Job Purpose Provide support and leadership to plant operations management through the implementation of environmental, health and safety programs, procedures, and education initiatives focused on continuous improvement, compliance assurance, incident reduction, and risk mitigation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support overall business strategy by ensuring all environmental, health and safety directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at plant level. Develop, implement, and execute annual objectives and improvement plans in conjunction with plant management. Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction with plant management. Undertake, at regular, intervals audits/inspections of the plant (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with plant management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and regulations. Where appropriate, develop corrective and preventive actions with management team. Collaborate with Safety Engineers, supervisors, and production employees to conduct job hazard analyses and risk assessments, and implement proper controls as necessary. Evaluate, recommend, and manage industrial hygiene monitoring to assess employee exposures to airborne contaminants and physical hazards. Identify plant environmental, health and safety training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff as required. Partner with Training and Safety Educators (TSE) to assure effective completion of training topics. Organize and oversee plant safety committee meetings. Support plant supervisors with the investigation of incidents. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate staff on serious incidents. Communicate incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner. Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate with plant supervisors to minimize lost and/or restricted work days. Participate on, and assist, the plant Security Team, including review of physical plant security and security situations as they develop. Track and monitor plant environmental, health and safety metrics and communicate trends to management team as needed to drive performance. Maintain environmental, health and safety records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. Including, but not limited to, permit documentation, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, and evaluations. Partner with Manufacturing Engineering team on environmental, health and safety requirements in the design, introduction, installation, use and decommissioning of manufacturing processes, equipment, and materials. Communicate where necessary with various external agencies or resources (Government Agencies, Insurers, etc.).
Above is a list of the most important responsibilities and functions, which are essential to the position. Employees must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Accommodations will be evaluated and provided to eligible employees on a case by case basis, depending on the employee's medical restrictions, work availability, the nature of the position, the position's essential functions and other relevant factors.
Education: Minimum of bachelor's degree with 3-5 years environmental, health and safety experience in a manufacturing setting. Licenses/Certifications:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of environmental, health and safety regulations, concepts, and best practices. Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001, ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001. Experience with and knowledge of behavior-based safety concepts. Strong Computer Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).