Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) Coordinator
Posted: Nov 28, 2018
The Environmental, Safety and Health Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Environmental, Safety and Health programs at the U.S. facilities while continually striving to improve standards within the company. Assures compliance with state and federal regulations.
This position reports to the US Production Manager and works closely with the Farm Managers, Crop Health team, and Human Resources. This position leads the Safety Committee and will interact with outside support, such as regulatory agencies, safety training vendors, and Worker’s compensation carrier representatives.
Office and nursery setting. Occasional domestic travel required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Other duties may be assigned)
- Manages the Fall Creek Safety Program. This includes acting as the Safety committee chairperson and ensuring the safety programs are up to date and maintained in accordance with Company and OSHA standards.
- Coordinates, records and reports on Safety Committee activities and actions.
- Manages the annual respirator training, hazard communication, and other required programs.
- Conducts Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training for all new employees and on an annual basis.
- Advises, coordinates and consults with management, staff and outside resources in developing and implementing Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) programs and written policies. Continually evaluates these programs to assure implementation and effectiveness.
- Coordinates with the Production Manager on the safety budget and approves spending within the account.
- Manages the equipment training program for the nursery including creating and updating training materials and conducting training on an annual basis or as needed.
- Works closely with Crop Health Team Leader to ensure the respirator training program, certifications and licensing are up-to-date and records maintained accurately.
- Plans, organizes, and coordinates ESH training programs for managers, supervisors, employees, contractors and visitors and maintains related records.
- Develops workplace ESH rules and inspection guidelines. Conducts inspections and follow-up to assure necessary corrective action is completed and documented. Conducts hazard assessments to assure ESH program compliance.
- Maintains current permits and information on local, state and federal ESH regulations and acts as liaison with governmental agencies.
- Establishes a system for and coordinates and consults on incident investigations.
- Maintains the records of inspections, hazard abatement, permits, and training in accordance with reporting and record keeping requirements.
- Actively leads in demonstrating management and staff commitment to the ESH programs. Promotes active participation in management of ESH concerns by all employees.
- Supports, perpetuates and enhances Fall Creek’s core values and corporate culture.
- Assures the highest level of confidentiality on sensitive matters concerning the nursery.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING
- Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Requires 3+ year’s manufacturing safety experience preferably working in a wholesale nursery environment, with both container and field production.
- Knowledge and understanding of federal environmental rules and regulations, federal safety and health codes, and current state and local Environmental, Safety and Health regulations.
- Knowledge of Industrial Hygiene terminology, principles and equipment use.
- Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans
- Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to collaborate with other team members, develop strong relationships, and maintain a positive attitude. Must be able to exercise good judgment and positively influence team decision making.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information in formal and informal settings.
- Ability to develop clear action plans and drive processes with many interdependencies.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with strict attention to detail and prioritization.
- Requires a valid Oregon driver’s license and the ability to maintain a valid license plus an acceptable (insurable) driving record.
- Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work well with people from different countries and with varying English language skills.
- Must demonstrate professional and ethical business practices, adherence to company values, and a commitment to personal and professional development.
- Bilingual language skills in Spanish & English.