Knoll Inc. Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Muskegon, Michigan

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Tracking Code 793-056

Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Knoll is a constellation of design-drive brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

To learn more, visit www.knoll.com at http://www.knoll.com/ .

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

This position is responsible for helping to create and foster an environmental health and safety culture at Knoll. Candidates will formulate and facilitate environmental, health, and safety programs to assist managers in providing a safe workplace for all associates and to comply with all Federal, State and local regulations second Knoll policies and procedures. Administer the Worker’s Compensation programs and supervise the Medical Department. Individual projects are also assigned to this position as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all environmental, health, and safety standards affecting all company property and personnel

  • Provide management with advice on and solutions to problems affecting the environmental health and safety of company personnel second potential environmental issues

  • Recommend new and improved safety equipment

  • Develop associate-related Environmental Health and safety programs to train associates in Environmental, Health, and Safety accident prevention

  • Manage ISO 14000 program as the Environmental Management Representative (EMR)

  • Perform in-house audit of plant facilities and recommend action for correcting environmental, health, and safety deficiencies

  • Work directly with the plant resources in resolving any citations issued by local, state, and federal inspectors

  • Review all reports and recommendations from insurance carriers and provide recommendations for appropriate changes to the plant weighing cost, benefits, and risks to the company

  • Review and analyze plant’s accident reports and appear for the Company in Worker’s Compensation hearing where appropriate

  • Perform the duties of Environmental, Health, and Safety inspector of Knoll Grand Rapids facility to insure compliance with all company, local, state, and federal safety standards

  • Complete performance reviews as required

  • Administer the environmental, safety, and medical budgets

  • Develop and administer the Waste Minimization program

  • Evaluate, plan, and implement new plant processes for Environmental, Health, and Safety issues

  • Coordinate hazardous material transportation

  • In conjunction with the purchasing department, coordinate the purchase of chemical products and/or hazardous materials used in the facility

  • Plan and implement all Environmental, Health, and Safety testing to include the testing of water, noise, air, etc

  • Maintain and operate Environmental, Health, and Safety systems and make recommendations as required

  • Promote associate well-being by encouraging participation in ergonomic programs

Required Skills

Educational Requirement: Bachelor of Science in safety or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience

Technical Experience: Experience with and/or education in environmental safety, occupational health and manufacturing processes.

Industry Experience : Working knowledge of manufacturing operations, environmental compliance, industrial hygiene and hazard and communication and knowledge of Worker’s Compensation laws. Well versed in OSHA regulations and medical department functions and ISO 14000 auditing and implementation.

Required Experience

  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all environmental, health, and safety standards affecting all company property and personnel

  • To provide management with advice on and solutions to problems affecting the environmental health and safety of company personnel second potential environmental issues

  • To advise manufacturing/engineering of regulations affecting the design, construction, and installation of plant facilities and equipment

  • To recommend new and improved safety equipment

  • To develop associate-related Environmental Health and safety programs to train associates in Environmental, Health, and Safety accident prevention

  • Manage ISO 14000 program as the Environmental Management Representative (EMR)

  • To perform in-house audit of plant facilities and recommend action for correcting environmental, health, and safety deficiencies

  • To work directly with the plant resources in resolving any citations issued by local, state, and federal inspectors

  • To review all reports and recommendations from insurance carriers and provide recommendations for appropriate changes to the plant weighing cost, benefits, and risks to the company

  • To review and analyze plant’s accident reports and appear for the Company in Worker’s Compensation hearing where appropriate

  • To perform the duties of Environmental, Health, and Safety inspector of Knoll Muskegon facility to insure compliance with all company, local, state, and federal safety standards

  • Complete performance reviews as required

  • Administer the environmental, safety, and medical budgets

  • Develop and administer the Waste Minimization program

  • Evaluate, plan, and implement new plant processes for Environmental, Health, and Safety issues

  • Coordinate hazardous material transportation

  • In conjunction with the purchasing department, coordinate the purchase of chemical products and/or hazardous materials used in the facility

  • Plan and implement all Environmental, Health, and Safety testing to include the testing of water, noise, air, etc

  • Maintain and operate Environmental, Health, and Safety systems and make recommendations as required

  • Assists in product launches. Works with manufacturing to obtain Environmental, Health, and Safety standards on new product launches

  • Assists in program launches. Coordinates with Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Safety, and Production to assure compliance with all environmental and safety needs for manufacturing process on new product introductions

  • Participates as a member of the environmental, heath, and safety and manufacturing site Leadership Team. Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies. Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Technical Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas of lack of cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues effecting cohesiveness. Actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Manager of Environmental, Health, and Safety. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.