EHS MANAGER

Location: Boston, MA

The role of an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager in Boston, MA involves overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive environmental, safety, and health programs for the facility. The main goal of the EHS Manager is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards, while also meeting or exceeding internal and external safety and environmental standards in a way that aligns with sound business practices. Building and maintaining relationships with employees at all levels within the organization is a key aspect of this role, as the EHS Manager must be able to indirectly drive change across all departments.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The EHS Manager will:

  • Develop strategic safety programs for the plant and implement critical programs to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Create safety program performance objectives and measure safety performance using KPIs.
  • Communicate the status and needs of the safety program to plant employees and management.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the development, administration, and maintenance of EHS compliance.
  • Mainly focus on compliance and reporting, safety training, and safety program management.

Compliance and Reporting

  • Develop and maintain safety standards, directives, and procedures to reduce workplace risks and minimize liability.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Safety Manager to implement safety policies and procedures that ensure compliance.
  • Assist with accident investigations and reporting, and provide recommendations for corrective or preventive measures.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of EHS regulations and laws to provide expertise for assessments and problem-solving.
  • Administer the facility's EHS Management Systems, including hazard analyses and safe operating procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and safety standards and guidelines through audits and inspections.
  • Act as a liaison with external regulatory agencies and handle all required reporting.
  • Conduct routine inspections and audits to enforce safety policies and procedures.

Safety Training

  • Take a proactive approach to accident prevention through employee training.
  • Maintain training records and documentation.
  • Coordinate and conduct safety training, including OSHA-required training and safety orientation for new hires.
  • Coordinate safety culture training and other relevant training programs.

Contractor and Vendor Compliance

  • Review and ensure compliance with safety training provided by vendors.
  • Ensure safety program compliance for temporary workers.
  • Manage first aid supplies and boot trucks.

Program Oversight

  • Act as the main point of contact for the Plant Safety Committee and site Cultural project efforts.
  • Influence and direct a culture change across the organization.
  • Oversee the emergency response program, security program, and fire protection assets.
  • Administer plant respiratory protection and hearing conservation programs.
  • Managers and frontline supervisors should prioritize safety and ensure a safe work environment.

Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Possess detailed knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and other relevant environmental, health, and safety standards.
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating performance metrics and outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions while considering multiple solutions.
  • Skilled in understanding and executing processes, such as customer needs recognition and measuring success.
  • Aptitude for developing and implementing environmental and safety policies, programs, and training.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing practices, preferably in the food industry.
  • Flexibility to adjust work hours as needed.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and quickly change priorities based on department needs.
  • Capable of working well in a team or independently.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational/Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field (other four-year degrees will also be considered).
  • Certification in an EHS-related discipline and/or additional education is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of EHS program management experience in a manufacturing environment.
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