Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

  • Xerox
  • Webster, NY, USA
  • Nov 18, 2019
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Training

Job Description

In this role, you will provide comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety services to chemical manufacturing, research, development, and engineering operations. 


  • Investigate and resolve employee safety concerns.
  • Assess employee exposure to chemical substances and harmful physical agents. Document and communicate required protective measures.
  • Establish specifications for personal protective equipment and train employees in correct use. Monitor equipment acceptance and use, and manage related training records.
  • Review governmental regulations and industry codes of practices for applicability to company processes, facilities, and equipment. Identify and communicate actions required for regulatory compliance.
  • Work closely with employees and appropriate levels of management to develop and implement compliance strategies.
  • Investigate safety and environmental incidents, determine root causes, communicate findings and corrective actions.
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with new and existing facilities, equipment, processes and materials. Define measures necessary to mitigate unacceptable risks. Partner with management, engineering and employees to develop and implement control measures.
  • Develop strategy and sustainable programs to promote workplace safety and health, environmental leadership, and regulatory compliance.
  • Compile and present information to management regarding EH&S performance. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health or similar required. Master's degree a plus.


  • Must have 5-10 years of experience working in an EHS capacity in a manufacturing setting.
  • Current certification or ability to obtain Board Certification as Industrial Hygienist. Certified Safety Professional is a desirable second certification.
  • Knowledgeable in applicable OSHA, EPA, NFPA and NY regulations and codes, and ability to interpret and apply them appropriately to industrial and R&D operations.
  • Safety and environmental health-related experience in manufacturing and engineering operations. Experience working with combustible dust is highly desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate effectively and establish credibility with employees and all layers of management.
  • Ability to relate technical information to others in non-technical terms.
  • Adept at handling multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills – ability to form good relationships with all levels of plant personnel, from plant managers to line workers.

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