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  • Orangeburg, SC, USA
  • 2021-12-09

Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager Orangeburg, SC

COMPANY PROFILE:

  • Award Winning Manufacturer of Consumer Products and a World Leader in outdoor products
  • Over 330 years of innovation and production
  • Community Involvement
  • Growth and training opportunities
  • Lean Six/Sigma Culture
  • Fast paced environment

WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:

  • Comprehensive Benefits and Salary Program including bonus program
  • Medical Plans to choose from plus Dental, Vision, and prescription plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts available
  • STD and LTD Coverage plans plus a variety of other plans related to health, accident, etc. are available
  • 401K with Match
  • Chance to be part of a proud team manufacturing award winning products recognized worldwide

THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:

The primary focus of the EHS Manager is to provide leadership and implement safety and environmental programs and or processes with a focus on accident/illness prevention, environmental awareness, employee health and safety awareness, and to drive a Safety-First culture. The EHS department is responsible for supporting operations with regards to safety and environmental initiatives including but not limited to an accident-free workplace, OSHA voluntary Protection Program, ISO 14001, regulatory compliance, accident investigation, internal audits, training, and general safety and environmental awareness.

  • Direct the EH&S program to ensure regulatory compliance to reduce workplace hazards and control losses due to accidents, injuries, or illnesses.
  • Develop and administer the EH&S budget, manage vendors allocated for EH&S and PPE.
  • Serve as a “VOICE FOR SAFETY”
  • Administer the safety training program for all company employees and on-sire contractors.
  • Drive continuous improvement in human, equipment, chemical and facility safety, and housekeeping
  • Facilitate and lead plant wide EH&S team
  • Prepare, update, and maintain all required EH&S reports, regulatory agency submittals, and operating permits while ensuring the EH &S records is accurate and up to date
  • Administer and maintain STAR certification under the OSHA voluntary Protection Program
  • Administer and maintain ISO 14001 certification
  • Develop and evaluate the written EH&S policies and programs
  • Manage permit requirements, hazardous waste programs, and ensure that hazardous wastes are stored and transported in accordance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Conduct and coordinate regulatory compliance audits and ensure the timely closure of any findings. Implements programs and processes necessary to close any of the issues identified.
  • Complete incident investigations and analysis, regularly perform site hazard assessments and workplace ergonomic analysis.
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Operations to decrease Workers’ Compensation claims as well as cost
  • Active Member of Plant Leadership Team
  • Report performance metrics up through the organization to the appropriate groups
  • Responsible for site-wide security, waste water, and recycling

BACKGROUND PROFILE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of Manufacturing/Environmental Health & Safety experience is required or a minimum ten (10) years’ experience in a leadership position in a manufacturing environment with a strong safety culture and demonstrated safety results.
  • Implementation of a process-based safety investigation program
  • Understanding of ergonomic principles
  • BI-lingual in Spanish preferred
  • Good understanding of OSHA safety and environmental regulations applicable to the operation / OSHA 30 certification a plus
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills including the ability to build and influence relationships throughout all levels of the facility
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and work independently – with strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and solid computer skills to include but not limited to MS Office software applications with advanced skills in Excel and Access