Minimum of 1 years in an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) related field or bachelor’s degree in related field
Knowledge of local WHS regulations – CERT IV in Health and Safety advantageous
Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel in a professional capacity
Experience maintaining confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the work place
Available to work flexible shifts including days, nights and/or weekends
Amazon Australia is seeking a full-time WHS Specialist (WHSS) to serve as a designated safety professional on site. WHSS will be coordinating and implementing all areas of the Amazon Global Safety Program as directed by the safety leadership. The WHSS promotes a positive safety culture while complying with Amazon safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting trainings and coaching associates on observed work habits.
The WHSS supports management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate Safety Program expectations and applicable state laws. The WHSS will be responsible for collaborating with site operations team and site WHS manager to execute company policies and ensure compliance to all applicable local and regional regulations.
The WHSS is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams and corporate based reporting systems. By leveraging lean principles and kaizens, WHSS will lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce safety and ergonomic risk in our processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for our Associates. A successful WHS Specialist will demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and data analysis. The WHSS will also support site WHS manager on the development of the WHS Management System for Australia, establishment of adequacy of WHS procedures and training materials, maintaining compliance calendar, Gensuite/Austin tools, reviewing WHS documents and setting up inspection/audit programs, etc., to meet local requirements and Amazon Global WHS Standards(GEMS).
The WHSS must be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing. You will instruct and train associates, operations leaders and WHS coordinators in Amazon policies and procedures and assist the operations site teams in incorporating our standards at their site. You will work to identify best practices and incorporate these standard methodologies into our standards to continuously improve the landscape.
WHS Specialist Responsibilities:
Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly, and monthly audits
Facilitate incident investigation process
Maintain required paperwork to comply with Amazon and local regulations
Enter Safety Incident Information in internal database in a timely manner
Perform safety observations & audits
Train and assist others (Area Managers, safety team members, WHS coordinators etc.) to complete their safety responsibilities (Audits, Follow Safety Rules, Inspections etc.)
Perform specific safety training as required by the WHS Manager
May have additional responsibility for fire prevention, hazardous waste management, or other safety related activities depending on the business unit and location
Participate in process improvement activities and manage actions to completion
Minimum CERT IV in Health and Safety supported with field experience
Strong communication, teamwork, analysis, judgment, and customer focus skills
Ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns and conduct job hazard and job safety analyses
Experienced in emergency response and currently holds First aid and CPR certificates Experience in Return to Work case management