Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Terex Corporation - Waverly, IA

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Overview :
Directs, plans, establishes, and implements a variety of occupational health, safety, environmental loss prevention programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for team members and plant facilities, which include Terex safety, environmental, and risk roadmaps. Ensures that Terex Corporation complies with applicable federal and state health, safety and environmental laws, regulations, and standards. Leads the strategic and tactical activities of all EH & S activities and loss prevention programs. Maintains a clean and safe working environment for team members. Leads the development, planning and implementation of environmental, industrial, health and safety programs.

Responsibilities :
  • Provides EHS Leadership role and integrates EHS excellence programs into the plant processes
  • Drives critical EHS improvement programs, clearly and concisely communicates program progress, resource needs, etc. to plant management and senior leadership.
  • Actively supports and participates in site's development of Annual Operating Plan and 5-year Strategic plan. Establishes EHS objectives & metrics (including proactive measures) in alignment with company's EHS plan.
  • Utilizes EHS level resources and best practice exchanges to ensure best and most effective approaches to issue resolution.
  • Successfully integrates EHS processes with operations and business segment enterprises to support compliance initiatives and governmental reporting.
  • Provides coaching and professional development to maintain EHS technical expertise.
  • Establishes & maintains a teamwork environment in support of team members.
  • Directs a strong structured safety program to drive safety culture change, insisting on consistent implementation of and adherence to policies and procedures. Ensure process is in place to create and maintain HSE procedures
  • Supports and participates in Terex's leadership for EHS.
  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies relative to EHS inspections, inquiries and associated corrective action plans.
  • Tracks timely closure of all EHS corrective actions. Create continuous improvement process to assess EHS events and their root causes and affectivity of corrective actions implemented.
  • Identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices in the workplace. Survey to identify and evaluate occupational health, safety and environmental conditions. Conduct and coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices. Provide advice and counsel concerning all city, state, and federal compliance regulations.
  • Develop controls for identified hazards. Coordinate the implementation of controls from results of hazard analysis. Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.
  • Direct or assist in the development of specialized education and training materials. Conduct specialized safety and environmental training programs to communicate hazard control information. Assist in new employee occupational health, safety and environmental orientation. Conduct Safety Committee meetings.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret accident, loss, and exposure statistical data; prepare comprehensive recommendations for corrective action to eliminate or minimize potential hazards. Review injury and property damage reports. Responsible for the overall administration of workers' compensation program.
  • Direct environmental compliance programs related to hazardous wastes, air permitting, water pollution control, and community right-to-know programs.
  • Incorporate essential occupational health, safety, and environmental requirements in all purchasing and control actions. Recommend the purchase of safety equipment and supplies.
  • Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
Qualifications :
  • Requires a BA/BS degree - preferred degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Environmental Sciences, or in a related field.
  • 5 to 7 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge or training in the following: occupational health, safety and environmental compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of delivering hands on health, safety and environmental training. Ability to develop, implement, and coordinate comprehensive health and safety accident prevention programs.
  • Ability to lead and direct teams and/or committees.
  • Skilled in the standards, concepts, practices, and procedures within the health, safety and environmental fields.
  • Needs to be comfortable with web-based and other electronic tools. Skill with Excel, Power Point, and Word is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proven track record of providing operational / functional leadership in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization including the hourly workforce, first line supervision, Plant Leadership Team, business level organization as well as regulatory and external customers.