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Southern Company Safety Specialist in Escatawpa, Mississippi

Safety Specialist


Safety Specialist – Plant Daniel

This position serves as the primary resource in administering the safety programs and related initiatives for a large plant workforce. It ensures compliance with all internal and external safety policies and programs, OSHA regulations, and procedures while implementing new initiatives to improve safety performance. It requires working with management and employees to communicate, implement, and monitor safety and health programs. It requires partnering with Corporate Safety and Training groups, Disability Management, and various other entities sharing best practices and overseeing new safety initiatives. This position serves as a member to the Safety and Wellness Team providing guidance. Supports plant management in the implementation of the Southern Company safety and health program.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or relevant field preferred

  • Industrial Plant experience required; power generation plant experience preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations and related safety experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of industrial safety and health, including accident prevention techniques, personal protection equipment, behavior-based safety and engineering control measures

  • Knowledge of plant processes and equipment, work methods and procedures

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve safety issues/concerns

  • Ability to develop safety and health programs and guidelines/processes to minimize hazards and injuries in the workplace

  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and leading safety meetings, safety and compliance related training

  • Ability to provide safety leadership to plant safety and wellness team and safety advocate

  • Proficient in leading and participating in Event Learnings

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of plant safety and wellness strategies, policies, initiatives, and action plans

  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of the plant’s safety and wellness programs

  • Identify safety and wellness training needs, assists in program development, coordinate, monitor, and deliver training as needed

  • Provide support and participate in HP Learning Events

  • Provide guidance and ensure effectiveness of the plant safety and wellness team and safety advocate

  • Promote safety and wellness through actions and effective communications with all levels of employees and management; promote a high level of safety and wellness awareness

  • Coordinating and facilitating various safety and health training classes, compiling and presenting safety and health information and status updates to large audiences, as well as one on one training as needed

  • Complete annual risk and self-assessments and develop action plan as needed

  • Oversight of the STEP program

  • Monitors safety and wellness goals, enters data into goal tracking programs, and provides progress/status updates

  • Performs or assists with audits/assessments with strong attention to detail

  • Must be available for callouts, some nights, weekends, and holiday work required and minimal overnight travel

  • Assist with contractor safety programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to develop and deliver effective presentations

  • Adapt to changing work duties, ability to work with limited supervision and be recognized by peers as a leader in safety and wellness

  • Proficient computer skills in Power Point, Excel, Word, and researching safety related information; ability to learn new programs

  • Ability to motivate others

  • Well organized; able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, including managing field and office time

  • Strong time management skills; ability to meet deadlines

  • Exhibit qualities of honesty, respect, fairness and integrity

  • Dedicated to superior performance with priorities of safety fist, teamwork, diversity and inclusion, and continuous improvement through strong leadership

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Safety & Health

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Coastal Area-Escatawpa

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Daniel - 13201 Highway 63 North (13201ESCATAWPA)

13201 Highway 63 North

Escatawpa, 39552

Req ID: MPC2001887

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