Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

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Environmental health & safety provides technical information and specialized training related to safety and health risks covered under OSHA regulations and/or other applicable laws; safe work practices.

Environmental Health & Safety Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective environmental health & safety job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included environmental health & safety job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Submits all paperwork and waste summary totals (annually) to the appropriate state agencies
Evaluates criteria and approves need for renewal of environmental permits and registration numbers
Undertake at regular intervals audits/inspections of the site (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with site operations management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and HSE regulations
Responsible for compliance with all related regulatory regulations and Corporate compliance requirements
Responsible for making injury/illness classification in accordance with OSHA Recordkeeping Guidelines
Responsible for ensuring compliance with Homeland Security regulations, maintaining site Security and coordinating Security efforts with the corporate office, when needed
Attends EH&S related seminars and conferences as required by management
Ensure audits are completed on a regular basis of the office areas, warehouse, and job sites to detect existing or potential risks and hazards
Analyze data and perform trending analysis in order to identify and implement corrective actions develop strategic risk mitigation strategies
Assist in personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and trials to ensure its proper use, maintenance and storage

Environmental Health & Safety Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Environmental Health & Safety

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, ISO14001, OHSAS, OSHA, CSP, CPR, EHS, CIH, ASP, AED

Education for Environmental Health & Safety

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the environmental health & safety job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Health, Engineering, Industrial, Science, Education, Environmental Science, Technical, Management, Chemistry, Manufacturing

Skills for Environmental Health & Safety

Desired skills for environmental health & safety include:

OSHA
Federal
State
EPA
Environmental
OSHA regulations
Procedures
Practices
Health
Regulations

Desired experience for environmental health & safety includes:

Experience in safety training, safety program design and implementation, EH&S surveys, hazard assessments, loss prevention and report writing
Project management - including program development
Previous experience working in a manufacturing setting
Sit/stand/walk/bend (20-60%)
Able to lift/carry 30 lbs infrequently (< 20% of the time)
Chemical handling infrequently (less than 20%)

Environmental Health & Safety Examples

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Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an environmental health & safety. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for environmental health & safety
  • Oversee the HSEMS and day to day operations associated with safety, health and environmental programs
  • Training of employees in good health and safety management practices
  • Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and environmental risks
  • Oversee occupational health and safety matters related to facility personnel
  • Identification of occupational health and safety hazards
  • Compliance with all applicable health and safety legislation
  • Assessment of environmental impacts of products, facilities and operations
  • Compliance with applicable environmental legislation
  • Establish and implement written policies and procedures
  • Manage the day-to-day and long-term activities/priorities of the EHS team which will include a combination of technicians, specialists and engineers
Qualifications for environmental health & safety
  • When not deployed to the field the EHS specialist will support various EHS related administrative activities which support the Field Service business for EHS compliance and harmonization of EHS related field service procedures
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Safety and Industrial Hygiene in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in Environmental in a manufacturing environment
  • High detail-oriented
  • To be able to interact well at all levels of the organization
  • To be able to work irregular hours including evening and weekends to accommodate the needs of a 24/7 manufacturing operation
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Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of environmental health & safety. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for environmental health & safety
  • Promote and ensure the health and safety of employees through responsive and proactive safety programs, protecting employees from incidents and environmental hazards and ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Keeps apprised of developments in federal and state EHS regulations likely to affect the company
  • Collaborates with corporate environmental, health and safety, other plants, to meet shared goals and objectives
  • Inspect work areas and machinery for compliance with OSHA and all compliance regulations
  • Maintains good relationships with Workers’ compensation TPA’s and manages claims, including return to work practices
  • Manages refinery environmental efforts to proactively reduce emissions and waste generation
  • Able to identify and keep current with local, area and regional environmental requirements that are not supported by global regulatory affairs
  • Provide recommendations for control and corrections of environmental issues and assist sites with the development of corrective action
  • Act as consultant to management in health, ergonomic and safety related issues
  • Active leader in the investigation, documentation and analysis of accidents and injuries
Qualifications for environmental health & safety
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s from an accredited program in engineering, ergonomics/ human factors, occupational safety, environmental sciences, fire safety, or safety related degrees
  • BS degree in Environmental Health, Safety or related field
  • Expert knowledge of safety system analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to recognize potential and active high-risk situations and formulate and advocate corrective or preventative measures
  • Ability to lead, manage, and motivate employees in a safety environment
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Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of environmental health & safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for environmental health & safety
  • Provide safety, health, and environmental training to include Safety Orientation training for new employees, use of environmental safety equipment, and other training issues pertinent to operations
  • Leads the implementation of environmental policies and practices
  • Develops and implements all environmental strategies and action plans that ensure facility sustainable development
  • Ensures compliance with Corporate Policies for Health & Safety
  • Chair the Health & Safety Committee
  • Trains employees at all levels in environmental issues and responsibilities
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers and team members in work site environmental and safety practice
  • Develop and implements a Zero Incident culture-building initiatives and events such as but not limited to health education, incident prevention and safety awareness
  • Manages the development and implementation of an environmental management system
  • Conducts regular facility safety inspections and provides specific recommendations to correct any deficiencies
Qualifications for environmental health & safety
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels within the company and outside professionals
  • Strong ability to self-motivate and cultivate a positive work environment
  • Team player with a positive attitude and ability to work with people
  • Demonstrated skills working with field personnel executive managers both at corporations and government agencies
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree preferably is a science / technical based discipline
  • NCSO Designation
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Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of environmental health & safety. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for environmental health & safety
  • Promotes environmental, health and safety awareness
  • Implements strategies to effectively resolve environmental, health and safety issues
  • Reviews documentation to insure all required records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures and, where necessary, implement corrective actions
  • Examines and evaluates occupational exposures to workplace conditions potentially affecting worker health and safety and provides recommendations on improving the safety of workers
  • Provides policy and regulatory review and interpretation, technical advice, and other support such as Safe Work Observations to functional group leaders and program environmental and safety staff
  • EHS Shared Learning initiatives
  • Conducts work area surveillance inspections, air sampling tests for confined space entry, property damage and personal injury investigations
  • Assumes additional assignments/tasks to answer unique needs of construction management team
  • Run root cause/corrective action exercises that eliminate safety hazards
  • Develops, implements and sustains a corporate safety-based program
Qualifications for environmental health & safety
  • Must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and seeking a Master’s degree majoring in Safety, Environment, Environmental Sciences, or related field with the intent to attend the subsequent term as a full-time student
  • Willing and able to travel to support multiple facilities and corporate initiatives
  • Masters of Science degree from an accredited university, in the area of industrial hygiene, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, occupational and environmental science
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University in Engineering, Safety or related field
  • Professional certifications, CSP or CHCM preferred
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in environmental, health and safety in a manufacturing environment required (preferably large facility, 400 employees or greater)
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Environmental Health & Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of environmental health & safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for environmental health & safety
  • Participates in strenuous physical activities relating to environmental, health and safety including, but not limited to, various climbing assignments
  • Collaborate with site Responsible Engineers for primary launch systems to review active procedures, and coordinate corrective actions relevant to their systems
  • Interprets governmental rules, regulations, ordinances and codes
  • Tracks employee medical surveillance and ensures compliance to the regulations
  • Reviews accident and incident investigations
  • Oversee Workers Compensation management and fit for duty/return to work programs with supervisors/managers and administrative personnel
  • Coordinates Industrial Hygiene (IH) program, conducts inspections, schedules consultant services, ensures collection of quality data
  • Perform site inspections of facilities, machinery, and safety equipment in order to identify and correct potential hazards
  • Maintain weekly status of corrective actions related to mishaps and help drive to completion overdue actions
  • Complete regulatory reporting as needed
Qualifications for environmental health & safety
  • Master degree in Environmental Science or Engineering, Chemical Sciences or related discipline
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, preferred to be in consultancy with relevant project experiences in Phase I EHS Due Diligence and Phase II Site Investigation, with cross-practices of experiences as a plus (such as EHS permitting, compliance audit, and other relevant experiences)
  • Experienced in small to medium scale of project management
  • With previous exposure to proposal and client management as a plus
  • Minimum 8 years experience in the manufacturing or logistics environment
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in engineering or other relevant EHS discipline required

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