What does an EHS Specialist do?

EHS specialists are responsible for planning, implementing, and enforcing an organization’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures. Their primary objective is to create a workplace that is safe and healthy for people and the planet. They take ownership of workplace safety programs and may train staff on proper procedures to avoid accidents or injuries. They often take a lead role in overseeing the organization’s Environmental Management System, and would also establish the protocol for how to handle natural disasters that may have an environmental impact.

EHS specialists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, commonly in a health or environmental discipline. They must have an in-depth understanding of safe workplace practices and environmentally friendly strategies. Requires familiarity with OSHA and EPA regulations and other applicable laws and guidelines.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

EHS Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£38,354 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£24K
Median: £38K
£62K
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EHS Specialist Career Path

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EHS Specialist Insights

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Eastridge Workforce SolutionsEastridge Workforce Solutions
EHS Manager
27 Mar 2020

“By far Eastridge is the best company I have worked for and its the leadership that sets it apart.”

TerraconTerracon
Environmental Services
29 Jan 2020

“A great opportunity where I was valued as an intern and given as much responsibility as I was ready for.”

ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc.ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc.
Area HSE Manager
29 Sep 2020

“ABB Motors and Mechanical in St. Louis is a great team to work with.”

Descon EngineeringDescon Engineering
HSE Supervisor
21 Apr 2021

“i want to work with descon because i see alot of opportunities and many new things to learn.”

National Corporation for Tourism & HotelsNational Corporation for Tourism & Hotels
EHS & Hygiene Manager
9 May 2021

“Good for career development and one of the best company in UAE”

Sally BeautySally Beauty
Sally’s
29 Oct 2020

“I love People and I like hair”

ServiceNowServiceNow
HSE Specialist
12 Jan 2021

“everything Related is Good and well achieved”

Terex CorporationTerex Corporation
HSE Officer
7 Sep 2020

“Been working here 16years and i see HS department as a great opportunity to develop”

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