Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Employer
Harbor Freight Tools
Location
Moreno Valley, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as a safety representative for the supply chain assisting the DC EHS Manager in coordinating and implementing all areas of Harbor Freight Tools safety programs;
  • Participate and help facilitate Distribution Center Safety Committees;
  • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and optimization of safety, health, and hazardous materials and waste policies, practices, and procedures throughout the supply chain facilities in compliance with governmental regulations including Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations;
  • Work mainly of the second shift, and occasionally between the shifts to provide safety support during evening and night shifts;
  • With cross-departmental collaboration, conduct supply chain safety training;
  • Conduct regular audits of the supply chain operations, including facilities, machinery, and safety equipment, to identify and remediate potential compliance issues, safety risks, and other opportunities for better safety practices and coach associates about better safety practices.
  • Ensure compliance with safety programs and applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Assist with conducting risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions. Recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomic considerations.
  • Assist the DC EHS Manager in developing, implementing and monitoring Safety policies, procedures, claims reporting forms, procedures and activities. Assist with maintaining OSHA injury and illness records.
  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment;
  • Responder to facility emergency events;
  • Performs special projects, as assigned by the DC EHS Manager
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of the position


Scope
  • Supervises Others: No
  • Distribution Centers
  • Organizational Scope - DC EHS Coordinator works with various departments. Position reports directly to the DC EHS Manager
  • Decision Making and Confidential Information - Ability to coordinate multiple projects at one time, think ahead to potential obstacles, and seek assistance to minimize those obstacles. Ability to maintain and not inappropriately share highly confidential information
  • Equipment Used - Laptop PC, Telephone, Smart Phone, CCTV camera systems, fire alarm systems
  • Travel - 10% domestic travel

Requirements :

Job Qualifications - Education and Experience
  • 1+ years of experience in safety or 30-hour OSHA certification
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations as well as other regulatory standards
  • Ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns and conduct job hazard and job safety analyses.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works independently on a daily basis providing quality reports, analysis and policies in Safety
  • Daily interaction with managers, staff, and temporary workers. Periodic interaction with local emergency response groups and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to effectively present information to management
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues
  • Experience with OSHA regulations

Physical Requirements

General office environment requiring ability to:
  • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
  • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
  • lift up to 50 lbs.


Safety

Must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

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