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Director of Environmental Health & Safety(Americas Region)

Company: HOYA Vision Care
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Environmental Health & Safety(Americas Region) Lewisville, TX, USA Req #1682 Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Job Title: Director of Environment Health & Safety, Americas Region Department: HQ EHS Compliance Reports To: VP of Operations & Engineering Location: FLSA Status: Exempt Summary : The Director of Environment Health & Safety (EHS), Americas Region is responsible for leading the environmental health and safety program requirements and improvement of the Americas Environmental, Health, and Safety performance, compliance, and continuous improvement safety culture. Provide safety management expertise to all US locations to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations and company policies and procedures. Communication and collaboration with Global EHS team in establishing policy and EHS leadership. Ensure EHS is understood at the Americas sites in line with the Global EHS standards and policies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to drive strategic and technical improvements in and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and Global standards for all Americas Region labs.
  • Assists all locations in managing EHS regulatory compliance programs from all required governmental agencies.
  • Development of Lab General Managers (LGM) with proper expertise and understanding for all labs by guiding and coaching EHS resources, and performing tasks such as EHS training requirements, review of all site specific programs, incident and incident reporting/investigations, managing workplace incidents/injuries, and guiding/promoting leadership to implement a "zero injury" workplace.
  • Oversees the EHS initiatives, provides guidance and direction, and coordinates and facilitates EHS discussions.
  • Coordinate and oversee the EHS management system implementation, maintain, improve, and support for all locations in Americas region.
  • Develops and maintains effective EHS programs, fosters a proactive work environment via proactive programs and interventions.
  • Participates with the leadership teams in moving the organization forward in progressive and continuous improvement environment.
  • Perform lab program audits and issue audit report findings and recommended corrective actions. Review to identify systemic EHS training gaps, develop corrective measures and implement solutions to sustain compliance with EHS regulatory law and company EHS strategies, policies, or standards. Leverage lessons learned and develop continuous improvement training programs.
  • Ensure implementation of EHS Global (GESH) strategy in collaboration with lab leadership.
  • Partner with Workers' Compensation carrier to review and reduce claims, this includes tracking costs and case management of all recordable injuries.
  • Collect injury reporting and analyze any trends to reduce injury claims. Coordinate corrective actions to reduce claims and lost time.
  • Collect injury reports and analyze any trends to reduce future injuries. Coordinate corrective actions to reduce claims and lost time. Report injury occurrence to GESH twice annually.
  • General knowledge of the requirements for importing chemicals under the Toxic Substance Control Act, EPA regulations, RCRA standards, Clean Air Act, CA Prop 65, and state requirements for hazardous waste generator status.
  • Ensure all required permits, licenses, and regulatory reporting requirements are completed and filed timely.
  • File NPDES applications as needed. Audit labs to determine if exempt locations meet the requirements for exemption certification. If SWPPP is needed, then ensure implemented and audit to ensure compliance.
  • Collect and report data in environmental impact usage of waste, energy, and water to GESH team. Work with executive leadership team to reduce carbon footprint and reduce costs.
  • Main point of contact for GESH team and responsible for accurate and timely reporting as requested from global team.
  • Regional Chemical Safety Supervisor (RCSS) for America's Region and ensure local Facility Chemical Safety Supervisor's (FCSS) maintain program requirements.
  • Set goals and objectives to reduce usage of water, energy, and waste in the large labs. Communicate these goals to GESH team bi-annually.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and files within the document revision process, and ensure they are updated at least annually.
  • Primary contact for HOLA pandemic flu response. Responsibilities include maintain contact with local, state and federal officials and their efforts, ensure recommendation guidelines are implemented and followed, track all cases and complete contact tracing, update both the local and global Crisis Management team on status of outbreak and keep communications active between the locations and local authorities.
  • Manage and direct regional facility EHS team members.
  • Supports Engineering and Global on SEC as needed.
  • Supports compliance department with JSOX as needed relative to EHS.
  • Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Will directly supervise the Compliance team in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should have the following competencies: Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Interpersonal Skills - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality and professionalism; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively. Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethics; upholds organizational values. Organizational support - ability to work effectively with executive management, operations management, and key operations personnel; follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values. Judgment - exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Planning/organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently. Attendance/punctuality - is consistently at work and on time. Ability to work overtime as needed. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily . Education and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree Required.
    • 7/10+ years EHS program management in manufacturing setting.
    • Experience of leading management and influencing others to embrace and implement continuous safety improvement culture.
    • Ability to manage personnel with strong leadership ability to motivate and coach personnel to accomplish company and global strategic goals.
    • Must have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) per Hoya's MVR policy as driving is an essential job function.
    • Ability to travel as needed. Skills:
      • Extensive knowledge of OSHA regulatory standards on safety and health.
      • Incident investigation and root cause analysis.
      • Problem Solving and decision making.
      • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and interface with all levels of management and employees.
      • Excellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a laboratory working with water, caustic and acidic chemicals and exposed to hazardous chemicals, occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; Occasional dusty air with flying particulates, and office environment sitting for extended periods of time, using a keyboard & mouse, lifting up to 10 pounds and speaking in a professional manner in person and via phone.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. NOT EXCLUSIVE: The duties outlined in this document are not limited to what is presented and are not exclusive. You may be asked from time to time to perform additional duties by your supervisor or another member of management.

Keywords: HOYA Vision Care, Lewisville , Director of Environmental Health & Safety(Americas Region), Healthcare , Lewisville, Texas

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