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    Sophie Watson
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    Chelsea Morrow
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    William Black
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    Andrew Brownfield
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    Andy Perry, MS
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Section News

2023 Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards

The annual Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards (GWSA) provides recognition for employers based on best practices for eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses, and salutes those who have made occupational safety and health a core value.  The Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards are open to all organizations, regardless of size or number of workers affected.  All Hoosier businesses, unions, municipalities, schools, service organizations, nonprofit organizations or individuals are eligible to apply for the awards.  To qualify, an employer must be deemed to be free of compliance disputes concerning all applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

The awards ceremony will be held during the 2023. Indiana Safety and Health Conference on March 1, 2023.

The award provides acknowledgement to employers based on outreach, education, innovations and partnerships.  Applications are due Friday, January 13, 2023.

For more information visit Workplace Safety Awards – Indiana Health and Safety conference (insafetyconf.com)

Safety Advisor (Plainfield, IN)

Safety Management Group is seeking a local Safety Advisor in Plainfield, Indiana.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a contractor safety orientation, ensuring a consistent message
  • Maintain a log of contractors who have attended safety orientation
  • Verify compliance with the substance abuse program
  • Review and update orientation as required
  • Review and provide feedback to contract firms regarding their project-specific safety plans before the contract firms begin work on the project
  • Review contractor compliance with written project safety plan when completing project safety observations.
  • Competent Person training record verification
  • Safe Work Permits
  • Review contractor safety program
  • Review OSHA logs
  • Review EMR data, if needed
  • Assist contractors in identifying countermeasures to comply with safety policies
  • Conduct independent incident review and prepare all required documentation
  • Schedule and facilitate incident review meetings
  • Publish incident meeting report
  • Develop and publish safety learning points document
  • Participate and support project meetings that require safety information and reporting
  • Serve as liaison to coordinate plant safety and project safety interaction
  • Provide project safety metrics to Harmon
  • Provide leadership for pre-construction safety planning meetings (pre-bid/pre-construction)

Requirements

  • 6+ years’ Construction Safety experience
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of construction safety in an industrial setting
  • A degree in safety or related fields
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course
  • First-aid/CPR certification from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

For more information visit Safety Advisor.

IU Section Meeting

Central Indiana Chapter President Greg Anderson speaks at the October student section meeting.

Bilingual Safety Consultant (Indianapolis)

Position expectations will require that the successful candidate have 2-5 years of practical experience as a Safety Director/Risk Manager in a fast-paced self-directed environment.

Past training experience required. OSHA 510 / 511 certification or equivalent prerequisite and OSHA 500 / 501 certification a plus. Career advancement in this position will depend heavily upon both technical communication and training skills. Technical degree, transcripts, references, and sample of technical writing will be required. Must be proficient with MS Office.

For more information visit Bilingual Safety Consultant.

EHS Intern (Noblesville, IN)

Location

Indiana Technical Center with Locations in Noblesville & Kokomo, Indiana.

Job purpose

BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as an EHS Intern.  The EHS Intern would be responsible for completion of various EHS projects and ongoing EHS tasks that will assist the team in meeting its performance goals and will enrich the student.  The EHS Intern will be provided with numerous opportunities to participate in training and education that will sharpen their skills and clarify their career aspirations and goals.  This is an outstanding opportunity to be mentored by some of the best in the business and learn a tremendous amount – If you are willing to put in the work.  This position will have tasks in both the Kokomo and Noblesville, IN locations.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop/refresh Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s)
  • Develop/Refresh Machine Specific Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) Procedures
  • Develop and deploy several modules of refresher training in computer-based learning format on Gensuite/Benchmark Platform
  • Conduct various instructor-led safety training such as new employee safety orientations.
  • Conduct Technical Audits and assist those responsible for conducting audits, using Gensuite to do so.
  • Guide those responsible for audit item completion/closure in Gensuite/Benchmark
  • Assist in further developing Gensuite/Benchmark functionality (help us launch audit modules and training modules)
  • Assist in GSSF gap analysis, gap closure, management meetings.

What we’re looking for

  • Candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and actively care about the people in their charge.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Self-starter – candidate will demonstrate that they can take initiative in their daily duties and responsibilities.
  • Fast learner with the ability to research and find the answer.
  • Strong computer skills to assist in launching a safety management software program
  • Strong listener.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with resistance to change and stay focused on the goal – and smile!

For more information visit EHS Intern.

REGION VII SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Central Indiana Past President Jeff Fox was selected as the American Society of Safety professionals Region VII 2022 Safety Professional of the year.  Jeff’s work over the last five years in support of the occupational safety profession, the Central Indiana Chapter, and the Region distinguished him from the 4,800 professionals in the 22 chapters practicing in six states (IN, KY, MI, OH, TN, WV) that comprise Region VII.

Central Indiana Chapter President Greg Anderson presents Past President Jeff Fox with the 2022 Region 7 SPY Award

2022 Governor’s Workplace Safety Award Recipients

The Central Indiana ASSP Chapter congratulates these Hoosier employers on their recent accomplishments.

Education and Outreach Award for a small-sized company – Kimball Electronics in Jasper, IN

Partnership Award for a small sized company – The Skillman Corporation in Indianapolis, IN

Partnership Award for a large-sized company – Toyota Material Handling, Inc. in Columbus, IN

Innovations Award – Gribbins Insulation in Evansville, IN.

Rising Star Award for a medium-sized company – Hoehn Plastics Inc. in Poseyville, IN

Rising Star Award for a large-sized company – MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. in Ferdinand, IN

For more information on the Governor’s Workplace Safety Award, visit DOL: GWSA Home (in.gov).

The Chapter also congratulates the 2022 Everyday Safety Hero Award recipients.

Randy Miller, Maintenance Supervisor with Cardinal IG in Fremont, IN.

Don Voegerl, Facilities Maintenance Team Lead with Kimball Electronics in Jasper, IN.

Scott Lewis, Clinton Plant Director with Sustainable Sourcing LLC in Lisle, IN.

Rob Seals, UAW 685 Safety Representative with Stellantis-Indiana Transmission Plant in Kokomo, IN.

Honorees Named for Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards – Inside INdiana Business

2021 Everyday Safety Hero Award Recipients

The Central Indiana ASSP Chapter congratulates the 2021 Everyday Safety Hero Award recipients.

Patti Miskus – School Nurse with Saint Mary Catholic Community School

Katie Dodd – Certified Early Intervention Specialist with ATI Worksite Solutions

Claire Sayre – Certified Early intervention Specialist, also with ATI Worksite Solutions

Russ Dunton, Donald Mead, and Gene Fischer – No-Sag Products, a Division of Leggett & Platt, Inc.

For more information visit 2021 Everyday Safety Hero Awards.

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