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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

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Job ID 169441 Date posted 11/25/2021 Location : Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will provide expertise to ensure compliance regarding environmental, health and safety regulations. We seek a professional who will help develop, implement and maintain processes and programs that comply with federal, state and local regulations and requirements. In this role, you will lead in a low complexity facility or support a higher complexity facility. You will monitor and handle up to three highly hazardous processes; low-to-high serious injuries and fatalities, potential serious environmental events or sites with low-to-high maturity.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement and handle processes and systems for environmental health and safety hazard identification and risk management.
  • Create effective emergency response plan, train workforce and coordinate test plans on a defined frequency and validate emergency action plan.
  • Participate in incident investigations based on incident classification in partnership with specialists internally and externally or regulatory authorities to identify the root cause and help prevent recurrence.
  • Implement and execute controls and programs and ensure they work as planned.
  • Prepare for audits, governmental inspections, customer visits, identify data and reports needed to monitor performance and compliance against goals.
  • Support appropriate training content and delivery mode, in line with global and regional requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify training needs, adjust curriculum to reflect site specific needs.
  • Understand risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control environmental health and safety risks with contractors.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information

Relocation will not be provided for this position.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • In depth knowledge of legislation and business processes in environmental health and safety systems, ecology and environmental protection, industrial safety.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of international instruments aimed at reducing injuries (near miss, observation, risk assessment).
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups in a large organization.
  • Experience with environmental health and safety management systems.
  • Experience in organizing safety management system for specialists of contracting organizations.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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