Avery Dennison Sr. Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist in Mentor, Ohio

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

We are currently hiring a Sr. Environmental, Safety, and Health (EHS) Specialist to develop, implement, and maintain facility EHS programs and facility specific procedures that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company requirements/initiatives. (PSM, MSDS, OSHA 300, Form 101 etc.). In this role, you will report directly to the plant manager, and sit on a team of regional EHS leaders tasked with driving a culture of safety and accountability. You will be based at our Vancive Medical Technology plant located in Mentor, OH.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in the development of EHS program components: operational procedures, work instructions, training materials, standards, etc.

  • 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.

  • Track, trend, and communicate EHS performance, regulatory compliance, and improvement initiatives.

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

  • Implement environmental, health, and safety education and training to support regulatory and business requirements.

  • Function as the contractor-plant representative to assure compliance of all PSM-related requirements from contractors.

  • 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, handling workers’ comp. cases, EHS training, recordkeeping, performing accident investigations, etc.

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

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

  • Review proposed CERs and approve them from a safety/environmental perspective. Work closely with Engineering and Maintenance departments ensuring safety/environmental compliance of projects and equipment.

  • Maintain and implement 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.

  • Use Enterprise Lean Sigma (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.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.



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

  • 5+ years of industrial safety and occupational EHS within a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with OSHA PSM or similar structured safety management system.

  • Strong leadership, managerial, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.

  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements and EHS policies, procedures, and programs. Experience in life safety codes: EHS rules, HAZOP, training, principles of occupational safety and health, and industrial hygiene.

  • Strong project/problem resolution skills.

  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Google Collaboration, databases, and function specific software.


  • Advanced professional EHS certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, QEP, CEA, REM etc.).



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