Environmental Health & Safety Leader


Blythewood, SC, US, 29016

Function:  Envir, Health and Safety
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62288



The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Leader must maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employees, and engage them in all aspects of safety and environmental processes. This position leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety and environmental process, programs, and procedures in order to achieve a zero-injury and NOV environment. The successful candidate provides leadership and applies technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization in order to sustain world-class safety and environmental processes.


Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.


Reports to:  Plant Leader


Span of Control: N/A  



Live the Safety stand, adhere to safety, health, and environmental responsibilities.

  • Transform plant safety and environmental performance to world-class levels that align with division and Owens Corning corporate goals.
  • Build and foster a safety culture among all plant employees.
  • Reduce the plant’s environmental footprint in the community.
  • Support and help build a culture of wellness.
  • Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities.
  • Implement a personal safety action plan.
  • Manages Plant Safety metrics – RIR, first aids, near misses, SAFE and Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) scores.
  • Manages Plant Environmental metrics.

 Develop skills and grow capabilities in the plant.

  • Coach, mentor, and re-direct personnel in the plant to develop extraordinary Safety Leaders.
  • Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employee and supervisory behaviors, and fully engage employees in the safety process.
  • Assess effectiveness of plant leadership from an EH&S perspective and provide developmental guidance as required.
  • Develop safety programs and incident tracking systems to drive insights on injury prevention and ways to engineer out safety risk.
  • Lead a safety committee of plant employees to create a safe and environmentally conscious workforce.
  • Lead Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) EHS Pillar in support of the overall plant strategy.
  • Develop and implement training programs in a coordinated effort with appropriate plant personnel.
  • Communicate workplace injury issue to Worker’s Comp carrier.
  • Continually reinforce the Company’s stand on safety.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures.
  • Set and accomplished critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to an engaged safety culture on the floor.
  • Recognize employee accomplishments and contributions.

Oversee compliance with governmental regulations and corporate programs.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of all environmental permits and processes.
  • Foster positive relationships with governmental agencies and work as a partner to improve plant.
  • Create, maintain, and oversee the compliance calendar for all regulatory requirements.
  • Effectively address enforcement actions from local, state, or federal agencies.
  • Provide expert technical support in identifying, and resolving, critical regulatory issues.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policies and programs.
  • Maintain the corporate management systems.
  • Address deficiencies in internal EHS audits. 




  • Undergraduate degree in any field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent



  • 6 years of progressive manufacturing safety experience, 3 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Professional certification preferred (CSP) preferred



  • Strong working knowledge of environmental, health, and safety compliance law and industrial hygiene
  • Ability to identify hazards, critical process, and system needs and implement appropriate action plans
  • Ability to establish agreement and consensus with management
  • Ability to effectively engage employees is critical
  • Ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and management / union committees to achieve objectives
  • Adept at developing and delivering safety training
  • Skillful in driving and managing change
  • Ability to integrate resources across the organization




About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Roofing, Insulation, and Composites – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina