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IDEX Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Waterloo, Ontario

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Reporting to the VP of HR, your responsibilities will include providing, maintaining and developing technical environmental, health and safety programs for our Canadian sites to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and Environmental regulations.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical support to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety, environmental and health regulations.

  • Coordinate investigation of all accidents, including the identification and follow up on all actions to eliminate risks.

  • Report and manage all reportable WSIB accidents and maintain appropriate records. Act as a liaison with injured employees and the company in achieving a safe and early return to work.

  • Create and maintain key safety KPIs including creating RCCMs to resolve hazards and risks.

  • Participate in new product/process reviews including hazard assessments, Operator Training, etc.

  • Advise on regulatory changes with which the sites must comply.

  • Review, maintain and update safety programs and conduct on-going safety training (i.e. fork truck driver licensing, WHMIS, lockout procedures, ladder safety, and others as needed).

  • Coordinate noise and industrial hygiene testing. Conduct Hearing Conservation training for all employees exposed to noise levels in excess of PELS. Coordinate baseline and regular audiometric examinations on designated employees.

  • Conduct fit testing and respiratory protection training for employees requiring the use of respirators.

  • Coordinate First Aid and CPR training for designated First Aid Attendants.

  • Promote safety and health awareness through internal company communications and specific training programs.

  • Act as a certified management representative on the JH&SC

  • Support manufacturing staff in the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment. Maintain inventory of medical and safety supplies. Supervise distribution of supplies to manufacturing locations.

  • Maintain SDS database, binders and labels.

  • Prepare necessary safety and environmental reports for government agencies as required including on-site visits.

  • Track the quantities and disposal methods for all waste streams generated at the Waterloo MPT sites.

  • Continually search for alternative methods and processes to reduce or alleviate the generation of waste materials and improve the safety performance of the sites.

  • Assist in the development and execution of annual company environmental, health and safety goals.

  • Actively partner with other IDEX Corporate and Business Unit safety professionals and team members.

The successful candidate will possess the following education and competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety or other related field.

  • 3-5 years of EH&S management experience within a manufacturing company.

  • Excellent knowledge of environmental and safety regulations.

  • Strong initiative, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization, enlisting the needed cooperation for successful implementation of programs and other measures needed to comply with regulatory requirements.

  • Relevant safety certification(s) are highly preferred.

If you are an enthusiastic team player interested in developing your skills and working with a dedicated, quality-focused company, we invite you to apply to be a part of our outstanding team.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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