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Approximate Salary:
Commerce, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

This role will be responsible for Environmental Health and Safety oversight for a multiple site operation. Reporting to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), this person will work with internal company functions and appropriate external safety management service providers, such as insurance carriers, brokers and consultants, to ensure that EHS best practices and processes are adhered to. The EHS Manager will be responsible for developing succinct and meaningful safety management reports to company leadership in order to accurately measure EHS performance and appropriately direct efforts. This role will also coordinate with the company’s claims management and risk management functions to foster a strong, safety-focused culture throughout the company and to ensure risk controls are in place to reduce or eliminate the frequency and severity of future claims to reduce the company’s total cost of risk.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement programs to enhance EHS protocols at assigned locations, including behavioral safety and regulatory compliance programs, to help the company lower its total cost of risk and continuously improve performance.
  • Advise local plant leadership on how they can improve EHS practices, workplace safety, and the safety culture.
  • Coordinate with leadership, locally and across the business, on EHS related capital budget items, including helping to create business case for their acquisition.
  • Develop ergonomic protocols for all assigned locations.
  • Develop and oversee EHS training to employees.
  • Develop meeting agenda and conduct regular EHS meetings local managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Oversee the incident/accident investigation process, including identification of root cause, and ensure that local managers, supervisors and employees are properly trained to conduct investigations, develop and implement appropriate corrective actions. Record applicable information in Intelex.
  • Ensure Safety Alerts are prepared and promptly shared with all assigned locations.
  • Establish a local safety self-audit program, train appropriate personnel how to audit, and perform periodic reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Regularly review workers compensation and other local claims to determine accident trends and root causes, and develop accident prevention initiatives based on these analyses.
  • Interpret and answer basic EHS, EPA, OSHA, and other regulatory compliance questions.
  • Be the internal “go to” person for all questions related to EHS and maintain the knowledge required to be a subject matter expert in EHS management; this includes keeping abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting operations.
  • Collaborate with the management, supervisors and other operations personnel to identify, quantify, and analyze claims data and causal information so that future claims can be reduced, in terms of both frequency and severity, primarily through appropriate operational procedures, safeguards, and behavior, and through loss prevention initiatives.
  • Regularly participate in “open items” meetings with internal and external colleagues associated with the risk management and insurance program to ensure that performance deadlines are being achieved and that initiatives are moving forward as desired


External and Internal Collaborators:

  • Reports directly to Plant Manager
  • Dotted line to Director of EHS


Internal Partners:

  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Claims Management
  • Legal


External Partners:

  • Claims Adjusters
  • Actuaries
  • Brokers
  • Consultants
  • EHS Equipment Suppliers
  • EHS Services Providers
  • Insurance Company loss control resources


Qualifications, Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • 4-year degree in EHS Management, EHS Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or similar;
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience overseeing environmental/safety/loss prevention efforts.
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and consumer product EHS experience a plus.
  • CSP or similar professional designation a plus.
  • Must be bilingual - Spanish & English (required)


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