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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager - Manufacturing

Employer
8th Ave Food & Provisions
Location
Winchester City, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Responsibilities:
Position Summary:
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of risk reduction, injury prevention, and safety and environmental compliance initiatives for the plant. This position is responsible for the planned execution of regulatory compliance efforts and shall emphasize and promote a safety culture in an environment thats continuously improving. Position duties are in the following functional areas; safety and environmental regulatory compliance, safety training and education, safety inspections, incident analysis, environmental reporting, emergency preparedness, workers compensation / claims management, and management of the established Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining quality parameters for areas of responsibility
Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce EHS policies, procedures, and guidelines as set out by state OSHA, 8th Avenue Foods, Post Holdings, and other regulatory agencies
Manage environmental compliance and communicate closely with regulatory agency representatives. Submit all permit applications
Maintain and update SOPs as needed for all safe work practices and equipment. Utilize SOPs in staff training
Be an active, on-the-floor, resource concerning employee health and safety. Leverage existing safety scan and audit processes to proactively identify unsafe conditions and behaviors. Develop and deploy training for facility leaders and employees to improve risk and hazard identification
Provide guidance and direction in EHS programs to employee, supervisor, and managerial levels to ensure common competencies and effectiveness
Oversee employee trainings related to OSHA regulations, environmental topics, and 8th Avenue Foods rules for health and safety awareness. Present safety training at New Employee Orientation
Document, record and report out on all health, safety and environmental issues at plants.
Serve as SME on incident investigations and provide guidance to leaders. Develop and maintain incident investigation procedures and training and deploy training to all leadership positions. Serve as lead incident investigator into significant safety incidents.
Track and report incidents through the appropriate system. Report incidents to OSHA as required. Maintain OSHA 300 Log for plant. Perform incident analysis, track trends, and partner with operational leaders to develop and deploy solutions to significantly reduce incidents
Act as Champion for company Safety Committee activities
Coordinate Post Holdings SRMP program on behalf of 8th Avenue Foods. Work with Element Team leads to ensure goals are being met. Responsible for participating in and conducting the annual SRMP Health and Safety Audit
Ensure that contractor personnel working on the property are in compliance with 8th Avenue policies and safety requirements
Review near misses, accidents and incidents that occur, investigate, and report. Administer corrective actions accordingly, with the support of line supervision and HR. Collaborate with HR to complete the initial 801 form
Responsible for the identification of possible losses; evaluating the risks; developing and implementing a plan to correct or prevent a loss
Collaborate with HR to maintain employee Health and Safety files
Act as Food Defense and Facility Security team member
Responsible for supporting and maintaining Food Safety and Quality programs
Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelors degree in Health, Safety, Risk Management, Loss Control or related EHS field AND 5+ years of environmental, health, or safety experience OR Masters degree in Health, Safety, Risk Management, Loss Control or related EHS field AND 3+ years environmental, health, and safety experience

Experience with industry standards and best practices with LOTO, Walking-Working Surfaces, Confined Space, Electrical Safety, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding
Experience with Root Cause Analysis and Hazard Identification

Previous experience interpreting and deploying OSHA regulatory compliance requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours, as needed

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar professional certification
Previous experience with workers compensation claims management

Comprehensive knowledge of Labor laws and regulations
Comprehensive knowledge of Workers compensation
Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA and other regulatory agencies
Effective verbal, written, interpersonal and instructional skills
Credibility and effective leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities
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