The Plant EHS Coordinator position will review, evaluate, audit, and provide all required EHS training. The EHS Coordinator will assure all required environmental, health, safety and security activities for plant are accomplished as required by regulatory or policy requirements. The EHS Coordinator will conduct the daily activities of daily walkthrough inspections, audits, task evaluations, testing, training, briefings and reporting of performance measures. This position uses a hands-on approach to help assure organizational compliance of applicable OSHA and EPA federal, state, local and corporate safety, health and environmental regulatory requirements. This position will evaluate, identify and assure that the plant operations follow and adhere to proven and standardized EHS procedures, policies and rules by all assigned team members, visitors, customers and contractors entering the plant properties. This position will perform regular environmental audits and efficiency testing, identifying poor work procedures, poor safety work behavior and develop remedial actions in coordination with the plant managers and Regional Safety Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assures compliance with applicable OSHA and EPA federal, state, local and corporate EHS regulations/requirements in region.
Assists in building team cultural support of policies related to EHS by leading efforts in properly treating workplace injuries or illnesses while ensuring company medical providers are unbiased and understand OSHA and internal rules on injury reporting.
Provides EHS direction, assistance and support for corrective actions and recommendations to assure plant safety improvements.
Creates a culture of injury-free attitudes within the plant team by demonstrating honest, genuine care and passion for safety that is demonstrated by the EHS Manager
Assures that the processes are in place to evaluate and conduct near miss, incident, injury, or illness investigations to discover root causes and develop corrective actions to prevent reoccurrences.
Conducts plant and site workplace inspections and audits to identify work hazards and exposures. Determine trends and action plans for remediation and corrective actions.
Provides documented reports of findings with corrective actions for resolution and remediation on monthly basis.
Leads the safety committee in establishing and creating a zero accident and injury culture for all team members.
Conducts and leads efforts in correctly performing individual efficiency tests and test reviews to determine safety compliance, proficiency in work practices, knowledge of safeguards and desire for continuous improvement.
Provides hands-on remedial instruction and training to local teams to assure understanding, knowledge and standardization by meeting or exceeding safety expectations and goals.
Conducts and leads emergency response efforts during local crisis and/or contingency (weather disasters; bomb threats; Homeland Security; Civil Defense Response or other governmental agencies and tasks forces in addressing emergency situations at the plant operations)
Assists Human Resources and Risk Management and Claims team members as needed on property, casualty and workers compensation issues.
Other duties as assigned by the Regional Safety Manager and/or Corporate EHS Director
Must be skilled and knowledgeable in hazard and exposure identification, auditing and inspections; conducting EHS training; and InfoRail Reporting Systems, OSHA 300 and internal record-keeping, and related governmental reporting requirements.
A solid, demonstrable working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, Federal, State and local regulatory compliance requirements.
Able to effectively communicate with team members
Ability to stay focused on goals, responsibilities and developing trend analysis process to help guide safety accident/injury elimination goals
Able to provide clear, effective written and oral communication to fellow team members and leadership
Must be able to deal with potential injury and incidents as the plant EHS Coordinator and to interact with internal and external regulatory agencies, customers, visitors on a professional basis.
Be able to determine root causes by using thorough and proven investigation techniques, and then provide findings that are concise, accurate and timely.
Must be able to use the Microsoft suite of tools including Power Point, Excel, Word, etc.
Must be a Team player and able to interact effectively with all team members and senior leadership.
Must have a demonstrated good work ethic and lead by example in meeting schedules, appointments and timelines.
Be knowledgeable and sensitive to a union environment including collective bargaining team members.
Must possess a valid driver license with a clear record
Ability to work in an outdoor environment and be able to climb 20 foot ladders multiple times.
Must be able to enter vessels and railroad tank cars - must not possess a claustrophobic nature.
An associate degree in industrial safety, industrial hygiene or related discipline or minimum 3 years of EHS experience in a plant or manufacturing environment
Watco, Inc. - 8 months ago
Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line railro...