department 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
  • Drive 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.
  • Responsibly for the development and implementation of core safety programs for area of responsibility in the Mill. The core elements include, but are not limited to: Lockout, Confined Space, Safety Management Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Excavation and Trenching, Fall Protection, Incident Investigation, Mobile Equipment, Cranes and Rigging, Personal Protective Equipment, Safe Work Permits
  • Create value for the mill through effective implementation of GP safety and health requirements aligning with the mill’s safety & health vision
  • Facilitate required regulatory training and work with facility personnel to increase awareness of safety and health issues. At times you will be responsible to create safety training courses.
  • Perform ongoing evaluations/audits of safety and health programs for the area of responsibility in the mill.
  • Facilitate incident investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence
  • Partner with your Mill area of responsibility to develop of strategic plans to achieve short and long-term safety and health improvement goals

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Demonstrated experience in the application of federal/state (OHSA) safety regulatory requirements
  • Experience in safety-related work experience in a heavy industrial environment
  • Experience using and applying effective Safety Management Systems (i.e.: ANSI-Z10 and/or Process Safety Management)
  • Experience developing regulatory compliance programs and training

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health Science, or other technical field
  • Safety experience in heavy manufacturing, chemical processes and/or Pulp & Paper
  • Chemical or Process Safety experience
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Services experience
  • Facility Security experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with Human Organizational Performance (HOP)

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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