Environment, Health and Safety Specialist

Belvidere, Illinois, US
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The Plant Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist position is responsible for implementing and administering standardized EHS processes to ensure environmental, safety and health compliance to federal, state, provincial, and local regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures. The EHS Specialist is expected to contribute to the achievement of world class status and corporate savings by eliminating occupational injuries/illnesses, property damage and environmental impacts. This position will specifically focus on improving and safeguarding the health and safety of all employees, ensuring compliance, supporting World Class Manufacturing (WCM) environmental and safety pillar activities and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) as well as OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System requirements.

The EHS Specialist position will report to the Plant EHS Lead and be responsible for but not limited to:

    Oversee/implement EHS training programs and training assessments to ensure required training is identified and conducted
    Conduct regular audits of EHS processes and necessary follow up to ensure compliance and advise plant leadership and corporate EHS staff of findings
    Analyze environmental incidents, determine root causes, implement corrective action and communicate this information to plant leadership and corporate EHS
    Analyze injury/illness experience, identify/track injury correlation, determine root causes, determine corrective action and communicate this information to plant leadership and company EHS
    Manage new equipment programs at the concept stage to ensure that EHS design specifications and regulations are included
    Ensure ergonomic processes are implemented/integrated in an appropriate manner
    Manage routine reports, permit applications, inventories and surveys; including data acquisition, documentation, record keeping, monitoring, review, and approval
    Coordinate communication of EHS regulatory inspection activity with plant leadership
    Lead EHS projects to improve EHS key performance metrics
    Lead the implementation and maintenance of the plant's environmental management system to meet ISO 14001 and WCM Environmental Pillar requirements
    Lead the implementation and maintenance of the plant's safety management system to meet OHSAS 18001 and WCM Safety Pillar requirements

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