Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Job Details
Client Site (High Liner Foods) - Newport News, VA
Full Time
$75,000.00 - $90,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
  •  Facilitate and contribute to the development, implementation, communication, and maintenance of all Workplace Health and Safety policies and programs.
  • Ensure High Liner Foods remains compliant with all relevant Health and Safety Legislation / Regulations and by-laws.
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation, control, and management of hazards and risks throughout the organization.
  • Recommend improvements to control hazards in conjunction with the activities of Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committees and departmental safety committees.
  • Ensure the existence and functionality of Joint Committees/Representatives, as required by legislation.
  • Ensure consistent promotion and utilization of safe work practices.
  • Advise on safety standards, Regulations, and Legislation.
  • Recommend procedures and equipment for risk reduction and to ensure compliance (e.g. Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Update, maintain and deliver safety orientation, on-going training, and awareness programs for all employees.
  • Participate in the investigation of workers' concerns and complaints with respect to Health and Safety issues while maintaining the employee's right to confidentiality.
  • Participate in incident investigations and develop recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
  • Contribute to emergency planning initiatives.
  • Participate in regular inspections for fire hazards and associated prevention and risk reduction strategies.
  • Maintain and update health and safety records and reports.
  • Produce and communicate health and safety reports on a regular basis.
  • Promote the health, safety, and well-being of all employees.
  • Liaise with management and outside regulatory agencies, as required.
  • Supervise the installation of safety features/equipment, where required.
  • Post-Secondary diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience implementing and promoting safe work practices and policies within a similar environment.
  • Understanding of current Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Regulations, Codes of Practice, Bulletins and other safe work practice requirements and recommendations.
  • General knowledge of Fire and Building Codes.
  • Strong decision making skills - able to make decisions in complex situations that could be immediately dangerous to life or health where no established guidelines exist.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate others coupled with the ability build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Highly organized, able to balance multiple demands and competing priorities while pushing towards project completion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5%.