Environmental, Health, & Safety Manager

Company Overview



Gaco Western, now part of Firestone Bulding Products, was founded in 1955 with its roots in technology and product innovation. The Gaco family of brands offer best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications including specialty coatings for roofs, pedestrian and traffic decking, and spray polyurethane foam insulation.Gaco Western reserves the right to alter, amend or modify its job descriptions at any time it deems necessary and without notice.


Gaco Western is a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. The objective of the Company is to recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels, the best qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and any additional status protected by federal, state, provincial or local laws.


This job description is not intended to be an expressed or implied contract.  All employment with Gaco Western is “at will” and may be terminated by either the employee or Gaco Western at any time with or without cause.

Position Summary

Seasoned EHS professional responsible and accountable for developing, planning, directing and managing compliance, safety, environmental and health programs and initiatives for Gaco Western to ensure the achievement of the EHS&S objectives.


  • Develops and implements a comprehensive environmental, health and safety management system. This includes providing leadership and support for the line-driven safety process, behavior-based safety, ergonomics, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, workers' compensation, environmental permitting/compliance, and the environmental management system.
  • Recognizes, evaluates, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to assure awareness of and compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements of the organization.  Works with and provides direction to all plant, lab, field service and office personnel in regard to regulatory and EHS requirements.
  • Provides guidance on regulatory and legislative matters (EPA, State, EPA, OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA, WC) and oversee government compliance inspections and activities. Develops written programs, procedures and policies to ensure compliance
  • Responsible for establishing SOPs and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, federal, and international regulations pertaining to health and safety, the environment, and the handling, testing, labeling, shipping, application and disposal of hazardous materials processed, manufactured or otherwise used at Gaco Western facilities.
  • Create and administer formal inspection process - focusing on unsafe conditions as well as unsafe acts. Reviews incident trends and adjusts programs focus accordingly. Drives all actions to timely completion and final closure.
  • Interface with and provide all necessary reports to Federal, State and local agencies.
  • Develop, provide, and continuously improve a Safety and DOT Training program that remain fresh and relative to EH&S initiatives. Ensure training documentation is maintained for all employees.
  • Promotes communication programs to enhance and encourage employee awareness of accident and fire prevention, industrial hygiene and environmental compliance. 
  • Work closely with the Operations staff to continually increase safety awareness and to drive lasting cultural changes to support a safety-first culture.
  • Manage changes covering safety requirements for new processes or equipment/chemical changes for current processes.
  • Lead hazard review process for both new and existing processes.
  • Inspires a culture of safety and collaboration and by any means available.
  • Site contact for Worker’s Comp and works closely with Risk Management on, investigation, follow up and back to work process.


 Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors degree (BS) (Master’s preferred) in Environmental Science/EH&S/Industrial Safety/Engineering/Chemistry or closely related technical field and 4+ years of full time EHS work related experience or MS in Environmental or Safety Management or related field and 2+ years full time EHS experience. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international, federal, state and local environmental health and safety and transportation regulations.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing MS Office products.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, presentation and proven training skills.
  • Mechanical and engineering aptitude.
  • Familiarization with construction, building and fire codes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) are preferred.




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