Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Berry Global, Inc
Lathrop, California, US
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The EHS Coordinator will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of environmental, health, and safety programs to ensure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and company policies. Responsible for supporting the environmental, safety and health related efforts for the site, including participation in all safety improvement process activities for the facility. Champion and support EHS implementation of programs, campaigns, and initiatives by: challenging plant employees to be active participants in pursuing EHS excellence; promoting consideration of EHS implications in all plant projects and activities; providing positive reinforcement and coaching to employees; and continually demonstrating appropriate behavior and leading by example. The position has EHS responsibility for their single facility.


Drive awareness and accountability for environmental, health and safety performance through all levels of the site.

Champion employee empowerment to identify and address safety concerns, and generate new ideas related to safety and health.

Promote and participate in employee involvement programs such as project teams, committees, and internal training.

Participate in plant incident and plant non-conformance investigations, determine appropriate corrective actions and preventative actions, and ensure closure of actions. Reapply key learnings and recommendations from global incidents as applicable.

Participate in emergency preparedness planning and response activities

Participate in internal and external inspections of the facility to assess and ensure compliance with federal, state, local, insurance and internal safety requirements

Maintain ISO compliant safety and environmental compliance records, including OSHA Logs and Permit Requirements

Develop, create, track, and deliver safety training to employees as required, including coordination of new hire and external regulatory training.

Effectively interact with all internal functional job levels and with external agencies and resources in order to maximize the effectiveness of the safety improvement process

Conduct facility audits to identify hazardous conditions/actions within the plant and recommend corrective measures. Oversee Safety Concerns and Near Misses reported by employees to ensure completion.

Create/review/implement Policies, Risk Assessments, SOPs and work instructions related to EHS in support of Berry EHS Program and Regulatory Requirements

Conduct Management of Change (MOC)/Pre-startup Safety Review (PSSR) on new or modified equipment. Partner with project lead on major facility changes to provide EHS input into project planning.

Provide regular EHS reports to management; identify trends by analyzing injury/illness data and recommend corrective actions.

Approve new chemical purchases and maintain SDS sheets, Hazard Communication program and environmental reporting.

Provide Front Line Leaders with Safety Topics for Daily, Weekly and Monthly EHS meetings/talks.

Assist in management of Contractor Management Program at the location

Assist in the administration of the Workers Compensation Program

Perform other duties as directed by the Plant Director, VP of Operations or Regional/Corporate EHS leadership.

Maintain and increase professional knowledge and expertise related to the fields of environmental protection, occupational health, and industrial safety through annual professional development

Ability to travel 0-25% of the time.

The above duties are representative of the nature and level of the work and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Willingness and ability to provide 24/7 on call support for emergencies.


Applied knowledge and working understanding of federal/county EHS requirements (i.e.; OSHA, EPA, NFPA), regulatory compliance, experience with inspections, incident investigations, process safety, contractor safety, EHS training, hazard reviews and job safety analysis

Knowledge of safety, industry hygiene and environmental testing methods

Strong incident investigation, root cause analysis and continuous improvement skills

Direct EHS experience must include leading and influencing industrial sites and organizations

Strong leadership, communication, influencing and collaborative skills

Strong organizational skills with proven ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously.

Takes responsibility for actions, respects confidentiality, completes commitments on time, and uses data to support decisions