EHS - Compliance & Regulatory Managers Kansas City

Risk Management   |   Kansas City

Job Description

Risk Management
Kansas City

Our client is looking for a key member for their Kansas City USA team to be their EHS - Compliance & Regulatory Managers, you will be committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all of their team members. With the support of a national operations team, you will be relied upon to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the health and safety field that will allow you to advice on various unique obstacles that we face on a day to day basis. Working closely with our operational teams, Health and Safety will ensure that safety and the environment is at the top of the mind for all team members and at the forefront of all daily activities.

Key Accountabilities of the position include:

  • Analyze Issues - Gathers relevant information systematically; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues; seeks input from others; uses accurate logic in analyses.
  • Manages Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress.
  • Environmental Systems Management - The development and implementation of an (ISO 14001) environmental management system (EMS) promoting the continual improvement of environmental performance. The EMS should support the deployment and implementation of internal policies and procedures, the achievement of environmental objectives (site, business unit and corporate), and the minimization of our environmental impacts. The EMS ensures that we meet customer requirements related to environmental management. The functional ability to operate within the Information Technology System is integral to an effective EMS. The EMS should be structured in a manner that will facilitate the integration of a safety management system.
  • Control of Hazardous Substances - Control of Hazardous Substances requires knowledge of HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response) basics, Global Harmonization, SDS (Safety Data Sheets), chemical labeling requirements, spill reporting, control methods, spill prevention, and chemical exposure.
  • Incident Investigation - The method of reporting the occurrence of an occupational injury/illness, near hit, or property damage. Incident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. Employees should be able to perform a thorough, effective incident investigation including root cause analysis, 5-why analysis and development of effective corrective actions.
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system provides a framework for managing OHS responsibilities so they become more efficient and more integrated into overall business operations. OHS management systems are based on standards that specify a process of achieving continuously improved OHS performance and compliance with legislation.
  • Health & Safety Professional Knowledge (Including Regulatory Compliance) - Health & Safety Professional Knowledge relates to having comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety and health compliance. Regulatory compliance deals with the regulatory requirements imposed on industry by local, state, provincial, national, and international organizations. Detailed understanding of how the provisions of the regulations, as applicable may be implemented in the workplace, rights and responsibilities under the various acts/ regulations/ rules, the appeals process, record keeping (OSHA), and Voluntary Protection Programs (OSHA). Understanding of general industry standards and the requirements of the more frequently referenced standards.
  • Environmental Auditing - Environmental auditing is the process of evaluating conformance/compliance with established regulatory, ISO 14001, and internal requirements. The effectiveness of an internal audit program is almost entirely dependent upon the skills, training, and experience of the Audit Team Leader and Audit Team members. Auditors should be functionally aware of all areas of environmental management and possess an expert level understanding of the criteria to which they are auditing. Where applicable, the audit program should be structured in a manner that will facilitate the integration of safety management system audits.

Qualifications and Experience

  • OSHA or MSHA experience and a general understanding of all the regulations.
  • EMR experience an asset
  • ISN, comply works, PICS, Avetta, knowledge
  • Fleet safety considered an asset
  • A thorough knowledge of applicable government regulations, safety compliance, and industrial hygiene.
  • Business acumen, strong analytical skills, strategic thinking abilities, and an understanding of organizational behavior.
  • Communication skills and the ability to influence others.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team.

Minimum Education

CRSP, CHSC, NCSO Designation or relevant training and experience

Minimum Work Experience

Five years of Health and Safety management experience with broad range of expertise.

Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills is required.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong computer, written, oral interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent safety and health track record in programs and processes.
  • Experience in training and education
  • Basic chemistry knowledge for SDS requirements and interpretation
  • The ability to work effectively in a union/site environment
  • Ability to work independently and capable of forming strong working relationships/partnerships with Site Leadership teams, clients and hourly work force

Key Deliverables

  • Provide support to LOBs by maintaining a visible presence in the field and performing facility inspections, equipment (truck) inspections, and observations (OBAs), if possible, coordinate with the LOB management.
  • Assist in the coaching, mentoring, implementation, and continuous improvement of the EHS MS.
  • Regularly review and be familiar with all applicable legislation and applicable standards, to ensure compliance.
  • Inform management of any new or conflictive legislative matters that could impact the LOB and provide options for compliance.
  • Regularly audit the EHS MS for compliance and update to ensure the alignment with LOB scope and conditions.
  • Organize and schedule required safety training and resource venders to provide cost savings in bulk training.
  • Provide EHS direction, support and resources to all managers, supervisors, and EHS specialists/administrators.
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported immediately. (2 minute)
  • Participate and support managers, supervisors, and EHS specialists/administrators in the investigation of incidents to determine root cause, and corrective actions/preventative actions (CAPA) where necessary. (submit within 48 hours)
  • Ensure incident CAPA are followed up on and completed.
  • Support operations with verifying field staff training and competencies (Safety Sync); consult LOB management for compliance and action plan.
  • Review safety obligations of the clients and ensure they are carried out as per the terms of the agreement, and communicated to LOB Managers, Supervisors, and EHS specialists/administrators.
  • Ensure safety boards with postings including but not limited to: Health and safety policy, inspection and audit results, project hazard assessment, location of first aid, etc. are maintained and current.
  • Ensure that current preventative and protective measures are on Safety Sync and align with LOB expectations.
  • Prepare for, conduct and/or participate in audits such as COR, Carrier Profile and/or Owner audits.
  • Communicate, coach and support LOBs to ensure that all EHS expectations are understood and met.
  • Review incident logs and provide trends based on leading and lagging indicators to LOB management.
  • Develop and recommend continuous improvement based on trending.
  • Support LOBs in setting goals based on past key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Prepare and facilitate EHS meetings (foster operational input).
  • Support all area of expertise (AOE) as request with EHS initiatives.
  • Lead and foster teamwork and growth with all stakeholders.
  • Follow up and manage all facility inspections, agency visits, audits, and compliance orders