EHS Manager, Philips Helathcare, (Latham, NY)
Job TitleEHS Manager, Philips Helathcare, (Latham, NY)
Summary Description: The Environmental Health and Safety Manager is responsible for managing compliance to federal, State and local regulations and standards, environmental, health and safety programs, policies and procedures. Manage and review an internal and external audit program to assure compliance with 14000 requirements.
Developing Safety Management Policies
HSE managers evaluate the workplace environment and develop safety-management policies that identify and define the safety responsibilities of all employees. This involves assessing the nature of business activities, number of employees and existing policies. A HSE manager working for a beverage manufacturer, for instance, develops a policy that requires workers to report situations that present a risk and which they can't properly deal with on their own. A good safety management policy provides for adequate medical treatment and compensation for workplace injuries.
Coordinating Training Programs
To continually maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the organization, HSE managers coordinate training programs for employees. A HSE manager working in a construction company, for example, has a duty to educate workers about site-specific safety measures. For instance, if the company is building a radio tower, the HSE manager might train workers to deal with potential hazards, such as accidental exposure to high amounts of radio frequency energy and electrical faults.
Investigating Workplace Incidents
Although HSE managers are charged with enhancing workplace safety, some incidents might not be detected during risk assessments. For example, if a company installs a faulty air conditioner in the office, an unanticipated electrical fault can occur. An HSE manager investigates such incidents, establishes the causes and recommends preventive action against a recurrence. HSE managers also ensure that workplace tools and equipment meet industry standards and installed properly, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. HSE managers in the mining industry need to ensure their companies comply with the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which protects the safety and health of workers, and is enforced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
An HSE manger prepares monthly reports and makes presentations to senior administrators. A typical HSE report indicates day-to-day workplace inspection results and workers' response to safety incidents. For example, if you work as an HSE manager for a health facility, your report might include disposal of waste materials, maintenance of medical equipment and response of new health care staff to HSE policies. HSE reports can be analyzed to detect weaknesses in the safety management program.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Establish and manage an employee safety and health program dedicated to minimizing employee injury and illness frequency, severity and cost. Provide goals, review metrics and propose methods to achieve goals. Measure program effectiveness and assign relevant tasks to staff. Manage worker's compensation insurance carriers to assure cost effective coverage, and cost effective administration of reporting protocols and return to work / modified duty programs. Develop strategies for loss controls.
- Assure that relevant and effective training programs are in place to comply with statutory mandated employee training requirements.
- Research changes in Federal, State and local statutes relevant to the organization. Develop operations policies and procedures to comply with statutory requirements. Manage, monitor and measure effectiveness. Assure timely filing of reports and permit applications to Federal, State and Local agencies as required.
- Assure that pertinent engineering process, manufacturing process, facility process and equipment designs for environmental health and safety hazards. Mandate changes and engineering and administrative controls. Assure that equipment and tooling are adequate for engineering controls. Monitor effectiveness of hazard control methods.
- BS degree in a technical discipline including engineering, EH&S, and IH.
- 3 plus years' experience in EH&S, 5 years' experience in engineering with adequate auditing skills and two years of loss prevention management in an industrial facility.
- Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
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