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Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Company: Staples
Location: Framingham
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:


Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a Director, Environmental Health and Safety for Staples, you will be responsible for leading the strategic development and implementation of policies, procedures, rules, and standards designed to positively influence associate and customer safety, as well as minimize regulatory risks & exposures. You will lead Staples Retail’s efforts of hazard identification & mitigation, enhancing operating efficiencies, improving associate safety and eliminating unnecessary WC expense. 

Our people are the heart of our success and we believe in collaboration, curiosity and continuous learning in all that we think, create and do. We are investing in our people and our stores, empowering our people to learn, grow and deliver. Come be a part of a team that's leading the way in a new era of working and living.

Subject Matter Expertise:

Serve as the subject matter expert to standardize and support the execution of Staples Retail safety and regulatory compliance programs including: 

  • Workplace Safety, Covid-19 safety standards, Workplace Violence
  • Hazardous Substances management (Storage, Transportation & Disposal), Hazardous Chemical – Right to Know, Food Safety & Defense and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Emergency Planning,

Regulatory Compliance, Execution and Response:

  • Serve as primary liaison with regulatory agencies relating to safety, health, and environmental matters.
  • Collaborate with Legal, Loss Prevention, Field Leadership, and other stakeholders to implement standards, conduct incident investigations, and coordinate responses to regulatory inquiries.
  • Collaborate with Risk Management to analyze incident data, develop corrective action strategies, and implement hazard mitigation programs.
  • Implement compliance solutions including SOP, data analysis, audits, and associate education & training programs.
  • Remain current with emerging EHS trends, laws and regulations to achieve consistent regulatory practices and controls.
  • Submit required regulatory reports to local, state, and federal bodies

Program Development and Execution: 

  • Develop, direct, implement, and manage all Safety Programs in all Staples Retail Locations including corporate facilities, retail stores, distribution centers and production facilities. 
  • Ensure compliance with safety training as required by OSHA, DOT, FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Supervises Hazmat, Food Safety and Workplace Violence Programs.
  • Manage the WC claims process in the field, and ensures compliance to the Return-to-Work efforts.


Get great perks because, you matter.

  • Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan
  • 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits
  • On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office
  • Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in occupational safety and health or similar discipline, or 7 years of equivalent training and experience in occupational safety and health principles and practices.
  • 10 or more years of experience working in EHS, specifically with 5 or more years in a supervisory position and responsibility for multi-site organization.
  • Proven success implementing and managing a comprehensive, multi-site EHS program (with a focus on Injury Prevention, Regulatory Compliance, After-Injury Management, Associate Training and Auditing/Action Planning).



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Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Staples, Framingham , Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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