OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Safety, Health, & Environmental Specialist - Global Tech Center

    Job Locations US-OH-Akron
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Saftey, Health, Environment & Security (SHE&S)
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The SHE&S Specialist will oversee the safety, environmental, and health initiatives for the Global Technology Center as well as other sites and company initiatives as assigned.  Position will report to corporate Global Safety Manager.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Coordinate the Global Technology Center SHE&S/RCMS management system and serves as facilitator of site safety committee.
    • Tracks reported hazards, action items, and ensures timely follow up and communication to stake holders regarding corrective actions.
    • Maintains and monitors current information, and educates site leadership and employees to ensure site compliance on government SHE regulations and corporate policy.
    • Prepares required reports, plans, and other government SHE&S filings and ensures timely and accurate submission.
    • Supports the development and maintenance of programs and/or processes that assure conformance with OMNOVA’s Safety Standards and Environmental Management Standards.
    • Coordinates the development, maintenance, communication and audit schedule of the Responsible Care Management System.
    • Maintains the air, hazardous waste, SPCC, SWPPP, compliance programs.
    • Ensures industrial hygiene monitoring for identified hazardous risk such as: air, noise, dust, etc.
    • Evaluate jobs (JSA’s) for possible ergonomic and other safety improvements and engineering improvements and implement these work design changes with appropriate team members.
    • Actively investigate all incidents and near misses, identifies root causes, risk rank all corrective/preventive and ensures they are implemented.
    • Maintain an up-to-date emergency response procedure
    • Coordinates and ensure execution of sites’ safety efforts including training, audits, required health screens, workman’s compensation, accident investigations, and general safety awareness.
    • Supports the local site management team with: development and achievement of SHE&S annual performance goals; OSHA and regulatory requirement compliance; coordination of site safety committee initiatives and behavioral/area audits; hazard analysis and recognition; risk ranking and execution of critical safety projects
    • Actively participate in projects and SHE efforts at other sites as requested
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.
    • Interact with the site workforce at all levels to demonstrate, educate and enforce safe work practices.

    Who you are...

    • Bachelor's degree in Science related field (Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, etc.)
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in environmental health and safety in a laboratory or chemical environment with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, safety, or related field
    • Working knowledge and experience with implementing OSHA regulations
    • Experience with effective health and safety management systems including RCMS and ISO
    • Must have strong problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to develop multiple solutions for an issue and make valid recommendations for resolution
    • Able to understand and execute processes including: risk ranking, rapid problem solving, effective project management, hazard analysis, permitting, management of change (MOC), pre-start up safety review (PSSR), and required permitting
    • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite of programs (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be able to compose clear and concise written communications without error or omission.
    • Must be able to verbally communicate with a wide range of people in a clear and concise manner.
    • Must have experience working with air-monitoring equipment, noise dosimetry and respiratory protection equipment
    • Must be watchful and highly vigilant, maintaining high ethical standards.
    • Have the ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate effective listening skills
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies
    • High energy, productive, team player
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager is desired

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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