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Title:  Health and Safety Specialist

Requisition ID:  20409-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Safety Specialist is responsible for supporting day-to-day and long term safety and health activities for all mill operations, as well as ensuring the mill is aligned with corporate initiatives and priorities. Furthermore, the Safety Specialist interfaces directly with department leaders and Safety Advocates, who are hourly safety leaders, to ensure everyone understands company and regulatory compliance mandates. 

 The Safety Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining effective systems, procedures and training to achieve and sustain an accident-free work environment.

 The Health & Safety Manager integrates continuous improvement in the health and safety systems and drives employee engagement to achieve desired results.  The Safety Specialist reports to the Health & Safety Supervisor.


  •  Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in working in a team environment with focus on results, safety and ability to solve problems.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations, Including OSHA recordkeeping.
  • Organized and detailed oriented.



  • Assist with visits from state and federal agencies (OSHA, DOT, Fire Marshal etc.).
  • Ensure safe work practices comply with local, state and company standards are fully in place and enthusiastically supported.
  • Assist with maintaining the safety initiative process and tracking systems, including Riskonnect, hazard identification and remediation, fire system inspection process.
  • Manage the Contractor Safety Program.
  • Manage the ISN Contractor Safety process.
  • Actively promote a culture of engagement and respect.
  • Collaborate with Lead Team members, area leaders, and Safety Advocates to improve the work place through development of improved procedures and following up on incidents.
  • Regularly spend time in the manufacturing areas.
  • Maintain positive and open relationship with hourly team members to understand concerns and work together on solutions.
  • Demonstrate positive leadership for direct reports.
  • Provide leadership and support to the mill’s safety and environmental leadership and area improvement teams.
  • Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and managing safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Contractor Coordinator for annual outages.
  • Lead efforts for Heat Stress Prevention (communication and training).
  • Develop and implement safety training materials.
  • Manage the Mill’s Safety Sharepoint site in conformance with the mill’s work systems.
  • Assist Departments with incident investigations.
  • Manage Safety Communication system (Daily Safety Topics, One Point Lessons, etc.)
  • Maintain the Health & Safety Workbook in order to track activities for the Safety Department.
  • Maintain Safety Department Reports and communicate to appropriate personnel.
  • Review, revise and develop Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Safety Leadership certification process.
  • Implement and maintain Tappisafe Contractor Safety Training.


  •  Integrity and Trust
  • Ethics and Values
  • Directing others
  • Customer Focus
  • Approachable
  • Action Oriented
  • Timely Decision Maker
  • Drive for Results
  • Time Management
  • Self-Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
  • Perseverance
  • Peer Relations
  • Listening
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Managerial Courage
  • Technical/Functional Skills
  • Interpersonal Savvy


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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