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Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 7C1

Date:  Jun 8, 2021
Job Category:  Product Development/Innovation
Req. ID:  9336

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Manages the plant environmental, health, safety, and chemical process functions as directed.


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  • Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  • Implements and provides the direction and management of the plant environmental function. Understands and remains current on environmental requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Provides the direction and management of plant safety programs in order to maintain safe and healthful working conditions. Develops and monitors plant safety rules and regulations in accordance with plant, group, and corporate guidelines, and in compliance with governmental regulations and laws in occupational safety and health.
  • Responsible for coordinating and committing resources for all emergency response measures, including those identified in the facility’s contingency plan.  Maintains thorough familiarity with all aspects of the facility’s contingency plan, all operations and activities at the facility, the location and characteristics of all chemicals and wastes handled, the location of all records within the facility, the facility layout, and evacuation routes.
  • Provides, monitors, records maintains and archives all safety and environmental files/records required by company policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local regulations and permits.
  • Establishes programs to minimize waste generation, properly manage wastes (including labeling, storage, and disposal).
  • Provides training for all safety and environmental requirements, including new hire orientation
  • Provides, maintains and monitors all environmental, health and safety management activities including, but not limited to, MSDS files, hazard communication program, environmental educational programs, hazardous waste program, hazardous materials program, air program, storm water program, wastewater discharge programs, etc.
  • Timely and effectively communicates with Ball personnel and federal, state, and local authorities on environmental, health and safety compliance issues.
  • Compiles data, prepares and submits required regulatory reports, such as tier II, air operating, wastewater, form R, etc.
  • May interact with the company’s worker’s compensation third party administrator to ensure timely and appropriate administration of worker’s compensation claims.
  • Timely responds to issues of noncompliance and complaints related to environmental issues.
  • Assures the Material Approval Form (MAF) system is used and provides data as necessary with approvals before materials are brought onto plant premises.
  • Timely advises management of any unplanned chemical releases and noncompliance situations related to environmental requirements.
  • Acts as a liaison/point of contact with environmental services, corporate safety department, local community safety organizations, neighbor associations/neighbors, regarding complaints and concerns.
  • Serves as point of contact for agency and company environment, health and safety inquiries, inspections, and audits. Conducts random safety audits and periodic safety inspections. Prepares responses to inspections/audits and managers correction of any notes deficiencies
  • Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation, and provides related training to employees.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for effective management, including provision for selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling, motivation, meeting objectives, planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the organization.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property.  Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  • Working with the Engineering Manager as it relates to sustainability projects.
    Position Requirement & Competencies:
  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience.
  • Job related experience for 5+ year(s) minimum with occupational health and safety act and regulations knowledge.
  • EP certification preferred.
  • CRSP designation preferred.
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard plant environmental operations techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to read heavy quantities of regulations, etc., in a short time frame.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  environmental regulations, legal practices, OHSA requirements, environmental principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures, generally accepted managerial practices and procedures, and company policies, procedures, and products.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

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