Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Job Description

Summary: The Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for assisting the corporate EHS Manager with planning, implementing, and coordinating Environmental, Health, and Safety programs within the company.  They are responsible for coordinating and assisting with strategies, policies, procedures, implementation, training, and coordination of all environment, health, and safety programs to prevent and correct unsafe working conditions as well as compliance with government regulations and internal policies, rules, and regulations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes locally.

  2. Recommend process and product safety features to reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards.

  3. Review facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.

  4. Assist with installing safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation (may have maintenance technician assistance).

  5. Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventative measures.

  6. Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.

  7. Report and review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, and environmental testing.

  8. Interview employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.

  9. Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.

  10. Review employee safety programs with the corporate EHS Manager to determine their adequacy and recommend corrective action.

  11. Discuss suspension of activities that pose threats to worker health and safety with EHS Manager.

  12. Develop and maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilations surveys, and asbestos management plans.

  13. Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis.

  14. Investigate and coordinate with the assistance of the EHS Manager on the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust, lighting, and other equipment for conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.

  15. Conduct safety training or educational programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.

  16. Investigate with the assistance of the EHS Manager on all health related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.

  17. Collaborate with others to institute control or remedial measures for hazards or potentially hazardous conditions and equipment.

  18. Verify availability and monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection, safety glasses, respirators, and other protective devices.

  19. Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.

  20. Evaluate situations with the assistance of the EHS Manager where workers refuse to work on the grounds of danger or potential harm exists.

  21. Maintain all required environmental, health, and safety records.

  22. Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.

  23. Plan emergency response drills.

  24. Conduct worker studies to determine whether specific instances of disease or illness are job-related. 

  25. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and ability to utilize procurement software.

  26. Other duties and responsibilities as directed by your supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.


Complexity of Duties

Skilled at duties that require conflict resolution, handling complaints, and communications in person, by phone, in written form, and email.  Ability to maintain interpersonal relationships and obtain information from all relevant resources.  Ability to multi-task and manage time.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong arithmetic, algebra, and their application.  Ability to think critically and apply deductive reasoning to general rules and specific problems to produce answers that make sense.  Ability to coordinate, listen actively, think critically and oral expression.  Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulation, executive orders, agency rules, relevant equipment policies procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, and property.  Strong skills in MS Office, communication, negotiations, prioritization, and time management.


Work Environment:

The work environment is fast pace and involves a high degree of integrity, dependability, self-control, initiative, and stress tolerance.  Ability to adapt to varied time zones and cultural diversity.  Travel is required 25% of the time including international.  Ability to be insured and obtain a valid passport is required.  Flexible scheduling is needed including some weekend work.


Physical Demands:

The work requires minimal physical exertion such as prolonged sitting.  Periodic periods of standing, walking, bending, reaching, climbing and the lifting of objects 20 - 25 lbs. The work may require specific and/or common physical characteristics and abilities such as average agility and dexterity.



To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves complex problems in a timely manner.


Customer Service - Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers.

Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; supports organizational goals and values.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.

Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Safety - Observes safety and security procedures.


Company Description
START - Specialized Talent Acquisition Recruiting Team. We offer 24/7 staffing services to the Metro Detroit Area.

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