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Sr. Environmential Health & Safety Specialist

Lakewood, NY 14750

Posted: 02/19/2024 Specialization: Operations Job Number: 3461 Salary / Pay Rate: $106,000.00

Job Description

You will lead our environmental, health, and safety initiatives for our manufacturing plant and serve in an advisory capacity for the corporate location and distribution centers. Experience is required in all aspects to ensure compliance and drive continuous improvement.

Coordinate and ensure compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations while driving continuous improvement.
Develop comprehensive EHS procedures (examples: Emergency Response, First Responders, LOTO, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Hazardous Materials communication, etc)
Lead the Emergency Response Team during emergency/ fire drills
Deploy safety training and safety review boards

What are the top two to three immediate objectives?

Reduction of recordable injuries through the implementation of a comprehensive safety program
Develop a comprehensive continuous improvement plan and utilize an in-house team and contractors to bring the facility into compliance with EH&S requirements.

What are the major problems to be solved and improvements that need to be made?

Injury reduction
Transition to leading indicator versus lagging
Integration of EHS in all processes
Total associate involvement and ownership at all levels
Implement visual daily management

What obstacles, negative circumstances, or problems will the incumbent need to solve?

Underperforming safety metrics based on Industry standards
Workplace safety/worker, Occupational health/industrial hygiene and Environmental risks not identified, written procedures and controls not in place for all the activities (routine and non-routine) inherent to the operation
Leadership not actively engaged or involved in EHS programs
High variation and lack of Lean principles in processes
Inconsistent use of PPE and safety rules
No focus or tracking of leading EHS indicators
High likelihood of targeted OSHA inspection and serious injury

Qualifications:
BS in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, or related discipline
10 Years’experience in the Facilities/Maintenance/EHS field
10 Years’experience Working knowledge of ergonomic principles
10 Years’experience working knowledge of OSHA regulations
Must be skilled in Microsoft Office and have strong computer skills
Must have a creative approach to problem-solving
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