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EHS Manager

Location: Prince George
Company: Chemtrade Logistics
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time

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Scope of the Position

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager is responsible for implementing and overseeing EHS programs at Chemtrade facilities and activities. These programs include, but are not limited to: environmental, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, product safety, Responsible Care, emergency response and planning, loss prevention, process safety, security and medical programs. This individual provides guidance and facilitates a collaborative approach to site management on implementation of EHS and Responsible Care programs to reduce risk and incidents of accidents, injuries, and environmental releases. The EHS Manager stays current on relevant Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and compliance with applicable regulations. The EHS Manager provides oversight of required training, permitting and reporting, auditing, and recordkeeping. Maintains appropriate safety supplies and general support of the Chemtrade EHS culture, with an emphasis on continual improvement. The EHS Manager performs other tasks as assigned by the EHS Resource Team Director and site manager to support Chemtrade EHS programs.

What You Need To Be Successful

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or science, occupational health or safety, industrial hygiene, or other relevant field preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years of related safety management, environmental and/or supervisory responsibility preferably in chemical manufacturing or related environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of EHS regulations, management systems, regulatory agencies, trends and resources. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access) and extensive Internet search capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to build consensus and influence others.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented.
  • Exceptional organization and presentation skills. Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel (30-50%) up to a full week stay for support visits to manufacturing sites, attendance at professional development seminars or training, or other travel as required.

Desirable skills:

  • Professional and/or industry certifications in environmental, safety, or industrial hygiene Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, etc.
  • Training or knowledge of Hazardous material response (40 hr. Haz-Mat Technician level) and confined space rescue.
  • Experience with implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) programs. Ability to conduct Process Hazard Analysis using HAZOP or equivalent method.
  • Knowledge of Responsible Care, Responsible Care Codes or other EHS Management Systems.
  • Familiarity with ANSI, API, NFPA and other recognized industry standards.
  • Knowledge of databases and ability to use databases for trending.
  • Knowledge of workers' compensation requirements.
  • First Aid / CPR Certification
  • Ability to adapt to changing list of priorities based on needs of the company, regulatory compliance, and management of risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interfaces with site personnel to identify hazards, and to develop and implement corrective/improvement measures. This could include the review and approval of specific work permits, as well as participation in incident investigation teams, safety audits, design reviews, process safety reviews, project review teams, and/or job task analysis. 25%
  • Maintains site management systems, Incident Management Database, Action Item Database and EHS Compliance Calendar including routine reporting, audits and permit renewals. 20%
  • Promotes proactive safety participation by all employees and ensuring injuries, illnesses, incidents, near misses, and unsafe conditions are reported and investigated. 15%
  • Develops, implements and maintains environmental, health and safety programs and policies to meet or exceed compliance with National, Provincial, and local regulations, internal policies and customer requirements including environmental, safety, transportation, security, Responsible Care Codes and RC 14001 requirements. 15%
  • Supports the industrial hygiene program through air and noise monitoring and exposure assessments and prepares reports. 10%
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and supporting continual improvement under the ISO 9000 and RC14001 process. 5%
  • Maintains all documentation essential to efficient operations of the EHS program. Monitors interactions with regulatory authorities, insurance carriers or EHS consultants on issues impacting manufacturing operations. Ensures environmental permits and reporting are up to date. Ensures permit requirements are adhered to. 5%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5% Develop, organize and communicate metrics to track EHS performance. Provide comprehensive and effective EHS training. Design and implement training to address any gaps identified. Lead and/or oversee incident investigations and drive EHS action items to completion. Conduct periodic assessments or inspections of EHS programs to identify and correct deficiencies related to compliance with the EHS policies and procedures.

Reports to: Regional EHS Manager



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