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Job Title:  Manager, Health, Safety & Environmental

Req ID:  20813
Job Category:  Health, Safety & Environment
Country/Region:  US
State:  NY
City:  Chester
Zip:  10918

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

At STERIS, the Manager, Health, Safety & Environmental is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and pro-actively monitoring Environmental, Health and Safety programs with a focus on meeting World Class Safety best practices and outcomes. This position will partner with management to ensure that the Life Science Equipment & Service team meet all governmental requirements and corporate safety objectives. Responsible for the technical and administrative management of safety and occupational health programs. This position will be based in Chester, NY and will support facilities along the east coast and in the Midwest and will require 30%-40% travel. Will consider position being home based.


•    Plan and execute behavioral based safety and occupational health programs. 
•    Design, create, coordinate, and deliver programs, procedures, and training for safety leadership, awareness, hazard prevention, regulatory compliance, and other related safety initiatives as assigned by the Director, Environmental Health & Safety. 
•    Coordinate with leadership to integrate behavioral based safety principles into work instructions, work procedures, maintenance tasks, and other areas of the operations. 
•    Manage HSE audit program, providing audit training and maintain related records. 
•    Provide assistance to managers in the implementation of the safety observation program.  Monitor safety observation results and assist with corrective actions.
•    Be a technical resource for safety committee activities. 
•    Serve as the primary contact for government safety inspections and secondary contact for environmental inspections (coordinate with Director of Environmental Compliance or equivalent). 
•    Oversee safety incident investigations and coordinate root cause analysis (or equivalent analysis tool). Provide recommendations to management on related corrective action.
•    Prepare safety related reports, analyze, track trends and make recommendations for changes and improvement and/or implements changes as appropriate. 
•    Prepare and publish (where applicable) local, state, and federal mandatory health & safety reports. 

Duties - cont'd

•    Create, review, and maintain EHS procedures, in conjunction with management, and ensure necessary and timely update training occurs. 
•    Provide technical design and assist in administration of emergency response and disaster recovery programs. 
•    Prepare and oversee industrial hygiene program, analyses, and survey. 
•    Oversee implementation and maintain the requirements for participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (or equivalent). May also serve to assist other companies within VPP program. 
•    Review applicable Capital Appropriation Requests for safety considerations and make recommendations, as necessary. Provide input to EH&S budget (at plant and region level) and maintain expenses within the budget for area of responsibility. 
•    Where applicable, manage employee talent and development. Where applicable, coordinate performance reviews, recruitment/hiring, technical training, corrective actions, and employee relations. Maintain results through coaching, counseling of staff and setting meaningful and measurable goals. Provide growth, training, and development opportunities to employees.

Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience

•    Minimum 10 years’ experience administering health and safety programs in related industrial environment.
•    Minimum 10 years’ experience assessing hazards and providing corrective actions and follow up in an industrial environment.
•    Preferred to have obtained professional certification such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
•    Demonstrated strong working knowledge of EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulatory programs. 
•    Have strong interpersonal skills, good computer skills and be self-motivated. 
•    Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
•    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure work instructions/manuals. 
•    Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment. 
•    Must be able to make effective oral presentations to a wide range of audiences ranging from production employees to senior management and government agents. 
•    Lean manufacturing knowledge and experience preferred. 
•    Working knowledge of FDA regulations and a strong background and understanding of behavioral safety concepts is desired.



STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.