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Safety Specialist - Hazwaste

Ellenton, Florida - E-Verify | Full Time Florida Operations & Show Support — Safety & Compliance
Responsible for routine daily oversight, technical support, employee safety and health by supporting the implementation of the EHS management system, EHS standards, and associated processes on touring shows, events, and corporate sites. Partner with Safety Management to get an understanding and support with all EHS elements.  The ideal candidate will possess a good working knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations regarding hazardous waste management; have experience related to the validation of documents and records, evaluation of established EHS processes and practices, communicate findings and contributing factors, respond to and investigate incidents. Effectively use a range of basic EHS knowledge and practices, mitigate risk, reduce incidents.
Essential Functions
  • Overall: Provide leadership and direction on how hazmat waste is managed, handled, stored and disposed of and implement appropriate safety protocols and training. Responsibilities also include obtaining permits, conducting inspections, and providing documentation while identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement.  Stop work immediately for imminent hazards.
  • Baseline: Understand the basic requirements, limitations, scope and purpose of regulations, procedures, and standards for touring shows, events, and corporate sites. Build relationships as a “trusted advisor” to influence line and middle managements understanding of safety and performance expectations. 
  • Risk ID: Applies knowledge to routine, understood situations by supporting the implementation and documented maintenance of routine risk assessments, controls and processes with touring shows, events, and corporate sites.  Help identify risk factors, analysis, and prioritization of EHS risks.  Advise on hazard controls for job tasks. Work with the safety team, write or review, and maintain up to date procedures for safe workplace.
  •  Inspections: Apply knowledge to routine developed reporting parameters.  Coordinate, perform, and document inspection activities to monitor presence and use of controls and provide feedback.  Support processes and procedures to investigate, analyze, record, and report on incidents and nonconformities indicating failures and inadequacies of controls. 
  • Monitoring Equipment: Prepare and use direct reading equipment to perform basic measurements and monitoring of work environment.  Monitor and report on effectiveness of risk mitigation and EHS management processes and report any deficiencies.
  • SDS database: Coordinate, perform, and document SDS inventory to ensure all known chemicals have been identified and exist in the database. Support processes and procedures to investigate, analyze, record, and report any SDS nonconformities indicating failures and inadequacies of controls. 
  • Provide support with the safety team on the overall life safety inventory/inspections. Help ensure life safety inspections have been conducted and periodic reviews to systematically assess, monitor and identify areas of improvement. Support periodic management reviews to systematically assess, monitor, and identify areas for improvement in the EHS management system
  • Provide guidance for the touring shows, events  and corporate sites to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, local and international regulations.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering/Management, Public Health, Environment and or Biological/Educational Sciences or associated degree is preferred.          
  • 2+ years experience in relation to general industry regulations or equivalent experience in the entertainment industry.
  • 2+ years experience with primary responsibility day to day for inspection, investigation, hazard ID, basic regulatory compliance evaluation and regulatory recordkeeping requirements.
  • Experience working with local authorities, including fire marshals, electrical inspectors, safety compliance officers and environmental inspectors preferred.
  • OSHA 30 HR in General Industry and/or Construction.
  • Certifications in fall protection, rigging, electrical work, HAZWASTE,  preferred.
  • Proven experience in a safety-related role, preferably in the entertainment or live events industry.
Skills & Abilities
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, SmartSheets, MS SharePoint.
  • Exhibit strength in math, logistics, data sampling and common-sense reasoning.  Ability to apply OSHA, EPA, and local regulations and practices.
  • Looking for a team player, with strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to sit for 35% of time, walking for 30%, standing for 20% and lifting up to 50lbs 10% of the time.
  • Must be willing to Travel up to 50% of the time - Domestically and/or Internationally.
  • Compile, analyze, and present data to Sr. Leadership and explain complex data.
  • Familiar with Entertainment rigging principles, use, and inspection of rigging.
  • Certified or ability to become certified in Fall Protection and rigging competencies.
  • Ability to present information to varying levels of employee/staff (Front line to Executive).
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