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Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

Employer
Vangst
Location
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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The Environmental Health & Safety Manager (EHSM) will serve as the primary health & safety point of contact for the field locations in the respective market and support management with addressing and ensuring all federal and local legislative compliance, developing and maintaining SOPs pertaining to safety, develop an autonomous EHS culture, promote defined Health and Wellness programs, define EHS standard operating procedures, provide EHS training, develop risk identification and reduction awareness and methods, all achieved through participation and employee engagement. EHSM proactively drives awareness, communicates best practices, and implements new programs related to Safety. Work to ensure safe behavior, machinery, and regulatory compliance for EHS at each site. Lead continuous improvement of EHS Management System. Facilitates cross-site discussions, projects, and best-practice sharing across other key cultivation, manufacturing, and retail sites regarding EHS topics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Leadership: Be the go-to person for the company Safety Committee Team. Ensure safe behavior, safe equipment, and regulatory compliance of all outside contractors. Lead and oversee the efforts in support of the site's Statistical and Non-Statistical goals. Exhibits model behavior as related to EHS policies and practices and enforces safety rules and regulations in a manner consistent with the corporate Values and Attitudes. Work closely with Corporate Human Resource and Safety team.

Change Agent: Proactively drive awareness and communicate best practices related to Safety, promoting an autonomous EHS culture. Develop, schedule, and deliver impactful and interactive training to supervisors, employees, and contractors on subjects related to EHS. Implement and maintain a best-in-class Behavior Based Safety program.

Safety Practices: Continuously inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment, processes, and workplace to ensure compliance with government safety regulations, and corporation, and industry standards. Oversee investigations and reporting of incidents including near-miss, First-Aid, and Accidents involving injuries and/or property damage at the Pennsylvania sites and make recommendations for corrective action. Oversee and maintain site risk assessment initiatives such as Risk Assessments, and develop and implement action plans. Work closely with HR, Operations, and all sites to ensure machinery, tooling and all equipment is safe.

Regulatory Compliance: Oversee the filing of all internal, corporate, local, state, and federal reporting relating to regulatory compliance. Maintain OSHA logs, 300, 300A, and 301, and maintain certification status at the site. Responsible to stay abreast of current OSHA requirements. Site liaison for OSHA. Maintain hazardous waste disposal program. Lead First Aid/CPR, PPE, and AED programs. Manage the site's Toxic Risk Management process. Creates, implements, trains, and audits environmental, health, and safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Inspects the facility to identify safety, health, and environmental risks
  • Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections
  • Develops health and safety procedures for all areas of the company
  • Prepares and schedules training to cover emergency procedures, workplace safety, and other relevant topics
  • Monitors compliance with safety procedures
  • Drafts inspection reports to document inspection findings
  • Ensures that material safety data sheets are maintained and readily accessible when needed
  • Maintains records of discharge of or employee exposure to hazardous waste and/or pollutants, as required
  • Develop and maintain KPIs for monitoring operational efficiency of manufacturing programs and for employees
  • Hire, train and hold team members accountable to company health and safety standards
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other relevant worker safety regulations in a manufacturing environment
  • Ensure compliance with cGMP regulations, local and state governing bodies, OSHA, and other relevant worker safety regulations in a manufacturing environment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety, and Health, or related field required; Masters's degree desirable.
  • Five years of related experience preferred, including cannabis
  • This role does include some travel
  • Extensive knowledge of food safety, security, and GMP guidelines
  • Previous commercial cannabis growing experience preferred
  • Enjoys working in a start-up, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently in a highly organized manner
  • Must pass a drug and criminal background check
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software


About Vangst:

Vangst is the cannabis industry's hiring platform. Vangst helps cannabis companies find the talent they need to grow their business. From on-demand gig workers to trained & credential full-time employees, Vangst has built the industry's go-to talent marketplace for all cannabis hiring. Vangst is proud to work with 1,200+ of the cannabis industry's leading businesses. Since raising its seed round in 2018, Vangst has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the cannabis industry and was recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies.

Today, over 300,000 people have full-time jobs in the cannabis industry and this number is expected to triple over the next five years. Vangst is on a mission to fill every job in the cannabis industry.

Vangst's headquarters is in Denver, CO. Vangst is a Series B company and backed by Lerer Hippeau, Colle Capital, Level One Fund, Snoop Dogg's Casa Verde Capital, and others.

Disclaimer:

Vangst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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