Environmental Health Safety Specialist
CPG Executive Search Inc.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2d ago
source : Linkedin

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

The Company :

Our client is a North American leading food manufacturing business. They provide a culture of stability and consistent growth.

Offering a professional work environment and performance driven team in high quality food production.

The Opportunity :

The EHS & Risk Management Specialist is focused on leading EHS compliance and supporting the implementation of EHS programs, practices and security strategy to achieve performance excellence.

This position is responsible for driving a safe working culture and implementing effective EHS & RM programs aligned with Corporate EHS & RM that enable the site to effectively identify and mitigate risks.

This position will report to the Director of EHS & RM, based in the US.

Job Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Ensure compliance with multidisciplinary groups and EHS programs in accordance with federal, provincial, state, local regulations and internal standards to drive continual improvement and an incident free work environment
  • Assisting with safety related regulatory compliance issues, as well as assisting with updating and implementation of company and divisional safety policies / standards.
  • Supporting analysis, preparation and maintenance of mandatory / regulatory safety and environmental reports / records through EHS & RM Data Management System
  • Maintaining Plant SDS Program using Site-Hawk.
  • Updating and maintaining PPE Records.
  • Supporting Worker’s Compensation loss control programs and related reporting requirements.
  • Maintaining Brady Lock Pro (LOTO Instructions) for all machinery plant wide.
  • Assisting with updating and revising Plant Safety Programs if necessary.
  • Ensuring injured employees receive appropriate medical care in a timely manner by accompanying them to Medical Provider Visits.
  • WorkMed, Hospital, etc.)

  • Participate on Safety and Environmental Divisional Web-Ex Meetings.
  • Act as resource to EHS Manager concerning on-site injuries and illnesses.
  • Co-Coordinator of the Plant Safety Committee.
  • Support Environmental, Health and Safety Policies and Practices.
  • Safety and Environmental issues in absence of EHS Manager.
  • Updating and testing of LOTO Procedures on all equipment annually.
  • Ensuing all First Aid Supplies are stocked sufficiently at all times.
  • Become First Responder Certified every 2 years.
  • Ensuring all AED’s are tested and compliant on a monthly basis.
  • Safety Portion of New Hire Orientation.
  • Safety Shoe Voucher Program.
  • Prescription Safety Glass Voucher Program.
  • Assist with facilitating the Near Miss Program.
  • Assist with Environmental Audits. (internal and external)
  • Plan, Do, Check and Act Investigations for all reported injuries.
  • Ability to use Data Management Software to log in audits, task completion, injury records, etc.
  • Participation in safety orientations for new employees.
  • Participation in administering plant hearing conservation program and annual audiometric testing.
  • Industrial hygiene monitoring and equipment maintenance.
  • Support plant EHS Audits.
  • Qualifications and Requirements :

  • Minimum education required : B. S. in Scientific, Engineering or technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Trained subject matter expertise familiar with OSHA / EPA regulations
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required :
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA’s Process Safety Management and / or EPA’s Risk Management Plan Standards.
  • Technical EHS skills : behavior-based principles, engineering, hazard recognition, risk assessment and worker compensation administration
  • Auditing
  • Have a general understanding of production processes, equipment, systems typically found in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with environmental management information systems (EMIS) and support software (ex. Intelex, Site Hawk, ISN, or Alchemy) preferred.
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