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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist



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Van Wert, Ohio


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 experience through empowered employees.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations and promoting a culture of safety at Braun Industries. This role involves identifying potential hazards, developing and implementing safety policies and procedures, conducting training sessions, and monitoring safety performance.

Summary of Activities

Responsibilities Activities
Regulatory Compliance * Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health, safety, and environmental regulations. * Stay updated on changes to regulations and ensure company practices align with legal requirements.
Safety Policies and Procedures * Develop, implement, and update safety policies and procedures. * Conduct regular reviews and revisions of safety protocols to ensure effectiveness and relevance.
Safety Training and Education *Organize and conduct safety training sessions for employees on topics such as hazardous materials handling, machine safety, emergency response procedures, and personal protective equipment (PPE) usage. * Develop training materials and resources to support ongoing safety education initiatives. * Participate in Van Wert Safety Council monthly meetings. • Prepare toolbox talks to communicate safety guidelines, best practices and updates monthly. • Facilitate safety orientation training and company trainings as required.
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment * Identify potential safety hazards through regular inspections and risk assessments and JSAs. * Develop and implement measures to mitigate risks and prevent accidents or injuries.
Incident Investigation and Reporting * Investigate workplace accidents, incidents, and near-misses to determine root causes and implement corrective actions. *Maintain accurate records of incidents, injuries, and safety-related activities and prepare reports for management and regulatory agencies as required.
Emergency Preparedness * Develop and implement emergency response plans, including procedures for fires, chemical spills, and other emergencies. * Conduct drills and exercises to test the effectiveness of emergency response plans.
Environmental Management * Monitor and manage environmental aspects of the manufacturing facility, including waste management, pollution prevention, and sustainability initiatives. * Implement measures to minimize environmental impact and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
Safety Audits and Inspections * Conduct regular safety audits and inspections of the manufacturing facility to identify hazards, assess compliance with safety standards, and recommend corrective actions. * Follow up on corrective actions to ensure timely implementation.
Collaboration and Communication * Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, maintenance, and management, to address safety concerns and promote a culture of safety. * Communicate safety-related information effectively to employees, management, and external stakeholders.
Leadership * Lead by example by consistently adhering to safety protocols, wearing required PPE. * Lead and develop the safety, operations and maintenance teams in pursuing safety objectives.

Technical Skills/Competencies (Technical Knowledge, Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field or 10 years related experience.
  • Certification in Occupational Health and Safety (e.g., CSP, CIH, CHMM) preferred.
  • Experience evaluating environmental health and safety related risks
  • Knowledge of safe work behaviors and interpretations of EHS data
  • Experience using standard office software programs, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and audiovisual presentation
  • Valid driver’s license

Personality Traits / Core Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to facilitate safety training sessions.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements

  • Complete all work as detailed in the summary of responsibilities of this position profile at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate all technical skills/competencies and core skills as referenced in this job specification at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate reasonable and reliable attendance
  • Maintain any required licensures and/or certifications
  • Operate all job-related equipment or machines at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Successfully pass a post offer drug test, as well as random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol test thereafter
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds with assistance, regularly require to walk, talk and hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, crouch and kneel; frequently required to use hand to finger dexterity in order to handle objects, tools, and/or controls; occasionally required to stoop or crawl