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Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCC) is a publicly traded company that continues to be a leader in the environmental services industry. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic to join our rapidly growing company. HCC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement. We are willing to provide complete training for this opportunity!Position Summary: Position Summary: The Health & Safety Specialist will be primarily responsible for Health & Safety related tasks at HCC while assisting in Environmental responsibilities that impact the organization. The Health & Safety Specialist will be focused on continuing to develop HCC's health and safety culture through approximately 70% corporate office and approximately 30% field-based activities.Essential Duties:* Receives injury incident reports and conducts thorough incident investigations including determination of root cause(s), lessons learned, and management of action items. Assign action items to responsible personnel and conduct follow-up as needed until completion.* Utilizes HCC's Environmental Management System throughout incident investigation process to ensure a consistent approach is taken for every incident follow-up.* Manages all OSHA-required programs and develops/reviews/updates as needed.* Functions as a subject matter expert for the HCC training department to assist in the development of EHS training content.* Contributes to development of EHS-related training content as needed (e.g. incident follow-up, weekly safety meeting content, etc.).* Interfaces with the HCC field staff frequently (approximately 30%) to spread a message of consistency and accountability as it relates to safety, health, and environmental issues. Follow-up with field-staff as needed to ensure documented EHS-related concerns are addressed by field staff in a timely manner.* Promotes HCC's safety culture message of proactive safe behaviors while interfacing with HCC field staff.* Primarily responsible for development and updating of field-based Job Hazard Analysis and continued growth of HCC's JHA library at Branch facilities.* Ensures that HCC's PPE catalog provides the appropriate protective equipment based off the JHAs on file. Conduct routine vendor price checks on PPE to ensure HCC is receiving competitive pricing.* Assists in the development of Key Performance Metrics that are evaluated by HCC personnel to gauge incident and leading indicator performance.* Evaluates field reports on hazards, near misses, and hazard surveys. Assign action items to responsible personnel and conduct follow-up as needed until completion.* Performs both formal and informal EHS audits as needed while visiting HCC facilities. Assigns action items to responsible personnel and conduct follow-up as needed until completion.* Manages SDS vendor, lead on SDS development, and updates chemical inventory list as needed.* Supports the Health & Safety Manager in the development of strategic initiatives to establish safety and operational excellence at HCC.Position Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Individual must have 1-3 years of EHS experience. Individual will be required to travel approximately 30%. Individual must be willing to be available via phone during non-work hours for emergency calls related to company accidents.Core Competencies* A working knowledge of OSHA regulations related to General Industry standards, Hazardous Waste Management and Commercial Transportation.* Strong written and oral communication skills* Proven project management skills* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment by: * Appropriately prioritizing workload* Multitasking* Excellent follow up and organizational skills* Present a positive image of HCC to fellow employees, external contacts, the general public* Knowledge of Job Hazard Analysis process* Commitment to follow company and department standards in an ethical and responsible manner* Confident and comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as Outlook and Teams.Work Experience* 1-3 years of relevant work experience requiredEducation, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations* Bachelor's Degree in Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS), Industrial Safety, Public Health, Science, or equivalent relevant degreeMust be willing to undergo a background check in accordance with local laws and regulationsAll applicants must pass the company paid physical exam including substance abuse screening.Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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