Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
Atalanta Corporation

The Manager, EH&S is responsible for the entirety of all GGG warehouse and office training and safety, Company-wide, including all practices, plans, implements, evaluations, communications, initiatives, regulatory requirements, classroom, on-the-job, train the trainer, etc., with emphasis on new-hire first 90 days training, and drives the onboarding process from a EH&S perspective. The incumbent conducts employee training needs, identifies opportunities to improve warehouse and office safety, productivity, and retention, using observations, proper job instruction, and follow up. Exhibits leadership behaviors and has the ability to influence others’ behaviors to ensure compliance with business continuity and environmental health and safety procedures.


  • Owns all warehouse EH&S training for new and tenured personnel, with emphasis on the first 90 days of warehouse training
  • Oversees training of all temps and new hires during multi-week training during first 90 days as measured by various indicators (productivity, quality, reliability, safety, culture integration, job knowledge)
  • Administers and coordinates all aspects of onboarding and training including scheduling resources, conducting classroom training, performing observations, acting as SME on process and milestones, etc.
  • Provides actionable performance and behavioral feedback and coaching in classroom and on the job
  • Facilitates mentoring of new warehouse personnel to drive engagement through the onboarding process
  • Analyzes and tracks associate performance 30/60/90 days out of new hire training to ensure performance expectations are met
  • Collects data to determine effectiveness, retention and sustainability of training for the continuous improvement of the program
  • The incumbent is the Corporate subject matter expert for industrial and office safety
  • Regularly conducts spot checks to ensure that safety protocols are being followed and uncovers coaching opportunities and identifies steps to improve safety
  • May consult in the interview, hire, performance review, discipline and termination process in collaboration with the Warehouse Supervisor and Manager from a safety perspective
  • Regularly inspects facilities for safety hazards, product damages, and either resolves them or reports them to the operations manager or Inventory department, as appropriate. Jointly accountable (with warehouse leadership) for maintaining the physical condition of the warehouse and its equipment
  • Provides support for management teams to meet their annual safety goals and possess and apply the ability to drive results
  • Works with Director of Insurance Risk and AR, Director of Warehouse Operations, Human Resources, and Operations Teams to develop strategies to reduce and manage overall worker’s compensation expense
  • Apply directives from the organization of safety initiatives, and acts as an advocate for GGG safety culture
  • Must support programs that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material disposal procedures, and the use of personal protective equipment
  • Creates, supports, and implements strategies to establish and improve safety compliance
  • Educates employees in proper safety procedures, safe work practices and policies
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends process and equipment changes and improvements to maximize safety and improve environmental impacts of operations
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable safety guidance and laws (city, state, and Federal)
  • Conducts root cause analyses and preventive/corrective action follow-up
  • Acts as first point of contact for site-specific incident investigations
  • Creates and manages Corporate Safety Committee
  • Works closely with the National Safety Council to ensure that industry best practices are being implemented and followed
  • Ensures all OSHA regulatory compliance from a Corporate perspective
  • Maintains all records and procedure and protocol documentation; owns the Corporate safety manual and updates it as needed


Undergraduate degree (or equivalent work experience) in EH&S or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred

8-10 years’ experience in a safety role with a minimum of two years of experience in warehouse preferred, with experience in direct training, EHS certification and/or safety related job responsibilities

Certification to teach appropriate and safe use of forklifts and other warehouse equipment required

Able to interpret OSHA, HAACP and other regulatory requirements; Strong leadership, communication, and people development skills; broad knowledge of warehouse operations, methods and procedures

Must be computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office with a high degree of skill

Ability to frequently lift up to 100 lbs. with mechanical assistance

Must be available to work during segments of night shift and on weekends as necessary

Domestic and international travel: up to 50%

The Gellert Global Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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