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Job Title:  Occupational Health & Safety Specialist, Barre, VT

The Occupational Health & Safety Specialist ensures the safe operation and risk management of all company locations in the U.S. by conducting safety audits of company facilities, preparing and conducting safety training, working with safety committees to develop safety policies and procedures, and investigating accidents and injuries to determine cause. In addition, the Occupational Health & Safety Specialist prepares and files permit applications for air, water, hazardous materials, solid waste and other environmental areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – other duties may be assigned:
- Perform safety audits of company plants and quarries. Recognize violations and take action to make corrections.
- Conduct safety training as needed.
- Record keeping for hazardous waste program.
- Record keeping for all compliance areas of MSHA and OSHA regulations including training, safety and the handling of explosives.
- Maintain safety training files.
- Maintain driver CDL qualification files to include physical examination and drug testing.
- Accompany regulatory inspectors on safety compliance inspections whenever possible.
- Prepare training plans and materials.
- Review safety policies and procedures to comply with current needs.
- Assist operations to ensure safety compliance with all newly installed machinery and equipment.
- Prepare and submit federal record keeping documents on a timely basis.
- Conduct and submit analytical information as needed.
- Assist with preparation and submission of injury reports.
- Maintain inspection program for boiler and pressure vessels.
- Assist with the workers compensation program, including following the status of open claims and return to work plans.
- Work with loss prevention specialists and oversee company risk management.
- Maintain records and act as point person with government regulatory agencies, such as MSHA, EPA, DOT, UST and OSHA.
- Enforce company and statutory safety regulations at all US sites.
- Any other duties as may be assigned.

This position requires an associate's degree or equivalent from two or four-year college, five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To perform this job successfully, this person must be proficient with MS Office.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb ladders up to 25 feet tall, balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to oils and grease, slippery surfaces, outside weather conditions and moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee may be occasionally exposed to high places and places where explosives are being used.


- A "safe production" attitude.
- Knowledge of government regulations and terms.
- Ability to understand and analyze permit requirements and comply with aspects of those requirements.
- Excellent telephone, writing and presentation skills.
- Ability to work as a team player to achieve desired safety results.
- A valid driver’s license for business travel, occasionally overnight.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Thorough, organized, and detail oriented; able to establish priorities and meets deadlines.
- Independent judgment is necessary to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.


Please send resumes to hr@swensongranite.com or contact Paul Hutchins at 802-476-2214


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