Assistant Environmental Health Safety Manager


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Savannah, GA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


The Assistant EHS Manager is responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for employees that is free of recognized hazards. The Assistant EHS Manager will utilize the regional analytical data points for OHL & Temporary OSHA Incident Rate, Workers Compensation Reserves, and Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) incidents to apply the EHS direction, focus and develop an EHS culture throughout the region.  The Assistant EHS Manager will utilize the company Corporate EHS Strategy in supporting the regional EHS needs for ensuring warehouse EHS for multiple facilities within multiple states, to include oversight of Corporate EHS standards with training & education, documentation, audits, hazard assessments, injury & incident tracking and reporting. The Assistant EHS Manager will support the setup and sustainability of ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety management systems standard. 

Job Duties:  -  

·         Reduces the number of job related injuries and PIT incidents

·         Assesses injury and incident trends and addresses safety  through the EHS strategies  

·         Coordinates ISO 45001 Health & Safety standard preparedness

·         Conducts Hazard Assessments and communicates the findings  

·         Ensures employees are trained in proper DOT, EPA & OSHA programs according to regulations and company policies

·         Presents training, education and awareness (TEA) programs to employees and management

·         Coordinates startup classroom training to management and hourly teams, to include: “powered industrial truck ” training and behavioral safety training

·         Guides the PIT and BST Trainers

·         Identifies and develops PIT trainers and Corporate Approved Trainers (CAT) with Corporate support and proper trainer allocation per facility

·         Communicates any Haz-Mat or Dangerous Goods issues with Corporate Haz-Mat

·         Supports and communicates monthly safety topics, monthly safety committees and Master Trainer Pow-wows; reviews the recap for compliance for facility safety

·         Develops and implements training documentation changes, signage, and 5S projects

·         Ensures compliance of EPA, DOT and OSHA regulation

·         Prepares each facility for unannounced regulatory visits (OSHA, FDA, Code, etc.) based on Corporate direction and Corporate Compliance Audits

·         Promotes & supports employee annual Safety Week and Top Gun events

·         Ensures compliance with employee safety documentation through Safety Sam Files and Targeted Training files

·         Ensures post injury (IR) and incident (PDR) reports are completed

·         Ensures PIT Tracker is up to date per facility

·         Manages corrective action log of EHS improvements

·         Oversees the EHS startup matrix for new facilities and works with the corporate PM for startups

·         Supports facility near-miss tracking

·         Works different shifts as needed to support training and audits

·         Conducts annual compliance audits for company and federal EHS validation

·         Communicates updates and resets training standards to DOT, EPA & OSHA regulatory law changes

·         Monitors monthly safety meetings

·         Trains corporate trainers to support each facility with required EHS training

·         Supports other safety managers, safety supervisors and safety coordinators to fulfill the EHS Strategy 

·         Creates, develops and writes regulatory training content for EHS new hire, refresher and targeted  training for employees and staff

·         Collects reporting information for environmental and extremely hazardous substance information for EPA Tier-II and EPA reporting requirements  

·         Oversees the collection and reporting of extremely hazardous substances (EHS) to include tracking small and large quantity hazardous facilities

·         Coordinates with Operations with communal health issues presented to the facilities by employees  to collaborate with reporting and responding to health hazards

·         Monitors EPA new hire and refresher Haz-Waste and Haz-Woper training

·         Supports implementation and solutions with new business for startup processes

·         Guides operations with EPA, DOT and EPA site inspections for citation and penalty prevention  

·         Collects key information for OSHA regulatory injury reporting for amputation, death or hospitalization

·         Works with operations to collect timely information for company commercial and fleet vehicle maintenance and equipment trackers for DOT compliance

·         Works with operations to ensure the DOT commercial driver regulatory qualification file is ready for internal or external auditing 

·         Other duties as required and assigned



·         Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year college or university

·         Minimum 3 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Experience with warehouse powered industrial trucks and equipment

·         Working knowledge of the following: CFR29 Labor (OSHA), CFR40 Environmental (EPA)  and CFR49 Transportation (DOT)

·         Knowledge in the storage, handling and shipping of hazardous materials

·         Knowledge of NFPA regulations with regards to flammable liquids, corrosives, etc.

·         PC literate to include Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook


·         Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to conduct training classes for audiences at all levels of the organization

·         Ability to develop and proof training materials

·         Proven presentation and facilitation skills

·         Ability to write reports and correspondence

·         Ability to solve practical problems

·         Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is regularly exposed to ambient lighting and temperate climate conditions.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job Duties as documented in this job description are considered “Essential Functions” and have been created by the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform “Essential Functions” of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the “Essential Functions”.The following statements are representative of the work environment and physical demands required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.