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Health and Safety Specialist 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Description

VLS Environmental Solutions LLC is the recognized industry leader in providing Environmental Solutions to our Industrial and Manufacturing clients. A financially stable company that has experienced significant organic and inorganic growth over the past several years, VLS offers the perks of a big company (competitive pay, great time off packages, and solid benefits, including paid life insurance and a 401(k) match of up to 5%) combined with the collaborative and results-driven culture of a small one.

The Health and Safety Specialist role is responsible for ensuring VLS Environmental Solutions' Health and Safety policies and procedures are effectively implemented in the field. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of VLS Environmental Solutions by providing a strong, positive field presence that represents a visible example of our health and safety culture. This position reports to the division health and safety manager and supports our Waste West division. This is an excellent position with a rapidly growing environmental services company.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Effectively work with Plant Managers / Operations Managers to ensure that all work practices are compliant with all regulatory OSHA and VLS Environmental Solutions requirements.
  • Conduct quarterly health and safety site inspections at locations in the regional area of responsibility.
  • Conduct required annual instructor led OSHA regulatory health and safety training.
  • Develop required OSHA regulatory site health and safety plans.
  • Deliver new hire safety orientation including incident injury prevention program training for new employees.
  • Assist facility management with developing standard operating procedures to safely complete job tasks.
  • Conduct incident investigation using the VLS SCAT mythology to identify root /contributory causes and determine corrective actions to prevent recurrence of incidents.
  • Support industrial services team with reviewing project scope of work documentation to identify job hazards and ensure safety plans are in place.
  • Manage all injuries to determine care for injured employees, ensure occupational health clinics are providing proper care from an occupational perspective.
  • Assist in the development of job hazard analysis to ensure job steps, hazards, and control methods are documented to identify hazards and prevent incidents.
  • Implement and lead site safety committees.
  • Ensure all employees both current and new are receiving pulmonary function test and respiratory protection fit test to perform work task that require respiratory protection.
  • Manage third party contractor qualification databases (ISNetworld/Avetta) ensuring all required health and safety information is updated.
  • Manage the VLS ecompliance incident management database for the regional area of responsibility regarding reporting incidents, injuries, near misses and entering employee training records.
  • Coordinate with Director of health and safety regarding OSHA regulatory requirements for reportable injuries.
  • Perform workplace hazard assessments to identify operational hazards and personal protective equipment for employee work areas.
  • Manage and comply with all OSHA regulatory recordkeeping requirements regarding injuries.
  • Participate in conducting internal health and safety audits outside of the regional area of responsibility.

 

Basic Qualifications (required):

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health, Chemistry, Bioenvironmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or other engineering/science discipline.
  • Five to seven years’ experience in the health and safety field, preferably in the waste industry.
  • Working knowledge of Cal OSHA state regulatory standards.
  • Working knowledge of federal OSHA regulatory standards.
  • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment drug & alcohol screen, and background check upon receiving an offer of employment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the successful candidate must be able to stand, walk, sit, ascend/descend stairs, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and/or hear.
  • Must be able to complete tasks both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% to Arizona and Tijuana locations.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks successfully and simultaneously, often under short or changing deadlines, in a diverse and fast paced environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Adaptable to organizational change.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work independently to prioritize and manage workload while providing timely turnaround on tasks.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to established work schedules.
  • Ability to interact with regulatory agencies and peers with self-confidence, poise, and professionalism.
  • Proficient in using MS Office Software features to effectively execute work tasks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of OSHA 30-hour general industry or construction industry course.
  • Completion of 24-hour HAZWOPER course.
 
Position Requirements  
Shift -not applicable-  
Rail, Waste, Marine, Corporate  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 11/17/2022  
Location San Diego  
About the Organization VLS Environmental Services is the recognized industry leader in providing Environmental Solutions to our Industrial and Manufacturing clients.  A financially stable company that has experienced significant organic and inorganic growth over the past several years, VLS offers the perks of a big company (competitive pay, great time off packages, and solid benefits, including paid life insurance and a 401(k) match of up to 5%) combined with the collaborative and results-driven culture of a small one.   

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