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Environmental Health and Safety 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.

Job Location: Onsite (Fort Collins, CO)

Role Summary                                                          

The Safety Specialist supports the organization of 200+ employees 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 Safety 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 and health aspects of site operations by fostering a culture where safety is ingrained as a core value, achieving best in class performance in support of compliant, highly efficient, and low-cost operations.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities 

  • Development, implementation and execution of Site safety 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.
  • Active participant and leader 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, etc.).
  • Provides functional and technical expertise/coaching as needed in all 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.
  • Leads monthly safety team meetings and the Response team quarterly meetings.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Operating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                                                       

Knowledge of specialized safety, health systems and compliance (working at height, confined space, machine safety, etc.), if required.

Education and Experience                                                          

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in engineering and/or safety/industrial hygiene discipline or related disciplines.
  • Preferred: +3 years’ experience in successfully coordinating Safety & Health activities in a manufacturing environment, including industrial hygiene work.
  • Required: +1 year experience in successfully coordinating Safety & Health activities in a manufacturing environment, including industrial hygiene work.
  • Required: In-depth knowledge of safety & 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. etc.).
  • Required: Excellent written and oral communication and leadership skills are required along with the ability to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding, influencing others and interpersonal interactions.
  • Preferred: Must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Preferred: Strong analytical, organizational, communication and prioritization skills required.
  • Preferred: Strong reading and comprehension skills, legal & regulatory interpretation, and technical writing skills (policies, standards, references, and training materials)
  • Required: Ability to work in a team environment and the initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.
  • Required: Training & presentation skills
  • Required: MS office

Required Training

  • 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, & CSP.


Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Director of Operations and Global Trade Compliance

Supervisory Duties: NA

Salary and Benefits

Water Pik, Inc., a partner company of Church & Dwight Company, Inc., supports our employee’s wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position.  Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Estimated pay:  $68,000 - $106,300 Annual Salary

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending / Health Savings Account / Commuter Reimbursement Account

Vacation / Holiday / Sick Time / Pandemic Leave  / Short and Long Term Disability / Life & AD&D / Spouse/Child Optional Life / Supplemental Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Bereavement

Adoption Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program / Identity Theft Protection / Critical Illness Insurance

Savings and Profit Sharing Plan / 401(k) Match / Employee Stock Purchase Plan

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

This position is expected to close May 7, 2024.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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