EHS & Risk Management Specialist in Richmond Hill at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 7/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Richmond Hill

Job Type:

Environmental Health & Safety

Job Posting Title:

EHS & Risk Management Specialist

Job Description:

The EHS (Environmental Health Safety) & RM (Risk Management) Specialist is responsible for supporting the EHS&RM Manager or Sr. Manager driving EHS excellence.   Focused on leading EHS compliance and supporting the implementation of EHS programs, practices and security strategy to achieve performance excellence.  This position is responsible for driving a safe working culture and implementing effective EHS & RM programs aligned with Corporate EHS & RM that enable the site to effectively identify and mitigate risks.    This position will report to the Director of EHS&RM.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with multidisciplinary groups and EHS programs in accordance with federal, provincial, state, local regulations and internal standards to drive continual improvement and an incident free work environment
  • Assisting with safety related regulatory compliance issues, as well as assisting with updating and implementation of company and divisional safety policies/standards.
  • Supporting analysis, preparation and maintenance of mandatory /regulatory safety and environmental reports/records through EHS&RM Data Management System
  • Maintaining Plant SDS Program using Site-Hawk.
  • Updating and maintaining PPE Records.
  • Supporting Worker’s Compensation loss control programs and related reporting requirements.
  • Maintaining Brady Lock Pro (LOTO Instructions) for all machinery plant wide.
  • Assisting with updating and revising Plant Safety Programs if necessary.
  • Ensuring injured employees receive appropriate medical care in a timely manner by accompanying them to Medical Provider Visits.  (WorkMed, Hospital, etc.)
  • Participate on Safety and Environmental Divisional Web-Ex Meetings.
  • Act as resource to EHS Manager concerning on-site injuries and illnesses.
  • Co-Coordinator of the Plant Safety Committee.
  • Support Environmental, Health and Safety Policies and Practices.
  • Safety and Environmental issues in absence of EHS Manager.
  • Updating and testing of LOTO Procedures on all equipment annually.
  • Ensuing all First Aid Supplies are stocked sufficiently at all times.
  • Become First Responder Certified every 2 years.
  • Ensuring all AED’s are tested and compliant on a monthly basis.
  • Safety Portion of New Hire Orientation.
  • Safety Shoe Voucher Program.
  • Prescription Safety Glass Voucher Program.
  • Assist with facilitating the Near Miss Program.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with Environmental Audits.  (internal and external)
  • Plan, Do, Check and Act Investigations for all reported injuries.
  • Ability to use Data Management Software to log in audits, task completion, injury records, etc.


  • Participation in safety orientations for new employees.
  • Participation in administering plant hearing conservation program and annual audiometric testing.
  • Industrial hygiene monitoring and equipment maintenance.
  • Support plant EHS Audits.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum education required: B. S. in Scientific, Engineering or technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Trained subject matter expertise familiar with OSHA/EPA regulations
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required:   
    • Knowledgeable in OSHA’s Process Safety Management and/or EPA’s Risk Management Plan Standards. 
    • Technical EHS skills: behavior-based principles, engineering, hazard recognition, risk assessment and worker compensation administration
    • Leadership
    • Auditing
    • Have a general understanding of production processes, equipment, systems typically found in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience with environmental management information systems (EMIS) and support software (ex. Intelex, Site Hawk, ISN, or Alchemy) preferred.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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