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EHS Specialist

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

The EHS Specialist supports the organization for all site safety and health activities, coordinates and oversees execution of all safety and health programs and ensures the site is operating within all required regulations and company standards.

The EHS Specialist ensures compliance with regulations and Company standards through development and execution of EHS systems and standards while interacting with employees on a routine basis.

This position enhances the safety, environmental and health aspects of site operations, under the direction of the EH&S manager, by fostering a culture where safety & environmental is ingrained as a core value, achieving best in class performance in support of compliant, highly efficient, and low-cost operations.

Job Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Development, implementation and execution of Site safety, environmental and health initiatives, strategies, programs, and procedures, via hands on counsel, supervision, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participates in the Safety and Environmental audits & inspections, updating and monitoring of systems, and the implementation and tracking of action plans, including benchmarking, and participating in other sites' audits.
  • Actively participate in shift meetings, safety committee meetings, EHS meetings and scheduled audits.
  • Research and maintain working knowledge of relevant safety rules and regulations and the impact they have on the site.
  • Analyze safety conditions and behaviors and recommend changes to continuously improve site safety performance and compliance to world class levels.
  • Develop, update, and maintain site safety policies, programs, standards, and work practices to ensure “audit ready” state of compliance.
  • Drive implementation of safety best in class programs, systems, and processes, including training and coaching to establish clear procedures on EHS measures, hazard recognition and precautions and stay in compliance with regulatory and company standards.
  • Identify strategic partnerships and maintain contracts with key safety vendors (PPE, industrial hygiene sampling, hazardous waste, etc.).
  • Provides functional and technical expertise/coaching as needed in all (EHS programs and initiatives.) areas and initiatives especially Permit to Work, Machine Safety, and EHS Standards.
  • Ensures excellence in EHS compliance and work practices with a flexible 24/7 schedule and leading by example for EHS behaviors.
  • Effectively coaches and develops operations line supervision to be effective EH&S leaders/coaches in their respective positions.
  • Actively participate on assigned teams in the EHS department, and be a backup to other specialist/generalist and managers when needed.
  • Actively participate in LEAN initiatives as directed, including kaizens, boardwalks, layered audits, etc.

Special Skills/Competencies & Requirements:

  • Knowledge of specialized safety, environmental, health systems and compliance (working at height, confined space, machine safety, etc.), if required.
  • Train in specialized computer software/systems for EHS (Sphera, MSDSonline, etc.)
  • Professional certifications in EHS related fields are considered beneficial and may include CIH, ASP, CHMM & CSP.

Education and Experience Capabilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and/or safety/industrial hygiene discipline or related disciplines required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in successfully coordinating Safety & Health or Environmental activities in a manufacturing environment, including industrial hygiene work preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of safety, environmental & health systems and compliance (chemical management, confined space, radiation, lasers, hearing conservation, industrial hygiene, Permit to Work, machine safety- LOTO, working at heights, BBS, PPE, stormwater, wastewater, spill, hazardous waste, etc.).
  • Excellent written and oral communication and leadership skills are required along with the ability able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding, influencing others and interpersonal interactions.
  • Capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and prioritization skills.
  • Strong reading and comprehension skills, legal & regulatory interpretation, and technical writing skills (policies, standards, references, and training materials).
  • Ability to work in a team environmental and the initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.
  • Training & presentation skills.
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Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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