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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (EH&S Specialist)

Eden, NC, US
Job#: JO-2114-ENG
Full Time/Part Time:
Job Status: Permanent

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The Opportunity

The EH&S Specialist is responsible for implementing workplace environmental, safety, and health programs at assigned facilities to help foster a compliant operation and where Zero Harm culture is continuously embraced.



Key Areas of Responsibility

  •  Supports implementation and improvement of EH&S programs at one or more manufacturing and distribution facilities in the US.
  • Collaborate with facility operational teams and EH&S staff to implement action plans, processes, and procedures to control EH&S risks and achieve compliance to the Gildan safety and environmental policies, corporate EH&S guidelines, and improvement initiatives.
  • Conducts assessments that identify hazards and reduce risk including but not limited to hazard identification, job safety analysis, risk assessments, pre-startup safety review, PPE, machine guarding, and hazardous energy.
  • Conducts training in all aspects of EH&S to ensure compliance with legal and Gildan requirements and in a manner that positively engages employee behaviors.
  • Collaborative conduct incident reviews for causes and develop corrective/preventative actions.
  • Coaches all levels of personnel on critical skills, behaviors and techniques that that builds and sustains a safety culture consistent with Gildan’s values.
  • Conduct or support industrial hygiene evaluations sufficient to identify hazards, risks, and trends.
  • Participate in or conducts internal audits, compliance assessments, & inspections.
  • Supports safety programs for contractors and construction projects.
  • Maintains EH&S documentation, records, and EH&S management information tools
  • Develop & implement plan to complete personal objectives that align with organizational objectives.
  • Participate in audits/inspections by external parties such as OSHA, EPA, Property Insurance Carrier, Corporate, etc.
  • Support other initiatives as assigned by the Regional Director, EH&S

Profile & Core Competencies

Position Requirements:

  • B.S., Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental, Chemistry, Engineering; other Physical Sciences will be considered in conjunction with EH&S coursework or certifications
  • 3 years of EH&S experience. Minimum of 1 year of safety experience in distribtion center or manufacturing environment. Working experience in implementing potential high risk areas such as fall protection, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, confined space, fire protection, chemical safety, etc.

Travel Requirements:
Interfacing with others via audio & video conferencing will be highly encouraged when appropriate. When travel is required, in some cases can be accomplished in day trips.   Occasionally, overnight travel is necessary and estimated to occur between 10-20 % of the time. 

Additional Skills, Training, & Certifications
The following are not required but will be considered a plus:

  • Current CPR/First-Aid/Blood Borne Pathogen Trainer Certification
  • OSHA 30 hour NFPA 70E, Confined Space, & Control of Hazardous Energy training
  • Fall Protection Competent Person