Safety Specialist

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


The role of the Safety Specialist is to Assist the site's goal to obtain a zero-incident culture by leading the plant safety committee and promoting employee engagement to develop an active and robust safety culture. Schedule and plan weekly safety committee and toolbox meetings. Lead, promote and monitor the site's proactive safety program.


Near-Miss / Accident Investigations: Lead incident and near miss investigations by utilizing root cause analysis in the accident investigation process. Utilize investigation results to ensure a reduction in future accidents.


HSE Support: provide oversight and compliance with corporate and applicable regulatory requirements, activities and projects. Examples include:

€ Maintain and manage site policies and procedures related to safety (lockout/tagout, confined space entry, fall protection, etc.)

€ Provide Industrial Hygiene support for site operations: air monitoring, qualitative exposure assessments, control assessments, manage SDSs, PPE certifications, etc.

€ Conduct Job Safety Analysis for field activities

€ Develop and conduct HSES training

€ Manage and enhance the use of the incident management database

€ Assist with ensuring HSE regulatory requirements and government reporting regulations such as Michigan OSHA Logs, SARA Reports, etc.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

€ Active participation in the site's emergency response teams: technician level hazmat, medical response & confined space rescue

€ Additional activities will be assigned based on skillset and interest level of the candidate



€ BS degree required. Preferred disciplines: occupational safety, environmental health and/or industrial hygiene or related 4 year technical degree

€ 0-5 year experience in chemical or industrial manufacturing safety, or related chemical plant experience

€ Ability to perform work indoors and outdoors. Work may involve climbing, working in congested areas, and working around chemical process equipment

€ Strong interpersonal and communication skills

€ Proficient in basic computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Relational Databases).

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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