Senior EHS Specialist

Expiring today

Work State/Province, City, Location
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The EHS Specialist Role at Komatsu is a critical Role to the Organization conducting "hands-on" support of the EHS Programs, Procedures, Reporting, etc. This Role outlines and implements training programs about employee safety procedures and accident protection and prevention. The EHS Specialist will also develop and distribute educational materials, inspects company facilities, and recommends corrections or additional precautions to ensure compliance to established regulations. This Role requires familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the safety field.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support of all Safety & Health Programs for a 1,000 employee Unionized, 3 shift manufacturing facility
  • Develop, Implement & Ensure Compliance with all Komatsu Health & Safety Standards. Ensure required Emergency Response Planning is conducted & implemented. Monitor contractor safety compliance
  • Onsite Fall Protection Competent Person & Respiratory Protection Program Administrator. Onsite Emergency Responder requiring 24 hour a day availability by pager or cell phone
  • Provide OSHA regulatory training to hourly employees/supervisors as well as orientation to all new hires
  • Coordinate exposure monitoring schedules. Act as liaison to production supervision & personnel for exposure monitoring results, recommendations & control strategies
  • Maintain & distribute weekly/monthly statistical health & safety reports to Sr. Management
  • Perform Job Hazard Analysis, system auditing & ergonomic task analysis.
  • Conduct employee & supervisor training on OSHA regulations (Hazard communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Hearing Conservation, Powered Industrial Truck, Hoist, Material Handling, Electrical, Ergonomics)
  • Work with Medical/ Disabilities Departments on effectively resolving workers compensation claims along with returning employees to work
  • Partner with Global Safety Excellence Team & Americas North Safety Team to implement consistent processes & policies to Komatsu locations
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheet electronic database. Maintain confined space permits & air monitoring equipment. Maintain required regulatory records/documentation for, OSHA, BLS, EPA, DNR.
  • Submission of reports to local & state departments OSHA 300 log, Section 311, Tier II reports to Wisconsin Emergency Management, Bureau of Labor Statistics summary, Section 313, Form R report to EPA


  • Bachelors degree in Safety or a Related Field. 5-10 years' experience in Occupational Health and Safety preferably in a unionized, heavy manufacturing setting
  • Safety experience within a unionized manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA compliance and regulations
  • Workers Compensation Software (WCCMS), Incident Software is highly preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and set priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills / Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), GroupWise, AutoCAD, Roxio

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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