Martin Sprocket & Gear Environmental, Safety and Health Specialist in Paragould, Arkansas

Summary

The EHS Specialist analyzes work environments and designs programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent Illness or injury caused by chemical, physical, or ergonomic factors. The EHS Specialist also ensures conformance with Federal, State, and local environmental regulations and ordinances.

Role & Responsbilities

  • Facilitate the investigation of accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.

  • Recommend measures to help protect fellow employees from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.

  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.

  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.

  • Facilitate employee safety training, train the trainer, or other education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.

  • Create and maintain new-employee health and safety orientation program and materials.

  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.

  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.

  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.

  • Maintain inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.

  • Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with requirements.

  • Prepare written and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement and chain of custody documentation.

  • Prepare, organize, and maintain environmental inspection records.

  • Verify that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.

  • Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as EPA laws and regulations.

  • Evaluate label information for accuracy and conformance to regulatory requirements.

  • Determine sampling locations and methods, and collect water or wastewater samples for analysis, preserving samples with appropriate containers and preservation methods.

  • Participate in the development of spill prevention programs and hazardous waste rules and regulations, and recommend corrective actions for hazardous waste problems.

Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Science or other related technical degree and 3 years of experience in a manufacturing setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and teams to lead EHS initiatives

  • Detail oriented and able to prioritize work

  • Ability to foster a cooperative relationship with various departments, regulatory agencies, local government, corporate environmental, & corporate safety.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Team approach to achieving high performance.

  • Self-management with the drive to succeed and achieve goals.

  • Energetic and positive with a willingness to grow skill set.

Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified candidates with disabilities to perform the essential functions.