Emergency Response Lead

Chemtrade - North Vancouver, BC (6 months ago)

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Focus/Objective:
The Emergency Response Lead is responsible for all Transportation and on site emergency response planning and training. This includes but is not limited to: Transcaer, Chlorep and on site emergency response. This individual provides guidance and facilitates a collaborative approach to site management on implementation of EHS programs in order to reduce accidents, injuries, and environmental releases. The Emergency Response Lead stays current on relevant Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and facilitates site compliance with applicable regulations. Emergency Response Lead develops a comprehensive training plan to ensure the site is meeting all regulatory obligations and emergency response preparedness.

Environmental, Health & Safety Responsibilities:
Become familiar with Chemtrade Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHS) policies and procedures.
Immediately report all EHS incidents (injuries, near misses, releases).
Complete all required EHS training in a timely fashion.
Follow all Chemtrade facility and corporate EHS procedures and practices.
Attend and actively participate in facility EHS meetings and forums that will drive employee involvement.
Provide feedback and suggestions for EHS program improvement.
Develop job safety analysis and safe working plans.
Develop and communicate Chemtrade Environmental, Health Safety & Security (EHS) policies and procedures.
Develop, organize and communicate metrics to track EHS performance.
Provide site EHS leadership through management by example and relationship development.
Provide comprehensive and effective EHS training. Design and implement training to address any gaps identified.
Create opportunities for expanded employee involvement and participation in EHS matters.
Lead and/or oversee incident investigations and drive EHS action items to completion.
Conduct periodic assessments or inspections of EHS programs to identify and correct deficiencies related to compliance with the EHS policies and procedures.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Chlorine Emergency Response – 25%
Lead the North Vancouver Chlorep team to ensure the team and equipment are trained and prepared to respond to an offsite emergency.
Coordinate and participate in community outreach activities related to responsible care including training of local emergency responders and conducting live ER drills.
Participate as a member on the BC Regional Treascaer committee representing Chemtrade North Vancouver.
North Vancouver Plant Site Emergency Response - 25%
Responsible for maintaining the plant Emergency Response plan and ensuring all employees are properly trained.
Act as the plant Incident Commander during plant Emergency Response events.

Develop, document and train plant employees on realistic plant Emergency Response events to ensure effective and timely response to on site incidents.

North Vancouver Training Coordinator - 15 %
Ensure all regulatory compliance training is completed.
Develop training plans and programs to enhance overall employee training.
North Vancouver Security -5%
Oversee North Vancouver plant security.
Oversee North Vancouver plant security requirements related to Marine terminal security.
North Vancouver Plant ESH - 20%
Develops, implements and ensures a system is in place to maintain the environmental, health and safety programs and procedures to meet or exceed compliance with Federal, State or Provincial, & local regulations, internal policies and customer requirements (including, for example, WCB, CSA, TDG, EPA, WHIMIS, OSHA, DOT, DHS, Responsible Care Codes and RC 14001 requirements).
Lead project safety for construction projects executed at the North Vancouver Plant.
Regulatory compliance - 5%
Laisse with regulatory authorities, insurance, or EHS consultants on issues impacting manufacturing operations.
Other duties as assigned – 5%

Minimum Position Qualifications/Requirements:
Degree or Certificate program in occupational health or safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering or other relevant field.
5+ years and experience with proven record driving safety leadership, preferably in Chemical Processing environment with process safety and mechanical integrity programs
Working knowledge of WCB, CSA, OSHA (or Provincial equivalent for Canadian positions) and EPA (or Provincial equivalent Canadian Positions) regulations and reporting requirements.
5+ years Transportation Emergency Response experience.
5+ years of Hazmat intervention leadership
Transportation Emergency Response Technician level training.
High level of computer skills in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint).
Must be available for travel, up to 20% of time to sites other than home location.

Desirable skills:
Professional and/or industry certifications preferred (e.g. OHST, CSP, CIH, or CHMM).
Knowledge of Responsible Care Codes.
Knowledge of Haz-mat leadership intervention
Knowledge of asbestos and lead based paint regulations.
Familiarity with TDG, DOT regulations, CSA, NFPA and other recognized industry standards.
Familiarity with implementing and sustaining RC14001 certification.
Knowledge of worker’s compensation requirements.
First Aid / CPR Certification
Training in confined space rescue and entry.
Ability to conduct Process Hazard Analysis using HAZOP or equivalent method.
Ability to conduct and/or lead incident investigations to determine root cause.
Language fluency complement base home site (i.e. Quebec sites would require fluent French)

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