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Health and Safety Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  45671

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

The Global Health and Safety Specialist is a professional role and supports the company at the corporate level. This role has responsibility for promoting industrial safety to assure employee well-being, regulatory compliance and supporting corporate safety objectives.  Works independently and has experience leading teams in safety improvements and injury prevention processes to drive the company towards our goal of a zero-incident mindset. 

Responsibilities:
•    Champion company safety programs to engage team members and promote a committed safety culture
•    Maintain and manage company policies and procedures related to health and safety (lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fall protection, etc.)
•    Lead and/or participate on corporate projects related to improvement in injury performance.
•    Able to perform field visits for the purpose of auditing programs, health and safety consultation as needed, resolution of safety issues, and ensuring safe work practices are followed
•    Be a member of the Industrial Safety Team. 
•    Learn and provide guidance for the company incident management system. Train new users and provide insight for users to gain the most value from the system. 
•    Identify important safety opportunities and develop plans to close gaps with means to track improvement initiatives to closure
•    Be proficient in health and safety related data analytics. 
•    Develop injury reduction methods, procedures and programs
•    Investigate injuries and other significant safety related events
•    Deliver training on health and safety related topics 

Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Safety or Health (or related major) from an ABET accredited college or university  
Professional Certification Preferred such as CSP or CIH 

Experience Required: 
•    Work experience in an industrial setting; chemical industry preferred. Corporate level work preferred. 
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office.
•    Ability to perform work indoors and outdoors. Work may involve climbing, working in congested areas, and working around chemical process equipment.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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