EHS Manager

Description Milk Specialties Global is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative dairy-based nutritional ingredients designed to optimize health and nutrition. We are currently seeking an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager to be based out of our facility in Paris, IL. The Environmental, Health & Safety Manager has the responsibility for managing the Environmental, Health & Safety programs at the assigned facilities in Paris, IL and Monroe, WI. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor and assist the facility with compliance of all applicable company environmental, safety and health standards as well as all federal, state and local regulations. Develop compliance plans for air and water permits.  Manage WPDES permits. Oversee and maintain compliance with PSM programs in cooperation with site managers including engineers, maintenance supervisor, plant manager and production manager.   Work cooperatively with outside consultants.  Develop and maintain company environmental, health and safety programs at the facility.  Work with the highest ethical standard for legal compliance and demonstrate a true passion for employee safety.  Manage plant safety, health and loss prevention programs.  Develop policies and procedures to ensure that occupational safety and health standards are maintained throughout the facility. Utilize IH equipment to determine employ's exposures to noise and air contaminants. Perform fit-testing for respirator users. Maintain all required environmental, health & safety program records and legal documents.  Regularly inspect plant for unsafe conditions as they relate to equipment, process, and facility.   Actively participate with the plant management team to develop corrective actions for identified risks.  Track corrective actions to completion in accordance with the facility corrective action tracking program.  Professionally train, counsel and advise personnel on all identified safety risks, and establish a proactive approach to providing a safe working environment for everyone at the plant.  Conduct new employee EHS orientations.  Lead and oversee the monthly EHS training program.  Schedule and assist the plant with having monthly safety committee meetings.  In cooperation with area managers and first-line supervisors investigate all injuries, environmental releases and serious near misses.   Immediately report all injuries, environmental releases and serious near misses to the Plant Manager.  Submit a written notification of all injuries, environmental releases, and serious near misses to the corporate EHS department using the RCI reporting program.  Complete a first report of injury with Workers Compensation Carrier if required for a workplace injury.  Monitor return to work instructions given by health care provider and advise area managers and supervisors on appropriate return-to-work activities.  Manage all site workers compensationclaims. Under the direction of the Corporate Director of EHS, participate in special assignments as they relate to corporate EHS audits, new facility pre-startup safety reviews, and EHS training programs. Actively participate in all safety activities taking place at the facility including safety observations, inspections, training, audits, and incident investigations.  Lead the site Safety Committee.  Lead the site Safety/GMP audit team; comprised of QA, maintenance and production.   Develop working relationships with outside regulators including fire, police, wastewater, and WDNR officials. Take personal responsibility to engage in plant and food safety practices to prevent hazards that cause foodborne illness or injury and provide a clean, safe work environment and quality products with applicable regulatory laws and SQF code. Qualified and trained individual will provide as a back-up in the event of an absence of another employee. Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Effectively document all process parameters and bring any deviations, including food safety problems, to supervisor's attention. Perform special projects and other responsibilities as needed. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Survey current safety literature and attend relevant seminars and meetings related to safety improvement and hazard prevention. Maintain and updateMSDS reference manuals for facility. Attend and participate in Corporate Safety Committee meetings. Requirements Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Occupational Safety or Health Environmental Sciences, or related field. Working knowledge of OSHA, EPA and DNR regulations. 5-7 years experience in a manufacturing setting working with environmental health and safety programs. Exceptional interpersonal communication and organization skills. Strong knowledge of computer software applications.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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