LG&E and KU Energy Safety Specialist I in Louisville, Kentucky

Title Safety Specialist I

Requisition ID 4299BR

Address 14660 Dixie Highway

City Louisville

State Kentucky

Job Function Health & Safety (Operations)

Position Purpose This position is entry level for individual with formal safety & health education and/or field operations experience but less than 3 years dedicated professional health/safety experience. Incumbent will work closely on assignments with departmental management and/or more experienced health/safety professionals in order to develop basic knowledge of health and safety laws, applicable rules and regulations, as well as general operational applications within assigned areas. Acquired expertise and skills should provide incumbent advancement opportunities to next level where job functions are similar but will be performed with greater autonomy and responsibility.

Education & Experience Entry level position in which incumbent typically possesses 0-3 year’s professional safety and/or industry specific line-of-business experience. Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety or related educational discipline preferred.

Preferred Qualifications Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standards problems. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from others. Basic computer proficiencies for programs management, development, and documentation. Strong organization, planning, and written/oral communication skills. Leadership potential. Ability and drive to maintain continuing education hours and certifications through various professional organizations.

Job Description Assists with scheduling and coordination of technical safety training. Prepares, conducts or coordinates, and documents departmental safety meetings and tailgate/toolbox meetings at predefined intervals. Gathers information and assists with site-specific industrial hygiene programs and initiatives. Documents and administers processes and information relative to medical surveillance and/or annual physical screenings. Participates and often serves as departmental liaison for various focus groups and/or safety committee(s). Works with field management to ensure that assigned work areas, processes, and procedures are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and company regulations. Assists management and other safety professionals in investigations, follow-up, and mitigation plans in response to accidents and near misses. Conducts regular field inspections/observations to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and company safety policies. Assists in the training and coaching of employees, supervisors and safety committee members on safety observation skills. Exemplifies the company’s commitment to safety and health by exhibiting a highly professional demeanor at all times. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Work Conditions Varies by assignment

Physical Effort Frequent standing and walking. Some climbing and working in adverse physical conditions (i.e., heights, enclosed spaces, heat, cold, etc.) may be occasionally required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

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