Oversee the operation of the facility for conformance with permit terms and conditions and applicable regulations. Ensure appropriate sampling and analysis is performed in accordance with permit and company requirements. Maintain all permit-required records in a format and location suitable for external review.
Perform and/or coordinate the health, safety and environmental training of all on-site personnel appropriate to their job duties. Conduct plant orientation training for new hires, temporary workers, and contractors. Maintain documentation of training in a format and location suitable for external review.
Maintain adequate supplies of PPE for the activities being performed, and monitor PPE usage by employees, temporary workers, and contractors.
Prepare periodic reports to appropriate regulatory agencies (e.g., biennial reports, Tier II and Form R reports, sewer and storm water reports, air emission inventories, periodic hazardous waste reports, etc.). Maintain documentation in a format and location suitable for external review.
Assist in effective responses to emergency situations, including timely notification of reportable incidents, response actions, removal of residues, and documentation efforts.
Assist in incident and near-miss investigations, identifying root and contributing causes, develop documentation, coordinate corrective measures and follow up action.
Maintain statistical safety information such as recordable and lost time injury rates. Maintain OSHA logs. Coordinate with corporate human resources on workers compensation and early return to work programs.
Assist management in the performance and completion of process hazard evaluations, and in the completion of HAZWOPER and audit action items.
Periodically review housekeeping, security, general facility appearance, facility records, and operations, making specific recommendations to plant management.
Conduct periodic evaluations and inspections (formal and informal) with respect to safety and compliance, making recommendations for improvements as necessary.
Coordinate facility compliance with corporate medical surveillance and substance abuse programs.
Interact with corporate compliance and human resources to ensure timely and effective distribution of information between facility and corporate management and vice-versa. Assist in implementation of corporate compliance policies and programs, including completion of audit action items.
Achieve a high degree of working knowledge of permit terms and conditions, and applicable regulatory provisions relating to health, safety, and environmental compliance. Review Heritage compliance programs and policies and monitor conformance with same. Interact with plant and corporate management on regulatory initiatives and issues of concern, in a problem-solving manner.
Serve as technical resource and mentor for facility employees associated with HS&E matters.
Represent the company as part of regulatory inquiries, regulatory inspections, and customer audits.
Heritage believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the company to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Education: Four year college degree required; science, engineering or safety preferred.
Experience: At least 5 years experience working in HS&E related programs; Hazardous waste experience strongly preferred.