Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Manager/Head of Compliance

Posted: August 31, 2020
Phoenix, AZ

Overview

The EHS Manager will be responsible for partnering with a site operations team in an agriculture setting to execute company safety policies and ensure compliance to all applicable local and regional regulations including specific medical marijuana regulations. By leveraging lean principles and kaizens methods, you will lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in our processes to ensure a safe and healthful compliant working environment for our employees. A successful Site EHS Manager will demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.

The Site EHS Manager must be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing. You will instruct and train Operations Leaders in company safety policies, medical marijuana and environmental regulation compliance and assist the operations site teams in incorporating these standards at their site. You will work to identify best practices and incorporate these methodologies into our standards to continuously improve the safety, environmental and compliance landscape. The Site EHS Manager will possess excellent safety program knowledge as well as environmental and ergonomic knowledge and be able demonstrate this expertise when working with Operations.

Responsiblities

Measure sites’ performance against published requirements in safety policies. For all deficiencies, identify a plan for the site to implement and fix all identified deficiencies.
Analyze safety metrics and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to rationalize the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the safety risk is highest.
Perform frequent site safety audits to identify all non-compliance equipment and/or processes at the site. Implement solutions to eliminate exposure to these risks and prevent injuries
Serve as primary Emergency Action Plan Coordinator;
Update facility Emergency Action Plan (EAP) as-needed;
Achieve and maintain conformance with all local, state, and federal regulations governing workplace health and safety including but not limited to:
Arizona Medical Marijuana regulations
Storage and use of hazardous materials
Environmental regulations such as air and water permitting
Equipment operation
Machine guarding
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Emergency procedures
Educates employees in proper safety procedures, safe work practices and policies.
Schedule and conduct routine safety meetings;
Schedule and conduct facility safety drills;
Liaison with local emergency service providers;
Liaison with contracted risk managements consultants;
Provide routine reports regarding known issues, including corrective action(s);
Other duties as assigned.

Experience

5+ years of growing responsibilities in safety and/or environmental programs in manufacturing, production, or agricultural environments
Possess a thorough understanding of local/regional regulations and company policy.
Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental, ergonomics or a related field required.
Must be flexible regarding shifts in terms of training and support when needed.
Agricultural or Manufacturing Safety experience with mix of exempt and non-exempt employees at a site of at least 200 people preferred.
Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort collaborating with site leaders
Ability to research and review complex regulations
Ability to develop and implement department goals and strategies.
Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability
Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy
Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of pivot tables and the development of charts and graphics.
Current Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) General Industry Certification
Current HAZWOPER and LOTO training.
Confined Space permit.
Must possess, or able to obtain Arizona Dispensary Agent Card;
Clean driving record with no violations within last 5 years; no major violations;
Clean criminal history

Physical Requirements

Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, and use of hands.
Frequently requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects or materials.
Frequently stooping, bending, and reaching.
Observe, see, hear and respond to directions given with effective outcome.
Lift 25-40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
Crouch & bend often;
Sit or stand for long periods of time.
Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with this position;

Performance

Willingness to be an integral member of a successful team;
Effective communicator with varying levels of workforce management;
Ability to maintain adherence to company policies and procedures;
Dedicated to maintaining confidentiality;