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Environmental Health And Safety Manager

Universal Waste Systems
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
The primary role of the Environmental Health and Safety Manager is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive, regulatory compliant, company-wide safety and environmental programs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develops company-wide and site-specific comprehensive safety and environmental programs.
  • Performs regular site visits, inspecting work areas and equipment so to identify areas for improved safety and ensure environmental compliance.
  • Monitors and corrects the working habits of employees to ensure proper safety techniques are being practiced.
  • Plans, develops, conducts and tracks safety-related orientations, tailgates, trainings and counseling sessions.
  • Investigates, analyzes and maintains records of accidents and develops training initiatives to prevent further occurrences.
  • Oversees the maintenance of driver files, insurability, pull-notice programs, substance abuse consortium and all other DOT and non-DOT compliance-related programs.
  • Oversees the worker's compensation program including partnering with 3rd party administrators and clinicians to manage injuries, claims and employee's return to work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Safety-related principles and practices, regulations and laws.
  • Regulatory and compliance-related agencies such as OSHA, DMV, DOT, FMCSA, DOL, etc.
  • Specialized safety-related trainings such as the SMITH System, etc.
  • The operation of refuse, recycling and composting-related equipment.
  • Modern office practices and procedures including the use of standard computer programs such as
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Search Engines and Google Maps.
  • Ability to:
  • Implement successful training programs that positively impact the safety of our employees and the community that we serve.
  • Effectively train employees on important safety-related matters.
  • Actively listen to, empathize with and address employee safety concerns.
  • Proactively establish trust and credibility with employees by maintaining accountability.
  • Contribute to the team dynamic by promoting inclusion, support and collaboration amongst coworkers.
  • Take initiative, self-manage time and productivity through multitasking.
  • Effectively and concisely communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Provide guidance and expert advice on safety-related information.

Education, Training & Experience
  • Ten years of related occupational safety and DOT-related experience required.
  • Experience in the waste and/or recycling industry strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) a plus.
  • Commercial driver's license a plus.

Supplemental Information

Universal Waste Systems celebrates diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job.

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