An environmental health and safety (EHS) director ensures that the health, safety, and environmental impact policies of their employer are being successfully implemented. This is a managerial position largely carried out in an office environment, though EHS directors regularly tour facilities to personally inspect operations and communicate with different departments. EHS directors are needed in all manner of industrial and manufacturing operations, as well as in government jobs and hospitals. Any organization that employs a significant number of people likely has an environmental health & safety department.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director Tasks
Ensure compliance with federal, state and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations.
Modify and implement compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems.
Develop environmental policies and practices.