EHS Specialist (Environmental, Health, & Safety) in Bohemia, NY at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 7/27/2022

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Company Description

Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

Job Description

The EHS Specialist (Site Safety, Health & Environmental Specailist) Specialist will coordinate and execute safety, health and environmental programs. The position interacts with employees to ensure a culture of caring and where each employee is accountable and responsible for Safety, Health & Environmental conditions and behaviors. The SH&E Specialist ensures compliance with regulations and company policies, routinely interact with employees on the site floor, balance sophisticated assignments involving performance of daily audits/inspections, and assist the site in maintaining ISO 140001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications and daily implementation of those systems.

In addition to overall input to Site safety, health and environmental initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities include via hands on counsel, supervision, assessment and implementation of :

  • Champions and develops a culture where safety, health and environment are ingrained as a core value with all employees, everyone believes zero is achievable, everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner, everyone actively interacts with co-workers to prevent at-risk behaviors.
  • Actively participates on the Facility SH&E Team and other assigned teams. Effectively coaches and develops operations line supervision to be effective SH&E coaches in their respective positions.
  • Analyze SH&E conditions and behaviors and recommends changes to continuously improve Site SH&E performance to world class levels.
  • Primarily responsible for implementing systems, procedures, and work practices to ensure “audit ready” state of compliance.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures (SOP's) to ensure Site compliance with company and regulatory agency policies, including federal, state and local legislation and regulations pertaining to SH&E.
  • Reviews, analyzes, critiques and/or approves engineering design development reports, plans and specifications for compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Partners with Facility PSM/RMP coordinator to ensure compliance with PSM and RMP requirement where applicable.
  • Drives implementation of SH&E best in class programs, systems and processes, including training and coaching to establish clear procedures on SH&E measures and precautions.
  • Drives key effective, sustainable implementation Corporate, Division and Site SH&E initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities via hands on leadership, coaching and team work.
  • Manage Worker’s Compensation in partnership with Risk Management. Understand the safety risks associated with jobs, Site wide. Understand the aspects of the Site that impact the environment, and optimizes them.
  • Ensures thorough investigation of all incidents, in coordination with Safety and Health Site leadership. Provide expertise and participate to all SH&E incident investigations as conducted by Site Leadership.
  • Coordinate/facilitate all environmental training for Site (Hazmat, Waste Treatment, SPCC/SWPP, etc.). Administer training programs for safety accident prevention and protection, and may support environmental management systems.
  • Drive excellence through active participation on the production floor to adopt a - ZERO TOLERANCE MENTALITY- toward SH&E losses and drive elimination of losses through the framework of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NCE.
  • Provides SH&E functional and technical expertise/mentorship as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function. Partners with other key functions on initiatives including engineering, HR, Quality, Operations, NCE, etc to deliver on goals and plans.

Job Requirements


  • 1 - 5 years experience in successfully coordinating Safety, Health, and Environmental sustainability activities in a manufacturing setting.
  • Experience with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations and local equivalents and their application to Site operations.
  • Professional certifications in SH&E related fields are considered beneficial and may include CIH, NEBOSH Certificate, ASP, AEM, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental and/or safety subject area or related fields or international equivalents.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and digital literacy required.
  • Excellent interpersonal interactions.
  • Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the Site with respect, tact and impactful outcomes.
  • Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required along with the ability able to relate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding.
  • Training & presentation skills.
  • Must demonstrate good insight and ability to develop mutual solutions to challenges.
  • Able to work and lead in a team setting; live the Nestlé Leadership Principles and bring it to life for others.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize.
  • Ability to quickly learn Site relevant federal and state OSHA, EPA, DOT requirements.
  • Technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals, and training materials)
  • Digital literacy (Microsoft Office/Windows based)
  • Reading and comprehension skills/legal & regulatory interpretation
  • Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.

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