Environmental Health and Safety Manager

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Description

Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the implementation of risk reduction, injury prevention, security protocols, and safety and environmental compliance initiatives at Lactalis American Group’s Nampa Plant. This position is responsible for the planned execution of regulatory compliance efforts and emphasizes and promotes a safety culture in an environment that’s continuously improving. Position duties are in the following functional areas; safety and environmental regulatory compliance, safety training and education, safety inspections, incident analysis, environmental reporting, emergency preparedness, worker’s compensation / claims management, and management of the established Safety and Risk Management Process.

The ideal candidate will be an active, on-the-floor, resource concerning employee health and safety, and will also have strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, time management and organizational skills, will be highly motivated, self-directed and accountable, and will have the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff across the organization

Core Responsibilities:

Develops health and environmental programs to prevent accidents, incidents, and events that harm employees, company property, or the environment. Assists with regulatory compliance programs.  Uses qualitative and quantitative analysis of products, systems, operations, and activities to identify hazards, undesirable events that could occur, the likelihood of occurrence, the severity of results, and the risk and cost of that occurrence. Determines the appropriate controls to eliminate or control hazards, evaluates the cost and effectiveness, and make recommendations to management, engineering, or designers. Communicates and listens effectively to all personnel. Directs management/supervisor team in order to coordinate safety programs in each department. Administers workers’ compensation program. Manages and directs Safety, Health, and Wastewater Treatment personnel activities.

– Develops, implements, and evaluates safety & health programs and procedures to ensure personnel and facility safety and assists with regulatory compliance.

– Maintains comprehensive knowledge of existing and proposed changes in Federal and local safety, healthy & environmental regulations and the potential effect on the company.

– Ensures the evaluation and analysis of work environments and develops programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors

– Directs the investigation of injuries, near misses, and other unplanned events to identify root causes and corrective actions.

– Directs safety and health monitoring or auditing activities to assist with compliance with the Federal and local safety and health regulations.

The ideal candidate will be proactive and dynamic, flexible and receptive to new ideas, down to earth and pragmatic, analytical and attentive to detail. He or she will also be capable of working independently in adherence to regulations, managing stress and remaining calm under pressure and be able to demonstrate an inquiring mind and well-developed observational skills. Will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and high professional standards, honesty and integrity, and objectivity. Possess values of ambition and engagement, with simplicity.

We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits in a clean and stable work environment. Post-offer drug screens and background checks are conducted. Lactalis American Group is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. We are an E-Verify participant. Must be at least 18 years old. Veterans encouraged to apply!

Requirements

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field, Certification in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field; preferred

Experience: 5- 8 years of equivalent work experience in occupational safety, health, and environmental fields

 

Knowledge of:  Computer software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PowerPoint

Experience in:  Occupational safety, health, and environmental fields

Behavioral skills/Physical skills:  Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, outside weather conditions, and high sound levels. Employee must be able to be medically certified and fit-tested to wear respiratory protection, to include half- and full-face respirators and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Employee must be able to wear respiratory protection, chemical resistant clothing, boots, and gloves in all types of weather conditions.