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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

The Shyft Group
Kansas City, Missouri, US
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021

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The Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining effective environmental, health, and safety (EHS) processes through risk reduction strategies and management system implementation.


• Manage all aspects of EHS and sustainable development programs

• Improve EHS workplace performance by promoting an incident-free workplace, identifying and mitigating EHS risk, and implementing safety and environmental management systems in accordance with regulations, corporate compliance policies, and ISO standards

• Determine and direct necessary environmental and safety training for employees and ensure compliance and understanding

• Guide and direct assigned business units toward compliance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations, and corporate compliance policies

• Facilitate and engage business unit teams and team members to drive projects that will lead to reductions in accidents, energy, water usage and waste minimization

• Ensure timely submittal of required federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulatory reports

• Participate in Safety Committees, Team meeting or meetings as appropriate for the business unit

• Conduct inspections and audits throughout the entire manufacturing facility to identify existing or potential hazards and determine corrective or preventive measures

• Assist in incident investigations and practical problem solving

• Administer initial Workers Compensation functions for the assigned business unit

• Maintain thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local OSHA regulations, safety codes and environmental quality regulations

• Create and maintain EHS programs that are compliant with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

• Facilitate EHS suggestions

• Conduct JSAs (safety risk assessments) and Aspect / Impact Analysis (environmental risk assessments)

•Coordinate environmental waste disposal; maintain waste manifest records

• Manage Medical First Responders Team

• Maintain and manage Department of Transportation (DOT) / CDL driver files, medical physical cards, and applicable training

• Participate on the HazMat team

• Other tasks as assigned


• Bachelor's degree in environmental, health and safety or related scientific field

• CSP, OSHA 10- and 30-hour, DOT/Spill Response/RCRA, Internal Auditor certifications preferred

• 3-5 years related experience

• Trained in hazardous material accumulation, recycling, container management, and spill response; attend refresher course annually

• Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task

• Innovative team player

• Intermediate computer skills are required

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

• Commitment to excellence and high standards

• Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions

• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

• Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

• Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities

• Strong:

o Communication skills, verbal and written

o Interpersonal skills

o Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

• Willing to travel when needed
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