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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III
United States - MO - Riverside
You will be spearheading specific actions to assure the facility complies with all federal, state provincial, and local environmental regulations and rules, including those related to occupational health and safety. Assist in the facility’s risk management program through the corporations Business Operating Systems (BOS) which are designed to minimize the physical and financial exposure resulting from potential, alleged or actual on-the-job injuries/illness, and environmental compliance.
- Individual will work on the either 2nd or 3rd shift. (not yet determined)
- Ability to work “on-call” for any emergencies that may arise.
- Enter incidents (safety & environmental) and other data such as audit results into the Corporate Health, Environmental, & Safety System (CHESS)
- Maintain OSHA log and open corrective actions list (through CHESS)
- Conducts accident investigations and assists with determining root cause and resolution.
- Develops and facilitates appropriate and required plant safety training.
- Leads Emergency Response Team and Cross Functional Team meetings
- Ensures all new equipment meets OSHA guidelines
- Coordinate and teach annual required safety and environmental compliance training
- Conduct safety and environmental orientation program
- Evaluate facility for safety and environmental hazards and develop proactive strategies to address inefficiencies.
- Conduct daily safety reviews of operations.
- Work with regional workers compensation claims administration team, Third Party Administrator, and attorneys to manage open workers compensation claims.
- Lead contact for outside agencies such as Fire Department, OSHA, and environmental regulators.
- Ensure contractors are trained properly and adhere to contractor safety program requirements.
- Schedule annual hearing, and pulmonary function exams, and post offer physicals.
- Manage environmental & safety tasks on glide path.
- Manage CHESS system and CHESS auditing programs
- Coordinate safety action plan, ensure continuous implementation and improvement.
- Conduct safety and environmental audits; coordinate plant preparation for corporate audits.
- Respond to environmental incidents and spills, including completing investigations to determine root-cause and closure activities.
- Identifies and facilitates appropriate and required environmental training.
- Leads and coordinates emergency spill response team meetings.
- Evaluates facility for environmental aspects and develop proactive strategies to address issues.
- Ensure plant is compliant with BOS and all other environmental, health, and safety laws including compliance with all air, water and waste permits.
- Coordinate environmental objectives program, and ensure implementation throughout the year.
- Perform duties as the plant Environmental Management Representative (EMR).
- Lead facility’s waste reduction efforts.
- Advises plant management of safety related situations.
- Is a member (lead) of the Plant Safety Committee.
- Conducts housekeeping and safety inspections. Assists in coordinating corrective action programs relative to safety for the purpose of orientating new employees and updating those on current roll.
- Educates and trains team facilitators as to their duties relative to safety training, safety inspections and injury/illness investigation and employee’s first report of injury/illness.
- Assist in accident investigation, helps to assure that proper reports/documents are entered into CHESS
- Maintains the first aid facility of the plant. Provides first aid treatment of on the job injuries or illnesses. Maintains first aid treatment records.
- Keeps up to date of the latest safety procedures and equipment by membership in appropriate organizations, attendance at pertinent seminars and reading professional journals.
- Maintains Material safety Data Sheets for the plant and policies relating to this program.
- Contributes to the plant’s Safety Motivational Program for the recognition of exceptional safety performance.
- Is able to compile monthly statistics pertaining to the plant safety record.
- Other duties associated with maintaining a safe work environment.
- Establishment, maintenance and training of the fire safety program of the plant.
- Contributes to the preparation and maintenance of an evacuation plan and training for employees in the use of the plan in case of fire or other emergency.
- Coordinates training of employees in general fire dangers specific to extinguishers and hoses, etc., no less than annually.
· Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health, Environmental Management, or related degree program
· Experience in the Health and Safety field
· Familiar with employment laws and regulations (OSHA, EPA, DOT, RCRA, and EEOC)
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or communicate with medical personnel