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Site Safety & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Job ID 11337 Stamford, Connecticut, United States;

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Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. Technology Solutions is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for stabilization of polymers. Its portfolio includes world class, leading-edge technologies and unrivaled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, in particular for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Role: Site Safety & Regulatory Affairs Manager 

The Safety Manager role is based at the Stamford (CT) Research & Innovation Center, which houses a population of approximately 85 employees. This role is responsible for regulatory reporting, chemical waste management and all Safety-related tasks associated with the site.
The employee is responsible on behalf of the site for the preparation of, and as appropriate the submission of, the following reports to regulatory agencies on a regular basis:

  • Ionizing Radiation Report, Biomedical Waste Report, Sewer Discharge Permit, General Permit To Limit Potential To Emit (GPLPE) – air permit, Biennial Waste Report
  • Report to the CT DEEP any spills of hazardous materials
CT State Emergency Response Commission:
  • Tier II Report
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA):
  • Confirm & renew RCRA waste generator status annually. Maintain 3 calendar years of all waste shipment manifests and related documents.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
  •  OSHA 300 Log – maintain OSHA logs throughout the year & post previous year’s report onsite
Maintain the site’s RC4001/SHE MS/OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Individual is responsible for the management of site waste:
To perform duties of the site’s waste manager, one must have completed or be willing to complete, a 16 hour RCRA Waste Manager course and an 8 Hour DOT Manifest Signer course. In order to manage the site waste the individual must:
  • Ensure mandatory weekly inspection of the waste central accumulation area is completed & maintain two years of records. Periodically survey lab areas to ensure waste is not exceeding Satellite Storage area limits.
  • Interface with the waste vendor for removal from the site.
  • Ensure all items to be transported off-site are correctly labeled. Sign all waste manifests. Ensure the transporter has the correct documentation & placards. 
  • Arrange for High Hazard or Refrigerated waste pickups as needed.
  • Ensure that there are appropriate supplies for waste collection & labeling available to the lab generators.
Waste Water Treatment System
Maintain Waste Water Treatment (WTS) system records. Take samples as needed for CT DEEP required analyses. Prepare and schedule pickup of said samples by an accredited lab and report results to the State.
Safety Related Tasks:
Training & Communication:
  • Develop an annual training schedule for staff, including topics appropriate for the 3 separate types of personnel at the site (Admin, Shop & Lab). Develop & present content for the scheduled topic at monthly department safety meetings.
  • Provide New Employee Safety training for all new employees.
  • Interface with and provide guidance as needed regarding safety & security procedures to non-Solvay staff (receptionist, cleaning crew & building owner’s representatives & external contractors as required).
  • Ensure Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are trained appropriately – arrange annual refresher training for 1st Aid / AED / CPR training.
  • Provide & present to the Site Leadership team the monthly Safety Dashboard. Submit monthly and quarterly data to Solvay Corporate and participate in the monthly GBU safety manager’s conference call
  • Plan and manage the site’s annual Safety Day.
  • Ensure that various building safety related signage is correct and maintained.
  • Schedule & track regular inspection events by internal staff for lab spaces. 
  • Maintain evacuation related areas & equipment. Manage annual drill.
  • Provide assistance to HR / WC in managing an injured employee return to work.
  • Perform the duties of the site’s Radiation Safety Officer. 
  • Investigate all reported potentially serious incidents & accidents. Respond to any reported upset conditions (chemical spills, fire & injuries).

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and/or Chemical Engineering is preferred.
  • 10+ years of applicable safety leadership experience in the chemical industry.
  • Detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills
  • Willing and able to take initiative and lead programs
  • Be tech savvy with respect to common Google Suite and MS Office applications
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others

  • Supervisory & Leadership skills
  • High level of ownership and contribution.
  • Interpret, apply, and comply with government regulations.
  • Analytical skills and accuracy in data recording.
  • Problem solving and process oriented.
  • Sets an environment of continuous improvement to ensure maximum results.
  • Balances immediate and long-term priorities.
  • Able to motivate and guide employees / show empathy while being strict.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.


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