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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Ref No.: 17-03309
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Must be willing to work overtime, either before or after the normal starting times and on weekends.  Must be willing to be on call 24 hours a day
  • The main function of the EHS Specialist is to ensure that the facility is following all applicable environmental laws and regulations & promoting a Safety First culture, maintaining compliance with OSHA, EPA, DOT and working closely with the HR manager and Engineering Manager to align with corporate requirements. This includes compiling and tracking data for federal, state, local and corporate environmental compliance reporting, maintaining the Environmental Management System, pollution prevention, and legal compliance, auditing the facility for any adverse impacts to the environment, communicating to employees the importance of complying with these laws and regulations, and maintaining and exceeding environmental compliance through innovative ideas .
  • Develops and delivers new hire orientation as it relates to workers' compensation and/or health and safety issues.  Coordinates getting employee to doctor when injury occurs and follow up to ensure condition is being addressed.
  • Coordinates doctor's visit to facility to understand the workforce and workflow of the plant. Sends first FAST FAX claim information within 48 hours of occurrence.
  • Coordinates, Conducts and/or Assists with accident investigation of all accidents/injuries in order to root cause(s) each incident.
Required Skills:
  • Tracks employees in appropriate work program and ensure the program is properly managed.
  • Leads ISO 14001 environmental management systems.
  • Maintains records, schedules, meetings, and prepares plant for annual audits.
  • Attends worker's compensation hearings, when required.
  • Ensures all accidents are investigated in a timely manner and a root cause with corrective actions is identified.
  • Maintains OSHA log and supplemental report of injuries/illnesses.
  • Prepares for and facilitates meeting to review OSHA log accuracy and obtain certification signature of OSHA log by highest ranking official at the plant.
  • Provides statistical analysis of injuries to safety committee/plant manager and assess where injuries are occurring and develop a plan of action to reduce injuries.
  • Ensures in-plant first aide procedures are in place and activity is communicated to workers' comp liaison.
  • Coordinates CPR, first aid training, and blood borne pathogens training and maintain training records.  Ensures compliance with OSHA health standards: blood borne pathogens, hearing conservation, respirators.
  • Maintains necessary first aid supplies.  Maintains current knowledge of OSHA standards, develop and implement written programs to ensure compliance (Hazard Communication, Control of Hazardous Energy, PPE, Hearing Conservation, etc.) per the Key Elements.
  • Ensures compliance with human element recommendations from fire insurance company are implemented, as agreed between Lear and the insurance company: welding permit, smoking policy, inspections, emergency plan, and housekeeping.
  • Develops and implements an emergency response plan.  Establishes a safety committee, develop roles/responsibilities/coordinate meetings/attend meetings/ensure action items are tracked to completion.
Skills Preferred:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite software (Word, Excel, Access, Project) required.
  • Knowledge of Lear’s organizational rules, regulations, procedures, and practices as needed to oversee processes and human resources.
  • Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations for environmental control and other regulatory authorities as needed to ensure compliance.
  • Knowledge of regulatory activities such as EEO, AAP, OSHA/Safety, Worker's Compensation, Unemployment, FMLA and FLSA as needed to ensure compliance.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR practices as needed to teach and/or provide life sustaining assistance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to take an unpopular stand when necessary.
  • Ability to analyze problems to include asking the appropriate questions and gathering additional information in order to identify causes of and solutions to problems.
  •  Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization as well as dealing with customers and vendors for the effective and efficient meeting of goals and requirements.
Experience Required:
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA and DOT Requirements
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to provide accurate detailed reports
  • Excellent training and communication skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and the ability to quickly learn and use other software packages.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply the requirements of ISO 14001 in a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in manufacturing facility highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, occupational health and safety, or related field required and 3 – 5 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.