Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Bedford, Pennsylvania
Apr 21, 2024
May 19, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Position Description

Performs plant-level safety and environmental compliance duties under limited supervision. Acts as liaison to applicable federal, state, and local agencies for assigned facility(s). Implements Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) programs to protect employees and reduce risk to the company. Partners with plant leadership to proactively implement preventative measures to reduce the overall risk of injury and environmental concerns. Investigates EHS incidents to identify root cause and corrective actions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements health and safety programs aligned with the organizational safety management system.
  • Implements ISO 14001 (where applicable) environmental management system.
  • Coordinates and implements the application and training of safety rules, policies, and initiatives that help to create a safe workplace. Maintains OSHA logs, EHS records, and reporting for internal and external use.
  • Assists with plant-level environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives (hazardous waste, air emissions, water, obtaining and maintaining permits, etc.) directly and in coordination with external consultants.
  • Assists with site activities with regulatory agencies to verify compliance, resolve situations, and maintain a cooperative working relationship.
  • Escalates/reports any potential violations and implements corrections as needed.
  • Conducts frequent safety and environmental audits and has the skills, knowledge, and ability to take immediate corrective action if required.
  • Recommends and implements EHS related capital projects for supported facilities.
  • Investigates all workplace safety and environmental incidents through root cause analysis and partners with the Operations team to implement corrective actions to correct problems and prevent future occurrences.
  • Manages workers' compensation for supported facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Skills Requirements
    • Knowledge and understanding of applicable EHS regulations ensuring facility compliance with Federal government agencies (i.e. OSHA and EPA), local agencies, and safety regulatory requirements.
    • Knowledge of manufacturing environment safety (i.e. industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machinery guards, interlock systems, industrial vehicle training, PPE, etc.).
    • Experience in implementing comprehensive safety, environmental, and sustainability projects.
    • Ability to investigate and define root cause, collect data, establish facts, and use sound judgment to draw valid conclusions.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, data analysis and reporting tools, and other applicable applications.
    • Ability to work under limited supervision to carry tasks/projects through to completion while meeting established deadlines.

    • Bachelor's degree in occupational safety, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, or related science disciplines, or equivalent education and experience.

    Experience Requirements
    • Minimum 3 years of EHS experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel. The team member is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The team member is required to always use safe practices. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.