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Operational EHS Specialist

June 25 2021
Industries Environment, waste management
Categories Health, Safety, Environment, Health, Security, Disability, HR, Training, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Dartmouth, NS

Position Purpose:

The Operational EHS Specialist provides the Stericycle business with health and safety expertise for managing site specific safety requirements and safety culture. Supports the Districts in the implementation and monitoring of the Company Safety Programs. Ensures that team members are trained as required and that all incidents are reported and investigated. This role requires 50% travel to multiple sites.

Key Job Activities:

• Supports Region in rolling out Safety Programs. Ensure programs are received and locations know how to implement them. Provide guidance and track implementation. Assist locations with updates to existing programs
• Supports Training Program Delivery – provide materials and validate on-time delivery. Ensure that all locations have access to the training programs and the training calendar and support them in delivering the training in accordance with the schedule. Monitor monthly changes to training to ensure proper training courses are assigned
• Ensures incident information, including investigation, corrective actions and days away from work, IRC documents are, entered in SCM and are complete and accurate. Follow up/site visits as needed to ensure that the quality of the investigation is sufficient and that the corrective actions most appropriate for the situation have been identified
• Develops and assigns Safety Corrective Actions. Ensure all identified corrective actions are actually being put in place and that they are effective.
• Tracks Monthly Safety Inspections and ensure all are done on time and completely. Identifies any significant issues for follow up
• Performs Quarterly Safety Inspections in accordance with pre-establish schedule. Works with Region to address any issued identified
• Supports Region with Safety related questions (expertise), training delivery, Safety Improvement Committee
• Participates in Customer audits – as required
• Coordinates Fire/Emergency Drills – ensure all yearly fire drills are completed and documented
• Develops JSAs with operational input as required – especially when new equipment or processes are being implemented.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


• Education equivalent to Associates Degree (or higher) in health and safety or other related field, or the equivalent in related work experience.

• Bilingual is preferred.
• Three or more years of experience in safety field or the equivalent in related work experience demonstrating knowledge and experience in occupational health and safety. Demonstrates experience in managing compliance affairs for variety of customers and customer types.
• Demonstrates good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
• Demonstrates the ability to read and understand regulations and apply to specific client requirements.


Stericycle offers a competitive salary and full benefits package including tuition reimbursement and job specific certifications included but not limited to forklift certification.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws. To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice. network