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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Addyston, Ohio
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Single site
Emergency Response
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Specialist (EHS)

The SHE Safety Specialist (IH and Emergency Response combined) is responsible for assisting the site (a plastic polymer manufacturer) in achieving and maintaining compliance with Styrolution Corporate SHE polices, applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulatory requirements, employee safety programs, and process safety regulations through understanding, monitoring, and documenting compliance.  The jobholder provides occupational health surveillance programs that will minimize injuries and illnesses, maintain compliance with regulatory health, radiation and product safety requirements, and maintain a healthy work force.

INEOS ABS is an affiliate of INEOS Styrolution, with both companies being wholly-owned by INEOS AG. The INEOS ABS manufacturing facility produces plastic polymers and is located in Addyston, OH, just outside of Cincinnati, OH. INEOS ABS produces a well-balanced portfolio of high quality products with a strong focus on specialty ABS. Its leading technology and application development platform is widely recognized in the industry, making it the provider of choice for customers requiring value-added properties such as color, toughness, durability, heat resistance and appearance.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Maintain compliance with HAZCOM.
  • Maintain up-to-date site chemical inventories for Tier II Reporting.
  • Ensure necessary labeling of containers.
  • Communicate health hazard information to plant customers.
  • Serve as Addyston Site Emergency Response Training Coordinator/Fire Chief.
  • Develop and deliver site emergency response training to the fire brigade.
  • Schedule and conduct site quarterly emergency drills.
  • Assists the incident commander during site emergencies.
  • Work with Incident Commander to ensure the safety of all responding personnel during an emergency.
  • Coordinate emergency activities with Local Emergency Planning Committees.
  • Design, implement, and monitor site employee safety programs to eliminate or minimize employee injuries.
  • Visibly lead, support, and promote the 20 Principles for Managing Behavioral Safety and Process Safety and the Lifesaving Rules.
  • Be the point contact for operations and maintenance safety concerns in assigned area with a focus to understand, resolve, and if necessary elevate to the SHE manager.
  • Actively participate in the MOC process to ensure compliance in assigned area
  • Actively lead their assigned area to participate in behavioral based safety program
  • Work with SHE Manager to develop site-wide safety and health programs to ensure compliance and to minimize risks.
  • Conduct field observations of employees and contractors performing work.
  • Conduct investigations of employee injuries, identifying root causes and corrective actions.
  • Lead contractor’s safety program in their assigned area.
  • Work with Procurement to ensure contractors meet site requirements managed through ISN. (audit this but the contractor coordinator should lead this)
  • Develop and support the use of a site safety compliance audit protocol.  Review completed audits and develop corrective actions to close identified gaps.
  • Update site safety procedures and policies. (This should be led by the SHE manager/PSM lead)
  • Assess new technologies and practices to reduce the risk of injuries/illnesses, and evaluate trends and site performance on safety and health system elements to make recommendations for improvements.
  • Conduct site safety training for site employees on safety and health issues.
  • Conduct safety trend analysis and develop improvement plans based on findings.
  • Ensure the site maintains compliance with OSHA mandated industrial hygiene surveillance programs for new and current employees in order to maintain a healthy work force.
  • Chemical exposure  Responsabilites:Identify and evaluate health hazards that may create employee exposure risks, communicate these risks to site employees and management, and develop compliance and control strategies to minimize employee exposure and risks.
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Hearing conservation
    • Radiation safety
    • Asbestos abatement
    • Lead abatement
  • Review regulatory agency, occupational health and industry association publications and corporate occupational health guidelines to identify potential health hazard risks and business risks.
  • Evaluate industrial hygiene data and potential exposure risks for new raw materials, new supply materials, new processes and any process modifications.
  • Oversee management of respiratory protection systems and portable air monitor devices.
  • Quantify the exposure risk to specific site chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological health hazards.
  • Use of a work exposure assessment process to evaluate employee exposure to health risks by process area and employee group. 
  • Use of analytical instrumentation to measure health hazard risks identified by the assessment process that pose a significant potential health risk and comparison of these measurement results to known occupational exposure guidelines to quantify risk.
  • Communicate the results of exposure assessments and field measurements to exposed employees and their managers.
  • Develop engineering and work practice controls to minimize exposure and to maintain these risks to below known occupational health exposure guidelines.


Skills, Training, and Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or 5+ years’ experience working in a chemical plant environment is preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in SHE Technical Areas preferred.
  • RCRA hazardous waste knowledge desired.
  • Demonstrates understanding of operations
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to correctly interpret and apply SHE regulations.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft and Adobe software and ability to develop competency in the use of ancillary software applications used by the site.
  • Pass a post offer physical and drug test.


Physical and Visual Acuity Requirements and Environmental conditions:

  • Must be able to frequently work at a moderate pace.
  • Must be able to occasionally sit, stand, walk, ascend and descend stairs, bend, stoop, twist, work around extreme heat or cold, high noise levels over 85 Db, at heights, around dusts/mist/fumes, on wet or damp walking or work surfaces, around chemicals (AN, Bd, Styrene, MA and others).
    • Must be able to ascend and descend caged ladders, turn valve/wrench handles, kneel/crouch/crawl, reach above shoulder height, reach at or below shoulder height, work with vibratory tools, do confined space entry, work in cramped quarters, operate vehicles, work with automated machinery and work around allergens (dust, latex, etc.). 
    • Must be able to work outside 50% of the time. Must work with others 50% of the time, use ½ face respirator, full face respirator, PAPR (Powered Air Purified Respirator), SCBA, or Escape Air Pack, wear steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, long sleeves, hearing protection, fall protection and other PPE as warranted.
    • Must be able to lift (pushing & pulling effort while stationary) 10-20 lbs. approximately 1 time a day and carry (pushing & pulling effort while walking) 10-20 lbs. approximately 2 times a day.
    • Must have the ability to see written documents, computer screens and to adjust focus and to receive detailed information through oral communication, make discriminations in sound, and perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. 
    • This position is considered a “safety critical job”, which requires for the employee to be always alert, able to concentrate on their task at hand, and not impaired by medications (prescription, non-prescription, illegal or legal substances including alcohol), or any other mental condition which adversely affects alertness, concentration, or judgment.
    • Must be physically capable of performing Safety/IH duties in a field environment, including the wearing of respiratory protection. 

The Successful candidate must pass a post offer physical and drug test. We are proud to be a drug free workplace.

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