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Working As An EHS Manager

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $84,600

    Average Salary

What Does An EHS Manager Do At Lg Electronics USA, Inc.

* Keep current with EHS regulations and ensure site EHS procedures, programs, and operations are kept in compliance.
* Review new equipment, facilities, and operations to ensure they meet EHS requirements.
* Ensure environmental permits and records are maintained and meet regulations and permit requirements.
* Apply for new or modified permits as required by site changes in equipment or operations.
* Site contact for any EHS regulators or inspectors.
* Ensure any cited regulatory deficiencies are corrected and documented to regulators.
* Prepare and submit any EHS reports as required by regulations or permits.
* Manage site regulated waste program.
* Assist all areas with accident/incident investigation and determining root causes/corrective actions.
* Maintain records per regulatory requirements
* Ensure EHS inspections are conducted site wide by assigned personnel, maintain inspection records, and ensure corrective actions are completed and effective.
* Perform exposure monitoring and ensure no employees are over exposed to any health hazards.
* Maintain and submit EHS performance data and KPIs
* Provide EHS support and guidance to all departments as requested.
* Manage site workers compensation program.
* Lead the site Emergency Response organization, ensures provisions are in place to handle any foreseeable emergency situation.
* Perform ergonomic evaluations and recommend controls or improvements.
* Monitor contractor work for EHS compliance.
* Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does An EHS Manager Do At Tenneco

* RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Maintain state-of-the-art as it applies to environmental/health/safety, advising management of the effect proposed governmental accident prevention regulations will have on operations.
* Develop and administer management programs to achieve environmental compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
* Department Annual Budget and Special Project Budgeting/Management.
* Formulates general environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
* Develop and recommend general accident prevention programs to include specific protective procedures and devices.
* Schedule and carry out periodic safety inspections in all departments to identify environmental and occupational hazards.
* Review all accident and incident reports and recommend corrective action to eliminate recurrence.
* Investigate all major accidents, coordinate the processing of Workmen's Compensation claims to include claim progress, final settlement and required reporting.
* Provide advice to company legal counsel and insurance carriers.
* Co-facilitator of BBS (Corporate reporting and Steering Committee Director), responsible for EHS and Ergonomics Committees.
* Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on the selection of new and modification of existing equipment, facilities and processes to ensure safe design.
* Maintains safety and training files and records, OSHA 300 log, and accident reports.
* Schedules necessary air monitoring and noise level testing.
* Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment, shops, fire prevention and safety program.
* Prepares and submits weekly and monthly environmental/health/safety reports.
* Prepares and submits annual Tier II report on chemical inventories, Form R report on chemical releases, and air emission summary.
* Responsible for facility compliance with Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act (maintain permit, monthly/annual reporting, and state inspections).
* Responsible for maintaining EPA/ADEQ, OSHA/ADOL required written compliance management plans.
* Responsible for monthly and annual EPA/ADEQ reporting for hazardous and nonhazardous waste generation.
* Responsible for maintaining/implementing the Sampling and Analysis Plans for In-house sampling/Analysis for special projects.
* Project management of plant site GW remediation and Finch Superfund Project (consultant management, etc).
* Participate as a Sampling Team member for all active remediation projects
* Accountable for a reduction in:
* Incidence and severity of industrial accidents
* Lost man-hours resulting from industrial accidents.
* Workmen's Compensation expenses.
* Directly supervises four or more employees in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Departments.
* Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
* Responsibilities include the interviewing and hiring process, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems with assistance from Human Resources

What Does An EHS Manager Do At Land O' Lakes

* developing, aligning, and implementing proactive programs that reduce LOLs risk profile.
* You will also assist in managing Feed Safety capital program, coordinate and conduct safety audits, risk assessments and defines control measures to reduce risks.
* Enhancing employee engagement is key through inclusive safety committees and effective safety observations.
* If there is an accident, you will participate in accident and Incident investigation to ensure that the root cause and management system failures are defined so adequate corrective actions can be implemented to eliminate a recurrence.
* Additionally, you will work closely with Corporate EHS on implementing key H & S programs and corporate initiatives.
* Assists and tracks new plant manager and safety supervisor training and individual development plans

What Does An EHS Manager Do At Pepsico

* Implement, execute, ensure compliance with PepsiCo's Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures
* Lead execution of the site's annual EHS Plan, including development of expense and capital budgets needed to support these efforts
* Build capability of site resources to support implementation of EHS programming
* Manage site-wide system, Program Element (PE) process, to identify and evaluate hazards (risks), and implement effective controls (corrective solutions)
* Lead incident investigation process, including root cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans
* Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, EPA, State/Local Regulators)
* Facilitate the completion of a site-wide annual HSE training plan
* Participate in formal HSE reviews of existing equipment modifications, new equipment purchases, and changes in site processes
* Ensure that required regulatory permits are acquired, that reports are submitted to regulatory agencies, and any site permit conditions (e.g. sampling, recordkeeping) are met
* Achieve annual targets for incident frequency, severity and related cost reductions

What Does An EHS Manager Do At Abbvie

* Align and integrate the EHS strategy with the supporting organization’s mission, goals, and strategies.
* Monitor regulatory requirements/trends, conduct impact analyses, and implement programs to ensure compliance with both regulatory and internal standards.
* Monitor EHS trends and develop recommendations for input into the EHS LRP
* Develop and conduct training course material to meet the needs of the learner or business.
* Make timely decisions which reflect a consideration of facts and data at hand.
* Use persuasive techniques to influence others without reliance on formal authority, define the needs of various parties, and negotiate agreements acceptable to all parties.
* Actively identify and promote process improvements or new processes that strengthen the EHS function and the overall organization and minimizes/eliminates risk.
* Assess and quantify EHS risks and their consequences and implement appropriate actions.
* Communicate compliance status, key performance Indicators, trends, priority issues and business impact to key stakeholders.
* Conduct incident investigations, identify root causes, and implement improvement/action plans to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
* Lead and/or participate on cross functional teams to represent EHS objectives related to the subject matter and meet the team’s overall objectives and deliverables

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How To Become An EHS Manager

Health and safety engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, typically in an engineering discipline such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or systems engineering. Another acceptable field of study is occupational or industrial hygiene. Employers value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well.


High school students interested in becoming health and safety engineers will benefit from taking high school courses in math and science, such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Entry-level jobs as a health and safety engineer require a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs typically are 4-year programs and include classroom, laboratory, and field studies in applied engineering. Students interested in becoming a health and safety engineer should seek out coursework in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, or environmental safety. In addition, programs in mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, programs in systems engineering and fire protection engineering constitute good preparation for this occupation. ABET accredits programs in engineering.

Students interested in entering the relatively new field of software safety engineering may pursue a degree in computer science.

Many colleges and universities offer cooperative-education programs, which allow students to gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year accelerated programs through which students graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. A master’s degree allows engineers to enter the occupation at a higher level, where they can develop and implement safety systems.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Health and safety engineers produce designs showing potential problems and remedies for them. They must be creative to deal with situations unique to a project.

Critical-thinking skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to identify hazards to humans and property in the workplace or in the home before they cause material damage or become a health threat.

Observational skills. Health and safety engineers must observe and learn how operations function so that they can identify risks to people and property. This requires the ability to think in terms of overall processes within an organization. Health and safety engineers can then recommend systemic changes to minimize risks.

Problem-solving skills. In designing solutions for entire organizational operations, health and safety engineers must take into account processes from more than one system at the same time. In addition, they must try to anticipate a range of human reactions to the changes they recommend.

Reading skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to interpret federal and state regulations and their intent so that they can propose proper designs for specific work environments.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a health and safety engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Only a few states require health and safety engineers to be licensed. Licensure is generally advised for those opting for a career in systems safety engineering. States requiring licensure usually require continuing education for engineers in order to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states, if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Health and safety engineers typically have professional certification. Certifications include the following:

  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and a new certification called the Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • The American Board of Industrial Hygiene awards a certification known as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers offers a Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)
  • The International Council on Systems Engineering offers a program leading to a designation as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

Certification is generally needed to advance into management positions.


New health and safety engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. To move to more difficult projects with greater independence, a graduate degree is generally required, such as a master’s degree in engineering or a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

An advanced degree allows an engineer to develop and implement safety programs. Certification as a safety professional or as an industrial hygienist is generally required for entry into management positions. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Languages Spoken

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  • German

  • Carrier

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  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

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Real EHS Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
EHS Manager Noble Energy, Inc. Houston, TX May 23, 2012 $121,000
Regional EHS Manager FXI, Inc. Fort Wayne, IN Aug 26, 2014 $95,000
Regional EHS Manager FXI, Inc. Fort Wayne, IN Sep 20, 2013 $95,000
EHS Manager Cooper Power Systems, LLC, A Division of Cooper Us Nacogdoches, TX Apr 12, 2014 $90,147 -
EHS Manager Cooper Power Systems, LLC Nacogdoches, TX Apr 12, 2014 $90,147 -
EH&S Manager Land O'Lakes, Inc. Hillsboro, WI Jul 18, 2016 $87,500
EHS Manager Cooper Power Systems, LLC, A Division of Cooper Us Nacogdoches, TX Jul 15, 2011 $84,510 -
EHS Manager Cooper Power Systems, LLC Waukesha, WI Sep 02, 2014 $75,254 -
EHS Manager Cooper Power Systems, LLC Waukesha, WI Sep 12, 2014 $75,254 -
EHS Manager Belzona Inc. Miami Lakes, FL Oct 02, 2015 $66,300

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Top Skills for An EHS Manager


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Top EHS Manager Skills

  1. Safety Training
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided safety expertise, presented safety training manuals, and promoted safety awareness.
  • Drive continuous improvement and operational effectiveness of EHS programs, procedures and tools to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Negotiated/contracted/supervised contractors and vendors and liaised with government agencies and insurance companies regarding facility maintenance and regulatory issues/compliance.
  • Conduct safety inspections and investigate violations to ensure safety procedures are being followed and counsel managers and employees accordingly.
  • Managed: Contractor safety for customers including safety programs evaluation and compliance monitoring.

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