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EHS Specialist

REQ: REQ-126266 Human Resources

  • Sarasota, FL, United States
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  • Using an attitude of proactive prevention, promote and protect the health of the work force and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Set goals for and manage safety and health-care services through implementation and evaluation of programs and procedures to ensure employee and plant safety and prevent accidents, occupational illnesses and injuries, and promote environmental sustainability efforts
  • Maintain competent knowledge of and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory and company EHS  standards/codes. Maintain control of EHS processes, both independently and under the direction of other EHS experts. Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to factors concerning occupational illnesses and incidents. Prepare reports/recommendations for management to act on, with strong review of compliance and risk assessment. Manage various systems.  Recommend risk-reduction and waste mitigation strategies. Set objectives to receive safety management certification or equivalent from National Safety Council.
  • Ergonomics: Lead ergonomic assessment team. Work with design engineers to help provide ergonomically correct workstations for employees. Perform workstation ergonomic assessments and implement modifications as necessary.
  • Design, plan and conduct appropriate EHS training programs to protect the employee including Employer Right to Know (Hazard Communication), First Aid, CPR, Blood-borne Pathogens, Respirator Protection, Hearing Protection, Safe Glasses PPE Training, Incident Analysis, Fork-lift Training and Manual Handling, recycling and waste prevention.  Maintain on-going health promotion programs and wellness promotions i.e.: Wellness Fair, Cancer Society, Crime Prevention, Dermatitis, and Hearing Testing.  Coordinate industrial hygiene sampling/occupational exposure monitoring; i.e., Sound Level, Air Quality and CO monitoring and maintaining records.
  • Conducts various EHS audits and on-site inspections of operational procedures. Coordinates and participates in audits, surveys and investigations conducted by representatives of company and regulatory agencies. “Chairs” plant Safety Committee.
  • Coordinate occupational health programs (respiratory protection, audiograms, etc.) and other relevant information with appropriate outside resources. Assists contracted health services in determining causes of occupational illnesses and recommend corrective action. Monitor and maintain plant’s safety shoes & safety glasses programs.
  • Administer workers’ compensation for the facility. Coordinate all claims with WC insurance provider and case management workers. Uses expert clinical knowledge in the case management of workers’ compensation and short-term disability. Track illnesses and or injuries, file first reports of injury, work with employee to the work place. Monthly review of claims and take the lead in their management. Maintain OSHA 300 log, medical records and employees’ confidentiality.
  • Provide knowledge of diverse chemical and physical hazards within the facilities. Collaborate with facilities’ engineering in the design and installation of EHS-related engineering control systems. Coordinate emergency response team activities with Environmental Coordinator
  • Assist in continuous improvement efforts in products/processes to support plant objectives of safety, cost, quality, and service.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience in industrial hygiene, safety or occupational health in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to travel to other Hussmann facilities.
  • Strong OSHA knowledge and understanding.

Preferred Skills:

  • Lead auditor experience preferred.
  • ISO 14001 knowledge desired.
  • CSP or equivalent preferred.
  • Shows great sensitivity to needs and concerns of others. 
  • Listens actively to perspectives, needs and concerns of management and employees. 
  • Demonstrates an ability to create positive relationship with key business partners and employees.
  • Willing to take on tough jobs and complete them even with regular interruption. 
  • Has high standards and holds self and others accountable.
  • A3 Thinking – logical and critical


REQ: REQ-126266 Human Resources

  • Sarasota, FL, United States
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