Safety Specialist - Plant Barry

Georgia Power | Bucks, AL

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Posted Date 12/05/2017

Safety Specialist Plant Barry

Attains and/or maintain a comprehensive knowledge of OSHA and other regulations related to safety & health, and is willing to implement policies and ensure compliance with applicable standards. Serves as the primary safety & health resource for plant employees, shares best practices with the fleet and coordinates initiatives with corporate safety & health. Supports plant management in the implementation of the Southern Company Generation safety and health program.


  • Industrial Plant experience required, power generation plant experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of industrial safety & health, including accident prevention techniques, personal protection equipment, sampling equipment and engineering control measures.
  • Working knowledge of emergency medical treatment procedures, including confined space rescue, hazmat and first responder.
  • Knowledge of plant processes and equipment, work methods and procedures.
  • Willingness to participate and lead incident investigations.
  • Ability to develop safety & health programs and processes to minimize hazards in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and leading safety meetings, and developing and delivering safety and compliance related training.
  • Ability to provide safety leadership to plant safety teams and safety rovers.
  • Bachelor degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field desirable.
  • Minimal travel required (<10%) for system meetings, seminars, training, etc.


  • Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of Plant safety and health strategies, policies, initiatives and action plans—monitor effectiveness.
  • Identify safety and health training needs, assist in program development, coordinate, monitor, and deliver training as needed.
  • Assist supervision in the investigation of safety events, compile report of findings, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Facilitate, nurture and ensure the effectiveness of the Plant Safety Committee Team and Safety Rover.
  • Maintain knowledge of current, applicable regulatory and Company safety and health standards and apply them to Plant conditions.
  • Promote safety and health through actions and effective communication with all levels of employees and management; promote a high level of safety and health awareness.
  • Attend and/or conduct safety meetings throughout the plant; with high visibility throughout plant.
  • Perform safety observations, identify potential hazards, and make recommendations.
  • Provide effective case management in conjunction with Disability Management and Corporate Safety and Health.
  • Effectively interface with regulatory agencies.
  • Complete annual risk-assessments and help develop action plans as needed.
  • Work with and through others.
  • Advise management on all items related to safety and health compliance.
  • Perform plant safety self-assessments and audits to ensure compliance.
  • Promote safe work practices to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Occasionally support night and weekend safety related activities.
  • Assist in contractor safety programs.
  • Support team members in areas of fire protection and environmental.


  • Knowledge of OSHA and other safety & health related regulations applicable to industrial work places.
  • Well organized; able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, including managing “field” and “desk” time; meet deadlines.
  • Fosters a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • High energy and self-motivated.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, and ability to learn other applications as needed.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to write effective procedures, develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills required, coupled with high integrity and ethics.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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: Alabama-Mobile Area-Bucks

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

APC - Plant Barry - 15300 Highway 43 North (15300BUCKS)

15300 Highway 43 North

Bucks, 36512

Req ID: APC2005006

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