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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  


Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Leader is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring environmental, health, and safety programs to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory statutes, permit obligations, and company requirements.  This position supports facility leadership and operations in strengthening EHS performance and compliance through continuous improvement in order to keep our associates safe and protect our environment.    


  • Maintains compliance to all applicable Federal, State, Local EHS regulations, and Company policies, initiatives, and objectives.
  • Oversees facility environmental permitting requirements (air, stormwater, waste), including inspections, monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping.
  • Interacts with all Focus Factories to assist with and find solutions to EHS issues.
  • Assists Focus Factories with the development and review of Job Hazard / Job Safety Analyses.
  • Provides training to site personnel on various EHS/regulatory policies, programs, including but not limited to emergency preparedness and response, forklift operation, lockout/tagout, electrical safety, incident reporting and investigation, environmental awareness, ergonomics. 
  • Investigates and performs root cause analysis on accidents, incidents or unsafe events and suggests remedial and preventative actions.
  • Participates in on-site inspections, assessments, or audits by internal or external parties.
  • Consults with all Focus Factories/departments on design and operation of existing, new or modified equipment or processes and provides review and approval regarding EHS impacts.
  • Audits/Inspects the facility to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards or environmental concerns, recommending corrective & preventative measures. 
  • Maintains records of ALL audits, inspections, training, EHS compliance activities and action plans.
  • Assists with the Development and Continuous Improvement of ABL Recycling programs
  • Assists with Facility Emergency Preparedness activities including Annual testing events and practice exercises
  • Coordinates Chemical Approvals and maintenance of “Right-to-Know” program (SDS’s)
  • Enforce Safety guidelines through effective monitoring, auditing, and disciplinary action on a case-by-case basis.
  • Supports and participates in required corporate EHS initiatives, internal assessments, incident reviews and training.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and in accordance with Acuity Brands Lighting Values (listed below).  The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Requires a BS in related field – Safety, Engineering, Environmental or cience
  • Three to Seven years of related experience in a Manufacturing/Industrial environment
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory compliance with federal, state & local EHS requirements including OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, NEC, EPA
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and experience in troubleshooting process EHS issues.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing is preferred.
  • High degree of comfort with computer usage and software (Microsoft products)
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business journals, procedures, and government regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from department personnel
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures



  • Integrity:  Doing the right thing, the first time, every time.
  • People: We create the environment where the best people come to do their best work.  We all succeed together.
  • Time: Time is the only constrained resource.  We focus on what is most important
  • Community:  We care about the environment and our neighbors.  We make communities better.
  • Curiosity:  We are always searching for a better way.  We are willing and able to change.
  • Owner’s Mindset:  We think and act like owners.  We focus on long-term, sustainable value creation.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of work performed and is not an exhaustive list of all duties.  Other job duties may be required.


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  3164

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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