EHS Specialist in Chicago IL

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OSI Group
Title: 
EHS Specialist
Date: 
07/20/2021
Job ID: 
306662
Location: 
Chicago IL
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
EH&S Management, EH&S Supervisor, Environmental

Responsible for assisting the Facility EHS Manager in leading the EHS culture while ensuring the facility remains in compliance with applicable regulations and corporate standards.

  • Key member of the Facility EHS Team responsible for helping develop a strong EHS culture.
  • Focuses on coaching all levels of employees to achieve a best in class EHS performance.
  • Reviews and updates safety policies and procedures on a routine and as needed basis to assure compliance with applicable required federal, state, and local regulations and corporate standards.
  • Participates and/or executes EHS related audits and inspections on a routine basis to verify compliance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Tracks corrective actions identified through audits and inspections to closure.
  • Promotes safety awareness and culture throughout the facility on all shifts using established, recognized and innovative risk reduction techniques.
  • Follows up and helps manage workers compensation, liability or property claim investigations as related to root cause practices or behaviors and assist with identifying corrective actions.
  • Participates on facility safety committees.
  • Administers EHS related training classes.
  • Assist in representing company during federal, state and local safety inspections for OSI facilities, as needed.
  • Tracks EHS metrics and manages related data.
  • Ability to communicate EHS metrics and goals to facility leadership and hourly employees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of how to understand and apply EHS regulations, industry best practices and other related guidelines.
  • GSP, ASP or other certifications, a plus.
  • Experience with Management Systems, such as ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, a plus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both individually and in a group settings.
  • Must have strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to influence others.
  • Work is generally performed within a manufacturing environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, walk, use hands or finger, talk, hear, feel objects, tools, or controls; may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision to a computer screen as well subjected to temperatures of cold and warm along with wearing the proper PPE.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to other facilities and flexibility to work non-traditional business hours as needed (i.e. 24/7).
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, environmental science, or related disciplines or equivalent subject matter knowledge skills and abilities acquired through work.

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OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.

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