The Environmental, Health and Safety Manager (EHS) is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing all safety and environmental plans, policies and procedures to ensure a safe and environmentally compliant work environment at all times. The Manager ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and conducts any related record keeping, monitoring, and report generation. Supports the development and coordination of EHS training programs in order to maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the organization as required by regulatory statute. Engages with senior leadership, management and the safety committee to strengthen the company’s commitment to a safety-first and 100% environmentally compliant culture.
The Environmental, Health and Safety Manager will be responsible for the following:
- Manage and continuously improve Health and Safety Programs which may include, but are not limited to: Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Safety, Process Safety, Ergonomics, Hazard Communication, PPE and other General Safety Programs including but not limited to Hot Work, HAZWOPR, Confined Space, OSHA Recordkeeping and others.
- Establish workplace culture, policies, procedures and tools aimed at identifying and eliminating unsafe acts/conditions and improper environmental conditions. Coach all levels of the organization to understand and own safety and environmental compliance.
- Oversees and monitors the maintenance of relevant documentation to ensure accurate and timely record-keeping to meet regulatory and ISO 14001 requirements.
- Reviews environmental permits for compliance according to Federal, State and environmental regulations.
- Lead the First Responder Team. Investigate accidents and injuries in an effort to determine Worker’s Compensation claims and identify and follow through on adequate corrective action.
- Conduct self-audits and maintain accurate records of such audits. Perform inspections of company facilities to identify risk and existing or potential hazards and conduct ergonomic evaluations. Then implement corrective action where occupational hazards exist.
- Keep abreast of new and existing relevant laws, rules and regulations, and takes actions appropriate to ensure timely compliance and communication to appropriate personnel/departments.
- Identify and analyze trends in order to ensure the company’s compliance strategy and policies are comprehensive and effective, as well as recommending new strategic, creative approaches to improve EHS.
- Provides technical guidance and training. Updates, develops, and implements safety training courses, and identify training resources that can assist the departments in meeting their training needs.
- Participates, conducts and follows up on EHS audits from internal team and regulatory agencies.
- Be a Lean culture champion to support safety, operational excellence, and 5S activities.
- Coordinates efforts between Maintenance, outside service providers (Tyco, Security guards), and other parties to facilitate the security of company assets, grounds, and employees. These efforts can be both procedural and educational at times. The responsibility includes auditing those systems put in place.
- Walk the shop floor on a regular basis to establish EHS presence and provide support.
- Communicate across 3 shifts in person and via multi-media.
- Attend training and development opportunities to keep informed of regulatory changes and new techniques/best practices.
- Must be familiar with EPA, DEC, and local environmental regulations and environmental permit application process.
- All other duties as assigned or applicable to safety and security at Anoplate, including self-audits.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Job-related qualifications representing the knowledge, skills, and attributes an individual needs to possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and with the ability to handle confidential information. The ability to form and maintain positive relationships with employees, management and regulatory agencies. Managerial courage to challenge leadership to support a safety-first culture.
- Must have the ability to interface with internal and external customers, as well as outside regulatory agencies. Must demonstrate success working with subcontractors/vendors supporting mutual EHS objectives.
- Must possess a high level technical background in EHS and exhibit strong team-building and leadership ability.
- Above average planning, organizational skills, and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize effectively. Technical writing experience preferred.
- Possess Lean Manufacturing training and experience with the ability to maintain a safe, neat and orderly work area and exhibit safe, neat, clean work habits.
- Must possess a technical and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to learn new software.