EHS Specialist


Southwire Company- GA
Carrollton, Georgia

Posted On: July 16, 2020

In support of Culture of Zero, the Environmental Safety & Health Specialist responsibilities consist of providing resource support for the environmental, safety and health requirements in each of the Canadian locations. Performing day-to-day environmental, safety and health responsibilities to comply with those regulatory, provinces and territorial requirements, as well as providing direction for company directives Environmental, Safety & Health initiatives using Lean principles. 

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create synergy and support the Environmental Safety & Health and Lean culture.  Develop and monitor effective EHS management strategies, provide recommendations and technical expertise on regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure all facility management staff and appropriate operational personnel are aware of current and pending regulatory requirements, permit conditions and other restrictions imposed by federal authorities.
  • Provide direction and support to achieve zero recordable incidents through behavioral based safety, injury free events (IFEs), safety interactions, human performance principles, hazard identification/elimination, work practice controls, employee engagement and other company directive preventive safety initiatives.
  • Audit and monitor activities to ensure all safety and health regulatory requirements are being met. Provide effective safety communication and liaison support between employees, facility management, and federal, state, & local regulatory agencies.
  • Support the 4DX, Safety – Lean Optima, operational audit programs to assure compliance in EHS.  
  • Conduct and or facilitate EHS inspections and assessments to assure compliance with regulatory requirements, Key Performance Measures (KPIs) expectations, identify opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations based on findings.
  • Procure and maintain records, data, or information necessary to prepare internally or externally required reports, respond to agency requests. Prepare and submit timely reports and responses to informational requests.
  • Conduct incident investigations including root cause analysis for corrective action.  Train management, personnel on incident investigations and proper documentation.  Measure plant performance, benchmarking against best in class manufacturing. 
  • Assist in creating processes that identify, evaluate and control hazards in the workplace.
  • Support all mandatory air, water, waste compliance assurance-monitoring activities at the facility.
  • Serve as Emergency Response Coordinator for the facility, assisting with the coordination of emergency services and contractors. 
  • Provide industrial hygiene support as needed to evaluate employee noise and other health exposures
  • Responsible for initiating, formalizing and providing EHS various training programs for plant personnel.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Must have thorough knowledge of and experience with OSH legislation. 
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian enviroOSH legislation plus Standards, Health Canada – legislation and guidelines, Workplace Hazardous Material Information systems, processes and various safety regulations or standards (OSH, NFPA, ANSI, NEC, etc.)
  • Requires basic knowledge of OH&S Legislation in Canada, to include ergonomics, machine guarding, electrical hazards, LOTO, etc.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours or shifts and travel as required.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written skills and interpersonal skills along with ability to make presentations comfortably and professionally to large groups.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Adept at resolving complex problems encountered in a fast-paced environment
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects at once and providing feedback to managers.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or other scientific program applicable to the safety field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.
  • Professional certification is desired. 

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