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Owens Corning Safety Lead in Feura Bush, New York

Purpose of the role:

The Safety Lead directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of safety systems, programs, and procedures to achieve goals, objectives, and continuous improvement related to health and safety. The successful candidate must spend significant time on the plant floor, engaging and coaching employees, front-line leaders, maintenance, and contractors on a daily basis. As an integral business leader on the plant leadership team, the Safety Lead will provide information and guidance for activities relating to the site-wide safety objectives. This leader must ensure that site goals align with relevant business unit and corporate safety goals. The Safety Lead works in a team environment to hold both the team and individuals accountable for injury/illness prevention, regulatory compliance and asset protection.

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Delmar Site Environmental Health and Safety Leader.


The Safety Lead will:

  • Assess the level of controls in the assigned site and develop both a strategic vision and a prioritized tactical plan to reach the target state

  • Develop skills and grow capabilities in the assigned facility, including:

  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant in order to develop Extraordinary Leaders

  • Coach, mentor, and guide plant leadership from a safety perspective

  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel

  • Continually reinforce the company’s stand on safety and always recognize employee accomplishments and contributions

  • Establish and accomplish aggressive personal goals, pillar and site master plan that aligns with division and Owens Corning corporate goals. These goals must reflect our commitment to enhancing our safety culture and achieving a world-class safety management system.

  • Participate in the site capital planning and review process including review of capital projects.

  • Facilitate and lead design safety reviews for equipment/capital projects and reviews for process/equipment changes and support.

  • Co-Lead the EHS Pillar, owns the risk reduction system, maintains our people and equipment safety programs.

  • Implement OC safety programs/standards and site-specific safety programs designed to reduce employee injuries and illnesses and improve site productivity. Analyze and assess safety trend data to drive safety action planning and resource allocation for the site. Ensure that occupational illnesses and injuries are immediately reported, thoroughly investigated (root cause analysis) and promptly addressed, consistent with corporate and BU standards and requirements.

  • Drive ergonomics initiatives to reduce MSD illnesses/injuries.

  • Implement wellness programs to meet site needs.

  • Manage and enhance monthly safety training.

  • Lead plant safety trainers on train the trainer process.

  • Partners with local union to facilitate monthly safety committee meetings.

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent is preferred.

  • Professional certification preferred (CSP, for example)

  • At least 3 years safety leadership experience required. Floor experience is highly desired.

  • Hands-on safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

    Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of health and safety regulations and industrial hygiene protocols

  • Ability to identify critical processes and system needs and then implement appropriately prioritized action plans

  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management

  • Ability to effectively engage primary employees

  • Ability to promote a team environment and must be able to initiate, lead and drive cross-functional team projects to successful completion

  • Adept at delivering safety training

  • Ability to integrate resources across the organization

    Personal Characteristics:

  • Highly ethical: Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for the employees, shareholders and others. Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.

  • Results-oriented: Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work. Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.

  • Enjoys working hands-on

  • Change agent: Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them. Appreciates safety organization’s impact and is able to convey how safety is an integral part of the Plant’s business strategy.

  • Ability to travel 5-10%


About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.