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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist EHS
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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.
The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist will be primarily responsible for ensuring that effective compliant programs are in place for the Tucker, GA facility, meeting company policy and goals, and implementing the corporate Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) program. Individual will be heavily involved in program implementation and maintenance. It is expected that this individual will spend a significant portion of time walking the manufacturing areas of the facility and interacting with plant and supervisory personnel.
Location: On-site in Tucker, Ga
Additional duties include but are not limited to:
Ensuring compliance with Federal, State, local and internal requirements. Operate in a manner that minimizes safety and health risk and company liability. Use EHS tools (webpage, databases, online training and programs guidance). Implement activities, programs, and training for existing and pending Safety and Health requirements to prepare the facility to be audit ready. Recognize and resolve at risk conditions that could potentially lead to significant events, and noncompliance situations. Guide to the facility leadership in the area of Environmental, Health, Safety, Security & Sustainability (EHSS&S). Support the completion of facility corrective and preventive actions. Coordinate and support regional and corporate compliance programs as needed. Lead improvement projects to make the facility a safer place to work.
Safety Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement and maintain the corporate employee safety management system within the plant
- Assess training requirements and needs, implement, conduct/coordinate and maintain safety training plan for the plant
- Facilitate or lead accident investigations on work-related injuries and near miss events, establish, and implement associated corrective and preventative actions.
- Ensures that appropriate personal protective equipment is specified and system is in place to provide PPE to plant employees
- Design and assist in auditing plant processes and procedures to ensure employees have the training and tools necessary to perform their job safely
- Where applicable, assist the coordination of Process Safety Management activities and other related management systems; and identify gaps in compliance activities
- Communicate plant EHS goals, metrics and progress
- Coordinate the development of facility leading indicators and ensure that reporting procedures exist and are known for work-related injuries or illnesses
- Enter and maintain injury and illness database
- Ensure plant has functioning emergency response processes and teams as required: (First Aid, fire fighting, spill team (HAZWOPER) and committee).
- Drive, maintain, and promote a positive safety conscious culture throughout the facility
- Maintain relationship with local medical and emergency services providers
- Provide active follow-up to resolve any facility safety concerns
- Review facility capital and process change plans to promote best physical design for EHS.
- Serve as a resource and work closely with the global EHS staff and other impacted groups to identify, develop and assist with the implementation of specific global EHS programs, processes and practices at a division, global and plant level.
- Support, recruit, train and mentor the site EHS Committee.
Environmental Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain compliance with all applicable environmental permits, regulations, and programs. Arrange for required sampling, complete inspections, submit reports accurately and on time, and keep records organized and accessible for inspection.
- Act as a plant resource in the areas of hazardous waste.
- Supply sustainability data and support goals established as a part of the program.
- Conduct and/or coordinate training of personnel to comply with regulatory requirements such as hazardous waste management, storm water pollution prevention plans, spill prevention control and countermeasures plan, air permit, and waste minimization.
- Obtain and maintain updated information and local contacts on applicable environmental issues.
- Implement and customize H.B. Fuller's environmental programs to local facility needs.
- Proactively identify situations when permits and environmental programs are required to be revised and ensure all required permit revisions are obtained and programs updated in a timely manner.
- Inspect housekeeping at facility and identify areas for improvement.
Understand and Assist in Assessing Facility Exposures
- Ability to recognize, assess, and advise on control of chemical and physical hazards (noise, heat, etc.) related to facility processes is necessary. A good understanding of the hazards of the chemicals the facility uses, process flow, as well as applicable TLVs and/or PELs is necessary. Working knowledge of exposure control methods and ability to advise facility personnel on appropriate hazard control is necessary.
Industrial Hygiene Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct assessments of chemical and physical hazards exposures:
- Observe processes to determine worker exposure to chemical and physical health hazards.
- Identify areas of potential exposure during team process hazard reviews.
- Identify areas of potential exposure during process or product changes.
- Collect samples, under the direction of Regional or Corporate EHS, using simple IH equipment (sound level meter, passive dosimeters, etc.), if necessary.
- Record, report, and distribute information collected after assessments.
- Advise facility personnel on possible hazard control improvements after assessments:
- Issue maintenance requests for improvements as necessary.
- Advise on protective measures during the implementation of new processes or product changes.
- Coordinate non-routine exposure monitoring activities if necessary:
- Arrange for exposure monitoring if there are substantial (near or greater than acceptable exposure level) new exposures to chemicals or physical hazards and/or if health of workers may be affected by exposures.
- Arrange for exposure monitoring after process or product changes have been made.
Process Safety Responsibilities
- As it applies, develop processes and provide hands on support to conduct process hazard assessments, operability reviews, and engineering/administrative controls for the facility processes utilizing HAZOP and other applicable methodologies.
- Support the management of change process within the facility
- Other duties as related to EHS Process Safety, security or sustainability.
- Bachelor’s degree in safety/environmental or related field.
- Minimum 5 years working in a EHS focused role in a chemical processing environment or similar manufacturing environment
- 2 + years working managing OSHA, EPA, & NFPA and other applicable regulations
- 2 + years managing projects with effective project management skills
- Facilitated in-house training on a variety of EHS topics in accordance with EHS management objectives.
- Facilitated Accident and Incident Investigation and Analysis as per EHS management directives and operational requirements.
- Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- An understanding of the application of systems to safety (Responsible Care® VPP, OHSAS 18001, IIPP)
- Excellent skills in the use of MS Office programs and experience with EHS related reporting systems.
- Excellent leadership and training skills
- Aware of US based security regulations
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, process work rapidly, set priorities, work under pressure and follow through with required tasks.
- Ability to travel up to 10% supporting other locations as needed and the corporate compliance audit and assessment program
- This employee is expected to spend a significant portion of their time on the plant floor engaging with employees and working on safety improvements.
- Frequent walking, standing and climbing stairs is required.
- Must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. unassisted, although infrequent.
- Will work in a chemical manufacturing environment
Employees are eligible for full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid holidays. All employees also qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are rewarded based on company and individual performance.
To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.
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