Senior EHS Specialist

Location: Lebanon KY Posted Date: July 26, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 15686 Careermine Job Id: 1790137

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Job Overview

- Provide leadership and direction to ensure the successful delivery, implementation, administration and refinement of both regional and site Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies, procedures and best management practices.

- Oversee all EHS activities within the operational context and guide operations towards the achievement of compliance with national, customer, and company EHS standards and best management practices. Ensure that plans are consistent with overall Joy Global EHS strategies and corporate mandates.

- Assist management in the leadership, development and coordination of EHS representatives; set and communicate goals, strategic direction and priorities to ensure success.

- Interface with and influence operations to ensure the proper analysis, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss). When necessary assume the leadership role in the investigation of serious or otherwise significant incidents of loss.

- Collect, record, analyze and communicate key performance metrics on a regular basis (i.e., daily, monthly, quarterly and annually) to effectively facilitate the advancement of the organization's EHS initiatives.

- Guide Operation pollution prevention and waste minimization efforts in reducing the overall cost in facility waste management.


- Lead by demonstrating the required behaviors, attitudes and mindset to further develop the Joy Global EHS culture.

- Oversee the implementation of Joy Global EHS initiatives and act as a change agent regarding integration into the core business processes.

- Provide the necessary resources, technical guidance, education, coaching, counseling and mentoring to assist managers, supervisors and employees in the understanding and application of Joy Global EHS requirements.

- Interface with operations personnel to ensure the proper analysis, identification, documentation, communication, and implementation of corrective actions items for all incidents of loss (i.e., injury, illnesses, liability, property and near miss). Assist operations with investigations related to major injuries and other incidents of loss.

- Monitor all Injury and Illness incidents and assist with the organizations Worker's Compensation management efforts to effectively reduce costs and other associated negative outcomes (recordability, restricted and/or lost workday classifications), while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.

- Champion the organizations EHS Policies and Principles

- Lead program and site internal audits, provide instruction and assistance to operations and EHS personnel on issues identification, implementation of corrective actions, and documentation of issue closure.

- Support corporate monitoring, record keeping and reporting initiatives to effectively demonstrate compliance with external regulatory requirements and company best practices.

- Ensure environmental compliance with solid and hazardous waste, air emissions, and water quality regulatory requirements, and drive pollution prevention initiatives that help reduce operating costs.

- Participate in the departmental budgeting and planning process. Manage the budget for all areas of responsibility as determined by the Regional Manager.

Education / Qualification

- A B.S. degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management or related field.

- 5 to 7 years practical EHS experience in the heavy industrial and manufacturing sectors with increasing roles and responsibilities. Mining experience helpful but not required.

- A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation (CRSP) or Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) designation is desirable.

- Comprehensive understanding of all Federal / National, State / Provincial, OH&S regulations and standards as they relate to General Industry and Mining operations (OSHA, MSHA, DOT, EPA, DNR, etc).

- OSHA 500 Train the Trainer or a broad knowledge and additional training expertise in DOT, EPA, DNR, Hazardous Communication, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Hoisting and Rigging/Crane Operator Safety Training, Aerial Work Platform, and behavioral based safety management are desired.

- Knowledge of Workers' Compensation Claims Management and best management practices.

- Capability to maintain multiple accountabilities and relationships.

- Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.

- Considerable ability to plan and prioritize EHS initiatives and work with others to execute strategic priorities

- Strong capability to lead organization through change and ability to lead multiple projects

- Proficient computer skills

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.