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Georgia-Pacific Prosperity Plywood is seeking to hire a Safety Specialist.

 This is a salaried position that will report to the Manager of Safety & Health at the Prosperity Plywood Mill. Specifically, this position would assist in general safety compliance, contractor safety, risk reduce and hazard analysis, industrial hygiene, emergency response, risk assessments, loss prevention, machine safeguarding, and other safety compliance standards as assigned. The employee that aligns with our company values will find fulfillment in being a role model and coach for other employees in regard to compliance and achievement of corporate safety objectives. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead, coach and develop employees utilizing the MBM® Guiding Principles and Framework
  • Identify hazards and evaluating risk in existing or future equipment, processes, and operations
  • Ensure facilities have prioritized, actionable strategies and effective metrics to monitor progress and performance
  • Enhance the capability in the development and implementation of fundamental safety programs. Fundamental programs include, but are not limited to Fall Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Confined Space, Emergency Response, Lock Tag Verify, Hazard Communication, Incident Investigation, Mobile Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, and others.
  • Work with all aspects of Safety & Health programs, including continuous improvement, compliance standard ownership and subject matter expertise
  • Provide a visible safety presence in the field with operations, maintenance, and contractor work groups
  • Provide support to the contractor safety management program, machine safeguarding, safety design standards, Human & Organizational Performance and others as assigned
  • Development and delivery required regulatory training and orientation
  • Perform Hazard Identification Risk Assessments (HIRA) and other risk assessments
  • Develop the capability to conduct effective incident investigations to identify learning opportunities and improving our capacity to fail safely.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to facilitate ownership for safety at all levels
  • Development of Risk Assessments
  • Lead safety audits, inspections and interactions with government agencies
  • Work independently with vendors on finding solutions to safety opportunities

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Safety, Contractor Safety or other safety related field, OR three (3) or more years working experience in a safety & health, engineering or leadership role
  • Safety experience in a manufacturing or industrial facility

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent certification
  • OSHA Certificate or Certification in Safety or a Safety Related Field
  • Experience with OSHA 1910, OSHA 1926, NFPA Codes, ANSI
  • Experience and knowledge in recognizing and mitigating hazards
  • Five (5) years’ experience of Safety & Health work in manufacturing, paper, converting or construction
  • Experience establishing sustainable systems for compliance and continuous improvement

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