Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 4979


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Advises, audits, coordinates, assists, and consults with the Site Lead, site risk owners in planning, establishing, and maintaining effective EHS management. Main responsibilities are initiating EHS policies, procedures and programs which are in-line with federal, state, local & Teleflex EHS regulations, standards and requirements.  This will be accomplished through the development and facilitation of various activities with other departments, outside agencies, and the general public. Effectively collaborate and communicate with the sites various departments, Site Lead and Regional EHS Manager on the above.  Reinforces and drives Teleflex’s EHS vision of Zero Harm to people and environment.

Principal Responsibilities

•Coordinates with Site Lead and site risk owners to develop, implement and maintain the sites EHS Management System, known hereafter as the Core Management System (CMS), in line with the Teleflex Global EHS Manual.  Both the site CMS and Global EHS Manual are aligned with the International Management Standards ISO 45001 and ISO 14001.
•Assist in developing, implementing, and continuously improving site EHS policies & procedures and work instructions.
•Continually monitor the site’s CMS and associated tools to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and Teleflex Global EHS requirements, standards and EHS best practices.
•Manage projects, programs and permits related but not limited to; wastewater, storm water & hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, community right-to-know reporting, and other applicable environmental regulations. 
•Prepare various annual environmental reports as required by local, state and federal agencies, ensuring such reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner. Examples include hazardous waste reports, federal toxic chemical release reports, and other environmental-related community right-to-know reports.
•Manage record retention based on local regulation and corporate guidance. 
•Asist the site management team to ensure capital projects and major process changes appropriately identify and address EHS risk as per Teleflex projects EHS management guidelines and EHS management of change (MOC) principles.
•Serves as the site security manager to include developing and implementing security policies as required, overseeing the site security contractors, and regularly assessing and improving process adherence and effectiveness.
•Identify, investigate, report, and effectively communicate all critical EHS nonconformances (NC’s) and areas for improvement. Help site management evaluate the significance of EHS concerns, determine the source of variance, and specify steps using the hierarchy of controls methodology in correcting the condition or the need for further controls.
•Guide and participate with the site EHS committee team’s, EHS grassroots groups and associated meetings.
•Assist the site management team, EHS committee and risk owners to identify and report EHS NC’s and Teleflex-classified EHS incidents. •Monitor and promote acceptable EHS incident investigations verifying adequate determination of root cause and associated corrections and corrective actions.  
•Work with Site Lead to develop and assign incident investigation teams and report findings.
•Assist site management prioritizing resources to implement proper controls (based on hierarchy of controls) for risks identified in the risk management process.
•Develops and implements site-specific EHS training plan and training presentation material. Routinely leads initial and refresher training per the EHS training plan.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree or post graduate level with a core focus closely related to EH&S management and 5+ years EH&S management controls experience
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate level with an Engineering or Manufacturing focus and 10 years EH&S management experience

•    Preferred Occupational Safety & Health Professional Certifications; CSP Certification (US) or CRSP Certification (Canada) or Chartered status with IOSH (EU). 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

Principal Responsibilities Cont.:

•Oversees the forklift safety program to include training process development and monitoring (actual forklift training according to the plan to be carried out by separate, qualified individuals) for adherence and effectiveness, tracking, reporting, and utilization of Warehouse data, and leadership of instilling best practices in forklift safety.   
•Develops, utilizes and monitors he sites EHS compliance calendar to warrant all federal, state, local & internal Teleflex Global EHS requirements and associated deadlines are met.
•Manages & continuously improves the sites industrial hygiene program by developing and implementing associated monitoring plans, documenting findings & communicating results.
•Work closely with site management and risk owners in carrying out their EHS roles and responsibilities in implementing corporate driven EHS initiatives.
•Develops, gathers, and reports metrics to the Site Lead, Regional EHS Manager and Global EHS Department regarding EHS performance.

•  Strong knowledge of federal, state and local EHS regulations, standards and best practices  (EPA, DOT, OSHA, NFPA, ANSI)
•  Strong knowledge and experience with office-related applications; Microsoft Office suite, teleconference software (Skype,Webex), data visualization Software (Tableau).
•  Ability to source and interpret relevant, published best practice controls and standards before offering advice
•  Experiance with EHS-related software a plus (Gensuite)
•  Occupational Health / Safety Hazard and Environmental Aspects identification, HOC corrective action identification and resolution skillsets (Performing Risk Assessments)
•  Incident Investigation and Root Cause analysis
•  Clear and analytical thinking facilitating assessment of both EH&S and wider business risk
•  Confidence and effective decision making regarding escalations, notifications and where justified: whistle blowing.
•  Strong project management skills.
•  Strong written and oral communication
•  Creative thinker/problem solver
•  Excellent organization and time management skills
•  Ability to lead projects from conception to completion
•  Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
•  Ability to perform ~ 50-50% sedentary and mobile job duties.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

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