Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Environment, Health and Safety Manager

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a Mulgrave-based company to hire a Health & Safety Manager of Environment. 

Benefits & Perks: 
  • Relocation assistance is offered

  • Responsible for the ongoing development and continuous improvement of the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) program at the Mulgrave Site
  • Leads and develops Site SHE Culture & Systems to achieve zero injuries and environmental incidents
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal and Provincial SHE regulations and Company requirements
  • Supports Waste treatment operations in compliance with Federal and Provincial regulations
  • Ensures security of site and compliance with all external and internal security requirements

Job Context:
  • DSM HNC is present globally comprising of the complete value chain from R&D to customer distribution. Within HNC, the Nutritional Lipids (NL) category includes production and sale of marine oils and algae oils

  • Lead the establishment and achievement of SHE goals, objectives, and key performance initiatives to drive “injury free and leak free” culture
  • Ensure compliance with Safety, Health, and Environmental regulatory agencies.  This includes timely and accurate reporting to all agencies
  • Develop site safety training programs for employees
  • Assist in developing site SHE culture development initiatives, where appropriate
  • Write and update site SHE SOPs as needed due to changing operational environmental/activities and or corporate requirements
  • Assist with the investigation of incidents/accidents to ascertain causes and recommendations for preventive measures
  • Take the lead in recordable SHE incident investigations. In this context, ensures timely (DSM / Regulatory requirements) and accurate reporting and classification
  • Review outside construction, professional and outsourced contractor’s safety records, programs, licenses and training programs
  • Conduct contractor construction audits to ensure Compliance with legislation and DSM standards
  • Audit Safety and Health programs/processes to ensure compliance with company and government regulations or standards and/or SOPs
  • Support Waste treatment operations with regulatory compliance and internal reporting (Triple P)
  • Management of operating budgets for SHE Department
  • Member of Site leadership team that formulates and implements site goals consistent with global strategy as well as site policies and procedures
  • Participate and contribute in the regional SHE leadership team in the development of policies, best practices, and people
  • Organize SHE training that is compliant with legislation and Company requirements
  • Provide constant liaison with corporate company SHE Organization
  • Provide technical expertise personally and through others in areas of Process Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, and Transportation of Hazardous Substances
  • Principal member of Management of Change committee
  • Acts in such a way that safety awareness & accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks

SHE Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Display and promote positive safety behaviors at all times; use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment, and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate safely; that all people in the area comply with the safety requirements and keep the area neat and clean
  • Act in such a way that safety awareness & accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks
  • Show leadership and leads by example, by working to SHE standards and encouraging employees to work to the same standards
  • All employees are expected to be aware of and follow all Company Life Saving Rules.

  • Resource allocation in the SHE department
  • Budget allocation and spending
  • Address noncompliance issues, final SHE incident classification and escalation.


Knowledge and Educational Level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical discipline such as chemistry, biology or engineering required
  • Professional certification in field highly desirable (e.g. PE, CSP, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound technical approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of SHE regulations in Canada

Required Level of Experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience
  • BS/BA in Safety, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or related field required
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a safety or operations role at a chemical/pharmaceutical manufacturing facility required.  6-8 years’ experience preferred
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of all applicable safety and industrial hygiene regulations and experience in auditing compliance thereto
  • Practical experience in health, safety and environmental areas including Confined Space Entry, lockout tagout tryout, working at heights, lifting and hoisting, inspections and audits of the safety program, root cause analysis, Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP) studies, health risk assessments, risk reduction training, WHMIS/GHS, industrial hygiene, etc.
  • Must be able to support shift, weekend, and holiday schedules as required.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job including, but not limited to, routine presence on shop floor for inspection/evaluation of process

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