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EHS Coordinator
Red Oak , Iowa
November 17, 2016
Job Description:
EHS Coordinator

Maintain the environmental, health and safety of the plant workforce by monitoring and evaluation of conditions to assure compliance with applicable policies, procedures and governmental standards; and maintenance of the Battery Environmental, Health, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Programs

Position Responsibilities:
  • Develops and administers effective occupational health, safety, environmental, ergonomics and industrial hygiene programs, including health services functions and maintenance of related policies and procedures.
  • Updates and implements plant programs for the prevention and control of EHS risks, including reduction of risk, prevention of injuries, hygiene, compliance with air permits, construction permits, solid and hazardous wastes, wastewater operations, release notifications and all semi-annual, annual, bi-annual and one-time reporting requirements.
  • Become knowledgeable in JCI Best Business Practices and incorporate in EHS programs.
  • Educates, motivates and trains line supervision and production personnel in good hygiene practices, safe work procedures, PPE, etc.
  • Uses specialized testing equipment, samples, measures and evaluates employee exposures to in-plant chemical contaminants, including lead and acid mist; and physical agents such as heat and noise exposure.
  • Administers the audiometric testing and hearing conservation programs.
  • Monitors, analyzes and records performance of the plant exhaust and make-up air ventilation systems.
  • Leads administration of medical surveillance and biological monitoring programs according to OSHA standards and company policies and procedures.
  • Manages the plant personal protective equipment, work clothing and safety equipment programs according to company standards and operating budget.
  • Administers the respiratory protection program, including quantitative fit testing, respirator distribution, cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Assists in administration of the workers' compensation program, including effective medical case management, reporting, record maintenance and follow-up.
  • Develops and coordinates plant safety and environmental education and training programs. Leads the plant safety committee.
  • Maintains current awareness of applicable federal, state and local health, industrial hygiene, environmental and safety regulations and maintains records accordingly, including confidentiality.
  • Assists the line organization in conducting risk assessments and developing safe operating procedures for all tasks.
  • Accumulates, prepares and enters health, industrial hygiene, medical, environmental and safety data into the computer system. Analyzes data and prepares standard and other requested reports for plant management.
  • Maintains professional competency through participation in professional education and training programs and completion of any necessary requirements to maintain professional credentials.
  • Conducts plant wide audits for EHS. Analyzes and interprets results, recommends appropriate corrective actions, communicates results and follows up on issues or concerns through completion.
  • Ensures all incidents, including injuries, near misses, internal spills, external releases, potential permit non-compliances, failure to comply with reporting deadlines, regulatory inspections, or similar incidents are promptly reported to plant management and corporate.
  • Supervises the plant's air permit compliance program, including daily inspections, collection of required monthly records/calculations, oversight of quarterly inspection activities, semi-annual certifications, annual emission reporting, deviation management, change management, and training of affected employees.
  • Supervises the plant's solid, hazardous, and universal waste management program and activities, including the collection, labeling, accumulation, preparation for off-site transportation, emergency planning and reporting.

Overtime is required to meet internal and external customer requirements

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety Studies, EHS Management, Environmental Engineering / Sciences or other technically related field.
  • Minimum two years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to work outside of scope of responsibilities.
  • Solid presentation and communication skills.
  • Previous experience leading safety and industrial health programs, including experience with EHS agencies and required reporting.
  • Previous experience with OSHA and EPA compliance.
  • Prior use of the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to formulate reports, spreadsheets, and presentations.

A little about us:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries.

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