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.