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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Malco Products Inc.
Barberton, Ohio, US
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Conservation science
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Title: Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Location: Barberton

Company: Malco Products, Inc. is a family-owned specialty chemical manufacturer with production facilities in Barberton, Akron and Alliance, Ohio. Malco manufacturers lines of proprietary automotive products and household cleaning products as well as performs contract manufacturing services. Malco relies on its core values to succeed - innovation, industry leading quality, serving as "our customers' best partner" and creating a team-oriented, family atmosphere for our employees. Applying these values will deliver solid financial performance.

Reports To: Director of Human Resources

Summary: This position is accountable for developing, organizing, administering, and maintaining Malco's workers' compensation program, whose purpose is to minimize the number and reduce the severity of in-plant accidents and injuries while maintaining the efficiency of Malco and the well-being of its employees. This position is also responsible for the compliance, training, reporting, and managing of Malco's safety, environmental and waste programs.

Specific Duties: Specific duties are intended to describe activities that support the summary above. The list is not all inclusive - other duties may be required to cover the breadth and depth of the position.

Workers' Comp:
  • Promote across all Malco and affiliated facilities, a culture of employee safety, manage associated costs, provide necessary training and compliance on procedures.
  • Ensure all company facilities are compliant with governmentally mandated health and safety guidelines including OHSA requirements, EPA requirements and others.
  • Review and investigate plant accident reports. Represent Malco in workers' compensation hearings as needed.
  • Manage workers' compensation costs; take necessary steps to keep Malco in group rating programs. Main Malco contact for the MCO, TPA and occupational clinic.
  • Maintain required workers' compensation reports.

Safety/OSHA/ Environmental:
  • Maintain OSHA 300 logs.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all health and safety standards affecting Malco property and personnel.
  • Provide management with advice on and solutions to problems affecting the health and safety of Malco personnel.
  • Advise management of regulations affecting the design, construction and installation of plant facilities and equipment.
  • Recommend new and improved safety equipment.
  • Develop employee-related safety programs and train employees in safety and accident preventions that comply with OSHA regulations.
  • Perform in-house audits of plant facilities, equipment and recommend action for correction of health and safety deficiencies.
  • Work directly with the plants in resolving any citations issued by local, state, and federal inspectors.
  • Ensure accident reports are turned in timely, completely, and accurately during the shift in which the accident occurs.
  • Act as the Chairman of the Safety Committee at all three facilities; ensure the meetings are conducted regularly.
  • Maintain required OSHA and EPA reporting.
  • Managing the hazardous waste disposal program.
  • Overall cost management of safety programs, compliance, and training.
  • Monthly internal reporting to include company information on workers' compensation, new work-related incidents, claim updates, safety, and environmental updates, as well as any issues addressed based on monthly safety walks at each of the facilities. Any ad hoc reporting requested by management.

Education: Bachelors' degree; preferably in Business, Industrial Management, EH&S or related / equivalent field.

  • Minimum of 3 years in safety management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working with workers' compensation claims, administration, and group rating programs.
  • Requires knowledge of state and federal workers' compensation as well as OSHA regulations pertinent to the chemical industry.
  • Familiar with state and environmental reporting requirements pertient for a chemical manufacturing company.
  • Experience with companies ranging in size between $50M to $200M in revenues, with multiple facilities and with employees counts of over 150 employees.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.

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