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Health and Safety Engineer


Morris, IL, US, 60450

Req ID:  86158
Facility:  Morris Operations-Lyo
Department:  MIO Safety
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su


Basic Function

The Health and Safety Engineer will be responsible for providing safety engineering & occupational health support by identifying and resolving safety and industrial hygiene related issues and initiating performance improvement to support Operations at the Morris Complex. This position will be focused on safety and health regulatory compliance and must understand safety regulations and plant operations.  Assess and communicate the implications of occupational safety and health regulations to Equistar personnel and work with those personnel to develop and implement cost-effective compliance solutions. Work with Corporate Occupational Safety and Health to develop and implement Best Practice solutions to common safety and health regulations and issues, and to capture synergies through the development of Best Practice HSE policies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Own, support and provide direction to the site's Safety and/or Industrial Hygiene programs.
  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of the units and processes to which the regulations and requirements must be applied.  
  • Develops, implements and provides training on safety and health policies, procedures, work practices and their supporting programs.
  • Develops and performs safety and health audits / assessments to ensure compliance and to sustain injury and incident reduction efforts.
  • Evaluates, coaches and resolves questions related to planning for and executing field work activities.
  • Leads and participates on incident investigation teams as assigned.
  • Ensure site compliance with corporate Health & Medical Management standard and other related Safety and Health standards.
  • Collaborate with Corporate resources to perform health risk assessments for all stressors and follow-up reviews every 3 years thereafter.
  • Manage company standard database solution (SAP/Cority) to include monitoring results, risk assessment documentation, and risk prioritization. 
  • Ensure effectiveness of Hazard Communication programs including coordination with site administrators of corporate SDS management system solution.
  • Coordinate with site personnel and corporate occupational health nurse to ensure site medical surveillance requirements are risk-based and proper job descriptions are available for return to work process.
  • Develop and maintain the expert knowledge and interpretation of the regulations and requirements applicable to the Equistar site.  Act as the site expert for specific regulations and assigned media.  Stay aware of all new and changing federal and state regulations and be informed of their timing and potential impact.
  • Manage radiation safety programs for the site. 
  • Interact and work with the site Operations organization. Develop and maintain good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills that help operations and other functional groups implement those process changes or procedures necessary to comply with the regulations and requirements.
  • Develop and recommend business driven and cost-effective strategies.  Demonstrate an untiring effort to find new and better ways to comply with new and existing regulations and requirements that reduce the burden on the operations and other functional groups.
  • Perform routine tasks: Perform cost accounting responsibilities for assigned areas; maintain records to demonstrate compliance; review plant modifications for environmental implications; direct consultants, interns and contractors; work on assigned special projects, complete tasks on project list.
  • Respond to unannounced agency inspections with confidence.  Develop systems to retrieve supporting documentation with confidence and ease.  Interact with agency inspectors in a manner that minimizes negative impacts.
  • Work with supervisor on professional and personal development and career planning.
  • Organize and prioritize work, facilitate meetings, give presentations and have strong aptitude to utilize technology to bring efficiency to the compliance management systems.

Min. Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene or related technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant safety and health experience in a petrochemical facility.
  • Working knowledge of safety and health regulatory compliance programs associated with the chemical manufacturing industry.
  • Experience developing and/or managing safety and health systems. #LI-CB1

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, systemic thinking and interpersonal skills to help the HSE department, operations, and other functional groups implement those process changes or procedures necessary to comply with the regulations and requirements.
  • Strong and meticulous organizational skills with documenting and recordkeeping.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of Operational Excellence and Responsible Care Management Systems, ergonomics, PPE selection, training and use, Hearing conservation programs, Health Risk Assessment including monitoring and OSHA regulations.
  • Be able to foresee problems, identify proactive measures that can be taken and have the capability to plan the work and execute the work.
  • Able to communicate across multiple levels within the site and in different group settings.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with potentially competing priorities.
  • Ability to represent company with regulatory agencies.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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