Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

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West Glocester, Rhode Island, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

The primary purpose of this position is to support the organization in effectively managing the risks of occupational incidents, environmental impacts and non-compliance for the Research and Approvals Divisions located in West Glocester, RI (Research Campus) and Norwood, MA.

The position is responsible for implementing and supporting corporate and local EHS department strategies, policies, programs, procedures, education, and training. Program areas include, but are not limited to air, land, water, waste, occupational health, and safety.

The EHS Specialist provides tactical and technical support, subject matter expertise, and implementation support to ensure ongoing program sustainability. The position has the responsibility to identify and recommend action to the R&A EHS Manager to reduce the risk of EHS exposures. The EHS Specialist will serve as a technical leader as hazardous materials manager, laser safety officer and safety officer on response teams.

The EHS Specialist is required to be familiar with (and stay current on changes to) EHS regulations applicable to Research & Approvals operations and ensure FM Global EH&S programs are compliant with local legal obligations, licenses, and permits. The position will work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction in a combined effort with the EHS Manager.

Specific Responsibilities include:
  • Support the maintenance of all EHS Programs and Procedures.
  • Maintain an incident reporting, tracking and corrective actions plans with the support of area managers to ensure a safe work environment for all employees, visitors, and contractors.
  • Provide guidance to Research and Approvals test designs by ensuring that facility operations and test configurations comply with EHS regulations and FMG best practices. Participate on hazard assessment teams to evaluate new processes, equipment, and laboratory space. Identify potential hazards and provide input on how to eliminate or minimize the hazards.
  • Develop and support programs that are compliant with federal, state and local EHS management requirements such as hazard communication, laboratory safety standard, confined space entry, employee right-to-know, safety data sheet use, industrial fire brigade operations, hazardous materials management, emergency preparedness and response, fork lift operation, asbestos abatement, electrical safety, hazardous energy control practices, fire/life safety standards, medical surveillance, and respiratory protection programs.
  • Ensure EHS training programs are maintained, appropriate personnel are trained, and training is documented. Conducts or coordinates training programs. In collaboration with area managers, ensures that all personnel who are anticipated perform tasks where pre-job safety training is required are adequately trained.
  • Supports industrial fire brigade leaders to sustain the programs.
  • Supports all environmental and material monitoring and reporting.
  • Oversee periodic monitoring including but not limited to the sampling and monitoring of drinking water, process waters, hazardous waste, non-hazardous wastes and recycling programs.
  • Compile and complete reports including but are not limited to: RIDOH Drinking Water reporting, EPA's EPCRA Tier 2, RI DEM Air Pollution Inventory, hazardous waste reports, recycling reports
  • Supports in the compliance of all EHS licenses and permit requirements including, but are not limited to, maintaining accurate and up to date: drinking water license requirements, air permits, wetlands permits, hazardous waste management, NPDES and storm water permits.
  • Conducts annual review of written programs to ensure compliance with regulatory compliance requirements.
4 Year College Degree/Bachelors in environmental sciences, occupational health science or engineering curriculum with equivalent training

5-7 years experience in an industrial, manufacturing and/or research/laboratory setting

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)/Certified Safety Professional (CSP) highly desirable.

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Laser Safety Officer (LSO)

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)

Helpful, but not required.

Broad technical knowledge of US, RI and MA environmental and occupational health and safety regulations and program development and implementation.
1. Excellent writing and oral communications, research, training, and interpersonal skills,
2. A 'hands-on' approach to regulatory compliance.
3. Strong analytical skills for determining appropriate advisories and actions.
4. Good computer skills, including MS Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint or other presentation software.
5. Experience with using EHS management software.

This role is an office based position and supports our Research Campus located in West Glocester, RI and our Research and Engineering Facility located in Norwood, MA.


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