At Nature’s Medicines, we are in the business of improving people’s lives. We bring our purpose to life by creating life-enhancing experience in the communities we serve, navigating our business lines with excellence, and dedicating ourselves to shaping the future of cannabis as a leading healthcare solution. As a team that connects, enlightens, and empowers, Nature’s Medicines is looking for people who are inspired by our vision and wish to grow with us as we continue our national expansion. If you too would like to improve people’s lives, we’d like to learn more about you.
WHY NATURE’S MEDICINES:
The Nature’s Medicines team is defined by our people. We are committed to our values and have created a culture of trust, but we also remember to have fun. Here are a few more reasons why Nature’s Medicines is a great place to be:
- Competitive pay
- Attractive insurance benefits and options
- Paid time off
- Professional development and workplace happiness initiatives
We believe in building a diverse team, and we strive to make our company a welcoming space where everyone can make an impact on Nature’s Medicines success. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to join us.
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager will be responsible for testing workplaces for environmental and Safety hazards in compliance with the CPA, EPA and OSHA. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of environmental, health, safety, and security. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success driving EHS improvements, tackling and implementing EHS projects and initiatives; and a progressive leadership style to manage, coach and mentor a small EHS staff. The company has a number of retail and manufacturing sites of varying size & complexity, all with specific EHS risks, operating under different regulatory structures with varying levels of EHS knowledge. This role will help evaluate these risks, develop appropriate remedial & corrective actions & assist with intervention following adverse findings in Independent Assurance Audits, Enterprise Oversight Inspections/Audits &/or Major Adverse Events.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Conduct Safety audits at all production facilities as well as retail locations to ensure compliance with OSHA and other regulatory agencies.
- Travel to all sites nationally to perform regular walkthroughs to inspect for safety hazards and takes notes on employee safety related needs.
- May include heavy travel at times.
- Development and execution of tactical and strategic plans to improve site EHS performance, including the allocation and management of EHS resources.
- Ensure the following site programs are implemented and maintained: EHS communications, Incident and injury reporting, investigation, and record keeping.
- Provide technical guidance concerning EHS issues.
- Management of EHS field employees.
- Manage and develop plans and training programs including; lock out/tag out, hazardous waste, emergency response, hazard communication, spill response, Pollution Incident Prevention Plan, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, CPR/AED, Forklift, Fire Extinguisher Use, etc.
- Lead the development of a meaningful training curriculum that effectively directs company behavior toward governmental and regulatory agency compliance.
- Document facility permit renewal dates, regulatory body oversight visits, pertinent codes and regulations related to permit requirements and other useful information in a comprehensive spreadsheet for quick reference.
- Lead EH&S campaigns to cultivate employee involvement, including management oversight of safety committee(s) while working closely with all team members. Identify safety initiatives that will elevate employee engagement to achieve zero accidents and zero loss across the facility.
- Establishment and attainment of site EHS objectives and targets.
- Collaborate with Shared Services / Functions (i.e., Retail, Production, HR, IT, Procurement, and 3rd Party businesses, et al) to ensure EHS is integrated into the business strategy, risk mapping process & business continuity plans.
- EHS corrective and preventive actions to ensure timely follow-up and implementation.
- Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment including, but not limited to: PPE, respirators.
- Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment and train team members on proper use of such equipment.
- Prepare or review specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
- Support hazardous materials transportation compliance and other regulatory affairs related programs.
- Oversee WC injury claims and serve as the liaison between the Company, HR and the WC insurer.
- Complete claims forms, evaluate light duty requests and complete OSHA 301(a) forms where applicable.
- Maintain all required records and documentation.
- Ensure proper and updated MSDS’ exist in all locations.
- Advise on process modifications to ensure consideration of potential hazards during operating processes.
- 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.
- Inspect fire suppression systems or portable fire systems to ensure proper working order.
- Maintain logbooks of daily activities, including areas visited or activities performed.
- Provide consultation to organizations or agencies on the workplace application of safety principles, practices, or techniques.
- Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this role.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- A bachelor’s degree in Safety Management or related Field.
- 5+ years of EHS experience, preferably in a horticulture or retail environment.
- Vast understanding of OSHA rules and regulations as well as the state Departments of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection agency.
- Certified Safety Professional and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
- Experience managing multiple technical level employees.
- Experience with hazardous chemicals is desired.
- Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Plans (RMP) or E2 is desired.
- Must be able to qualify to receive a state Dispensary Agent card.
- Must have a current valid State-issued Driver’s License.
- Proper employment documentation and authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- A high level of professionalism focusing on internal and external customer service.
- Willingness to travel when necessary, to work extended hours when required to fulfill company growth requirements, and to be flexible with schedule and availability.
- Personal and professional attributes that exhibit a “whatever it takes” and “find a way” attitude.
- Excellent communication both verbally and through written media.
- Must be able to handle constructive feedback and guidance and offer the same to those within the organization.
- Ability to articulate job goals in a manner they are completed effectively the first time.
- Ability to manage high-stress faced paced situations and to be flexible and adaptable when a situation requires it.
- Bilingual (Spanish and English speaking) highly preferred.
*The above requirements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, and this job description may be amended at any time. Required experience, training, or educational requirements shall be as indicated or as deemed acceptable by leadership.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Relocation assistance
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Bachelor’s (Preferred)
- EHS: 3 years (Required)
Willingness To Travel:
- 50% (Required)
- One location
- Waiting period may apply
- Only full-time employees eligible