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EHS Specialist

**GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY:**

The EHS Specialist will report to the Safety Manager and will assist in maintaining the Plant's EHS programs and improving overall workforce safety. Assist with development and coordination of training programs to improve the overall workforce safety awareness including new hire orientation and monthly safety training.

**JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Possess current knowledge of EHS policies and regulations in order to be a resource to supervisors and managers on EHS improvements and strategies;

+ Assist plant leadership team in building and reinforcing a safety culture moving toward zero incidents or injuries;

+ Analyze and assess plant safety trend data to drive safety resource allocation and drive ergonomic initiatives to reduce injuries;

+ Knowledgeable in job safety analysis to be a resource to supervisors and managers in assisting them to implement JSA's for tasks within their departments;

+ Participate in facility EHS audits and safety inspections, document control, record keeping, participation in plant-wide process improvement projects;

+ Develop EHS programs to meet requirements of corporate and regulatory agencies;

+ Consult with department managers and supervisors to assess training needs and develop programs to meet these needs.

+ Tracking/communication of needed training, tracking/communication of overdue training, tracking/communication of needed orientation and 30/60 reviews.

+ Identify and appraise conditions which could produce accidents and financial losses and evaluate potential injuries resulting from incidents;

+ Coordinate activities of all employees to ensure implementation of safety policies/procedures throughout the organization;

+ Serve as contact on work related incidents which may include basic First Aid

+ Spend time on the floor to identify unsafe acts and/or conditions and recommend appropriate fixes

+ Understand environmental compliance requirements and support program

+ Perform other duties as requested.

**CLIMATE:**

Fast-paced team environment with constant interruptions, quick communications regarding business goals, extensive short-term planning based on established/changing priorities, ongoing problem solving, and some irregular hours required.

****** **ABOVE IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE GERNERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. THIS POSITION MAY REQUIRE OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE MANAGEMENT TEAM. ****

**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Health and Safety, Industrial Engineering, Human Resources or related discipline or 1 - 4 years of experience in a position with responsibility for safety programs preferred

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Strong relationship building skills with all levels of employees

+ Conflict management/composure

+ Judgment/problem solving

+ Intermediate MS Office software skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access (basic), and Outlook

+ Ability to self-manage and self-start on projects, able to work with minimal supervision

+ Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deal with ambiguity/changing priorities

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.

EHS Specialist

Full time
Winfield, KS

Published on 02/26/2021

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