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Avery Dennison Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science 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 more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison is hiring an Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist for our Adhesives Manufacturing Facility in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania! Reporting the site EH&S Manager, the EH&S Specialist will assist in enhancing the Mill Hall site's environmental, health and safety culture.

Key responsibilities include:

EH&S Programs & Management System Responsibilities:

  • Develop and utilize EH&S programs and facility specific procedures that ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements.

  • Engage the site team in the development of EH&S program components: operational procedures, work instructions, training material, standards, etc.

  • EH&S programs, projects, tasks or activities from inception to completion.

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.

  • Ensure all safety and environmental recommendations are completed and documented.

  • Use a structured processes scorecard to measure and communicate safety/environmental performance with both leading results and indicators.

  • Regularly track and report the status of regulatory compliance and improvement initiatives.

  • Participate in and/or lead EH&S Incident Investigations.

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

Training, Resource & Counsel:

Employee EH&S Training

  • Conduct new employee orientation training; participate in developing and conducting monthly site safety meetings;

  • Powered Industrial Truck (fork lift and yard truck) training; and other EH&S training as needed.

  • Assist Leadership Teams in understanding OSHA/EPA regulations and standards.

  • Provide 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.

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

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

  • Conduct or Coordinate Safety Equipment and Fire Suppression System Inspections: Perform routine inspections on fire suppression equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire pumps, etc.

  • Coordinate vendors for fire suppression equipment preventative maintenance procedures.

  • Be a resource and mentor to the site Safety Committee and other employee teams.

  • Evaluate and respond to all emergency situations. Investigate all releases, injuries and near-misses. Enter into systems.

  • Participate in the Daily MDI Tier I meetings by: contributing risk triggers and taking action items, as appropriate.

  • Correct unsafe behaviors through coaching. Actively engage employees on the importance/benefits or working carefully.

Compliance & Safety Programs:

  • Maintain PPE Hazard Assessments

  • Identifies and evaluates hazardous conditions and practices and develop hazard control practices and programs.

  • Maintain Safety Data Sheet systems.

  • Maintain and calibrate portable atmospheric testing equipment.

  • Coordinate and conduct periodic industrial hygiene monitoring of noise, air quality and other IH levels.

  • 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 standards and regulations through GEMBA walks and other activities..

  • Oversee the site PPE Vendors (Safety toe shoes; safety glasses, etc.)

Emergency Response

  • Be an active participant on the site First Aid (AHA Certification) and Haz Mat Teams (40-hour Haz Mat Technician).)

  • Be a resource for injured employees to initiate proper medical care and case management.

Process Safety Management Processes:

  • Ownership of the Hot Work; Confined Space; Lock Out Tag Out; Contractor Safety Programs, and all associated activities.

  • Conduct Ergonomic Evaluations. Provide recommendations generated with team engagement.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements

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

  • 2+ years of EH&S experience with progressive work assignments. Advanced professional EH&S certification (OHST, ASP, CSP) desired, or a commitment to pursue certification.

  • Capable of being an active member of Site HazMat and First Aid Team.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and EH&S policies, procedures and programs.

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

  • Strong Project/Problem Resolution skills.

  • Mastery of applicable computer systems, such as Google and function specific software.

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

  • Strong coaching, facilitating and training skills.

  • Construction safety experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of flammable liquid standards; hazards; and controls preferred.

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

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