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Area Safety Coordinator- Columbus, MS

Columbus, MS, US, 39701

APAC - Mississippi



Job ID:  360775


APAC Mississippi, Inc., a CRH company, is a great place to work! CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. We have great employees that have been with us many years – and hope that that track record of longevity shows the pride we take in being one of the best places to work in Mississippi!  Come join our team – where you will receive vacation, retirement and many other great benefits!


Position Overview

The Safety Specialist in tandem with local, divisional, and corporate safety teams will be responsible for supporting and promoting our safety culture. Aligned with our Life Saving Rules and safety focus areas this role will support the organizational goal of ZERO incidents/accidents while leading by example at Pennsy Supply, Inc. Below are the primary responsibilities of this role; other duties to be assigned.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Adhere to all state and federal regulations, if applicable as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine, Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and any other regulatory agency.
  • Ability to identify and correct potential hazards to ensure that sites can consistently maintain regulatory compliance; monitor, interpret and analyze safety data to support business needs through inspection of facilities, machinery, and safety equipment.
  • Assist with the development, coordination and present required training programs including New Hire Safety Orientation, MSHA New Miner Training, Smith Driving, 30 CFR Part 48 (a) (b), Part 46 and OSHA mandated programs, and other training as required.
  • Assist the Safety Manager with the implementation of CRH and Pennsy Supply safety initiatives and compliance programs. Including LSR Audits and MSHA Inspections.
  • Liaison with site safety teams/operations to support the management of regulations, projects, program awareness and company updates.
  • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.  Including risk-assessment, proactive identification of potential loss sources and workplace assessments.
  • Assist in the creation and participation conducting job hazard analyses and risk assessments with the goal of proactively identifying potential business and employee risks.
  • Promoting and facilitating safety innovations.
  • Support the team on our Journey to Zero, by influencing our teams and providing coaching on safe work actions and team conversations.
  • Assist in the advancement and facilitation of our engagement and ownership of EHS throughout the entire organization.
  • The ability to speak effectively in front of any size group.
  • Maintains professional demeanor in dealing with critical/confidential information; restricts discussion/knowledge of activity to a “need to know” basis.


Key Competencies:

  • Drives Results-Focused Growth
  • Cultivates Innovation- Making Businesses Better - Industry-leading player through world-class HSE, KPI's and business improvement roadmaps, operational excellence, commercial excellence, financial discipline, procurement coordination, compliance and ethics.
  • Attracts & Develops Top Talent- Right People, Right Place, Right Time - World-class Employer of Choice through robust and targeted talent pipelines, transforming CRH through leadership competencies / behaviors, world-class HR.
  • Collaboration- OneCRH - Dual Citizenship through aligning across divisions and geographies, thinking differently about CRH, building structures (Communications, HR, IT) that support the strategy, working collaboratively, knowledge sharing, having a shared sense of purpose.
  • Action-Oriented- Driving our Focused Growth by taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Manages Ambiguity- Making the business better requires making sense of uncertain operating conditions and operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
  • Being Resilient- Making our business better requires change - when faced with setbacks our leaders need to be persistent and bounce back.
  • Customer Focus- Being customer-centric and driving a customer-centric culture drives the type of customer and employee satisfaction that is necessary for making our business better.
  • Manage Complexity- Asking the right questions to accurately analyze situations when solving problems is key to learning from mistakes to drive business results.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.E.) with an Industrial Hygiene or environmental, health and safety major from a four-year college or university or a combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Practical work experience between 2-5 years is required.
  • Safety field and facilitation experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • OSHA 1910, OSHA 1926 and MSHA regulation knowledge preferred.
  • Ability influence, train, and coach others



General Requirements 

  • Mobility to attend various meetings and events at offsite locations with some overnight stays required
  • Hours are extended throughout the year to include nights and weekends when necessary
  • Local travel to our various sites daily
  • Regular and timely attendance



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. The employee continuously works with others.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This chart outlines the potential work environment the employees may be exposed to while performing the duties of this job.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


APAC Mississippi, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

Job Segment: Safety, Supply, Procurement, Industrial Hygiene, Service, Operations, Engineering