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
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.