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EHS Manager - Carthage

Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a EHS Manager (Environmental, Health and Safety) Manager within our business leadership team to help support our Bedding Products – Spring business in Carthage, MO.  Did you know we have been revolutionizing the sleep industry since 1883?  That’s right!  In fact, we hold the original patent on a spiral steel coil bed spring, filed way back in 1885.  Since then, we have been an industry leader in guaranteeing you get the best sleep possible.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.

As a EHS Manager will have the opportunity to implement Engineering solutions.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by actively addressing risk.  The team you will be working with is collaborative and values safety and overall performance of the plant. 


So, what will you be doing as a(n) EHS Manager?

  • Design and implement programs to enhance EHS protocols at assigned locations, including behavioral safety and regulatory compliance programs, to help the company lower its total cost of risk and continuously improve performance.
  • Advise local plant leadership on improving EHS practices, workplace safety, and the safety culture.
  • Coordinate with leadership, locally and across the business, on EHS related capital budget items, including helping to create a business case for their acquisition.
  • Develop ergonomic protocols for manufacture processes.
  • Develop and oversee EHS training for employees.
  • Develop meeting agenda and conduct regular EHS meetings with local managers, supervisors, and employees.
  • Oversee the incident/accident investigation process, including identifying the root cause, and ensure that local managers, supervisors, and employees are adequately trained to conduct investigations and develop and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Record applicable information in our designated electronic systems.
  • Ensure Safety Alerts are prepared and promptly shared with all Leggett & Platt locations in the Domestic Bedding Group.
  • Establish a local safety self-audit program, train appropriate personnel to audit, and perform periodic reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Keep track of safety worker orders for the Branch and track completion and communicate aging items to the appropriate leadership.
  • Regularly review workers' compensation and other local claims to determine accident trends and root causes and develop accident prevention initiatives based on these analyses.
  • Interpret and answer basic EHS, EPA, OSHA, and other regulatory compliance questions.
  • Be the internal "go-to" person for all questions related to EHS and maintain the knowledge required to be a subject matter expert in EHS management; this includes keeping abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting Leggett & Platt operations.
  • Collaborate with the management, supervisors, and other operations personnel to identify, quantify, and analyze claims data and causal information so that future claims can be reduced, in terms of both frequency and severity, primarily through appropriate operational procedures, safeguards, and behavior, and through loss prevention initiatives.
  • Regularly participate in "open items" meetings with internal and external colleagues associated with the risk management and insurance program to ensure that performance deadlines are being achieved and that initiatives are moving forward as desired


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Minimum of eight years combined of EHS related coursework and/or experience.


Things we consider a plus:

  • CSP or similar professional designation.
  • Facilitating and mitigating regulatory inspections.
  • Manufacturing, distribution, or consumer product EHS experience.
  • Environmental hazardous waste, risk management plans, SPCC, air permits, and stormwater permits experience.
  • Expertise with ergonomics assessments, fire protection, industrial hygiene.
  • CSP or similar professional designation.


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Our Commitment to You

We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in. Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

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