What does an EHS Specialist do?
EHS specialists are responsible for planning, implementing, and enforcing an organization’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures. Their primary objective is to create a workplace that is safe and healthy for people and the planet. They take ownership of workplace safety programs and may train staff on proper procedures to avoid accidents or injuries. They often take a lead role in overseeing the organization’s Environmental Management System, and would also establish the protocol for how to handle natural disasters that may have an environmental impact.
EHS specialists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, commonly in a health or environmental discipline. They must have an in-depth understanding of safe workplace practices and environmentally friendly strategies. Requires familiarity with OSHA and EPA regulations and other applicable laws and guidelines.
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EHS Specialist Insights
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an ehs specialist
When working as an ehs specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Written Communication, Strong WORK Ethic, Strong VERBAL and Time Management.
- Environmental Specialist
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Scientist
- Safety Engineer
The most common qualifications to become an ehs specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.