Regional Senior Health and Safety Specialist – NE and W Region Job

at Arkema
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date Posted July 30, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Regional Senior Health and Safety Specialist - NE and W Region

Situation in organization

  • This position reports to the Bostik Health and Safety Director - AMAS Region, and will interact with other Corporate HES personnel, lead multidisciplinary team, and interface with plant personnel to ensure industrial occupational health and safety program and policy compliance.
  • This position is geographically based at Bostik s Corporate Offices in Wauwatosa, WI

Job dimensions

  • Provide consultation and support to the sites regarding Arkema Occupational Safety Programs, processes, and legal/internal requirements for plants within Arkema Inc. and its subsidiaries in North America.
  • Serve as the Corporate Champion for Incident Investigation providing expertise and facilitating training and implementation at Arkema Americas sites.
  • Drive Organizational change by actively participating on, and in some cases leading, regional and global teams for Arkema Health and Safety.
  • Provide leadership, support and guidance for the Arkema Contractor Safety Program in the Americas.


  • Provide oversight, consultation, training and support regarding occupational health and safety programs, processes, action plans, best practices, and regulatory/internal requirements across the Americas. 20%
  • Provide consultation, guidance, and training to support an effective corporate incident investigation program. Lead site incident investigations. Provide peer review and evaluation of high risk incident investigations. 20%
  • Provide field safety support to assigned sites. 40%
  • Conduct occupational risk assessments (i.e. Task Hazard Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments, etc.) as needed to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and to improve workplace conditions and practices. 10%
  • Participate as an auditor in AIMs, PSM, and other general occupational safety audits. Conduct review, verification, and/or provide corrective action guidance/support of site action plans associated with audit findings and/or incidents. 10%

Context and environment

  • The Regional Health and Safety Specialist will interact with other corporate HES personnel, lead multidisciplinary teams, and interface with plant personnel to ensure Occupational Safety program and policy compliance.
  • Business travel (with potential to include Canada, Mexico, and South America) is estimated to be about 50-60% of the time.
  • Participate in HES activities provided by Bostik/Arkema (e.g., CARE, SafeStart, etc)
  • Support and promote the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


  • Educate, facilitate, and support the organization in implementation of a Continuous Improvement Culture that has a never ending focus on improving business results
  • Actively identify, communicate and implement improvement initiatives in EHS

Qualifications / experience required

  • Bachelor s degree in occupational or industrial safety, engineering, science or other related technical field is required
  • At least 5+ years commensurate work experience in chemical/manufacturing industry
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation is a plus
  • Knowledge of chemical manufacturing operations and relevant occupational safety and health federal and state regulations
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to influence change at all levels
  • Strong project leadership skills and history of successful completion
  • Demonstrated computer skills associated with databases, web-based tools, spreadsheets, etc
  • Ability to work independently and accomplish company goals & targets

Company Description:

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

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