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Safety Manager



Pratt Industries has a need for a Safety Manager as part of the project team for its brand new 100% recycled paper mill in Henderson, KY. The Safety Manager will be responsible for all company safety programming and training. This position will require some initial out-of-state training.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)-

Oversee and develop company safety programs

Investigate incidents, monitor medical care

Assist in conducting (leading) safety inspections, meetings, and training programs

Conduct new-hire safety orientation program

Assist in the hiring and interviewing of production personnel as related to safety requirements

Monitor light duty program: develop jobs; communicate with physician/doctor, etc.

Complete and maintain all paperwork with regards to work-related incidents

Assist with the purchasing safety equipment and systems

Responsible for facility fire protection systems and subsequent training

Maintain membership in applicable safety or environmental associations to stay informed of new developments and trends

Prepare legal notices, postings, and reports as required by government and regulatory bodies

Comply with company policies and procedures

Investigate complaints from surrounding community and foster a good relationship with neighbors

Additional duties as assigned by management


Two years of experience in the safety field

Post-secondary educational degree (2 to 4 year degree from college, university, technical school, military, vocational or other advanced educational institution) REQUIRED

Candidates are preferred who offer the following:

BS degree in Safety related field

Experience in the Safety field in the paper industry


Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, manuals, regulations, and codes

Ability to write business reports and correspondence

Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, contractors, employees and outside officials to the company

Clear, concise oral and written communication skills


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, volume, and net present value. Able to apply concepts of algebra and geometry along with basic math (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form


Ability to gather information and perform root cause analysis and problem solving

Ability to create reports for review by upper management

Ability to lead teams in waste reduction efforts

Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Quality Standards (e.g. ISO 9001/2000 and EMS 14001


OSHA Certification


Employee is regularly required to walk, talk, and hear

Employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, feel; and reach with hands and arms

The employee is occasionally required to sit

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and fumes of airborne particles

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud


Performance will be measured by the overall health and safety of the mill and its employees, along with outside contractors, suppliers, etc.


Participating Medical/Dental/Vision Plans

401K Plan with Company Match

Mill Incentive Program: Maximum 80% of one month’s base salary (Paid each quarter)

Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Program

Healthy Lifestyles Program/Virgin Pulse Fitness Tracking

Gym Reimbursement Program

Supplemental Life Insurance Plans

Supplemental Spouse and Child Life Insurance plans

Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability

Child Bearing & Parental Leave

Income Protection Plans

Legal and Travel Assistance Plans

EAP/Home Auto Insurance Plans

Wireless/Auto/Discount Plans

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