Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHS)
Posted: Feb 19, 2020
Title: Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHS)
Location: Balcones Corporate
Responsible for all aspects of compliance with occupational, transportation, and environmental laws and regulations for all three Balcones Resources Divisions. This role will involve the monitoring and implementation of safety training and incident investigation programs to be administered by Divisional GM’s and will work closely with company leadership to enact policies and procedures that support a robust safety culture company wide.
The Balcones Resources EHS Officer is a:
- Leader – outgoing, flexible and capable of leading a team of professionals with a positive attitude.
- Communicator – able to work with a diverse group of staff that includes production, maintenance, transportation, and sales personnel.
- Strategic Thinker – comfortable with complex problem solving.
- Resource- regarding worker injury prevention, fleet safety, and environmental safety programs
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. These include the following:
- Support the development of OHS policies and programs and a Safety-First culture, where the safety of our employees is out top priority.
- Effectively communicate with leadership, regional management and field teams to ensure aligned safety practices and behaviors are in place.
- Identify behaviors and implement safeguards to prevent serious-to-fatal injuries.
- Advise and instruct GM’s and other staff on safety-related topics at each Division.
- Ability to work closely with supervisory staff to implement policies and procedures
- Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures.
- Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation.
- Initiate and organize OHS training of employees and executives.
- Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment).
- Oversee disposal of hazardous substances as well as any spill response events.
- Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy and update company policies and procedures accordingly.
- Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and preventive measures and handle worker’s compensation and vehicle related claims.
- Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management.
- Manage content and delivery of weekly and monthly safety inspections.
- Consult with technical specialists about changes in work processes, methods and new equipment to eliminate unnecessary risks and job hazards.
- Establish EHS goals and analyze performance to measure against established goals.
- Demonstrate and apply EHS regulations and Best Practices to drive continuous improvement.
- Facilitate a root cause analysis of every incident to determine lessons learned and share results with other divisions
Divisional Safety and Compliance Oversight
- Evolve and improve existing processes to collect data and analyze causes of accidents and generate timely and actionable reporting.
- Develop and implement regulatory compliance plans, data capture, and ongoing analysis.
- Set up and implement hazardous waste, blood-borne pathogen, wastewater or toxin management programs.
- Oversee and review health and safety documentation and data.
- Coordinate safety and environmental audits and actions at each Division to remedy faults and remediate.
- Improve and develop programs that ensure a safe workplace including:
- New Employee Safety Orientations
- Post-Incident/Near-Miss Root Cause Investigations
- Classroom and Job Site Skill Training
- Emergency Preparedness
- Use of Protective & Fall Equipment
- Safe Driving Programs
Compliance Oversight – Monitor all compliance requirements at each Division, including those associated with the following organizations and agencies:
- Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
- City/State/County Fire
- City/State/County Utilities
- 3 years’ experience as safety officer.
- In depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA/ DOT) and procedures.
- Knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices.
- Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety.
- Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics.
- Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus.
- Outstanding organizational skills.
- Diligent with great attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics.
- BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred.
- Experience in reporting on safety audits, inspections (safety, vehicle, machinery, etc.).
- Continued education safety certifications are preferred.
- While not required, bi-lingual (Spanish) is highly preferred.
Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to:
Vice President of Operations