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LG&E and KU Energy Safety Specialist I in Louisville, Kentucky


Job Description:

Routine assignments may include some or all of the following:

Assists with scheduling and coordination of technical safety training.

Prepares, conducts or coordinates, and documents departmental safety meetings and tailgate/toolbox meetings at predefined intervals.

Gathers information and assists with site-specific industrial hygiene programs and initiatives.

Documents and administers processes and information relative to medical surveillance and/or annual physical screenings.

Participates and often serves as departmental liaison for various focus groups and/or safety committee(s).

Works with field management to ensure that assigned work areas, processes, and procedures are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and company regulations.

Assists management and other safety professionals in investigations, follow-up, and mitigation plans in response to accidents and near misses.

Travels to projects sites at various locations across the Company service territory and conducts regular field inspections/observations to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and company safety policies and documents findings

Reviews and approves contractor safety information and metrics (EMR, RIR) as part of the formal bid process.

Assists in the training and coaching of employees, supervisors and safety committee members on safety observation skills.

Exemplifies the company’s commitment to safety and health by exhibiting a highly professional demeanor at all times.

Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requisition ID:




Physical Effort:

Frequent standing and walking. Some climbing and working in adverse physical conditions (i.e., heights, enclosed spaces, heat, cold, etc.) may be occasionally required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standards problems. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from others. Basic computer proficiencies for programs management, development, and documentation. Strong organization, planning, and written/oral communication skills. Leadership potential. Ability and drive to maintain continuing education hours and certifications through various professional organizations (OSHA, IOSH, National Safety Council, etc.).

Work Conditions:

Varies by assignment

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety or related educational discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis is required.


820 West Broadway



Job Function:

Health & Safety (Operations)

Position Purpose:

This position is entry level for individual with formal safety & health education and/or field operations experience. Incumbent will work closely on assignments with departmental management and/or more experienced health/safety professionals in order to develop basic knowledge of health and safety laws, applicable rules and regulations, as well as general operational applications within assigned areas. Acquired expertise and skills should provide incumbent advancement opportunities to next level where job functions are similar but will be performed with greater autonomy and responsibility.



External Title:

Safety Specialist I