Environment, Health & Safety Manager- Job at Harvard, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Harvard
  • Elk Grove Village, IL

Job Description

The Harvard Companies provide important building services to thousands of clients across the business community. Harvard Maintenance and Harvard Protection Services are two of the largest and fastest growing, privately owned providers of high quality janitorial and security services in the United States.

We are an industry leader and are well known for our innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. Our success over the last fifty years stems from Harvard's Inverted Pyramid®, which recognizes that our front-line employees are the most important people in our organization. The Inverted Pyramid® ensures that our employees feel valued, are given the tools to be successful, and are empowered to execute in their roles. People are also at the center of our Core Values. Our People First core value clearly states that “we are a family organization that promotes respect and embraces diversity”.


Position Objective:

The EHS Manager is responsible for the local/regional implementation, management, and adherence to the company’s corporate EHS, Sustainability and Risk Management programs, policies, and procedures. This position will be responsible for standards and functions to reduce and prevent employee injuries, incidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards, as well as reducing the environmental aspects and impacts associated with the company’s operations. The position location is in Elk Grove Village, IL, supporting both suburb and downtown Chicago work sites.

  • Facilitate safety training for supervisors and managers
  • Administer safety exposure assessments and hazard evaluations of operations
  • Facilitate technical safety orientation and new employee safety orientation
  • Maintain governmental regulatory compliance
  • Complete routine job analysis /observations
  • Investigate and conduct root cause analysis of on-the-job injuries
  • Implements, directs and coordinates safety incentive programs
  • Maintain defensive driving program
  • Primary local contact with regulatory agencies on all local EHS matters and coordinates communications with corporate risk management
  • Provides leadership, assistance, and support to local management in identifying and resolving employee health and safety issues
  • Two to five years of experience in safety management or related work
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish/Polish preferred
  • Certifications or coursework towards ASP, CSP, CPEA, SMS, OHST, CSM, or similar preferred
  • Ability to work alternating day and evening hours
  • Must be a self-starter who can effectively evaluate situations and take independent action to expedite the resolution of open issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Janitorial experience recommended but not required

Harvard is offering a competitive salary structure including benefit package with medical, dental, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance along with 401K Savings Plan.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Afternoon shift,

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