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Environmental Health & Safety Manager in Parsippany, NJ at Lucas Group

Date Posted: 12/25/2018

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Job Description

Lucas Group is recruiting an EH&S Manager for our client located in Northern New Jersey.  This role will coordinate the implementation of environmental, health, and safety policies at headquarters office, manufacturing plants, and R&D locations.  It will provide guidance, audit, and accurately report compliance with all applicable environmental, health, and safety regulations. Additionally, this position will carry out various regulatory-related activities such as filing reports, delivering permit modifications, etc. in conjunction with consultants and regulatory agencies associated with all manufacturing sites.  This role will also lead the ongoing implementation and optimization of a compliance management system including compliance calendars at each facility designed to monitor, report, and assure compliance.

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor and accurately report EHS regulatory compliance and safety policy implementation for facilities.
  • Monitor and report developments in Federal (USA), State regulations, and international regulations, and communicate impact to management.
  • Develop and implement corporate policies, procedures, and programs for EH&S compliance. Gain approval for policies and procedures from the EH&S Steering Committee.
  • Responsible to ensure timely regulatory reporting for all manufacturing sites in US, TX, NJ, IN, CA. Ensure plant managers maintain compliance in their respective submittals for federal, state, and local regulatory and fire agencies.
  • Monitor and report accuracy and status of a compliance calendar for each manufacturing facility.
  • Conduct annual focused audits of each facility for EHS compliance with safety policies and compliance calendars. Track progress of related action items, report monthly to Director of Operations and Plant Managers.
  • Coordinate Online Safety Training Program, monitor and report training compliance monthly to Director of Operations, maintain training matrix for all functions. Support as needed and report compliance at manufacturing facilities.
  • Provide trend analysis/ statistics and routinely apprise the EHS Steering Committee of issues, non-compliance and areas of improvement. Develop, socialize, manage, review, and oversee a formal contractor safety program ensuring all contractors or vendors are in compliance prior to awarding contracts.
  • Prepare a summary of the recommendations stemming from insurance carriers (FM Global) annual inspections. Assign a risk ranking to each recommendation in agreement with each plant manager.
  • Support and coordinate resolution of OSHA or EPA citation or notice matters.
  • Identify or develop and implement economically feasible solutions to EHS issues and problems.
  • Maintain a records compliance program suitable to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies at each facility and at the corporate office.
  • Review and approve capital project funding requests for regulatory compliance.

Tasks:

  • Coordinate the implementation of environmental, health, and safety policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Monitor the management of hazardous and solid waste disposal activities ensuring “cradle to grave” compliance.
  • Investigate industrial incidents and occupational accidents and report findings with recommendation for corrective and preventative actions using tools prescribed in Corporate Safety Procedure(s)..Track and report action items completion.
  • Coordinate, support, monitor, and report monthly activities related to environmental permitting activities.
  • Review compliance calendars at each manufacturing facility and accurately report on contents, status, resource needs, problem areas, etc.
  • Prepare and file necessary environmental reports as required. Develop and report to the Director of Operations on a month basis the reporting requirements, schedules, progress, etc. for all US locations.
  • Coordinate activities of environmental health & safety vendors (analysts, hygienists, consultants, engineers and suppliers) . Coordinate testing of work environments for noise, indoor air quality (IAQ), and other exposures.
  • Manage and direct medical surveillance programs.
  • Observe workers to determine proper use of prescribed safety equipment such as safety glasses, respirators, face shields, goggles, protective outerwear, etc.
  • Provide assistance regarding workers’ compensation claims.
  • Coordinate a compliant industrial hygiene testing and records program.
  • Maintain a system for employee access to pertinent vendor raw materials SDSs.
  • Set, measure, and communicate EH&S goals via the EHS Steering Committee and communicate them throughout the company.
  • Manage the EHS budget and advise senior management on compliance status costs.
  • Conduct inspections and internal audits to detect existing or potential hazards and provide recommendations for corrective action or preventative measures to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Coordinate data collection for the evaluation and assessment of releases to the environment for the purpose of source reduction, pollution prevention, and regulatory agency required reporting.
  • Coordinate fire and emergency management activities with Fire Departments and local emergency responders.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the environmental, health, & safety field
  • Working knowledge of regulatory laws as it pertains to; OSHA, USEPA, ANSI, DOT, and NFPA and applicable state and local laws
  • Minimum 4 year college degree from an accredited institution
  • Educational concentrations in environmental, health & safety
  • Certification(s) in EHS such as BEAC, CIH, or CSP

Required Skills:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret regulatory correspondence, professional journals, and governmental regulations.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form.
  • Knowledgeable in Word, Excel, Power Point with ability to set-up off-site technology with limited IT intervention.
  • Ability to interpret medical surveillance reports, industrial hygiene reports.
  • Ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and affectively train all levels of employees.
  • Must be able to build consensus and influence behavior. Must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, the willingness to work “hands-on” and an efficient working style.
  • Strong leadership skills.