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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

GKN

Amityville, United States of America

Role Purpose
The EH&S Manager is responsible for leading and directing the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive environmental, health and safety compliance systems. The EHS Manager will play a critical role in driving initiatives for the business by implementing EHS improvements and sustaining positive EHS standards.

Key Responsibilities
*Supervise all EHS activities for the site
*Responsible for safety plans, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with local, State, and federal Occupational Safety and Health *Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations
*Maintains a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting serious safety problems
*Implements training programs which will increase proficiency in safe practices, promote safety consciousness, ensure environmental compliance and advance continuous environmental improvement
*Develops appropriate guidelines to ensure legal compliance and formulates recommendations for implementing applicable best practices consistent with the company’s strategic safety and environmental objectives
*Conduct training for new-hires, existing employees and contractors performing work on company property to assure regulatory compliance and knowledge
*Conduct job hazard analyses and time studies to expose potential hazards and risks, unsafe acts or conditions
*Participate in post-accident investigations and corrective actions
*Develop emergency action plans
*Evaluate jobs, work stations, cells for appropriate ergonomic and safety issues
*Assist in light duty restriction accommodation analyses
*Ensure reporting of workers compensation claims to insurer. Partner with insurer and Human Resources to effectively manage claims
*Ensure Environmental compliance of operations processes
*Support continuous improvement activity.
*Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
*Bachelor’s degree in safety/environmental, engineering, or related field experience preferred
*10+ years EHS experience preferred
*Experience in Manufacturing Environment required
*Strong ability to influence and lead associates, operations support, administrative support and leadership staff
*The EHS Manager must also have strong problem solving skills with a very systematic and analytical approach
*Ability to communicate with employees at different levels and must be able to deliver effective communications both written and verbal
*Ability to handle conflict effectively.
*Additionally, the EHS Manager must be able to oversee and prioritize multiple demanding projects
*A qualified candidate will have strong business acumen and be successful driving the OPCO’s EHS initiatives

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. May require occasional lifting of 0-20lbs. and the ability to climb, bend, stoop, crouch or kneel in a shop setting. Use of various gauges and measurement tools in investigating issues. Employee may spend extended periods of time in a shop floor environment requiring PPE. Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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