O-I Environmental Health & Safety Manager- Lapel, IN in Lapel, Indiana

Environmental Health & Safety Manager- Lapel, IN

  • Job ID #:5940

  • Functional Area:Environmental

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Lapel, IN

  • Department:EHS

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

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Position Description:

Who we are:

Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold beer after a hard day’s work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.

O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

With nearly 27,000 employees and an unparalleled footprint spanning almost 80 plants in 23 countries, O-I is a truly global maker of glass packaging.

From engineering and manufacturing to brand development, design and innovation, we are dedicated to providing unique solutions to exceed our customers’ expectations and fuel consumers’ desire for glass.

Your Role:

Under general supervision of Plant Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and

promoting the plant environmental, safety, workers’ compensation and occupational health programs

for the site. You will provide support to the site operations leadership in the following areas:

environmental, safety, occupational health, worker’s compensation, and Health & Safety training and


In this role, you will recieve support and direction regarding Environmental, Health & Safety compliance

activities from the NA Environmental Health and Safety Department personnel.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Advise site management regarding the establishment of Environmental, Health & Safety objectives, plan activities to achieve those objectives, and integrate Environmental, Health & Safety into the site culture.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records that meet regulatory requirements.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing E,H&S programs and practices through reviews and data interpretation.

  • Plan and promote all phases of the plant safety program.

  • Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices through work site knowledge,employee interactions and work site inspection.

  • Develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs.

  • Implement, administer and advise others on hazard controls and hazard control programs.

  • Measure, audit and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard controls and hazard control programs.

  • Provide recommendations for correcting safety hazards and unsafe work practices.

  • Provide follow-up to ensure implementation of corrective recommendations.

  • Conduct mandated employee health and safety training programs as required by the Health & Safety Training Matrix, such as Hazard Communication, Lock Out/Tag Out and Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Coordinate the plant accident and investigation program, including the maintenance of required OSHA reports.

  • Participate in state and federal OSHA inspections.

  • Serve as the leader of plant safety committees and teams.

  • Assist in the sites efforts to minimize ergonomic stress.

  • Assist in the establishment, training and facilitation of first responder teams.

  • Execute strategies to engage the plant leadership team and the plant workforce in maximizing the environmental and safety performance.

  • Coach and mentor plant leadership/supervisors in identifying hazards and the proper interaction with employees to discuss safety behavior (Tell Me process).

  • Assist Regional EH&S staff in the quantification, evaluation and control of employee exposure to potential occupational health hazards such as: chemicals & materials, noise levels, radiological sources and other environmental and human factors existing in the workplace.

  • Conduct on-site activities to control exposures to occupational health hazards.

  • Assist in the completion of occupational health-monitoring activities to meet regulatory requirements for subjects such as asbestos, silica, hearing and lead.

  • Assist in the laser safety compliance activities required by OSHA and State regulations.

  • Act as the site contact for Worker’s Compensation issues: Interfaces with workers compensation legal counsel, third party administrator, appropriate medical professionals, corporate risk management, divisional health and safety management, and regional HR management for successful case management of all workers compensation claims and programs.

  • Assist local Human Resources personnel in coordination of new hires/orientation.

  • Oversee and direct the site compliance efforts regarding waste management under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

  • Oversee and direct in the site compliance efforts for reporting and controlling air emissions as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

  • Oversee and direct the site compliance efforts through inspecting and reporting required by storm water discharge and wastewater discharge permits regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

  • Oversee and direct in the compliance efforts regarding hazardous chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

  • Participate and lead state and federal environmental agencies inspections.

  • Lead pollution reduction teams and activities undertaken by the site.

  • Conduct applicable facility environmental training including: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), RCRA and DOT.

Reporting Relationships

In this role, you will report to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Regional Health and Safety Manager.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing plant performing Environmental, Health & Safety activities

  • CSP, CIH or CHMM or equivalent certification preferred

Travel Requirements:

There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at hr.recruiters@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.