Bridgestone Americas, Inc Safety Specialist in GRANITEVILLE, South Carolina


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

Bridgestone's Passenger and Light Truck Tire (PSR/LTR) plant located in Graniteville, SC (Aiken County) is looking for a Safety Specialist that will promote and support this facilities line-driven safety process . The PSR/LTR plant was constructed in 1998 and expanded in 2012. The PSR/LTR plant currently employs approximately 1,500 team members. This plant produces for the original equipment and replacement market and their current production is approximately 37,000 tires per day. This facility holds its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Certification.


This position will be responsible for

  • Assistance in directing and coordinating all safety and health related activities for the facility.

  • Promote and support the facility’s line-driven safety process.

  • Assist department and plant management in achieving safety and business objective.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety management system. This includes providing leadership and being a resource to the Safety and Health Manager and the line organization.

  • Coordinate all industrial hygiene activities including medical surveillance, air monitoring, noise, hazard communication, laser, ventilation, radiation, chemical approval, etc.

  • Prevent occupational injury/illness related losses and minimize future liabilities by evaluating risks and establishing appropriate loss control/reduction activities.

  • Oversee the workers' compensation claims process by establishing a thorough and aggressive system to closely manage and monitor claims (new and old) from the time they are reported until closed out.

  • Coordinate the fire prevention programs including routine inspections/testing and issuance of hot work permits-acts as the Company liaison with the property issuance carrier and local fire authorities.

  • Helps coordinate the ergonomics program including risk identification and countermeasure.






BS Safety Management or related field &2 or more years of full-time safety and health experience


MS Safety Management or related field and minimal safety and health experience



Tire/rubber industry exp.

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2018-129618

Posted Date 3/14/2018


Zip Code 29829

Functional Area Manufacturing

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.