EHS Manager - North America Service in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 9/22/2019

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Job ID: HAC007083

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


Develop, implement and maintain leading edge safety programs and policies in North America service organization to ensure regulatory compliance with local, state, and national regulations. Work with the Management Team in driving a Safety Culture which engages associates and improves EHS performance. 

  • Provide EHS support to operational and administrative personnel.
  • Work closely with the Service Director and Global EHS Director on EHS strategy to drive action plans.
  • Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participating in daily tailgate safety meetings, incident investigations, occupational health matters and compliance auditing.
  • Develop, plan, and conduct innovative safety training programs to meet regulatory requirements and exceed corporate safety goals. 
  • Coordinate new associate safety orientation training. 
  • Review and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as behavioral factors, incomplete or faulty decision-making or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations.
  • Support and train in the investigation of accidents/injuries and monitor the implementation of corrective measures to prevent reoccurrences. 
  • Conduct field and site audits/inspections to enforce adherence to federal, state, and county regulatory laws, and Danaher policies governing occupational safety and health compliance. Look to educate associates in unsafe acts or conditions, establish associate/manager relationships, and pro-actively solving potential safety issues.
  • Oversee the risk assessment process for jobs including where duties, location, and/or equipment changes occur.
  • Coordinate the driver safety program
  • Act as liaison with OSHA regulatory authorities and for EPA.
  • Review safety of proposed new chemicals, chemical processes, equipment, machinery, new job sites etc. 
  • Assist in associate safety equipment and ordering. 
  • Assist in the development of monthly EHS reports as directed by Director.
  • Coordinate chemical SDS database and waste disposal as required.
  • Maintain safety council requirements to allow customer site entry of Hach associates, and coordinate with customer personnel to complete site specific EHS requirements.
  • OSHA and Workers' Compensation:
    • Manage workers' compensation investigations, recordkeeping, completion of OSHA 300 log and internal reporting requirements.
  • Industrial Hygiene:
    • Responsible for industrial hygiene monitoring and compliance.
    • Manage medical monitoring to meet requirements. 
    • Responsible for written program for regulated chemicals.
    • Review SDS's for potential chemical exposures and monitor and/or implement programs
    • Responsible for the Respirator and Hearing Conservation Programs. 
  • Emergency Preparedness: 
    • Coordinate emergency preparedness plans.
    • Manage emergency contact information.
    • Serve as one of the Company emergency coordinators. Must be available on short notice to respond to emergencies and/or questions, including off-hour shifts.
    • Respond to calls involving external emergency response agencies.
  • Ability to quickly establish significant credibility, trust and support with all levels of the organization incl. peers, subordinates and senior management. 
  • Takes action quickly/ effectively in a fast-paced environment completing tasks on-time/ high quality. Uses kaizen, root cause and problem solving to drive continuous improvement. 
  • Communicates openly and clearly, understands, influences and engages others to get input and buy- in. 

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 3 years Environmental, Safety, and Health experience ideally in a field sales and service background.  
  • Certified Safety Professional or equivalent preferred
  • Possess a working knowledge of OSHA requirements. (Federal and State)
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.
  • Advanced computer skills (work processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time, organization, and project management.
  • Proven experience working independently, making sound decisions with minimal supervision. 
  • Previous success working in a fast-paced environment fulfilling multiple priorities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate action to resolve problems and improve processes.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit.  The employee frequently uses hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, squat, turn/twist, reach and talk, hear, and smell. 

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 10 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions. 

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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