Environmental Health & Safety Manager -Haz Wst

  • Waste Management
  • Emelle, Alabama, USA
  • Jan 25, 2021
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Management

Job Description

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Supervises environmental, health and safety programs for Chemical Waste Management hazardous waste operation.  Provides staff support and oversight to ensure the implementation of established environmental and safety policies, programs, and processes, so that operations are managed to keep people safe and protect the environment. This includes ensuring compliance/conformance with: environmental and safety legal requirements; Corporate Environmental Protection and Safety programs and requirements; and regulatory and permit related environmental and safety requirements.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for all safety and environmental paperwork (Hazardous Waste Manifest, Employee Industrial Hygiene Monitoring, EHS training documents, etc.) and must maintain them in an organized fashion (electronic/ and/or hard copy)
  • Take part in employee follow-up includes coaching events, employee work observations, and formal discipline inf needed.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and develops training of new or less experienced employees on OSHA, RCRA, Environmental and safety topics. Often conducts train-the-trainer and/or specialized training.
  • Delivers site specific training to employees to constantly verify and improve workplace safety & compliance culture
  • Provides on-site or off-site staff guidance/coaching proactively or upon request.  Helps communicate expectations related to implementing or maintaining required EHS programs/processes/procedures.  Assists operations in developing site-specific procedures or action plans, and training materials as needed. 
  • Conducts remote or on-site safety and/or environmental assessments and audits for conformance to company procedures and permit requirements.  Help production staff develop corrective/preventive action and tracks any issues identified to completion. 
  • Maintain and administer the Industrial Hygiene monitoring program.
  • Conduct Industrial Hygiene monitoring and compile results into reports for management with recommendations for employee protection.
  • Routinely audits inspections and paperwork to ensure completeness and quality; follows up with employees on any deficiencies.     
  • Supervises team work processes and procedures and expenses, and supports programs which drive team performance toward departmental and organizational goals.
  • Reviews and evaluates work to ensure quality, timeliness and ensures quality control in adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Oversees development, maintenance, and updates to programs, rules, and procedures required for compliance with OSHA, EPA and State regulatory requirements and company policy.
  • Administers rules and conducts site assessments to monitor safety compliance.
  • Manages incident response and claims through training, notifications, analysis, reporting, directing, and insurance company consultation.
  • Analyzes risk trends and manages risk.
  • Investigates incidents to find root cause. 
  • Oversees personnel needs of the department including coaching, training, and evaluating employee performance.  
  • Provides input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.
  • Organizes and schedules all necessary resources required to accomplish activities.
  • Coordinates regulatory conversations with WM stakeholders to develop appropriate Responses and actions.
  • Assist in developing plans of action for recurring issues at site in conjunction with Operations Managers.
  • Performing other duties as assigned

IV. Qualifications 

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: High school diploma or G.E.D (accredited).
  • Experience: Four (4) to six (6) years of previous experience (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements


New Employee Training:

  • RCRA
  • HAZWOPER (24 Hour)
  • DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)


  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)
  • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)
  • Contingency Plan
  • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)
  • Security Plan
  • HazWoper
  • Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDP’s)

Refresher Training As Required By Law:

  • RCRA
  • HazWoper
  • DOT
  • Forklift

Medical Exam:

  • Pre Employment Physical and Drug Test
  • Complete Physical Biennially
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual
  • Physical at Termination


  • Full face supplied air in some areas
  • Suit – Appropriate Barrier Suite: Liquid – yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties; Solid – white Tyvek
  • Gloves – Appropriate to hazards present – PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)
  • Overshoes – Vinyl Booties – Waterproof Boots – Chemical Resistant Boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hard Hats
  • Shoes  Steel Toe

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Some health and safety management skills may be required.

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) part of the work day;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements part of the work day;
  • Normal setting for this job may include one or more of the following: office setting, shop, landfill/outdoor, MRF/outdoor, transfer station, Hazardous Waste disposal site

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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