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Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Manager

DWK Life Sciences

Rockwood, Tennessee 37854
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Job Details

Providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees is the number one priority of DWK Life Sciences. This position will be responsible for creating a world class, “Safety First” culture that is both transparent and holds employees accountable. The focus of this role is to lead all EH&S programs to ensure compliance to all Federal, State and Local requirements for all US locations. This position will be directly responsible for protecting our employees, customers, vendors and the environment through behavioral based safety techniques, safety training programs and solid safety principles for our manufacturing, distribution and office facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and directs all US locations in achieving EHS targets & objectives.  Directs development, maintenance, and achievement of KPI’s in support of corporate and business group EHS strategic initiatives.
  • Supports creation of EHS goals for all US locations and appropriate activity based goals for the leadership team, functional managers, and front-line supervisors to drive EHS culture, compliance, and results.
  • Assist in identification, analysis and control of occupational hazards requiring the application of professional knowledge, skill and abilities.
  • Apply knowledge of psychological and physiological factors to assist in the design of safety features and controls, compensating for the possibility of human errors in the operation of machinery and equipment.
  • Monitor and understand safety and health regulations and provide technical support to production, distribution, and corporate personnel to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local safety and environmental regulations.
  • Coordinate and ensure proper containment of plant waste, disposal and treatment of all waste related activities and reporting activities to appropriate Federal, State and Local Agencies, including obtaining and maintaining all permits and licenses necessary to operate all US locations.
  • Provide advice, assist, and audit all US locations to ensure that effective EH&S guidelines are implemented and working. Perform and contribute to the Site Training Plans by conducting employee orientations; emergency response training; and coordination of training programs for the operation of the Company.
  • Ensure inspections by regulatory agencies are coordinated and deficiencies minimized and corrected. Coordinate with HR, Plant, Engineering and Quality Managers on facility deficiencies and monthly safety inspections. Maintain all logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Review accidents and incidents which occur in the area of responsibility using thorough root cause analysis. Conduct internal audits; reporting and managing the corrective actions. Monitor all injuries/illnesses and handle all aspects of Workers Compensation claims.
  • Facilitates risk assessment at each location to identify critical EHS hazards and aspects.  Works with leadership team to create targets and objectives based on key EHS risks. Support management in selection of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Creates and facilitates EHS engagement through EHS teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and objectives for the year.
  • Ensure that contractor personnel working on the property are in compliance with Company policies and Federal, State and Local safety regulations.
  • Assist with maintaining the Site Preparedness and Emergency Plans and Procedures.
  • Inspect new equipment and construction for compliance with official labor and equipment safety legislation, safety standards and insurance company requirements.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in EH&S or related field.
  • 3+ years of work experience in Environmental Health and Safety role.
  • Experience in Behavioral Based Safety Programs.
  • Excellent Microsoft suite experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and decision making skills.
  • Strong communication skills including presentation skills.
  • Requires travel at least 20%-30% to all US locations and potential vendor, supplier and customer sites. Some international travel may be required to provide support to other locations.

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