EH&S Program Manager, Behavioral Safety

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.

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James Hardie ZeroHarm

At James Hardie we will not compromise the safety of our people - Zero Harm is core to everything we do. There is no task so important in our business that it overrides the need to work safely. We believe in no injuries to anyone, anytime. Any individual joining our business must be passionate about being a zero-harm leader and commit to our zero-harm goals.



Position Purpose

The EHS Program Manager will work with the VP EHS, Director, Global Health & Safety and Regional EHS leaders to scope and deliver EHS Programs globally in support of the EHS strategy.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance on EHS-related continuous improvement Programs aligned with the EHS strategic program development and implementation
  • Benchmark program opportunities inline with EHS strategic plan priorities
  • Assess regulatory compliance across various safety programs and environmental media.
  • Support the design and implementation of the EHS management systems and programs for regions
  • Conduct training, field coaching, and assessment for EHS performance improvement Programs
  • Manage multiple Programs within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables
  • Support regions to effectively manage and deliver Programs


Zero Harm

  • Report any incidents, hazards, near misses or “at-risk” behaviors
  • Take ownership through participating in health and safety initiatives/activities and training
  • Acting as a safety leader at all times and ensuring yourself and others perform their work safely
  • Responding to any hazard or incident that is raised with you and providing or seeking the support required to respond to the identified workplace issue



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, safety science, environmental science, or other closely related degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Professional certification strongly preferred (Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional, and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (or equivalent certification in country or jurisdiction) or eligible for certification.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal, State, and Local EH&S related regulations.
  • Computer proficiency ability, Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant OSHA, AUS, GPSR regulations and ISO requirements
  • Experience working within an EHS environment (utilising an EHS Management System, technology, and tools)



  • Five or more years of Environmental, Health & Safety experience, preferably experience with managing large program assessment and implementation.
  • Exceptional organization and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that enable effective interaction/communication with management at many levels.
  • Effective leadership abilities.
  • Comfortable presenting and training in large and small groups (training/presentation, communication with site management).
  • Excellent influencing skills.
  • Good technical writing skills.

What You’ll Receive:


At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

· Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!

· 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary

· Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave

· Wellness Program

· Employee Assistance Program

· Parental Leave · Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie · And more


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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