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Environmental Health And Safety Manager Full-time

at GSM Roofing Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania (Published at 10-11-2022)


The Mission of this role is to manage the EHS operations and functions for the Company, both GSM Roofing and GSM Industrial. Plans, develops, implements and administers safety programs, safety training, workers' compensation and testing programs. Applies engineering, safety and environmental principles and technology to prevent or correct unsafe physical and environmental working conditions. Also responsible for ensuring safety legal compliance and oversight. Perform work in a way that aligns with GSM operating values including cooperation, flexibility, respect for team members & customers and always in a professional manner.

Tactical Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:
  • Manages and directs sites in achieving EHS targets & objectives. Directs development, maintenance, and achievement of goals in support of GSM EHS strategic initiatives.
  • Manages environmental permit compliance and reporting requirements. Establishes relationships with regulatory agencies. Conducts or directs testing of air quality, noise, temperature, radiation and paint emissions and ensures all associated compliance reporting is completed (this responsibility is primarily for GSMI).
  • Champions the T3P (Tools-Protection-Procedures-Positioning) risk reduction philosophy.
  • Performs safety audits, both in-house and at jobsite to identify common safety/health/environmental hazards inherent in the organization's operations and establishes guidelines for protection from those hazards. Includes coordination of 3rd-party vendors supporting the GSM safety audit process.
  • Works with GSM Leadership Team to create targets and objectives based on key EHS risks.
  • Audits safety and health standards and environmental programs for compliance with Company standards, government regulations, and adequacy relative to local conditions.
  • Audits existing SDS and ensure hazardous chemical inventory is current.
  • Researches, plans, and provides recommendations for development of Safety Policies and procedures to comply with applicable regulations.
  • Participates in the New Hire Orientation Process to ensure that new employees are properly trained for their positions with respect to safety.
  • Provides technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes to maintain high organizational safety standards.
  • Leads the Company Safety Committees
  • Leads the timely investigations of work-related injuries, near-miss incidents and occupational injuries to determine root cause, install preventive measures, and cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use to mitigate future risk of similar incidents, including vehicle and property damage incidents.
  • Issues Safety Quick Reports (SQR) for all applicable incidents.
  • Administers Workers' Compensation program, including working to reduce employee lost time and recordable injuries to ensure optimum organizational performance.
  • Provides support and assistance with timely and accurately reporting of insurance claims on Workers Compensation, Automobile and General Liability.
  • Develops internal communication content to support safety initiatives, policies and procedures, providing consistent and effective internal communication in order to support the organizational strategy and raise Safety Awareness.
  • Develops applicable ToolBox Talk information, for internal and jobsite utilization.
  • Manages regulatory requirements, including OSHA and all Federal, State, local and customer requirements at required reporting intervals.
  • Manages the GSM drug-testing program including pre-employment, random and post-accident, ensuring fulfillment and compliance of all reporting requirements.
  • Plans and conducts safety training (CPR/First Aid, MSHA, Forklift, etc.) and new-employee safety orientations.
  • Maintains liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams.
Outcomes: * Drive continuous improvement in all Company Safety KPI's through the implementation of safety practices, training and education and effective communication.
  • Proactively maintain Company compliance for all Federal, State, local and customer regulatory and reporting requirements, both for safety and environmental requirements.
  • Establish, communicate and implement an annual training calendar.
  • Establish, communicate and implement an annual EHS compliance calendar.
  • Develop an improved monthly Safety Committee process for each Company.
Critical Competencies:

Safety-Minded – Ability to proactively identify and correct safety behaviors and conditions to reduce the risk of injury and advance the GSM safety culture.

Capability – Utilize a high level of safety system knowledge to engage workforce, drive continuous improvement and verify compliance with regulatory and customer expectations.

Organization & Planning – Capable to successfully prioritize & manage multiple tasks simultaneously with appropriate level of detail and importance on accuracy.

Productive – Drive tasks to completion and on schedule, aligned with overall project goals.

Cooperation – Work with others, both internal and external to the GSM organization, in an effort to maximize efficiency and achieve project goals. Reach out to peers, external resources and customers to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Flexibility – Willing to accept change in the best interest of GSM, the customer and project performance targets. Ability to adjust quickly to changing requirements & priorities.

Customer Service-Focused – Willing to go above & beyond to satisfy the customer with proper consideration for the GSM business and its employees.

Respectful – Treat everyone regardless of title or position, with respect & dignity.

Consistently treat others, both internal and external to the GSM organization, in a way that you would expect to be treated in return.

Professional – Always conduct business in a manner that reflects honesty, personal integrity and strong business principles aligned with GSM values. Communicate effectively, both written & spoken to a consistently high standard.


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Applicable experience in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental systems management
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Experience with Worker's Comp management
  • Demonstrated experience with safety systems and programs
  • Proven track record of safety metric performance and improvement
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Regulatory & customer reporting software)
  • Ability to lead and support cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal, including customer and regulatory agency correspondence
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred but not required
  • Authorized OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour compliance instructor for courses in construction and general industry preferred but not required
  • Minimum IS instructor authorization from MSHA preferred but not required
  • First Aid/CPR instructor preferred but not required
Working Conditions:

Includes controlled office environment, heavy manufacturing and industrial locations, and outside customer and jobsite visits as necessary including rooftop and climbing ladders.

Primarily a controlled office environment with outside site visits as necessary.
  • In a normal workday, the employee must be able to stand approximately 4-6 hours
  • In a normal workday, the employee must be able to sit approximately 4-6 hours
  • In a normal workday, the employee must be able to walk approximately 1-4 hours
  • In a normal workday, the employee must be able to drive approximately 1-4 hours
  • In a normal workday, the employee must be able to lift/carry approximately 25 lbs. maximum; frequently lift/carry up to 10 lbs. – Light Work
  • The employee must be able to use his/her upper extremities for repetitive simple grasping and fine manipulation.
  • The employee must be able to:
  • Bend at the waist occasionally (0-33%) throughout the day
  • Squat at the knees occasionally (0-33%) throughout the day
  • Climb frequently (34-66%) throughout the day
  • Reach above shoulders occasionally (0-33%) throughout the day
  • Kneel occasionally (0-33%)throughout the day
  • Crawl occasionally (0-33%) throughout the day
  • Use feet (foot controls) occasionally (0-33%) throughout the day

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