EHS Specialist

Newark, CA 94560

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Environmental Health & Safety Job Number: Js812330116 Compensation: $65000-75000 / year

Job Description

Title: EHS Specialist

Location: Newark, CA

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • The primary focus of this role is to ensure that all safety, security, environmental, and workers' compensation regulatory requirements are not only met but exceeded. It involves a continual effort to reduce risks and costs associated with the behaviors and conditions of employees, contractors, and visitors within the manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will champion a safety culture and actively manage the return-to-work program, emphasizing a zero-accident mentality.

Job Duties:
  • Foster a safety culture with a strong emphasis on accident prevention
  • Co-manage the return to work program and workers' compensation claims with HR and managers
  • Maintain and administer EHS programs, policies, and procedures in compliance with legal guidelines
  • Cultivate a strong relationship with employees and facilitate behavior-based safety processes
  • Conduct regular safety audits, identify workplace hazards, and recommend effective solutions
  • Lead accident investigations and ensure timely OSHA reporting
  • Track, analyze, and report safety performance results
  • Collaborate with department managers and employees to implement safety-related suggestions and feedback
  • Undertake additional duties as assigned

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED Certificate; B.S. in Occupational Safety or related field preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in Environmental Health and Safety, including OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, CalArp, and EPA compliance
  • Minimum of 2 years of safety experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry
  • Proven track record in completing various training programs in a manufacturing setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in root cause analysis and after-action review techniques.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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