Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives.
Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.
Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings ‚€“ carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Scope of Position: The Environmental Health & Safety Manager will be responsible for developing a sound EH&S strategy for the plant. Your duties will include facilitating and communicating EH&S programs and policies. You will seek to drive plant culture towards continuous improvement in overall plant EH&S performance. Our top priority is to develop, implement and enforce site specific programs to maintain compliance with laws, codes and regulations as well as develop a continuous improvement culture that is data based and has high employee involvement.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all plant, corporate and OSHA/EPA policies and regulations

  • Be a change agent to drive continuous improvement in overall EH&S performance through programs such as employee engagement, hazard recognition / elimination, pollution prevention, behavioral based safety, etc.

  • Lead the plant processes to set annual targets, and drive necessary actions to meet and exceed targets

  • Maintain metrics of plant EH&S performance and provide monthly reporting

  • Develop, implement and track annual site EH&S plan actions

  • Utilize data collected to develop specific programs and initiatives to improve performance

  • Develop and maintain plant emergency response plans and ensure appropriate training

  • Attend division / corporate meetings and calls representing the interest of the plant

  • Work with internal and external groups to coordinate plant EH&S audits and evaluations / inspections, and ensure timely corrective action for discrepancies

  • Ensure effective delivery of all EH&S related training with compliance to all applicable plant, corporate and OSHA standards, and maintain all OSHA logs and required recordkeeping required by regulation

  • Ensure / lead investigation of work-related injuries in conjunction with supervisors / managers, along with action planning to prevent reoccurrence

  • Coordinate reporting, tracking, and trend analysis of workplace injuries when they occur and ensure corporate reporting standards are followed

  • Maintain existing SDS system and ensure new materials and products have appropriate SDS sheets and training

  • Perform analysis and recommend improvements to equipment and processes to improve safety and prevent accidents


Travel Requirements: You can expect travel to be minimal < 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday - Friday; 40+ hours per week; nights or weekends as required


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health and Safety or Occupational Health and Safety

  • Master's Degree preferred


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum - 8 years of experience in a Safety & Health role


Required Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills including demonstration of Interpersonal skills, ability to develop Vision and Mission, and Managing self

  • Process Safety Management certification

  • Experience in air and water permit application preparation

  • Excellent written and verbal communications / presentation skills

  • Deep understanding of EH&S regulations

  • Experience with risk and statistical analysis

  • Computer Skills, Microsoft package and SharePoint


Desired Skills:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred

  • EH&S work experience in a heavy industrial facility

  • Good time management and organization skills


Soft Skills:

  • Motivated teammate - ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong people skills; Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to "read the room" and adapt


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of¬  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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