Health, Safety & Environmental/Training Specialist (EHS)

Employer
Iceberg Enterprises, LLC
Location
Sturgis, Michigan, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
1933958435
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Founded in 2000, Iceberg Enterprises, LLC is a family-owned, award-winning office furniture company dedicated to developing new takes on classic office products while giving consumers the best value possible.At Iceberg we are committed to creating a workplace committed to the principles of respect, integrity, creativity and collaboration. Our aim is to attract and retain individuals who are knowledgeable, self-motivated, reliable and eager to contribute their experience and education as they become part of the Iceberg family. We welcome your interest in working with us at either our executive offices in Des Plaines, Illinois or our production facility and distribution center, both located in Sturgis, Michigan.Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) / Training Specialist
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership and direction in the development, administration and maintenance of HSE compliance and continuous improvement program elements to all levels of the organization and across all functional groups. Serve as liaison with applicable external regulatory agencies and coordinate and follow-up on HSE audits to ensure satisfactory compliance. Ensure all required reports are completed and submitted timely as required.
Develop, standardize, implement and manage the facility HSE management systems including: employee participation, employee health, hazard analyses, safe operating procedures, training, risk management, spill prevention, hazardous waste, emissions, emergency planning (EPCRA), waste water and all other key system elements. All things COVID related.
Perform facility HSE inspections as needed
Champion the 5S program
Champion the STOP Observation program
Facilitate compliance with facility, corporate and regulatory environmental & safety standards and guidelines through safety audits (both internal and external), safety surveys, risk assessments, inspections, recordkeeping and data documentation. Responsible for investigations, written reports of findings, provide recommendations for corrective or preventive measures and follows up to ensure measures are implemented.
Ensures that accurate health, environmental and safety (injury/illness/accident) date and metrics are maintained including root cause and preventative actions to reduce risk.
Maintain a current working knowledge of HSE regulations and laws to provide expertise for HSE assessments, capital projects, work orders and general HSE related problem solving at the site and corporate level as needed.
Manage salary, hourly and contract personnel to perform day to day functions. Manage support staff and personnel development for goal alignment, prioritization of work and coaching for effective performance.
Walk the manufacturing floor on a regular basis to establish HSE presence and provide support. Maintain a constant floor presence on all shifts as well as DC.
Facilitate, drive and oversee the company Safety Committee. Promote the goals and mission of Iceberg safety. Drive Safety Committee participation.
Conduct daily/weekly/monthly/annual trainings and schedule as needed.
Performs safety audits on sub-contractors
Works closely with staff in Human Resources, Maintenance/Engineering and Operations on special projects involving plant maintenance/construction, equipment design and hazard assessments.
Ensures emergency response systems, policies and procedures are in place to manage emergency situations. Review periodically for accuracy.
Maintains all Federal, State and Local permits in current and valid condition.
Maintains chemical hazardous waste program including chemical accumulation, documentation, proper labeling/containers and accumulation area inspections.
Provides hazardous material/right to know training and SDS management.
Maintains safety library (e.g., videos, regulations, reference manuals).
Advises manufacturing plants staff of regulatory changes with which the plants must comply. Sufficient advance notice should be provided so that compliance on the effective date of new regulations is ensured.
Performs industrial hygiene activities including maintaining the hearing conservation program any other monitoring programs as necessary.
Other duties as assigned

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
Detailed knowledge of OSHA, EPA and other applicable industry environmental, health and safety standards
Strong analytical skills to evaluate performance metrics and outcomes as well as recommending appropriate actions.
Superior communication skills - verbal and written
Ability to manage and train staff including: organizing, prioritizing, scheduling daily work and projects and promoting professional development. Ability to speak to large groups of people, effectively.
Strong problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to develop multiple solutions to an issue and make valid recommendations for resolution
Able to understand and execute processes including: recognizing employee, owner & customer needs, communicating process changes, measuring and assessing success and identifying areas of improvement
Ability to work under pressure and with time constraints
Skill in budget preparation and management as well as quoting.
Ability to develop and implement environmental and safety policies, programs and training
Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and computer applications at an intermediate level
Knowledge of manufacturing practices and processes including water suppression systems
Ability to adjust work hours as needed, off shift presence and weekend
Able to climb ladders and stairs and the ability to lift moderately heavy items such as test equipment or materials
Demonstrated ability to move between tasks and projects on short notice and to quickly change priorities based on plant and department needs, while still meeting project deadlines (Flexibility is key in this role as priorities change quickly)
Effective time management using strong planning and organizational skills as well as being independent and driven.
Ability to drive change, employee engagement and elicit employee commitment
Ability to work well in a team environment or independently
Ability to maintain composure and present opinions in a professional manner

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