EHS Coordinator - Hanover, PA

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Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: Hanover, PA, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




About the role

Your Impact as Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator - Hanover, PA

Responsible and accountable for leading the environmental, health and safety initiatives in support of the business requirements. Ensure environmental and safety compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Drive continuous improvement initiatives within environmental, health, safety, and associated areas. Direct safety training activity for new hires and annual training requirements for all areas of the plant. Ensure compliance with all applicable safety and environmental federal, state, and local regulations. Drive incident/accident-free workplace initiative through education, training, coaching and other initiatives to create a culture of ownership for safety within the workforce.


Your Essential Job Functions

  • Monitor and maintain RTW program for employees on workers’ compensation in relation to accelerating their return through transitional duties as well as working with the local medical community.
  • Maintain and monitor all safety programs currently in place and to recommend viable changes to increase their effectiveness.
  • Act as an independent auditor to verify training efforts with hourly employees and inform management of any weaknesses for correction.
  • Spearhead efforts to communicate to employees about specific efforts on behalf of the Company in relationship to ISO, OHSAS, OSHA, quality, EHS, etc. and to follow-up/document their understanding of each.
  • Maintain, enforce, and update all EH&S policies/procedures.
  • Support and participate in investigations into all accidents, incidents, and near misses and take related corrective action.
  • Compile and evaluate EHS statistics.
  • Perform safety inspections.
  • Develop in conjunction with Supervisors/Managers safe work procedures.
  • Communicate the hazards and standard operating systems to those at risk.
  • Ensure environmental compliance (ie permits, clean air, lead audits, wastewater).
  • Emphasize a safe approach to working (ie awareness with machines, employee’s attitudes).
  • Ensure safety and environmental policies and procedures are up to date, understood, available to all employees, and adopted by Department Managers.
  • Review and update departments on a regular basis.
  • Ensure statutory reporting requirements are up to date and required documentation is maintained in a central, accessible location.  (Required documentation is the responsibility of Department Managers).
  • Chair meetings to review BBRG’s approach to environmental, health, and safety.
  • Communicate new initiatives and requirements to managers and aid in meeting those initiatives and requirements.
  • Assistance may be required with safety meetings, OSHA inspections, creating/updating policies, procedures, and manuals, performing/scheduling training, OSHA conferences, etc
  • Training and maintaining training records for EHS requirements.
  • Perform other duties as needed.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience. Such experience typified through knowledge of the wire drawing industry, steel cord process, statistical analysis, and design of experiments.  A working knowledge the operations of and understanding the needs of customers is also required.
  • Experience in EHS: OSHA, DEP, ISO, and all local/state/federal regulations
  • Experience in manufacturing. Custom made to order manufacturing preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently to meet or exceed guidelines.
  • Ability to travel, valid driver’s license, reliable transportation.
  • Must have experience working with Microsoft Office and other software programs.



Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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