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Job ID:  35859
Date:  Nov 19, 2020
Job function:  Quality, SHE & Security
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Innovation Center

Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Manager - Exton, PA

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 
More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge
The SHE Manager provides leadership in initiating, developing and implementing SHE strategies and programs to align with the DBM and DSM SHE plans and requirements.  Ensures SHE compliance and awareness of site employees.  Supports SHE Professional to fulfil SHE goals for the site.


The Position

  • Assists in the development of strategies to develop a proactive SHE environment for an incident and injury free workplace.
  • Develop, organize, and conduct SHE-related programs, including confined space, work permit, incident investigation, root cause, LOTO, etc. as required by OSHA, EPA, and DSM SHE Requirements.
  • Ensure compliance for applicable regulations that apply to the site (OSHA, EPA, DOT, Township, etc).  Track new regulatory developments to prepare site for proposed regulations and potential implementation costs.  Work with Sr. Manager, SHE and Security to provide input into new DSM requirements.
  • Develop and support Health processes including performing Health Risk Assessments, IH planning and monitoring and development of related programs (Hearing Conservation and Respiratory Protection).  Identify and resolve potential ergonomic issues including assessments and installation of new equipment.
  • Assist Sr Manager, SHE & Security to develop the site SHE Plan. Coordinate the execution of SHE plan.  Advise on wide-ranging scope of SHE issues.
  • Update and maintain site Emergency Response Plan. Perform the duties required of the Incident Commander.  Participate and assist with training activities.  Develops and conducts drills and resolves identified gaps.  Lead the First Aid Team.  Coordinate any CSE rescue operations as needed.
  • Maintains Hazard Communication program and associated SDS sheets.  Communicate to all site employees the location and information contained in the SDS.  Review any new SDS prior to chemical/material being brought on site.
  • Plan and participate in SHE audits, including corporate level audits and manage progress and implementation of SHE plan to assure complete compliance with DSM requirements.  
  • Chair of the site SHE Committee.  Maintain membership of the committee and identify training needs for committee members.
  • Ability to either take the lead or participate in incident investigations and the judgment to make the correct decision based on each situation.  Lead participants through site Root Cause Failure Analysis methodology to arrive at sound causes and solutions to incidents.  Works to maintain DBM Zip-Safe system for Exton.
  • Support site SHE training.  Ensure DSM required SHE training is organized and appropriate site personnel are identified.  Participate as an instructor in DSM/DBM training courses as requested.
  • Involvement in setting up & reviewing SHE requirements, procedures, and instructions by participating in SHE culture on site.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area (maintenance, visitors, contractors, etc.) comply to safety directives and keep the area neat and clean.
  • Develop programs to ensure awareness and understanding of DSM Life Saving Rules.  All employees are expected to be aware of and follow all DSM Life Saving Rules.


The Ideal

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or SHE discipline required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years in various SHE-related functions.
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing-related SHE responsibilities - focusing on process safety.
  • High level of conceptual and analytical thinking and ability.
  • Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations is desired.
  • Good knowledge of US OSHA regulations as they relate to general industry. 
  • Must be capable of creating and communicating SHE information to diverse audiences.


The Reward
Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.
Procedure & Contact
Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/). 
Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process.  You will be contacted when further information is required.
DSM Biomedical develops novel materials-based solutions to meet the present and future needs of the medical device industry. The company’s product portfolio includes coatings, drug delivery platforms, mechanical devices, and a wide range of biomedical materials that enable the replacement, repair, enhancement and the regeneration of tissue and organ functions in the body. Its novel materials-based solutions are designed to meet the needs of the medical device industry.  The biomedical market is highly innovative and dynamic. 




Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com.

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