The Environmental/Health/Safety Manager, under general supervision, is responsible for: (1) management of a targeted zero injury Health and Safety Program; (2) auditing of all Quarry and Plant areas to ensure compliance with all government regulatory agencies; (3) auditing of all employee work areas to maintain safe work habits; (4) serving as liaison with various governmental representatives including but not limited to MSHA, CalOSHA and MDAQMD; (5) administering all environmental permitting and related documentation; (6) proposing methods and making recommendations to improve environmental equipment efficiency; (7) actively participating in Kaizen events and other OE activities and (9) performing other related duties as assigned. Works safely and actively promotes the safety culture and philosophy in all work activities.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Plan and coordinate all safety training programs and recommend safety incentive and award programs. Develop safety-related policies and procedures.
- Coordinate all monthly Safety Committee meetings and annual MSHA refresher and environmental awareness training.
- Monitor plant compliance to ensure that all regulatory agency requirements are met. Keep abreast of proposed changes to existing laws and advise plant management of their possible effects on the plant.
- Participate in the Workers’ Compensation program by working closely with the insurer and represent SMI at related legal proceedings.
- Administer the disability management program for work-related injuries and illnesses. Serve as primary liaison with physicians. Coordinate limited duty and temporary assignments.
- Accompany third party representatives (e.g. MSHA, CalOSHA, Workers’ Compensation, etc.) on plant inspections; ensure timely and corrective action on violations.
- Coordinate and participate in weekly inspection program identifying potential safety hazards and ensure timely correction of all violations.
- Conduct safety analyses on specific jobs where required.
- Coordinate, participate, and train employees in the KMI program which involves investigations of injuries, near miss incidents and property damage incidents. This includes root cause analysis for all serious incidents.
- Administer Contractor Safety program including periodic inspections and correction of violations.
- Perform nuisance/dust/noise sampling surveys to ensure compliance with company/government regulations.
- Administer Hearing Conservation program including noise surveys, annual audiometric testing, and annual training.
- Administer Respiratory Protection program including pulmonary function tests and dust mask fit testing.
- Coordinate ordering, maintenance, and distribution of personal safety equipment to employees, ensuring related records are maintained.
- Initiate, implement, and maintain environmental engineering programs affecting the plant.
- Recommend types of equipment to be used and equipment specifications eliminating environmental problems. Ensure that new process equipment for which he/she is responsible meets prescribed engineering specifications and is properly installed.
- Ensure operation of plant wastewater treatment process meets regulatory requirements.
- Interface with regulatory agencies to conduct site audits and assist in negotiation of permit requirements.
- Field and respond to neighborhood concerns regarding dust, noise, etc. Work with local government officials to maintain a favorable corporate neighbor image.
- Fulfill the responsibilities and requirements as specified in the SPCC and Emergency Evacuation and Response Plan.
1. Acts as resource and champion for continuous improvement activities that involves the Suggestion program, 5S, Kaizen, TPM, problem solving, etc.
- Manages individual employee involvement in continuous improvement activities to ensure equal opportunities are available for all department members to participate and contribute.
- Promotes the development and advancement of the High Performance Work System in the department.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
- Work with Company EHS lead team and take part in monthly phone conferences.
- Work on special environmental problems as they occur.
Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
The requirements listed in the sections that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (primary duties) of the job.
Education: Incumbent must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering or an appropriate related field with environmental engineering coursework, and eight to ten years related experience in a plant setting. Must have experience with safety and environmental regulations and dealing with regulatory agencies.
The employee is expected to be self-directed, take initiative and be persistent when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, have a high level of integrity, motivate and lead others/provide direction, have dependability and self control to maintain composure, perform multiple tasks at once, learn and memorize procedures, manage time effectively and efficiently, meet established deadlines, display a cooperative demeanor, read, understand and follow all company, job specific and safety policies/procedures, and attend/use all required training. Ability to travel is required.
Safety Training: A new employee hired to perform the duties of this position is required to be provided New Employee Training by a qualified individual which consists of a total of at least 24 hours of training.