Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Universal Electric Corporation - Canonsburg, PA (30+ days ago)3.6


Universal Electric Corporation is seeking an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will participate in the creation of and maintain a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program at Universal Electric Corporation (UEC).

Essential Functions

Responsible for ensuring that UEC’s Canonsburg facility is in compliance with all state, federal EHS laws and OSHA regulations
Maintain all records and monitor trends related to employee work-related injuries
Maintain a safety conscious mindset and identify safety violations and concerns and escalate to management as needed
Conduct activities related to environmental compliance, reporting, regulatory permitting, hazardous waste handling, and waste reduction/recycling programs
Create and maintain programs and training that maintain a high level of employee awareness to safety and environmental policies and procedures
Maintain Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database
Maintain a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) program and Risk Management Program
Chair the Safety Committee
Maintain records relating to, but not limited to, mobile equipment PM’s, company vehicle registrations and insurance, respiratory testing, and plant evacuation procedures
Schedule plant evacuation trainings
Create Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)
Prepare and present monthly Safety Initiative programs
Report monthly safety metrics
Design and Deliver Tool Box Topics
Conduct Safety Audits

Additional Duties:
Maintain safety program and presence across all shifts
Assist Facilities team in executing safety related facilities projects
Maintain OSHA 300 logs
Update safety postings
Maintain PPE inventory
Additional duties as required by management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to host and present safety topics to large groups
Knowledge of OSHAS18001
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a safety science related degree or equivalent years of experience
1-3 years’ experience in a safety role, manufacturing environment preferred
Strong mechanical aptitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or demonstrated progress toward such certifications preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

This position will have exposure to the manufacturing areas where, under certain areas, the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and mandatory hearing protection are required
Ability to stand, bend and walk for extended periods of time
Able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds frequently
This position will be exposed to heights over 10 feet off the ground
This position will be exposed to confined spaces
Note: The above Job Description is representative of the responsibilities and qualifications necessary to be successful in this role. It does not encompass every job duty or responsibility; other tasks may be assigned as necessary. Further the job description does not alter the at-will nature of employment with UEC and does not create a contract of employment.