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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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
19%
2 - 4
36%
5 - 7
8%
8+
37%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Written Communication
Strong WORK Ethic
Strong VERBAL
Time Management
BS Degree
Fluent English
Confidence

EHS Specialist Seniority Levels

Water Resources Engineer
3% made the transition
Environmental Specialist
4% made the transition
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EHS Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$66,429 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$47k
Median: CA$66k
CA$93k
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