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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Strategic Systems
Plainfield, Illinois, US
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Coordinate, administrate and enforce Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) programs to ensure field operations and complies with Federal, State and Local regulations, meets required supplier EHS protocols, program and policies and that all employees work in a safe environment and are effectively implementing Ravago's environmental initiatives.

Areas of Responsibility / Tasks

Performance must reflect appropriate level of expertise and achievement of the desired results for the items listed below.

General Policy/ Environmental, Health, and Safety

Assess the hazards of manufacturing processes and ensure the implementation of safety systems to keep employees and the environment safe with a focus on Life Critical Procedures and operational safety.

Maintain, revise and enforce systems and programs, which teach and promote compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and DOT regulations, initiatives, procedures, and policies, including local, state, and federal rules leading to the protection of employees, the community and the environment.

Maintain required EHS, as well as DOT training documents/files and revise as necessary.

Interface with Plant Management and Corporate EHS Team to facilitate a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture.

Create and conduct weekly, monthly and quarterly safety audits and inspections of equipment not limited to fuel fired equipment, vehicles, machinery, and safety apparatus to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure safety specification, regulations, and compliance is met.

Provide timely follow-up on violations and corrective action implementation up to and including conducting remedial training, as a result of internal and external findings.

Conduct, attend, assist and lead health, safety and environmental education as well as DOT education for remote Ravago DOT employees and Ravago field employees.
Regularly attend and provide status updates in project planning meetings as required.

Conduct, support and advise Plant management with incident reporting and investigation findings; which includes but is not limited to industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries, property damage, first aid and OSHA recordable events and CAPA completion at both the field and at the Baytown site and assist in the implementation of appropriate corrective actions.

Determine causes and implement preventive measures to ensure standard operating procedures are working and effectively implemented.

Lead, monitor and schedule required DOT and field employees site specific safety training to include but is not limited to PPE fit testing, industrial hygiene testing (air & noise) as needed interpret results. This includes annual Safety Day Training.

Establish and support facility management in developing initiatives/positive reinforcement that will help motivate employees and cultivate the safety culture in the field and Ravago sites.

Develop and maintain a site specific Emergency Response Plan.

Maintain OSHA 300 log and all environmental permit, as (air, water, and storm water etc.)
Will maintain (SDS) safety data sheets, and distribute as needed.
Conduct regular evaluations of the facility to ensure EHS compliance and interface with plant management.
Prepare and present reports of audits to management, EHS and risk management review.

Establish rapport with worksite personnel to facilitate effective communication and coaching of best practices and process improvement.

Review and recommend approval of site specific safety plans, Job Loss Analysis (JLA) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
Communicate with dispatch and have an awareness of where all field activities are being conducted daily.
Review and prepare responses to contractor Safety Requests for Information (RFI's).
Effectively enforce administrative stop work authority.
Oversee Learning Management System (LMS) as it related to HSE new hire and refresher trainingPurchase, create, edit, and organize files for training plans and LMS courses.
Create, edit, and enroll users into LMS courses.
Perform routine LMS tasks.
Provide regular LMS updates to Site Leader / Plant Manager.

Coordinate and work with Corporate Insurance Manager as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned by Director of (EHS).

Competencies; Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA)

To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent within our culture.

Must possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Time management it critical.
Detail oriented, disciplined, ability to prioritize & multi-task.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Travel required periodically.

Knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, EPA, DOT).
5+ years of experience in Health Safety and Environmental.
Experience working in the chemical processing or manufacturing plants, preferred.
DOT experience is a plus.

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