Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

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Environmental, health & safety specialist provides support to the SHE Manager to ensure site compliance to OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory standards by maintaining and submitting safety, accident, environmental and industrial hygiene files and records as required.

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Establish Conduct specific EHS training for employees as needed (New hire training, OSHA, DOT, EPA)
Establish Conduct specific EHS training for employees as needed (New hire training, DOT, OSHA, EPA)
Ensure the company is meeting all of its legislative compliance obligations with OSHA, EPA, fire codes
Works with Division EHS to keep abreast of technical developments and OSHA-related regulations that affect the EHS considerations for operations
Managing HSE auditing requirements, coaching and training existing and new auditors, of HSE management system
Conduct employee and student training, emergency preparedness activities, and/or assurance programs
Prepare incident reports and communicate with affected employees and managers
Safety Resource for a Business Unit/Site
Act as primary contact for Unit and Site Safety questions
Active involvement in injury and illness case management

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

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

Education for Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Desired skills for environmental, health & safety specialist include:

OSHA regulations
VPP programs
Industrial lift operations
Major safety standards
Respirators
Federal
OSHA
EPA
Health and safety regulations
Environmental regulatory reporting

Desired experience for environmental, health & safety specialist includes:

Participation in incident investigations with knowledge of RCFA methodology
Facilitating review and development of site safety procedures and practices
Training and auditing of line organization regarding site SHE procedures
Training/new employee orientation on SHE procedures
Routine field auditing and visibility for interactions
Coordination of 1st and 2nd party audits

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Examples

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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of environmental, health & safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Conducts accident / incident investigations including tracking of CA/PA
  • Develops and implements job hazard analysis, and development of job specific safety procedures
  • Manages the ergonomic safety program to minimize injuries
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of EH&S policies and procedures, documentation, recordkeeping, databases, and EHS website
  • Prepares presentations and minutes for Executive Safety Briefings, Safety Committee Meetings
  • Develop and implement projects of "best practices" with the entire staff of the workplace
  • Implementation of corporate policies
  • Develop and deliver EHS related training
  • Assist with managing contractor EHS compliance
  • Chair and utilize the site safety committee to recommend and implement programs on site to address specific safety, environmental or health issues and analyze processes and procedures for potential hazards and provide input for risk reduction
Qualifications for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • 2-5 plus years of EHS experience with progressive work assignments preferred
  • Advanced professional EHS certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, QEP, CEA, REM ) desired
  • Experience with behavioral based safety initiative desired
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements and EHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Must have flexibility to support a 24 hour 7 day manufacturing schedule
  • Degree in Industrial Safety or related field or 1-3 years experience
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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of environmental, health & safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Bachelor’s Degree (EHS related, Engineering) plus 5 years of EHS related experience or Master’s Degree (EHS related, Engineering) plus 3 years of EHS related experience
  • Oversite and knowledge of environmental programs
  • Key focal point for interaction with regulatory agencies
  • Responsible for air, water and waste compliance obligations
  • Responsible for regulatory strategy for maintaining compliance with environmental requirements
  • Provide direction, guidance and technical advice to the plant in the area of EHS to ensure employees are provided a safe working environment
  • Maintain environmental permits up-to-date and maintain data, prepare and submit various environmental reports to the appropriate agencies including Air Emission reports, Risk Management Plan (RMP), SARA Tier II and Form R
  • Maintain ISO 14001 EMS and work with the team to ensure plant remains ISO 14001 certified
  • Perform audits to ensure compliance to Lear’s Foam Directive applicable legal and other requirements
  • Establish systems for incident/accident prevention and ensure thorough incident investigations are conducted for all occupational injuries/illnesses, spills and operational upsets
Qualifications for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or in a related field is required
  • Monitor day to day activities of employees and contractors to ensure a safe & compliant atmosphere is maintained
  • Standing, walking, lifting, bending, carrying, sitting, computer keyboarding, analytical thinking, reading, writing
  • May be required to work extended hours and/or weekends
  • Ability to work in a non-temperature controlled environment
  • A minimum of 5 years applied professional EHS work experience
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an environmental, health & safety specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • Provide input to organizational safety initiatives
  • Conduct regular safety, health and environmental inspections and audits of the companies work areas and assure that corrective action is taken and completed on deficiencies noted through inspections
  • Responsibility to report food safety, quality and regulatory compliance to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Advise and actively participate in risk hazard evaluations of existing processes, equipment and all new capital investments
  • Participate in PSM’s Management of Change Program
  • Serves as subject matter expert and conducts training regarding PSM fundamentals, procedures, and requirements
  • Leads, facilitates or participates in site incident investigations to determine root causes of incidents
  • Advisor on incident reporting
  • Support the development of a LEAN management system by increasing safety awareness and performance improvement systems by working with management through the safety committee leadership, coaching, and adhering to EHS metrics including Near Misses reported and developing corrective action plans
  • Provides subject matter expertise and advice in EHS to support operational excellence with internal stakeholders
Qualifications for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • Be a motivated self-starter with strong follow-up capabilities and the ability to read, learn, self-train, and apply learning/training in the field
  • Able to challenge and correct unsafe acts, practices, and situations be able to interact and influence decision-making at all levels in a positive teambuilding manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with math and demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must have a willingness to accept change and be a change agent leader
  • Willing to travel and spend time away from the site as called upon in support of the business
  • Must own and drive EHS metrics in the unit assigned
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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of environmental, health & safety specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • As assigned, coordinates hazardous materials inventories and reporting
  • Works closely with the EHS Manager to provide cross coverage and seamless services
  • Support the delivery, development, and implementation of environment, health & safety programs
  • Ongoing assessment and recommendations for written program enhancements in
  • Response to the changing environment, company needs and expectations
  • Ability to develop and follow through with an ergonomics program of all job types to reduce Workers Compensation claims, employee discomfort and improve overall operational ability
  • Takes initiative by making recommendations directly to the Leadership Team to prevent future accidents and near misses
  • Responsible for performing risk assessments on the work environment from a safety, health perspective
  • Promotes, motivates and coaches the self-directed work teams, including Safety Committees for delivery and successful implementation of safety initiatives
  • Assist with Incident Investigations/Post-Accident Drug Testing/Reporting of claims
Qualifications for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • BS in industrial hygiene, environmental, safety or another closely related science field preferred
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of environmental, health and safety compliance programs and safety and environmental laws
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and execute various projects simultaneously is essential
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization is necessary
  • Analytical ability and knowledge of business processes is preferred
  • Ability to create and deliver effective training materials is necessary
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Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of environmental, health & safety specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • Train users on how to use audit tracking system
  • Continuously improve audit program and audit management
  • Facilitate coordination with 3rd party provider
  • Coordinate Compliance Management System (CMS) updates and fixes
  • Monitor functionality of CMS and provide/propose updates accordingly
  • Train new user on CMS
  • Administer user profiles and organizational structure
  • Train plants on use and application of Training Management System (TMS), CMS, and Document Management System (DMS), when applicable to EHS function(s)
  • Evaluate feasibility of a Learning Management System (LMS), identify and vet systems for evaluation/implementation, and, if implemented, coordinate implementation in North America operations
  • Develop and provide subject specific ES&H related training for three sites, striving for consistency and uniformity in the safety program as required by legislation or Company procedures, and identified for the promotion of high standards of ES&H management at the sites
Qualifications for environmental, health & safety specialist
  • Manage Environmental Sustainability program to reduce UTAS total environmental impact
  • Work with individual sites as needed on Environmental Compliance and Sustainability related initiatives to support the 2020 goals for
  • Develop and coordinate EH&S related communications from the EH&S group to the global EH&S organization
  • Oversee the content and structure of the EH&S functional website to maintain current and relevant information
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Safety Engineering, Facilities, or related area
  • Competency in Windows-based software such as Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word

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