Job Description

Environmental Health & Safety Officer - Wicklow

Ref No: AM18042

County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Environmental Health & Safety Officer - County Wicklow.

Purpose of job:

Using the site specific EHS Management system, ensure that the company is in full and ongoing compliance with European and international environmental regulations applicable to its products and sites. Ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety legislation. Developing, implementing and improving the Health & Safety plans, programmes and procedures on site.

Essential responsibilities:

Health & Safety:
- Manage the Site Health and safety System.
- Assist in the review of raw material SDS for compliance and H&S impacts.
- Carry out risk assessments in conjunction with specific process and chemical area owners.
- Report Loss Time incidents to the H.S.A.
- Foster and advocate Safety First ethos on site.
- Responsible for H&S training – First Aid, Manual Handling and other as appropriate.
- Lead the site SERT members
- Assume responsibility for all site waste streams.
- New finished products/raw materials risk assessments and management of safety actions.
- Spot checks for proper chemical management including periodic laboratory audits and Health & Safety system maintenance.
- Supplier survey analyses

Environmental:
- Manage the Site Environmental Health and Safety System.
- Complete the raw materials SDS assessments – Classifications/Labelling per ECHA.
- Ensure SDS are reviewed periodically for completeness, correctness & compliance.
- Ownership and maintenance of environmental SOP's.
- Alongside the EHS team, monitoring & responding to developments under the following;
o REACH, CLP,
o SCIP / Microplastics
o Substances of interest at European level
o Inventory of raw materials and management of raw materials Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
o Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
- Be the point of contact for EHS in communicating information necessary to achieve & maintain compliance.
- Co-ordinate environmental regulation activities for the site to achieve & maintain compliance.
- Monitoring of purchases monthly to ensure compliance to CLP requirements regarding reporting to ECHA.

Qualifications and experience requirements:

• A degree in a Health and Safety is preferable.
• At least 3 years' industrial experience
• Demonstrated competence in environmental regulations involving chemicals
• Familiarity with ISO 14001 would be advantageous

• Ability to read, analyse, and interpret technical data, and technical procedures.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers and regulators
• Team player – ready, willing and able to take direction and receive constructive feedback
• Show a willingness and ability to collaborate with and influence others in a positive, team based environment.
• Self-motivation with strong work ethic and organisational skills and ability to prioritise, schedule and plan ahead

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