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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Baldwin Park, California, US
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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What if your job had a real impact?Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables.Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™.
Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) CoordinatorUnder the direction of the Plant Environmental Health & Safety Manager, the EH&S Coordinator will ensure compliance with all applicable EH&S policies and resolve EH&S deficiencies and/or issues. This incumbent will have responsibility for safety and environmental administration, injury case management, ergonomic injury prevention, technical safety advice and site-wide safety training at all levels of the organization.This is an ideal ground-level role for someone who is interested in building a career in EH&S. You will support, and be an essential member of, an experienced 3-person EH&S team who in turn will provide strong mentorship and training. You will have the opportunity to learn beyond your job description through cross-training and heavy involvement in injury prevention, workers comp and environmental protection. This is a Monday - Friday, day shift position for someone who is also able to work beyond those hours as department needs and/or incidents demand.What will you Do:Implement and ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and environmental rules and regulations. ​Manage facility environmental programs in the areas of hazardous waste, Storm Water pollution, and wastewater management. Inform management of environmental problems and solutions involving employees, the company and the public. Prepare/submit environmental reports in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.Ensure all associates, both hourly and management, receive all the training necessary to safely perform their respective duties and operate within the plant environment. This includes training for managers on programs they are required to implement.Regularly plan, implement and train site personnel on various EH&S policies and programs, including, but not limited to, safety practices, fire prevention, personal protective equipment, regulations and standards, and incident investigation. Identify and suggest corrective measures to improve the facility's accident experience and suggest/implement means to achieve EH&S goals.Ensure that mandatory OHSA reporting is completed, i.e. annual OSHA 300 log, notifications of serious accidents, etc. Lead the investigation of accidents and injuries and prepare material and evidence as needed.Regularly inspects the facility to detect exiting or potential accident and health hazards, determine and implement corrective or preventive measures where indicated.Oversee the administration of the workers' compensation program for the site; support the Corporate EH&S program and direction and maintain EH&S files and records. Perform other duties as assigned.Workers' Compensation (40%) Quick question for you - click hereManage WC filesCoordinate subpoena processCoordinate the accommodation process Follow up with associates who have attended the clinic (restrictions, follow-up visits, etc.)Provide associates who are being treated at the clinic with instructions on following their treatment and missing their appointmentsAssist Gallagher-Bassett with information requestsCreate Personal Action Forms for associates on WC or Extended WC/LOA - share information with HR Injury Management/Return to Work (20%)Monitor claimant activities and follow up to to ensure completenessUpdate log for accommodations (LOA, and WC)Maintain logs/spreadsheet for all work status reports Maintain follow-up log for "Medical Declinations"Create acknowledgment forms for work restrictionsGeneral Administrative Duties (20%)Prepare weekly incident summary reportsUpdate and maintain an incident log (sent to the clinic, corrective action, and recovery)Mail pick-up and reviewProvide regular communication and follow-up with supervisors to ensure completion of safety responsibilities (safety inspections, observations)Update Daily Management Boards/Safety Communication BoardsUpdate injury tracker boardsOrder and maintain first aid suppliesCoordinate PIT training schedule Print, laminate, obtain trainer's signature and distribute PIT certification cardsSend weekly PIT reminders to the Maintenance and Warehouse TeamUpdate PIT certification logCoordinate training activities with the Training TeamSupport Safety Recognition Program (Future)EHS Compliance (10%)Hazardous waste and sustainability reportsSupport environmental compliance programRecordkeeping (10%)Sort, file and maintain department records, including but not limited to:TrainingInspectionsPIT documentsEnvironmental recordsSafety CommitteeDesired qualifications:What you will Need:Bachelor's degree preferred, ideally with an emphasis on EH&S or related field (science, engineering).A background in EH&S, preferably including 1-2 years of experience in an EH&S role. We will also consider new graduates.Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts; Certification in Safety (CSP) strongly preferred.Strong attention to detail and proven track record of results with a bias for action. Excellent time management skills and ability to utilize time and resources effectively and efficiently.Sense of urgency; ability to take action quickly in a fast-paced environment.Ability to establish expectations, motivate, delegate and get work done through others effectively.Unquestionably high ethical standards and attention to reputational and compliance risks.Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold, wet, fast-paced, 24-hour plant environment. Quick question for you - click hereBlingual English / Spanish is highly preferred.Desired Traits:Excellence - ability to deliver consistent quality results through a sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.People-minded - ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.Integrity - honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.Openness/Fairness - ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others; being available, tolerate and encouraging creativity.Simplicity - promotes common sense, encourages a friendly environment and maintaining sincere human relationships. Quick question for you - click herePhysical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements, occasionally lifting 50 or more pounds. The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Quick question for you - click hereBFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities during the application process and employment. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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