The Director of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) position will be responsible for leading the business unit environmental, health, & safety program, including compliance, culture, and metrics and for the development and implementation of health & safety programs including accident prevention, loss control, environmental, and driver safety. Other responsibilities include preparing and managing departmental budgets, mentoring, and coaching the EHS employees, acting as a member of senior management team and participating in strategic management decisions.
• Coach and influence all managers to integrate and manage Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) consistent with the risk and other aspects of the business.
• Develop and implement EHS programs that promote safe work practices, employee engagement, and metrics improvement.
• Maintain the EHS information systems such that they are accurate and capable of providing the data needed to meet strategic, legal, financial, and social reporting needs.
• Develop, maintain, and communicate operational controls, standards, and work practices to meet legal and regulatory. Regulatory agencies include OSHA, EPA, DOT, DEP, etc.
• Direct and oversee company's incident reporting and investigation process.
• Coordinate the EHS training programs and ensure that all the necessary training is completed in an effective manner.
• Identify regulatory and risk gaps and develop a prioritized action plan and guide implementation.
• Perform inspections of properties and operations to evaluate health and safety issues. • Work with management to resolve any issues identified.
• Ensure risk assessment and job safety analysis tools are developed and utilized at all locations.
• Assist staff regarding the interpretation and implementation of health and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides technical assistance to departments and personnel.
• Respond to reports of potentially unsafe working conditions.
• Check on the use of all types of personal protective equipment, evaluate their effectiveness and suggest improvements where needed.
• Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, health and safety, engineering, or a related discipline (Master's degree preferred)
• Certification as a Safety Professional.
• A minimum of ten years relevant experience in EHS preferably in a manufacturing environment.
• Considerable knowledge and understanding of health and safety compliance, regulations, standards, safe work practices, and procedures is essential.
• Experience utilizing kaizen methodology to implement sustainable change.
• Passion and capability to work with all levels of the organization including senior leaders, managers, and hourly employees.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• High level of enthusiasm and initiative to understand and implement safety techniques, standards, regulations, and requirements.
• Strong desire to drive improvement with the belief that all injuries and incidents can be prevented.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.