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Health & Safety Specialist

Job ID GBU008310 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. As the world’s leading vanillin producer, the Solvay Aroma Performance GBU is the partner of choice for flavors and fragrances producers. Its leadership rests on its ability to meet strict food safety and environmental regulations.In 2013, the GBU expanded its portfolio with a functional vanilla flavors range. Complementing its Rhovanil® and Rhodiarome® flagship brands, the new Govanil™ range opens promising horizons for food industry players looking to differentiate their product offerings.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

                    The Role: Health & Safety Specialist

  • Ensure Solvay safety and IH procedures are being implemented.
  • Coordinate IH sampling, interpret results, recommend improvements (as needed) and manage data. Provide “hands on” assistance to field personnel on recommendations and specific programs. Participate on the On-Call Emergency Response Team.
  • Support the implementation of HSE Management Systems. Provide necessary safety and health training to facility employees and contractors. Maintain records and other related documentation in association with this training. Review, revise and update these programs on a periodic basis. Execute job safety analyses, PPE assessments, life safety system audits. Participate as a member of NA Zone safety and health audit teams. Provide safety & health support to Safe Energy facilities as needed.
  • Perform IH risk assessments using Solvay-validated methodologies.
  • Implement and maintain the Critical Task Exposure Screening (CTES) tool. Coordinate detailed analysis of screening results. Develop annual sampling plans.
  • Manage inventory of Substances of Very High Concern (Health-SVHC). Recommend elimination, substitution where feasible or exposure minimization. Manage the elimination of industrial hygiene Risk level 1 (red line) within 1 year. Manage the performance of facility local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with GBU and NA Zone IH support. Maintain policies and procedures in the electronic tool (Policy & Procedure Mgr).
  • Manage new chemical approvals and SDS Online safety data sheets.
  • Coordinate the inspection and certification of safety equipment.
  • Conduct the annual SARA 312 (Community Right-to-Know) reporting and program inspections and audits, summarize key findings, develop and present recommendations for approval. Conduct and document incident investigations and follow-up via the electronic corrective action tracking system.
  • Perform auxiliary duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree AND/OR Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience preferably in a petrochemical or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working at chemical or petrochemical facility.
  • COSS credential or ability to obtain in 1-2 years.


  • The physical demands described in this description 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift up to 55 lbs. and maneuver up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
  • The employee must be trained in the use and be physically able to use the applicable personal protective equipment for specific hazards in the work environment.
  • Team Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Achievement Drive
  • Collaboration
  • Insight
  • Ability to Influence Others
  • Leadership skills on Emergency Response




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