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Manager Health Safety

Company: Steris
Location: Mentor
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Manager Health Safety & Environment is responsible for developing and providing support for the implementation of Health, Safety and Environment management systems and programs for the Life Sciences division of STERIS. This Division includes service teams, office teams and manufacturing facilities internationally. This position will drive and lead sustainability for health, safety and environment initiatives for our Customers, employees and the surrounding communities. The individual will be an integral team member of the business unit HSE team and STERIS business groups, to implement best practices for STERIS employees. The path forward consistently requires the attainment and sustainment of World Class Safety Excellence for all employees at STERIS.

  • Independently develop and implement the World Class Safety System process throughout the assigned business group(s)
  • Provides program leadership, support and guidance to each designated facility and/or field-based teams to ensure success in achieving World Class Safety
  • Help the business in identifying gaps in the existing health, safety and environment system, and outline methodology to eliminate gaps
  • Conduct audits, perform evaluations and create/utilize HSE Management Systems
  • Be actively involved in each businesses process for the following:
    • Ensure all Health, Safety & Environment training for all employees is compliant to regulations / laws at the time.
    • Provide templates and direction for completion of each element of safety and health compliance
    • Develop timelines and ownership of each element and sub-element as required
    • Assist with completion of each element/policy/procedure
    • Provide audit preparedness assistance
    • Provide support and direction for environmental policies, procedures and laws
    • Be available to each site or organization throughout the entire process
  • Work with each business to sustain occupational safety and environmental compliance
  • Provide support and guidance to each business group throughout their goal of achieving World Class Safety Excellence
  • Define, document, and implement health, safety and environment system components to address needs in each business
  • Develop safety and health polices, programs and procedures for the business based on the gap assessments.
  • Ensure incident investigations are performed in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Gather and analyze workplace safety measures to support reporting at the business unit and corporate level.
  • Work closely with the HSE Corporate Team to identify additional initiatives to be undertaken by Corporate team
  • Remain current on health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Evaluate equipment, physical facilities, operation techniques, and procedures
  • Establish requirements for special monitoring procedures and personnel exposure scenarios
  • Develop and implement specific training for new procedures and tasks
  • Prepare and implement communications based upon existing, new, and/or revisions to existing occupational safety regulations of the country(s) in which the businesses operate.
  • Review, coordinate and assist with creation, modification, or closing of facilities via enforcing all procedures or regulations.
  • Interact to share best practices with internal SMEs for handling workers comp. cases, EHS training, recordkeeping, performing accident investigations, etc.
  • Review incident statistics and makes recommendations for correction action.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety, sanitary, and regulatory standards.
  • Review proposed Capital Requests and approve them from a safety/environmental perspective.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Maintenance departments ensuring safety/environmental compliance of projects and equipment.
  • Maintain and implement industrial hygiene programs. Maintain and calibrate industrial hygiene testing equipment. Coordinate and conduct periodic industrial hygiene monitoring of noise, air quality, and other IH stressors as identified.
  • Use Lean methodology to drive improvements in Environmental and Safety programs.
  • Engineer solutions to occupational exposures. Drive continuous improvement and deliver strong results from behavioral based processes
  • Coordinate with the Corporate HSE Senior Manager, regarding the start and coordination of each facilitys Voluntary Protection Program, if applicable to the business
  • Provide Health, Safety & Environment assistance for newly acquired facilities
  • Train and educate the businesss central safety committee
  • Evaluate and provide input to the business regarding contractor and vendor safety
  • Manage relationships between executive management, loss prevention functions and regulatory authorities (e.g., national, state and local authorities having jurisdiction)
  • Develop and ensure implementation of emergency control procedures
  • Develop and ensure delivery of safety training
  • Brief management team members on various programs and issues
  • Be a secondary resource whenever needed, throughout the environmental compliance function at STERIS, to include helping with audits.
  • Prepare and implement communications based upon existing, new and/or revisions to existing environmental regulations of the country(s) in which the businesses operate.
  • Coordinate environmental compliance tasks
  • Partner with facility leadership to create, implement and measure progress of sustainability initiatives to reduce waste to landfill, and carbon footprint.
  • Bachelors Degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience required. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 35%
  • Experience with a mobile workforce preferred.
  • Knowledge of Commercial Motor Vehicle accident and injury prevention principles & techniques, DOT and OSHA regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with OSHA VPP or similarly structured safety management system.
  • Process Safety Management experience
  • Knowledge in ergonomic assessment
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience in performing industrial hygiene surveys with little supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Strong leadership, managerial, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.
  • Strong project/problem resolution skills.
  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent Customer service skills (both internal and external).
  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, databases, and function specific software.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your locations HR Office during normal business hours.

Keywords: Steris, Mentor , Manager Health Safety, Other , Mentor, Ohio

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