Avery Dennison Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in Greenfield, Indiana

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Reporting the site EH&S Manager, the EH&S Specialist will assist in enhancing the Greenfield Indiana manufacturing site's environmental, health and safety culture by performing a variety of activities across multiple shifts of a 24/7 operation. Key responsibilities include:

EH&S Programs & Management System Responsibilities

  • Assists in the implantation of company EH&S programs and develops facility specific procedures that ensure compliance with regulatory and Company requirements.

  • Participate in the development of EH&S program components: operational procedure, work instructions, training material, standards, etc.

  • Assists in the integration of Company and facility level EH&S management systems to maintain compliance, environmental protection and safe operating conditions.

Reporting & Documentation

  • Requirements include integration of environmental, health and safety management systems with engineering and program documentation and schedules to maintain regulatory compliance and safe operating conditions.

  • Reduce liability within the facility and ensure all safety and environmental recommendations are completed and documented.

  • Compile process safety information for each covered process and keep readily accessible to process employees and management as well as updated on an annual basis.

  • Use a structured processes score card to measure and communicate Safety/Environmental performance with both leading results and indicators.

  • Track and regularly report the status of regulatory compliance and improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain OSHA 300 log, form 101, and all other governmental and corporate database records.

Training, Resource & Counsel

  • Serve as a resource to the site manager in regards to EH&S matters and acts as daily point of contact for all EH&S issues. Assists line and staff management in understanding OSHA/EPA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling OSHA/EPA compliance, inspections, and citations.

  • Assist in the organization and oversight of EH&S functions to ensure that an effective accident prevention program is maintained, that appropriate measures are taken to comply with Corporate, OSHA/EPA and related safety and environmental policies agencies and directives. Ensure that the company stays in compliance with company and client policies and procedures as well as federal and state laws.

  • Provides advice and counsel to product and process engineers and leads to incorporate environmental health and safety principles and concepts to prevent workplace, operational hazards and environmental impacts.

  • Develops, revises and conducts environmental, health and safety education and training to support regulatory and business requirements.

  • Act as a resource and mentor to facility safety teams. Investigate all releases, injuries and near-misses.

  • The position may also be responsible for treating minor injuries, managing workmen's comp. cases, EH&S training, record keeping, performing accident investigations, etc.

Compliance & Safety Programs

  • Helps to manage the Job Safety Analysis, ergonomic and OSHA PPE compliance programs.

  • Maintain each facility's compliance records for permits. Review Federal, State and local regulation changes that impact permits and permit compliance.

  • Identifies and evaluates hazardous conditions and practices and develop hazard control practices and programs. Maintains the site’s SDS system.

  • Reviews proposed MOCs and approve them from a safety/environmental perspective.Works closely with Engineering and Maintenance departments ensuring safety/environmental compliance of projects and equipment.

  • Manage industrial hygiene program. Maintain and calibrate industrial hygiene testing equipment. Coordinate and conduct periodic industrial hygiene monitoring of noise, air quality and other IH levels.

  • Investigates compliance issues in conjunction with line and staff personnel. Notify top management of pertinent details. Guides and assists plant personnel at locations with critical environmental, safety and health issues.

  • Reviews plant incident statistics and makes recommendations for correction of problem areas.

  • Conducts periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety and sanitary standards and regulations.

  • Assure that all modifications to existing PSM covered processes must go through a pre-safety start-up review, management of change, and a process hazard analysis.

Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS)

  • Use ELS methodology to drive improvements in Environmental and Safety programs.Engineer solutions to occupational exposures. Drive continuous improvement and deliver strong results from behavioral based processes.

  • Evaluate new environmental, health and safety technologies and processes to develop strategies and tactics for reducing workplace and operational hazards and environmental impacts.


Education and Years of Relevant Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Engineering / Science or related field preferred.

  • 5+ years of EH&S experience with progressive work assignments. Advanced professional certification in safety e.g. CSP, CIH, etc. desired.

  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, NFPA) and EHS policies, procedures and programs.

  • Experience in life safety codes: EH&S rules, HAZWOPER, training, principles of occupational safety and health, and Industrial hygiene.

  • Good Project/Problem Resolution skills.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.

  • Strategic thinking with strong leadership skills and good interpersonal communications.

  • Strong coaching, facilitating and training skills

  • Under minimal supervision, and in accordance with established procedures, performs work that is complex and varied in nature, requiring detailed evaluation, originality, or ingenuity.

  • May partner with cross-functional teams in complex programs or initiatives.

  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services.

  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of sales, communications and marketing to the completion of complex assignments.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled