EHS Specialist

Location
Plainfield CT
Date Posted
5/21/2019

EHS Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to improve the environmental, health, and safety performance related to the manufacturing plant using practical problem analysis, subject matter knowledge, and EHS practice experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist implementation of company specific safety programs, to include training safety methods, procedures and policies based on company and provincial guidelines.
  2. Monitor and assist in Behavioural Based Safety Audits and provide feedback to leadership on level of engagement and compliance through regular reporting on audit details.
  3. Monitor facility and processes for adherence to provincial guidelines including Health and Environmental Safety.
  4. Manage all waste manifesting and documentation reporting with vendors.
  5. Support facility in job hazard analysis and measures and evaluates effectiveness of safety policies, make needed recommendations
  6. Provide guidance, direction and training to assist team members in accident identification and prevention in order to reduce or eliminate hazards and associated risk
  7. Support and lead the emergency response team (ERT), safety committee, perform safety and /or environmental training
  8. Respond to employee accidents with treatment, investigation, internal & external reporting and recordkeeping and follow-up in accordance with WSIB and workers' compensation laws and regulations
  9. Educate and advise management on their EH&S roles and responsibilities, specifically around individual liability per Canadian regulations
  10. Participate in company EHS functions and meetings to gain organizational knowledge and sharing of best practices
  11. Complete ergonomic assessments for sites and support actions to complete projects and implement improvements.
  12. Monitor and file all training records in accordance with company requirements.
  13. Participate in all internal and external EH&S audits and address issues identified and coordinate corrective action(s) with team members where needed
  14. Perform data entry and management of the Company's EMIS and ERA systems.
  15. Perform environmental sampling as needed and report findings.
  16. Coordinate local EHS activities with those of the organizational EHS Leadership team.
  17. Participate in new hire orientation as needed to speak about safety expectations and facilitate safety compliance training.
  18. And other duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - AGENCIES PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • Bachelor Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental or other technical disciplines.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • 3 + more years working in a manufacturing environment desired
  • ASP or CSP designation desired
  • Served on a plant Safety Committee prior and experienced with provincial Safety Committee requirements.
  • Expertise with provincial environmental and health standards desired
  • Previous experience as part of an Emergency Response Team or first aid certified desired.
  • High energy, great interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Strong training and presentation skills to include group training of EHS topics.
  • Previous hazardous waste awareness level, train-the-trainer designation for hoist, forklift and man lifts desired. Provincial environmental experience and familiarity.
  • Experience in using a structured root-cause analysis tool to identify root cause and establish action plans to remove hazards or guard against them.
  • Ability to collaborate and lead by example in implementing corrective measures to prevent harm to employees.
  • Requires local travel and infrequent overnight travel out of the area.


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