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Health and Safety Specialist


A global chemical manufacturing company is looking for a Health and Safety Specialist for one of their key locations in the East St. Louis, Illinois area. The Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for providing HSES support to site manufacturing to ensure compliance, assess and mitigate risk, manage short-term and long-term Health, Safety, Environmental and PSM performance. 

The Role:

  • Reporting directly to the site HSES Manager, drive the successful implementation of EHS management systems, standards and policies.  Work with the EHS/Site Teams to deliver sustainable compliance and risk management solutions
  • Anticipate, identify and evaluate safety concerns, hazardous conditions and unsafe practices:  Implement and support safety programs and procedures.  Assist all site associates with all aspects of H&S. Monitor the effectiveness of hazard controls and programs.
  • Support, develop and deliver effective training on a variety of H&S topics using multiple delivery methods (face-to-face, computer-based, etc.)
  • Investigate and analyze EHS incidents and events.  Prepare documentation to ensure adequate investigation and preservation of evidence is completed.
  • Conduct JSA/JHAs, PPE certifications and pre-task safety reviews.
  • Perform inspections of processing areas to proactively identify and eliminate hazards and exposures.
  • Conduct audits of the EHS Management System as well as Federal, State and local EHS regulations.
  • Develop an active employee safety committee that is motivated to influence the workforce to value safety.

The Candidate:

  • Minimum Qualifications

    • BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety or related discipline.
    • 4+ years of experience implementing site HSES compliance and risk management programs in a manufacturing environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Certified Safety Professional, and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist.
    • Experience working with Union workforce.
    • Experience in chemical manufacturing.
    • Experience with OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard
    • Audit experience or qualifications.