EH&S Manager

Westfield, MA, US, 1085

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 is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal.


 As the EH&S Manager at James Hardie, you’ll assist the management team in the establishment of a safe culture. You’ll have responsibility for our new plant in Westfield, MA.  You’ll manage a lot of priorities and large-scale initiatives and build the EHS program by developing short and long term improvement strategies and working closely with managers on safety issues and training programs.

 What You’ll Do:

  • Provide direction to the site on improvement strategies and feedback on safety performance to the plant management team and Supervisors on an on-going basis
  • Analyze shift performance through pre-work task assessment, inspections conducted, and behavioral observations completed to identify safety performance trends
  • Coach Department Managers and Supervisors in daily morning meetings on trends identified in order to improve crews and managers engagement in the safety process;
  • Analyze data from incident history, behavioral observations, hazard reports, and plant audits to identify plant performance trends to determine and create plant performance improvement strategies
  • Collect and analyze data from our safety programs including reviewing incident reports, Hazard Reports, Near-Hit Reports, and Non-Routine Task Forms
  • Conduct Behavioral Audits and coach individuals on the program when data supports process is not being properly applied or executed; and reviewing audit forms to ensure quality of audit
  • Aid in selection of weekly pre-shift topics and coaching employees on proper delivery of pre-shift topics to crews; and auditing the effectiveness of pre-shift topic discussion
  • Conduct Housekeeping Audits, Risk Assessment Audits, and National Safety Audits
  • Manage and facilitate plant safety education programs by conducting new hire orientations, Ensuring all necessary regulatory and Company safety management programs are reviewed; developing and administering safety training presentations covering OSHA compliance, the Company’s management programs, and cultural/behavioral change processes;
  • Create safety alerts which aid in communicating incidents to sister facilities to educate them on facility design or procedure changes to prevent an occurrence of a similar incident.
  • Manage the environmental program to ensure compliance with State and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory requirements


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Engineering, or Industrial Hygiene. (Master's degree preferred)
  • 8+ or more years of manufacturing experience working as an EH&S professional.
  • 3+ or more years of experience leading, mentoring, and coaching in manufacturing organizations.
  • Professional Industry Certifications a plus


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 

Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!








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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