Bridgestone Americas, Inc Safety & Health Specialist in Spokane, Washington


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company.

Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

Safety and Health professional coordinating all safety and health related activities for a specific region (up to 40 stores) Commercial Tire business, including promoting and supporting Line-Driven Safety processes to help achieve the stores/shops/retread facilities safety and business objectives. This also includes managing all Safety related aspects of Commercial Tire which relates to: OSHA/MSHA compliance, Safety Training, Meetings, fleet management and TIA Certification.

This is a regional role based in the Pacific Northwest. Candidates must either live or be willing to relocate within the following market areas: Northern California, Washington, Oregon, West Montana and the Reno, Nevada area.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety management system. This includes being a contributing resource to the Zone Safety Manager and the line organization, education on the system, audit of the LDS IIP’s to ensure the stores are doing them, assist and audit to ensure quarterly reviews are held with all required management people, ensure the quarterly update report is completed and turned in to Nashville as required.

  • Work to develop Safety Committees at the stores to enhance employee involvement.

  • Assist the Store management in the directions and coordination of all safety and health related activities for the location to prevent occupational injury/illness related losses and minimize future liabilities by evaluating risks and establishing appropriate loss control/reduction activities.

  • To assist store management in achieving their safety and business objectives.

  • Audit and give feedback to management with regards to safety being tied into overall performance.

  • Educate local teammates on required safety training for the location to be able to do their own safety education

  • Follow up with the location on workers' compensation claims process by establishing a thorough and aggressive system to closely manage and monitor claims while working with Corporate Risk Management

  • Assist the location and Zone/Corporate Safety and IH on all industrial hygiene activities including medical surveillance, air monitoring, noise, hazard communication, laser, ventilation, radiation, chemical approval, etc.

  • Educates and follows up with the locations concerning the fire prevention programs including routine inspections/testing and issuance of hot work permits- – liaises with the property insurance carrier and local fire authorities when necessary

  • Helps coordinate the ergonomics program including risk identification and countermeasures

  • Assist Market, Region, Zone Managers in ensuring quarterly, semiannual and annual reviews and reporting is completed

  • Work with stores and corporate safety to address on government interactions including compliance and consultative services

  • Applicant must live in any of the states that have a location in that Market

  • Typically travel 75% of the time

  • Other duties as assigned


Technical Expertise

  • Thorough knowledge of all federal, state, and local government regulations related to health, safety and industrial hygiene

  • Working knowledge of chemistry and toxicology as it relates to health and safety concerns

Business Knowledge

  • Developing a general understanding of the HS&IH function and the products and services of the business supported

Typical Challenges Addressed

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine the general approach to use in a given situation

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where the analysis of situations or data require a review of a variety of factors

Communication/ Contacts

  • Shares knowledge effectively within the work team

  • Able to clearly and concisely summarize and present information, both orally and in writing

  • Cooperates with and works effectively with colleagues, store staff and external associates

  • Learns to build productive networks with internal and external resources to provide access to relevant expertise and new developments in the field

Decision Making

  • Chooses an approach or procedure for addressing a work task within set practices and precedents

  • Guidance for work is typically provided for non-standard assignments

Competencies (Individual Contributor)

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Impact through Influence


  • BS Safety Management OR related field or equivalent and 2+ years full-time safety and health


  • ASP preferred.

  • MS Safety Management

  • Environmental Safety experience

  • Related field and minimal safety and health experience a plus.

  • Experience in the tire/rubber industry







Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-128032

Posted Date 2/21/2018

Location US-WA-Spokane

Zip Code 99201

Functional Area Safety

Category Safety & Health

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.