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Safety, Health, & Security Manager

Safety, Health, & Security Manager

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The Safety, Health & Security Manager (SHS) is responsible for the overall strategic and tactical SHS plans, programs and initiatives for the facility partnering with plant management and employees to help Ashland achieve its mission and goals while protecting people and ensuring regulatory compliance.


The successful candidate will foster an employee inclusive safety culture committed to achieving safety excellence and provide leadership and management to the SHS staff.  The position supervises two direct reports.


  • Manage and oversee the facility’s compliance with Ashland and OSHA requirements for Process Safety Management standard.
  • Work collaboratively to oversee compliance for all process hazards analysis requirements: hazard and operability studies, dust explosion mitigation, explosion relief venting, etc.
  • Manage the facility’s industrial hygiene and occupational health processes.  Conduct and oversee all required industrial hygiene monitoring and ergonomic assessments to ensure that employees are not potentially exposed to chemicals and/or workplace physical stressors.
  • Perform required personal protective equipment assessments to protect employees from potential exposure to possible chemical and physical hazards from raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Manage all facility occupational injury and illness events including performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and human error reduction for all serious injuries and significant near hits. 
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA record keeping requirements.
  • Manage the OSHA Compliance and Training Programs and keep the safety compliance programs current in accordance with Ashland and regulatory requirements by developing and maintaining the plant Safe Work Practices & Procedures (SWPPs).
  • Manage and target compliance with all the OSHA required programs including: hazard communication, respiratory protection, lockout tag-out, confined space, hot work, blood borne pathogens, hearing conservation, powered industrial trucks, fall protection, electrical safety, fire protection, chemical specific programs where applicable (e.g., carcinogens or listed highly hazardous chemicals), laboratory safety and emergency response.
  • Lead and support the site’s proactive ZIC safety processes and leading indicators.
  • Provide leadership and active support to facility’s behavior based safety process, Safety Culture Improvement initiatives, safety committee, and department safety committees and meetings.
  • Manage and implement the site’s security and loss protection programs to conform with Ashland and Department of Homeland Security requirements.  
  • Provide Leadership and support to the Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Purchasing to manage the contractor approval and evaluation process.
  • Keep abreast of impending SH&S regulatory changes and new regulations and communicate these changes to the organization.
  • Collaboratively interface and work with Ashland Corporate EH&S and Other Ashland facilities Safety Managers as appropriate


**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

**This position is located in Freetown, MA.


  • Must be eligible to work in the US.
  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering, Industrial Safety and Hygiene, or related field required.
  • Designation as a Certified Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals preferred.
  • Must have 10+ years' experience in the safety and health field in the chemical industry.


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6798 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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