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Global Occupational Health and Hazardous Materials Leader

Company: Stepan Company
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Global Occupational Health and Hazardous Materials Leader will provide subject matter expertise and program management for the industrial hygiene, ergonomics, medical surveillance and hazardous materials transportation strategy, performance and compliance at Stepan Company. Upon request the Leader participates in continual improvement and compliance efforts, risk reduction initiatives and supports adherence to company standards, applicable industry standards, and applicable regulations related to industrial health and hazardous materials transportation for all Stepan locations. This position reports directly to the Global Director- Occupational Health, Safety and Security. 
 

Responsibilities

•    Management Systems:  Assists in development, implementation and continuous improvement of Occupational Health and Hazardous Material Transportation related systems, policies, programs, standards, tools and templates.
•    Worksite Chemical Exposure Protection & Compliance: Delivers expert knowledge to minimize employee health risks to chemical, physical and biological agents in the workplace. Expertise includes development of engineering controls, personal protective equipment, emergency response procedures to provide employee protection, management of hazardous materials transportation incidents, and regulatory compliance. Experienced in the use of risk-based assessments, exposure monitoring schedules, and global database tools (Intelex) to drive programs improvements. 
•    Occupational Health Program Management: Expertise in managing external occupational health service providers for support with company or regulatory required pre-employment physical, respirator use, audiometric, ergonomic, chemical specific, and COVID-19 programs. Additional expertise needed in workplace injury and workers compensation case management and return-to-work programs. 
•    Hazardous Materials Compliance & Emergency Response: Delivers expert knowledge relative to hazardous materials transportation via rail, truck, barge or pipelines and implements regulatory required and American Chemical Council’s Responsible Care compliance programs. Works with company logistics and supply chain teams in the development of programs. Coordinates global CHEMTREC programs and emergency response follow-up.   Find, develop and deliver safety and security training program content and performance tracking using global on-line and customer developed training methods.
•    Upon request participate in due diligence for acquisitions/divestitures and related Industrial Health and Hazardous Materials transportation integration issues to minimize and manage risk for the company.
 

Qualifications

•    Minimum 5 years of experience in Health and Safety regulated chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical or other process related industry.
•    Experience with Health and Safety on national or global level.
•    Comfortable interacting and communicating at the executive and board level as well as with senior government officials.  
•    Professional certification or licensure preferred (i.e. P.E., CSP, CIH, CHMM etc.)
•    Ability to travel to manufacturing sites and work in an industrial environment with associated hazards

Education

•    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
•    Advanced degree in science, engineering or business administration preferred; Specialized training in Health and Safety regulations and practices. 
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Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.

 

We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

Keywords: Stepan Company, Schaumburg , Global Occupational Health and Hazardous Materials Leader, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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