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Eastman HSES Representative in Springfield, Massachusetts

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


  • Actively promote & drive the corporate safety vision of a Zero Incident Culture through fostering a Zero Incident Mindset, including but not limited to, employee safety observations, hazard recognition / blind-spot programs, and other employee engagement activities

  • Facilitate safety policies, procedures, training, and programs in compliance with company, local, state, federal, and OSHA rules and regulations.

  • Identify safety opportunities, develop, and implement plans to close gaps with means to track improvement initiatives to closure.

  • Perform and facilitate the use of hazard recognition tools to include risk identification, assessment, and controlled communication to ensure reduction of risk.

  • Measure, audit, evaluate and make recommendations on the effectiveness of policies, procedures training, and programs by effective data gathering to determine if hazardous conditions are effectively controlled.

  • Leverage Change Management principals, including safety risk assessment evaluations of new or modified equipment.

  • Lead incident and near-miss investigations to include root cause analysis and make recommendations for improvement to management.

  • Prepare and effectively deliver monthly safety meetings and safety training sessions for employees and new hires.

  • Classify and track near misses to ensure effective controls are implemented and near misses closed.

  • Manage various environmental programs including but not limited to Hazardous Waste (RCRA), Universal Waste, Solid Waste, Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), Wastewater (IPP), Stormwater (SWPPP) and Non-Contact Cooling Water (NPDES).

  • Assist in Industrial Hygiene program support, such as Respiratory fit testing, employee IH monitoring, noise mapping, etc.

  • Active participation on safety team meetings and/or auxiliary projects.


  • BS Degree preferred in Occupational Safety and Health or related 4-year technical degree or relevant work experience in chemical or industrial manufacturing safety or related chemical plant experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA, EPA and/or Mass DEP Regulations.

  • Proven change management and project management skills.

  • Experience implementing new environmental, safety & health programs within a manufacturing and/or laboratory setting preferred.

  • Highly motivated by the ability to help guide strategy and drive the HSE performance.

  • Ability to prioritize, make assignments, and ensure execution in a high activity environment.

  • Experience in leading investigations and Root Cause Analysis.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the ability to communicate the right level of detail to the correct audience

  • Proficient cross-organizational networking skills

Eastman Team Member Commitment to Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

  • Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely.

  • Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.

  • Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written.

  • Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.

  • Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers.

  • Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.

  • Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner

    Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

    Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.