Environment, Health and Safety Intern

Benchmade Knife Company, Inc.
Oregon City, Oregon, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Employment Type
Salary Type
Environment Health & Safety Intern (3 months)

The Environmental Health & Safety Intern will gain valuable experience driving Environmental, Health & Safety project work for our organization. This includes supporting site EHS efforts in Oregon OSHA regulatory compliance, injury prevention, environmental affairs, and environmentally sustainable projects.

This position will work within the production environment to ensure Benchmade Knife Company Inc. complies with federal, state, and local regulations. The successful candidate will support project related EHS activities to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

The desired candidate must be highly motivated and have interpersonal skills and a professional level of written and verbal communication skills. The EHS Intern must be able to respond appropriately to non-compliance situations and will be given the opportunity to anticipate problems before they occur.

Schedule- 20 hours/week

Job Duties:

  • Interprets and communicates environmental, health & safety standards impacting the company. Assists the EHS Manager in developing, implementing, and maintaining identified programs designed to minimize business risks.
  • Assists area supervisors and managers with incident investigations, reporting, and follow-up with involved departments and Human Resources.
  • Safety Programs- Active in participation with the Safety Committee, coronavirus response team and the incident review board.
  • Environmental Programs- Will gain an understanding of current environmental programs impacting the site.
  • Will conduct an audit of the current SDS system to ensure compliance the OSHA hazard communication standard.
  • Conducts inspections and audits as needed.

  • Working Environment:
  • Plant wide position; frequent interactions and projects in office, shop and outdoor environments
  • Physical Demands:
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Sitting and talking on the phone for long periods of time.
  • Data entry for long periods of time.
  • Travel Requirements:

As needed, less than 5% of the time.

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