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NiSource Safety & Health Coordinator 2 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Title: Safety and Health Coordinator 2

Job Code: 104706

Job Summary

Implements, coordinates and supports the health and safety programs within the NiSource Columbia Gas Natural Gas Distribution operations and construction segments for Columbia Gas with a specific focus on providing safety and health support to gas operations, gas construction and gas contractor work activities. Programs may involve all aspects of the management system including, auditing, permitting, program development, safety consulting, site consultation, and hazard and risk mitigation. Position will provide professional expertise for the solution of health and safety challenges.

Position is responsible for interpreting, developing, and implementing policies, plans, and procedures dealing with a wide variety of health, safety and environmental issues. Issues are routinely related to Federal, State or local regulations. Position involves providing sound safety and health consultation to Columbia Gas, gas operations and construction leadership and all employees including safety programs, training and initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures/coordinates compliance with all OSHA, EPA, DOT, and company policy procedure requirements for safety and health activities.

  • Revises existing safety and health materials, programs, systems or procedures for all construction assigned facilities within the business segment. Develops new training materials, programs, systems or procedures for operations and construction related safety issues.

  • Prepares and obtains safety permits or approvals.

  • Prepares formal comments on new rules and regulations for submission to State or Federal agencies. Acts as a company representative for interaction with regulatory agencies, inspections, etc.

  • Collaborates with peers to prepare Policies, Plans and Procedures to be implemented across multiple business units. Develops or oversees the development of project or site specific safety plans, local and state safety committees, investigation or remediation work plans, etc.

  • Effectively works independently or as a member of a project team or leader of a project team of Coordinators.

  • Negotiates simple issues with State, Federal or County regulators.

  • Manage third party consultants who collect information needed for company or contractor safety, job sites and projects, negative exposure assessments, contaminated soil, groundwater or surface water.

  • Expected to understand when to seek assistance from attorneys, other experts, governmental officials to assess and act on occupational safety and health circumstances.

  • Prepares summaries, inspection forms, interpretations, etc. for operations and construction on the requirements of new or existing OSHA, EPA, DOT or other regulations.

  • Advises Columbia Gas operations on permits or approvals needed for simple projects along with associated timeframes.

  • Works closely with Columbia Gas operations and construction personnel to oversee and maintain safety programs, systems, safety teams and procedures

  • Investigates collisions, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards or uncomfortable conditions in the work place. Leads and participates in root cause investigations. Where the investigation determines changes in work practices are necessary, oversee the development of those changes and assist in the implementation.

  • Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazard potential or safety and/or environmental impact.

  • Prepares technical materials or independently collects data to assist more senior staff in the preparation of complex air, water, waste or natural resource permit applications or evaluating safety and health issues. Prepares simple permit applications.

  • Provide ISNetworld support, monitoring and reporting of current and future contractors

  • Oversee safety performance data and statistics including safety loss event notifications and near miss reporting programs, assist in post-incident root cause Investigations, and overall occupational safety and health management programs.

  • Recognized as a company expert.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • College Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management, Safety Science, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science or other safety-related field. Equivalent experience may be substituted in part.

  • Work independently and use professional judgment

  • One to five years of experience in one or more of the functional areas such as occupational safety, risk management, environmental, auditing, regulatory compliance, etc. or academic equivalent preferred.

  • Ability to compose technical information, prepare manuals, policies, procedures and scripts.

  • Diversified and thorough knowledge of state and federal safety and health regulatory programs required, with natural gas distribution specific knowledge preferred.

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees at all levels of the organization and from other organizations.

  • Proficient with computers and other modern office equipment.

  • Ability to take direction from a variety of people and processes and work as a member of a team.

  • Strong problem-solving capabilities.

  • Sound leadership abilities and integrity.

Place: 60% indoors; 40% outdoors. Sitting 50%, standing/walking 35%, and kneeling/bending/stooping 15%. Overtime and travel (25%) required. Motor vehicle check required.

Disclaimer

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$77,400.00 - $116,200.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-06-11

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-06-26

Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.

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