EHS Specialist/Sr. EHS Specialist

  • 250 Chester St, Painesville, OH 44077, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at  

Job Description

We are looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at our Painesville Films Facility that will report to the EHS Manager.

As the EHS Specialist, you will serve as a key member of the site EHS team. Your key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing programs and developing facility specific procedures that ensure compliance with regulatory and Company requirements.

  • Integration of Company and facility level EHS management systems to maintain compliance, environmental protection and safe operating conditions.

  • Tracking and regularly reporting the status of regulatory compliance and improvement initiatives.

  • Maintaining OSHA 300 log, form 101, and all other governmental and corporate database records.

  • Organizing and controlling an effective accident prevention program.

  • Implementing education and training to support regulatory and business requirements.

  • Function as the contractor-plant representative to ensure compliance of all PSM-related requirements from contractors.

  • Acting as a resource and mentor to facility safety teams.

  • Investigating all releases, injuries and near-misses.

  • Coordinating the Job Safety Analysis program and OSHA PPE compliance program and maintaining the SDS system.

  • Conducting periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety and sanitary standards and regulations.

  • Driving continuous improvement and delivering strong results from behavioral based processes.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, or related field preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience of complex work assignment or educational project driving results on EHS work assignments with progressive complexity, depth and scope. 

  • Advanced professional EHS certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, QEP, CEA, REM etc.)preferred but not required. Experience with behavioral based safety initiative desired.

  • Knowledge of PSM or familiarity with solvent processes and solvent safety. 

  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements and EHS policies, procedures and programs.

  • Good Project/Problem Resolution skills.

  • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software.

  • Think strategically and have strong leadership skills with good interpersonal communications.

  • Strong mentoring, facilitating and training skills with the flexibility to support a 24 hour 7 day manufacturing schedule.

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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