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Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

Alene Candles
Milford, New Hampshire, US
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Who We Are

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the world's most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio and New York, we've been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work. We have been selected as a Best Company to Work For in 2020 and 2021 and 2023 Business of the Year for Manufacturing by Business NH Magazine!

The Position

Alene Candles is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator to provide full-time environmental, health and safety support to our Milford, NH location. The core responsibility of this position is to and ensure all practices and resources are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. You will collaborate with various departmental leaders and senior leadership members. You will oversee the development and execution of a world-class Behavior Based safety program. This program is designed to eliminate all incidents of unsafe behaviors, minor incidents, and injuries. You will coordinate with the Human Resources Department to oversee workers' compensation cases to help minimize the severity and potential for repeat occurrences, as well as support the development and coordination of training programs. You will assist in risk assessments, audits, program management, and loss prevention. You will also work with third party representatives. You will be required to work with remote teams. You will be responsible for promoting safe and healthy work environments for all Alene Candles employees, contractors, and visitors. This role requires the ability to travel domestically.The Location

We are located at 51 Scarborough Lane, Milford, NH. This role is on-site.

Additional Job Details:

Provide leadership, strategy, and guidance to ensure continuous improvement of legal requirements pertaining to manufacturing environmental health and safety.

Understand and implement federal, state, and local regulations.

Actively support business objectives in relation to health, safety, and environmental concerns.

Provide insight, support, and continuous improvement of the safety program to the New Hampshire plant.

Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce policies, guidelines, and procedures as established by the company.

Provide safety and environmental guidance and direction to various programs, at all levels, to ensure continuity.

Support a culture of excellence in safety and environmental management through effective communication and employee engagement. Drive actions in pursuit of Zero Incident culture.

Coordinate the continuous training of the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Program.

Responsible for assisting in the identification and prevention of possible losses.

Risk management and mitigation.

Responsible for development and implementation of corrective action and implementing a plan to correct or prevent a loss from occurring in the future.

Conduct internal safety and environmental audits.

Develop, maintain, and update Job Hazard Risk Assessment (JHRA) for all safe work practices and equipment.

Conduct JHRA employee training.

Coordinate with Plant Manager and Operations on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections.

Maintain all logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements.

Assist in maintaining the site preparedness, emergency plan and procedures.

Responsible for coordinating regulatory programs and its applications and help support the compliance process.

Review accidents and incidents by conducting field audits, reporting and manage the corrective actions.

Provide timely monitoring and tracking of all injuries along with Management of Workers' Compensation cases.

Partner with Human Resource Department to implement employee wellness programs and initiatives.

Maintain working relationships with Regulatory Agencies and other third-party agencies

Facilitate and lead the Safety Committee for the Operation.

Manage Team Base Job Hazard Risk Assessments; oversee the process and conduct training needs analysis.

Lead the Emergency Response Team and comply with all organizational policies and procedures.

Ability to travel 10% of the year, when needed.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or related specialty. A combination of experience and certification or education will also be considered.

5+ years of experience working in industrial/manufacturing setting with progressive experience.

Working experience/knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety systems, metrics, KPI's and tools, including knowledge of statistics.

Strong knowledge of Behavior Based Safety Programs and practices of implementing such systems.

Ability to travel 10% of the year, when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Safety Manager (CSM) through a National Association of Safety Professionals or an equivalent certification is preferred.

Knowledge of OSHA/EPA and other relevant regulations and standards.

Timely record maintenance and excellent attention to detail.

Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.

Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

Risk analysis and prevention methods.

Ability to work on standard tasks and deliver high quality results with limited supervision.

Excellent problem-solving skills.


Alene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include: Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Voluntary PTO Donation Program, Tuition Reimbursement and "Alene Gives Back" - our paid volunteer program.

Alene Candles 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.

Should you require assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact (url removed) or call (phone number removed) and ask to speak to Human Resources. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

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