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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

We are growing! Klein Tools make great products with the highest of standards. We value Quality, Customer Obsession, Innovation, Teamwork and Ownership. These five distinguishing values define our company’s culture and how we operate as an organization. We believe that these values set our business above others in our industry. At Klein Tools, you have the opportunity to forge your career with an iconic brand to drive your future!

There has never been a better time to join Klein Tools!  
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will work under close supervision of the Environmental Health and Safety Manager and perform safety and environmental audits, ergonomic assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring, accident/incident investigations, and safety/health training. This position will recommend correction to deficiencies, eliminate hazards and contribute to the overall improvement of environmental health and safety programs and processes.
  • Establish and maintain required environmental health and safety (EHS) programs and policies to ensure the health, safety, and security of employees and assure compliance with applicable governmental regulations and corporate policies.
  • Provide EHS direction, assistance, and support for all management and manufacturing staff members.
  • Respond to emergencies, injuries, incidents, and/or crisis (on call basis) within the facility and lead efforts to prevent future loss.
  • Perform safety and environmental audits, inspections and accident/incident investigations by observing employee activities and workplace conditions, submitting recommendations to management to correct deficiencies, eliminating hazards and improving the overall programs and processes.
  • Lead ergonomic initiatives within the facility by conducting ergonomic assessments of all manufacturing tasks, recommending ergonomic improvements and maintaining a log of lifting and hands/arms ergonomic scores; leading efforts to reduce scores and high risk tasks per Corporate Loss Prevention guidelines annually.
  • Lead the safety committee in establishing and creating a zero accident and injury culture for all team members and provide follow-up and response to all employee safety suggestions.
  • Conduct safety and environmental training programs per corporate guidelines and consult with external specialists or training providers as necessary; includes areas such as forklift and scissor lift operation, emergency action planning, Lockout/Tagout, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, First Aid, bloodborne pathogens, toolbox talks and monthly safety workshops.
  • Handle all safety reporting and recordkeeping for the facility including the OSHA 300 injury log, monthly injury, and First Aid reports for CLP, safety training, waste manifests, industrial hygiene monitoring, and accident/incident investigations.
  • Follow Six Sigma lean manufacturing standards to keep work area clean and safe from hazards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the nature and level of work.
  • Bachelors degree in industrial, environmental safety, or related discipline from a four year accredited college or university required. A minimum of one year of experience with experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred. Must have working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, federal, and state regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Willingness to become a certified First Responder and respond to emergencies (including after hours) is required. Must be willing to travel up to one week per month.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with all levels of staff including manufacturing, supervisory, and management staff. Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills. Effective computer skills necessary with ability to use Microsoft products.​
  • Ability to inform, educate, and influence employees to support corporate goals and initiatives. Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with people, projects and issues. Ability to define problems and resolve them quickly. Ability to work well with ever changing priorities and/or situations.
Physical Demand Requirements

Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.​

DISCLAIMER: This position may include exposure to radio frequencies that may be dangerous to individuals with a pacemaker, consult with your doctor.

Travel Requirements
25% (1 week per month)
Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
401(k) Company Match
Profit Sharing
Paid Vacation/Holidays
Shared Cost Medical & Dental
Flex Spending
Education Reimbursement Program
Employee Discount Program

Klein Tools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For candidates with disabilities and needing assistance, please email us at