Environmental Health & Safety Manager

The Lion Brewery

Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

Full time

Jul 7

Main Purpose of Job:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the development and implementation of The Lion Brewery environmental management system in compliance with environmental legislation
  • Develop, implement and monitor environmental strategies, policies and programs that promote sustainable development.
  • To establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, risk assessments, management systems and delivery of all Health Safety Environmental activity in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Partner with regulatory bodies / internal /external business customers and ensuring all key performance measures and objectives are achieved in regard to Health Safety and the Environment.
  • The role is responsible for leading and supporting all aspects of the business in its adoption and conformance to all Health Safety and Environmental legislation and policies/statements and procedures.
  • Develop, implement and monitor Safety strategies, policies and programs that promote a Safe and Health work environment.
  • Develop, Organize and Manage a Safety masterplan that leads our organization through the culture changes needed to become a VPP recognized site. (OSHA sponsored Voluntary Protection Plan)  

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Coordinate systems for control of pollution, waste management, recycling
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the Health Safety and Environmental Policies recommending changes where appropriate, and ensure that practices which are potentially hazardous are corrected systemically.
  • Advise Senior Management on all legal and other requirements relating to health safety and environmental legislation in the work place.
  • Monitor the investigation of accidents and review accidents and statistics pertaining to such with the management. Prescribe corrective actions and lead the organization through change.
  • Producing educational resources and coordinate environmental training as required.
  • Compile and return accident statistics to the H&S Manager and Factory Managers.
  • Auditing, analyzing and collating environmental performance data and using information to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that there is suitable emergency procedures and equipment in place for dealing with emergencies such as fires and spillages.
  • Participate in Safety inspections and audits according to timetables agreed with the H&S Manager and Safety committee.
  • Upon receipt of Hazard Reports, determine action to be taken and ensure that the relevant person responsible for the removal of the hazard takes action without delay.
  • Ensure that through a risk assessment and job safety analysis based approach that all Health and Safety issues are eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level in the area of responsibility.
  • In conjunction with the Engineering Manager, Technical Manager and relevant project Manager he/she should carry out risk assessments on any new machinery, plant, equipment being installed in the factory or where there is any significant alteration to machinery
  • Coordinate and own the site safety representatives and Health Safety and Environmental team meetings. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively.
  • Effective team working and the ability to work independently using own initiative.
  • The ability to plan, prioritize and organize own workload.
  • Extensive knowledge of effective health safety and environmental management strategies and best practice.
  • Detailed knowledge of current health safety and environmental legislation and its application

Experience

  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in an Environmental role within a manufacturing environment
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in a Safety role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of communicating effectively verbally and in writing to senior managers and writing reports.
  • Evidence of continued professional and personal development.

Personal Qualities

  • A professional approach which generates credibility and confidence in others.
  • The ability to work in partnership and across boundaries to achieve results.
  • Confident and assertive with a self-motivated approach and flexible attitude.
  • The ability to overcome obstacles to solve problems to achieve results.
  • Ability to cope with pressure and work to tight deadlines.
  • A personal commitment to continuous self-development.
  • Strong IT skills e.g. Microsoft Office

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