Environmental Health and Safety Manager


Chesapeake, VA


  •  Facilitate and contribute to the development, implementation, communication, and maintenance of all Workplace Health and Safety policies and programs.
  • Ensure High Liner Foods remains compliant with all relevant Health and Safety Legislation / Regulations and by-laws.
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation, control, and management of hazards and risks throughout the organization.
  • Recommend improvements to control hazards in conjunction with the activities of Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committees and departmental safety committees.
  • Ensure the existence and functionality of Joint Committees/Representatives, as required by legislation.
  • Ensure consistent promotion and utilization of safe work practices.
  • Advise on safety standards, Regulations, and Legislation.
  • Recommend procedures and equipment for risk reduction and to ensure compliance (e.g. Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Update, maintain and deliver safety orientation, on-going training, and awareness programs for all employees.
  • Participate in the investigation of workers’ concerns and complaints with respect to Health and Safety issues while maintaining the employee’s right to confidentiality.
  • Participate in incident investigations and develop recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
  • Contribute to emergency planning initiatives.
  • Participate in regular inspections for fire hazards and associated prevention and risk reduction strategies.
  • Maintain and update health and safety records and reports.
  • Produce and communicate health and safety reports on a regular basis.
  • Promote the health, safety, and well-being of all employees.
  • Liaise with management and outside regulatory agencies, as required.
  • Supervise the installation of safety features/equipment, where required.


  • Post-Secondary diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience implementing and promoting safe work practices and policies within a similar environment.
  • Understanding of current Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Regulations, Codes of Practice, Bulletins and other safe work practice requirements and recommendations.
  • General knowledge of Fire and Building Codes.
  • Strong decision making skills – able to make decisions in complex situations that could be immediately dangerous to life or health where no established guidelines exist.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate others coupled with the ability build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Highly organized, able to balance multiple demands and competing priorities while pushing towards project completion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5%.

Job Title:                    Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Location:                    Norfolk, VA

Department:               Operations Support

Reports To:               Manufacturing Engineering Manager with indirect reporting to President

Position Status:        Exempt

Revision Date:           June 2022                  


BAUER COMPRESSORS INC. (BCI), recognized as the world’s foremost innovative designer and manufacturer of high-pressure systems, specializes in the markets of high pressure breathing air products, GSA/military breathing air products, industrial air and gas products, plastics technology, natural gas, and inert gas compression. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, BCI employs over 225 associates nationwide and reports to its parent company BAUER COMP Holding GmbH in Munich, Germany


This Environmental, Health & Safety Manager is responsible for the establishment, implementation and enforcement of Bauer’s environmental, health and safety policy to ensure a safe work environment for Bauer employees and to ensure compliance with all applicable governmental and insurance carrier regulations. The Environmental, Health & Safety Manager reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager with indirect reporting to President.


Include the following, and other duties as assigned:

  • Establish a sound  EH&S policy for company in compliance with established industry best practices and in compliance with all applicable governmental and insurance regulations.
  • Dissemination and implementation of company EH&S policy in the form of training, coaching and distribution of relevant printed material. Keep training logs to make sure that all appropriate personnel are current with their required training.
  • Enforcement of company EH&S policy through audits, inspections, testing and evaluations.
  • Rectify EH&S deficiencies by keeping a current, well documented action plan log.  Prioritize identified deficiencies and ensure actions are taken by responsible parties to mitigate or eliminate the deficiency.   Participate in Company’s weekly Monday AM management meeting.  Notify company management and relevant personnel of EH&S deficiencies and ask for assistance where relevant.
  • Procurement and inventory of relevant Safety Equipment  and Personal Protective Equipment. 
  • Establish and implement company’s Emergency Response Plan including facilitating on-site drills to verify preparedness
  • Serve as the Technical resource for all relevant, plant, environmental permits.
  • Provide compliance specifications/recommendations to company management
  • Ensure accurate and timely EHS recordkeeping, document management and effective case management.
  • Prepare, maintain, and submit all records and reports required by the Company and regulatory agencies including the OSHA 300 log and injury records, Annual Storm water Reporting, Wastewater Reports, etc.
  • Lead and/or assist emergency response activities following workplace incidents.
  • Lead the ongoing development and review of continuous improvement programs related to workplace safety, air, water, wastewater and solid/hazardous wastes.
  • Lead the development, review, and revision of safety and environmental training programs.
  • Lead, coordinate, and participate in EHS performance improvement initiatives.
  • Track, report, and analyze EHS performance and implement corrective action as necessary.
  • Ensures equipment, operations and facilities are in compliance with OSHA standards, inclusive of all state and local requirements.
  • Responsible for the Company wide Hazardous Material program and training. Including the internal use and storage of materials as well as HAZMAT requirements for transportation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


No direct reports to this position.


  • Minimum five years of experience in the environmental, health, & safety field with a preference in manufacturing. Bachelor’s degree in related field can be substituted for two years of required experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable of safety and environmental regulations including but not limited to: air, wastewater, storm water, solid and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Strong organizational, follow-up and implementation skills
  • Strong leadership, training, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, research, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, environmental or occupational health sciences strongly preferred.
  • OSHA training and certification.
  • Experience managing a company-wide EH&S Program.
  • Professional designation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Mobility to work station, repetitive foot action of both feet, repetitive hand action of both hands, wrist action, finger dexterity, manual dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination, color (ability to determine), seeing, hearing, walking, sitting and climbing ladders.  Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, within OSHA requirements for load capacities.

Typical work environment will be production and office facilities.  Degree of travel required is low, but typically will be local. 

Working hours are Monday through Friday; occasional overtime and weekend hours will be required.  Work conditions may include elevated noise levels requiring hearing protection and extreme temperatures, both high and low.