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Manager, Health and Safety - Ditch Witch

Company: The Toro Company
Location: Perry
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Who Are We? - At Ditch Witch in Perry, Oklahoma we pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in the underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in Perry stands out because it's a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because our plant is our community, we see our teammates not only as co-workers but as neighbors and family members. All of our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world. - We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people. - The position will assist in ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, Local, and Corporate Health and Safety requirements while building a culture of H&S excellence. - The Health and Safety Manager must be skilled in interpreting and complying with regulations that apply across business operations, exhibit excellent leadership skills, and be able to work across functional boundaries to achieve a zero-harm culture. What Will You Do?--- - In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:--- -

  • Work directly with Ditch Witch Health and Safety to develop and implement the TTC Global EHS Governance Manual across Ditch Witch employing proactive safety processes
  • Support effective behavioral based safety programs across Ditch Witch beginning with, but not limited to, the SafeStart - and DuPont STOP programs
  • Develop effective relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Administer mandated programs including, but not limited to hearing conservation, safety eye wear program, machine guarding, bloodborne pathogens, respiratory protection, hazard communications, and personal protective equipment
  • Assure reporting, including online reporting of health and safety requirements, is timely and accurate
  • Engage leadership across the organization to drive safety and health excellence across Ditch Witch with the goal of a zero-harm culture
  • Lead the continuation of Job Safety Analysis throughout our facilities to support continuous improvement through thoughtful comprehensive hazard identification and risk mitigation
  • Provide pertinent data for the daily, weekly, and monthly safety scorecards consistent with Toro requirements supporting continuous improvement of EHS systems including corrective action completion, compliance inspections and hazard identification
  • Train employees on company safety policies and procedures assuring all training is current and records are maintained including new employee orientation
  • Assist in new hire orientation including hazard identification training and new hire refresher training
  • Provide injury management support including checking on injured employees, coordination with Supervisors and coordination of onsite medical management
  • Support site management during incident investigations as required and implement effective countermeasures as appropriate
  • Partner with site Support Services Manager to assist in workers' compensation cost containment
  • Review facility procedures and amend as required to keep company compliant with changing regulations on an annual basis
  • Collaborate with engineering, maintenance and operations functions on proper machine guarding implementation and usage
  • Provide technical guidance for H&S for Subsite, OK
  • Have relevant environmental engineering experience in water, wastewater, waste disposal, hazardous storage, and overall environmental best practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Manage departmental team members to:
  • Engage employees and provide opportunities for involvement on the safety team
  • Assure site safety team is staffed with a standard agenda & expectations and supported by local management including but not limited to scheduled audits, meetings, publishing/posting of minutes, and oversight of site health and safety metrics
  • Assure each location maintains a corrective action log to address concerns from employees, audits, and inspections
  • Provide ergonomic engineering assessment of manufacturing processes and equipment -
  • Maintain facility safety data sheet (SDS) files to assure they are complete
  • Complete powered industrial equipment training and maintenance of related records - Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    • Office environment with frequent work taking place on the factory floor, warehouse, and outside facility
    • Rapidly changing workloads and priorities with frequent deadlines
    • Work with confidential information
    • Regular use of personal protective equipment What Do You Need?--- - To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:--- -
      • Bachelor's degree (prefer EHS sciences, Engineering, or Engineering Technology)
      • 7+ years leading and building comprehensive safety programs with evidence of continuous improvement in a similar sized campus
      • Strong manufacturing business acumen with familiarity in manufacturing and material handling preferred
      • Excellent communication skills, both formal and informal, at all levels of the organization
      • Strong analytical, negotiating, presentation and facilitation skills
      • Ability to lead and direct teams and/or committees
      • Ability to conceive, develop, and execute EHS related projects within a manufacturing environment
      • Demonstrated knowledge of delivering direct health and safety training
      • Ability to develop, implement, and coordinate comprehensive health and safety incident prevention programs
      • Skilled in the standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields
      • Experience with IS 45001 and ISO 14001 is preferred
      • Experience in Security is preferred
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision JOB DIMENSIONS:
        • Position located in Perry, OK
        • Position reports to the Ditch Witch Health and Safety Director, also located in Perry, Oklahoma
        • In conjunction with the Director of Health and Safety and the Health and Safety Representative, responsible for the health and safety of approximately 1,600 employees
        • The position manages two direct reports
        • Travel requirements approximated at
        • Position is on first shift but will occasionally be required to work alternate shifts as needed for training, investigation, and culture development What Can We Give You?--- ------ - At Ditch Witch, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - Ditch Witch offers employees at our Perry, OK location a variety of perks, including:--- - Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, office-plant blended environment. - Wellness - In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health, financial health, and other types of resources to every full-time employee. - Growth Opportunities - TTC prides itself on giving our employees the chance to grow their careers. Tuition reimbursement, opportunities to move into new areas of interest, and promotion opportunities are a few examples. - - Competitive Salary - The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app. - We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. --- - #LI-Onsite

Keywords: The Toro Company, Stillwater , Manager, Health and Safety - Ditch Witch, Healthcare , Perry, Oklahoma

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