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Safety Specialist

Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have the freedom to fix their vehicles. For over a century, we've provided countless products and services to help people do just that.   As a $1.3B*+ global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, with 3,300+ Contributors, and 28 Sites across the globe, we remain focused on driving new solutions, to help our partners grow their businesses, and help repair professionals and vehicle owners maintain their vehicles (*approx. earnings as of 12/31/21).  Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.


Job Summary:

The Safety Specialist will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing work environments and designing programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury. This role will also be responsible for organizing and administering safety programs as well as ensuring site level compliance with OSHA policies and procedures as well as other regulatory standards.


Primary Duties:

  • Maintain, oversee training of all written regulatory compliance programs as needed and on an annual basis.
  • Manage a safe work environment that ensures compliance to regulations and meets facility safety goals.
  • Serve as approving authority in Incident Investigation, Root Cause Analysis, and Corrective Actions.
  • Participate in development of site-specific Safety Plans to include compliance with OSHA policies and procedures, and other regulatory standards.
  • Provide subject matter leadership with regard to safety compliance and company policies.
  • Coordinates with EHS team about questions and issues regarding safety policy, its implementation, compliance strategies, provision of technical resources, and provision of qualified safety support staff.
  • Oversee on-site Hazard/Risk Assessments as well as safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the organization to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for administrating training regarding company-specific and regulatory safety requirements.
  • Participate in the development of all required and appropriate reports and documentation related to safety activities.
  • Support maintenance of all compliance and training documentation into corporate EHS systems for proper document control.
  • Responsible for collaborating with Safety Managers on organizational wide initiatives.
  • Works closely with Human Resource department regarding worker’s compensation, Employee Return to Work Program and restricted duty policy execution.
  • Proactively involved in ensuring that proper practices are observed in the workplace. They observe working conditions, equipment, processes, and contributor behaviors to identify safety problems and take corrective action.
  • Maintain liaisons with outside organizations such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams, so that emergency responses can be facilitated.
  • Supports hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.
  • Supports installation of all safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation.
  • Participates in department meetings and projects as assigned including the monthly Workers Comp Review conference call.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, occupational health or related scientific or technical field preferred.
  • 1 + years of experience in organizational safety and employee health programs
  • Previous experience with Job Safety Analysis and Ergonomics preferred
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA, EPA, and NIOSH rules and regulations


  • Adhere to all safety standard and personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Detailed oriented
  • Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen. Noise level is usually moderate.




Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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