Environmental health and safety (EHS) assistant managers support the lead EHS manager in creating, promoting, maintaining, and overseeing health and safety standards for their organization. EHS assistant managers review the standards set by the lead EHS manager to ensure that they meet the requirements at the federal, state and local level. Additionally, they help oversee the implementation of EHS standards and ensure that staff follow the guidelines set by senior management as closely as possible; additionally, they must report any issues that may negatively impact implementation to the lead EHS manager.
Applicants for EHS assistant manager positions typically need at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, as well as several years of related experience. Applicants with specialized training or certifications are often preferred. EHS assistant managers must possess excellent written and verbal communication, be comfortable leading a team, and work effectively with supervisors to carry out organizational goals. Additionally, EHS assistant managers must be able to quickly identify and isolate problems and effectively report them senior management. They also need to be well-organized, with the ability to collect and process data from a variety of sources and share that information effectively with relevant parties. EHS assistant managers must adapt quickly to changing standards and regulations, and must communicate these changes quickly and efficiently.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Assistant Manager Tasks
Look into accident and injury claims company-wide, ensuring results consistent with company goals.
Educate all personnel on health and safety policies and company safety goals.
Research health and safety regulations, such as OSHA laws, and create company safety protocols.
Supervise safety and security staff.