Job Description Summary
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Identify, evaluate, and analyze work environments to create and manage programs and procedures that eliminate or control workplace hazards while helping to build a proactive safety culture. Will conduct and drive safety training, audits, policies, procedures, and safety culture initiatives for front-line leadership and line staff.
TITLE: EHS Specialist
LOCATION: Greater Chicago, IL
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm - 40 hours a week full time
PAY RANGE: $75K - $81K annually
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Team member must be able to work in a team oriented and safety conscious environment.
Responsible for driving safety at the site and regional level for all locations in either region/Node that the position is based in.
Identify hazardous conditions and practices.
Identify potential hazards in existing equipment, machinery, facilities, or processes while partnering with key stakeholders to drive risk reduction and finding closures.
Develops and help enforce a plan to eliminate hazards, conducting training sessions for management, supervisors, and workers on health and safety practices and regulations, as necessary.
Monitors personal protective equipment use in workplaces to ensure compliance with regulations and expectations.
Communicate with workers and front line supervision to drive a proactive safety culture through positive behavior recognition, while using key safety tools to improve site safety awareness, culture, and communications. If a safety incident occurs, investigate possible root cause make corrective action recommendations, and follow through with any lessons learned.
Analyzes data and prepares reports for Health and Safety Metrics to include: Site Scorecard, Trend Analysis, Observations & Behaviors, uses the data to provide Leading & Lagging Indicators Reports.
Develops occupational health and safety systems; including policies, procedures, and manuals document safety inspections, citing dangerous areas/procedures and recommending corrective procedures.
Makes recommendations on appropriate PPE and safety equipment inventory at sites. Perform safety audits, visits, projects, and deliverables.
Recognize and reinforce positive behaviors.
Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers health and safety.
Must maintain a consistent and good attendance record in accordance with Company policy.
Must maintain positive customer and employee relations.
Supports and manages the Case Management of occupational injuries.
Report to management on the status of occupational health and safety programs.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / DUTIES:
Manages safety training and education programs; demonstrate the use of safety equipment Facilitates new employee health and safety orientations and manages/develops the material for these training classes Has the ability to fill in for the Safety Manager and/or Director in times of need
Consultation with customer, physicians, work comp personnel & legal may be required Prepare and calibrate scientific equipment in order to measure and control hazardous substances, or conditions such as noise or radiation levels Perform assigned tasks in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.
Regular travel is required, and will be based primarily though out the positions home region. Average time spent traveling will likely exceed 50% and be based on business needs.
Education: Possess a college degree in Engineering, Environmental, Health, and Safety Management or similar field. Preferred Candidates will also possess OSHA 30 hour Contractor Safety Course completion and/or OSHA 30 hour General Industry Safety Course.
Experience: Possess a minimum of three years safety experience experience in the industrial maintenance, distribution, manufacturing, or construction fields; Demonstrates proficiency in creating / working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, climb flights of stairs and work from elevated areas. Job requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity and eye- hand coordination sufficient to operate hand tools. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold, wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
C&W Services is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email HRServices@cushwake.com. Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, email HRServices@cushwake.com or HRServices@cwservices.com. All inquiries not related to accommodations will go unanswered.