Safety Program Manager:

Corning New York

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Purpose of Role:

 Initiate and facilitate developments and improvements in the application and implementation of safety programs to ensure compliance with company standards and applicable legislation and to encourage improvement in culture and performance.


Major Responsibilities:

• Conduct safety assessments, compliance audits and risk-based spot audits against corporate and applicable legislative requirements

On-going Tasks Conduct system, facility, project, process and equipment evaluations and make recommendations to address OSH concerns

• Identify and prioritize areas of deficiency against requirements and opportunity for implementation of leading practices

• Facilitate development of corrective action plans and annual site safety plans

• Lead and/or participate in detailed planning and review of projects or activities to address facility-specific, regional or corporate-wide initiatives. Identify need for, and deliver, training, instruction and guidance on safety issues

• Develop and deliver training to instruct on and interpret corporate safety requirements

• Provide professional advice on the application of the corporate safety management system framework

• Provide answers to direct queries from facility management and safety specialists on safety issues and/or locate suitable resource to provide support (e.g. consultant, linkage with other facility)

Provide policy, procedural, legal and leading practice advice and support to managers and facility safety specialists

• Maintain detailed, specialist knowledge of occupational safety and health legislation via continuous professional development through education, training, conferences and research

• Assist facility management and safety specialists in the prioritization of activities to address safety risks

• Identify and recommend new intervention approaches that will enable facilities or businesses to show continuous improvement in safety performance and culture

Engage regional and site leadership to facilitate their authentic involvement in sponsoring and driving safety initiatives to improve safety performance and towards an interdependent culture

• Maintain regular contact with facility management to facilitate on-going identification of issues where regional or global solutions may be applied


Required Education & Years of Experience:

• 8 to 10 years of safety experience at a manufacturing site or corporate safety group

• Bachelor Degree required.   Degree in in technical field preferred.


Travel Requirements:

• Must be willing to travel as needed (up to %50)

Basic Qualifications