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Sr EHS Specialist

Location : North Area
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : Minimum of 10 years management experience of which at least 5 years in leading a Site on all EHS relevant topics.
Required Education : BA in Engineering or Science
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Pharmaceutical

Job Description :
The Environmental, Health, and Safety Senior Specialist is responsible for managing all aspects of the plant’s Environmental, Health, and Safety programs. This position ensures systems are in place to provide complete compliance of all Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations.

1.     Ensure compliance with all OSHA and any other regulatory body laws and guidelines.

2.     Maintain record keeping, reporting, policies, and Process Safety Management for the plant.

3.     Lead the team to ensure effective execution of EHS management procedures, training, audits/inspections, projects, legal permits, agency communication and corporate reporting.

4.     Provide recommendations to site management on changes to improve current programs, policies, personnel, measurements.

5.     Proactively identify, plan and develop solutions to EH&S issues and establish improvement strategies for both short and long-term goals.

6.     Act as a spokesperson for EHS related items with all governmental bodies as well coach EHS facility and team members.

7.     Continually develop EHS knowledge and competency and participate in local EHS activities.

8.     Work with the workers and local Safety teams to achieve expectations and create a common vision of a zero injury culture.

9.     Ensure compliance with local, state, federal and corporate regulations/policies and audits.

10.   Coordinate with operations and EHS personnel to ensure all regulatory and corporate requirements are met and systems are being deployed at the facilities.

11.   Monitor process leaders to strive for continuous improvement. An Environmental Health and Safety manager looks over the development and implementation of all the health and safety programs in the company. They are very much responsible for all employees’ safety at work and the use of proper safeguards. EHS manager also take the reins when it comes to the company’s compliance with all environmental standards and regulations.

12.   Assess the company’s overall workflow. Implements the policies that are needed for the use of personal protective equipment. Responsible for all the details in the procedures that are potentially dangerous in order for employees to have better knowledge of how to lower their risk of injuries and other dangerous threats.

13.   Responsible for conducting investigations regarding injuries or near misses.  Report findings to senior management on what caused the injury or near miss and also makes suggestions on how it could be prevented.  When an injury was caused due to an unsafe action, is the responsible to schedule a retraining session for the employees who were involved in the incident so that proper safety procedures could be adjusted. Conduct incident and accident investigations to identify their causes and prevention in the future.

14.   Conduct all EH&S trainings and meetings.

15.   Develop routine inspections of the plant.

16.   Develop, maintain, and track safety programs such as Hot Works, Lockout Tag out, and Confine Space Entry.

17.   Maintain Fire Protection Program, Hazardous Waste Program, Tank Inspection Program, Process Emission reports, and Toxic Release Program.

18.   Manage Facility Response plan.

19.   Manage Safety Supplies (PPE, life saving devices, fall protection, evacuation equipment, and fire extinguishers).

20.   Lead Management of Change with new processes or equipment.

21.  Work with HR on all property and work compensation insurance claims.

22.  Perform any other duties established by the VP & General Manager.

Required Qualifications :

Experience in implementing effective safety and compliance programs in a manufacturing environment. Experience with environmental testing and reporting.

Process Safety Management experience.  Risk management and project management leadership skills.

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