Job Title:  Manager, Health Safety & Environment- Rochester, NY

Req ID:  41957
Job Category:  Health, Safety & Environment

Rochester, NY, US, 14543


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. Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety. At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient.

The Role


As the Manager, Health Safety and Environment (HSE) you will develop, plan, implement, and pro-actively monitor the facility(s) Health, Safety and Environmental programs with a focus on meeting world class safety and best practices. The Manager of Health Safety and Environment is responsible for partnering with the assigned facility(s) management to ensure that the facility meets all governmental requirements and corporate safety objectives. Responsible for the technical and administrative management of site safety and occupational health programs. You will work closely with management and the operational business to champion, communicate and ensure the delivery of the Dental business HSE strategy with the objective of making and keeping the business safe against existing and emerging health and safety and environmental risks.


What You Will Do

  • Provide proactive, efficient and professional HSE advice, coaching and support to identified businesses and functional teams.
  • Plan and execute behavioral based safety and occupational/industrial hygiene programs. 
  • Ensure that effective management of health, safety and environment is embedded at an operational level within the business, and that managers and employees at all levels are aware of their HSE responsibilities.
  • Organize, lead, and administer the local safety meetings, ensuring the active participation and engagement by all required internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Support the development, completion, and ongoing review of risk assessments, advising on the suitability and application of risk control measures, identify and report on inadequately controlled risks and non-compliance with statutory or internal non-compliance.
  • Prepare and publish (where applicable) local, state, and federal mandatory health & safety reports.
  • Support the development of and deliver HSE training and other engagement initiatives that improve employee awareness, competency, and safety performance.
  • Provide technical design and assist in administration of site emergency response and disaster recovery programs.
  • Ensure that all incidents, accidents, near misses and crises are appropriately reported, investigated, escalated, and managed per STERIS and/or other legal requirements.

  • Respond to incidents and accidents, claims, enforcement action and crises, conducting investigations in accordance with the global HSE framework and ensuring appropriate actions are identified to prevent recurrences.
  • Review applicable Capital Appropriation Requests for safety considerations and make recommendations, as necessary. Provide input to HSE budget and maintain expenses within the budget for area of responsibility.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of HSE legislation, best practice and emerging risks, reporting changes that may impact the business and support the development of effective response strategies.
  • Develop and maintain proactive relationships with relevant industry bodies, key suppliers and regulatory bodies.
  • Oversee implementation and maintain the requirements for participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (or equivalent). 
  • Support, through a Legal Register, the identification, communication, and implementation of existing, new and/or revisions to existing environmental regulations.
  • Maintain compliance with Dental policy/programs, and HSE regulations including the requirements of the ISO 14001 / 45001, ensuring that non-compliances are promptly reported, and corrective actions raised, tracked and completed.

  • Work with allocated sites, site managers, regional teams and senior operators to communicate and drive compliance with HSE standards to ensure a safe working environment.

What You Need to Be Successful


  • Bachelor’s Degree, with minimum of 8 years of experience.
  • In lieu of degree, minimum 16 years’ experience in Health, Safety, Environmental Management.
  • Experience with internal HSE management systems and compliance audits.
  • Experience in implementing HSE programs.
  • Ability to build relationships and lead teams indirectly.
  • Experience with multi-site operations.
  • Experience of managing and maintaining Safety and Health Management Systems (ISO 45001), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) OSHA 1910, and NY State Department of Environmental Protection.



  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Strong leadership, managerial, facilitation, training, and mentoring skills.
  • Strong project/problem resolution skills.
  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent Customer service skills (both internal and external).
  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Tableau, SharePoint, databases, and function specific software.

Working Conditions


  • Travel up to 10%, may be required.
  • Work will primarily be performed within a manufacturing environment but work within an office setting will also be required.

What STERIS Will Offer You


The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.


Pay range for this opportunity is $77,800.00 - $104,727.00.


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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.

Req ID:  41957
Job Category:  Health, Safety & Environment

Rochester, NY, US, 14543

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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