Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Zoek Pin West Midlands - This Area Only

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 10 days ago

EHS Specialist required for a growing Medical Devices company in the west of Ireland

Our client requires a well-qualified professional Environmental Health & Safety specialist for an exciting new role within the company. The successful candidate must have a minimum 3 years experience, have a degree in Engineering and further qualification or experience in Health & Safety.

Job description

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be responsible for managing, evolving and maintaining the EH&S programs within the company, ensuring best practice within the industry and in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Monitoring all current and emerging EHS regulations and developing strategies/annual-work schedule to ensure compliance

• Ensure that policies and procedures which fulfil company goals for the safety of employees and customers are being complied with

• Investigate and report on all accidents and incidents, prepare KPI’s and report to senior management, identify trends, roll out training and awareness initiatives to close any gaps

• Undertake monthly Gemba walks of the site (and any additional sites), actioning all findings and recommendations EHS Specialist

• Hold bi-monthly meetings with the First Aid Responder team, audit and restock all first aid boxes, first aid equipment, fire extinguishers etc, ensure adequate training levels are maintained

• Lead and coordinate the Emergency Response Team, schedule drills, drive actions to continuously improve response and close any gaps, schedule and/or provide training

• Create (where applicable), monitor and manage all MSDS’s, chemical register, roll out chemical awareness and chemical spill response training

• Environmental management initiatives, waste control, monitor and reduce energy consumption, liaise with third parties such as EPA, HSA as appropriate

• Primary Risk-assessor input in conjunction with R&D, New-Product Introduction & Operations staff relating to the introduction of new products and processes on site

• Design and project manage EHS inputs for new processes, chemicals, and equipment • Maintain risk assessment register and the company safety statement updates

• Management of contractors, initiating permits, auditing of EHS standards, coordinating multiple vendors

• Management of health surveillance program, including manual handling, vdu assessments, and audio assessments

• Primary lead on any internal or external site-safety related audits

• EHS project work as required

Key Requirements for the Role:

• Third level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline with a work-based qualification in Environmental Health & Safety or a qualification in Safety engineering

• Experience working in the medical device sector is desirable but not essential

• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

• Experience of report writing and investigations

• Proven audit, evaluation and investigative skills

• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

• Attention to detail

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