Health & Safety Manager

Job Description   SUMMARY: Responsible for the administration of the Health & Safety program in the manufacturing facilities for two locations (MA and FL). Work in conjunction with the Environmental Compliance Manager to ensure a safe and productive environment for all employees. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: ?  Keeps up to date on H&S compliance issues concerning local, state, and national regulations and implements the appropriate policies and procedures. Conducts audits to ensure that organization and government standards on health and safety are met. Provides support to management by keeping them informed thus allowing sound business decisions. ?  Oversees the Safety Management System for the facilities. This includes ensuring that the system meets all regulatory requirements and that all employees comply with the SMS procedures, practices and policies. ?  Responsible for the Health & Safety training program. This includes developing, conducting, and evaluating employee knowledge retention in a bilingual employee pool. ?  Responsible for overseeing our Safety Data Sheet system. This includes establishing criteria for creation, creation, compliance with specific regional and GHS requirements, and monitoring ongoing SDS modifications. ?  Manages the flow of ISO documentation including reviewing, assessing, and minimizing risks from product & process changes. ?  Evaluates the Health & Safety needs of the facility by analyzing data based on good engineering practices, drawing conclusions, and rendering appropriate decisions. ?  Provides guidance and counsel to employees concerning regulatory compliance and proper work procedures. Evaluates process risk and works with the manufacturing team to mitigate and minimize risk exposures to employees. ?  Responsible for the safety culture of the plant and employees. Operates the Safety Committee and drives this safety culture at all levels of the organization. ?  Manages the emergency response team and responds to in-house emergencies. Responsible for incident investigation, analysis, and managing corrective actions. Acts as primary point of contact for Emergency services eg Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, in all matters relating to Health and Safety ?  Conducts Health & Safety audits of the facility, manages safety improvement projects, and assesses the installation of capital equipment prior to implementation of the facility. ?  Perform and / or facilitate ergonomic assessments and make recommendations as needed. ?  Promotes, supports and adheres to all safety, environmental and quality related policies and procedures. Job Requirements   SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Biology or related field. 4-7 years of relevant experience. Familiarity with regulatory requirements. Thorough knowledge of OSHA requirements attained through specialized training. Experience in the management and maintenance of a system for SDS creation Strong computer skills to create and maintain data. TRAVEL: As necessary & up to 25% of the time. PREFERED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Fluent in Spanish a plus Prior chemical plant experience
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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