Director of Environmental, Health & Safety

Employer
Utilimaster
Location
Bristol, Indiana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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SUMMARY:

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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 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.

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