Manager, Environmental Health & Safety
Hanes Brands

Job Info


This position will manage all aspects of a facility's employee safety, welfare and pandemic management strategies and programs. Is responsible for the facility's pandemic & employee welfare and health and safety strategic planning, program implementation and compliance. In conjunction with corporate health, safety and OSHA compliance champions, develops corporate pandemic response plans & EHS plan and educates and facilitates training of all employees on employee health, welfare and safety. Monitors, audits, identifies deficiencies, and collaboratively implements issue resolution strategies and continually assesses the effectiveness of EHS programs. This position mandates the incumbent have a bias for action. The incumbent must be collaborative, creative, visionary and relentless in leadership and the management of pandemic, employee health and welfare, and safety matters.


  • Collaborates in the development of corporate pandemic & EHS vision and mission and strategic plans that establish a best-in-class/best practices. Strategically integrates pandemic & EHS-focused and strongly performing work environment for the management of pandemic and all EHS matters.
  • Is the facility SME leader responsible for aggressively implementing strategies to minimize the impact pandemic illness in the facility.
  • Leads and models corporate vision for illness protection & response strategies and EHS protection, response & achievement excellence.
  • Assists corporate EHS with the quantification of and impact assessment of pandemic events and exposure to potential EHS occupational health hazards.
  • Identifies and monitors pandemic and EHS hazard situations, often including risk categorization, and develops and implements strategies for remediation.
  • Minimizes pandemic and other hazards and proactively reduces employee welfare and safety risks in the workplace.
  • Communicates and collaborates with facility leadership to educate, implement and react to illness and other employee welfare and safety issues.
  • Creates and tracks safety-related objectives, metrics, and goals for the facility.
  • Oversees and supervises shift safety coordinators to assure all aspects of EHS education including illness prevention and illness-specific protocols and compliance are achieved on all shifts.
  • Investigates incident or near-misses and lead root cause analysis.
  • Enforces safety standards and processes.
  • Creates, education and assure compliance with facility Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
  • Drives employee engagement and meaningful involvement specific to pandemic illness and all areas of EHS.
  • Creates, maintains, and improves policies and systems related to employee welfare and safety designed to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Performs regular patrols, inspections, evaluations, and/or walk-throughs of facilities and/or properties for EHS, Safety and illness prevention compliance.
  • Conducts toolbox meeting and other ongoing learning opportunities for staff.
  • Assures all staff-from temp, contract workers to regular employees-have completed necessary training and are equipped for roles.
  • Promotes and reinforces safe behaviors across projects and jobs.
  • Takes measures to drive accountability for safety.
  • Organizes and maintain all safety and compliance-related forms.
  • Drives the development of a data-driven culture that can coach around safety
  • Uses emergency authority when needed to stop unsafe behaviors.
  • Identifies leading indicators and other metrics for the organization that can be used to support safety, safe practices, and employee engagement in general.
  • Develops and trains emergency response plan.
  • Leads the facility safety committee and assures required reporting is timely, accurate and complete.
  • Verifies, approves and submits injury logs and reports to corporate EHS and/or government.
  • Reviews and approves subcontractor plans and safety standards.
  • Conducts job hazard analysis.
  • Interacts and responds/communicates with Department of Labor and other governing bodies as it relates to safety and health if so directed by corporate EHS.
  • Records, investigates, and follows-up/tracks incidents to determine cause and to handle workers' comp claims.
  • Compiles and leverages ongoing data to show "state of safety" and return on safety investments.
  • Manages safety complaints or safety concerns.


Required Education/Certification
  • High school Diploma or GED withAt least six years of safety management experience
Preferred Education/Certification
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, or related field
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of safety regulations and policies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in technology and equipment used in safety inspections.
Competencies and Behaviors
  • Is the facility SME Safety, Employee Welfare and contagion prevention
  • Works collaboratively with corporate and facility staff to implement corporate safety measure relative to pandemic and EHS strategies
  • Responds to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
  • Works cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
  • Must have a bias for action; must be a collaborative problem-solver and an effective communicator.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:

Telephone: 877.999.5553


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