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EHS Manager



Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

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Job Description

We are looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Manager to join the Sri Lanka, Biyagama site within Avery Dennison.

If you are a motivated individual that enjoys driving safety culture and engaging employees at all levels, and on all shifts to improve safety performance and drive a zero tolerance culture - this job is for you!

  • In this role, you will participate on our management team and report to the Plant head of Operations.
  • Organizing and controlling the EHS functions of the site to ensure that an effective accident prevention and regulatory compliance program is maintained
  • Responsible for overall implementation of EHS with respect to local requirements including company specific policies and programs
  • Integration of Company and facility level EHS management systems to maintain compliance, environmental protection and safe operating conditions
  • Tracking and regularly reporting the status of regulatory compliance and improvement initiatives
  • Maintaining accident injury log and all other governmental and corporate database records
  • Investigate all releases, injuries and near-misses to identify root cause and implement corrective actions
  • Act as the main point of contact regarding safety management to ensure overall compliance and coordination of resources related to safety
  • Coordinating the Job Safety Analysis program and PPE compliance program and maintaining the SDS system
  • Driving continuous improvement and delivering strong results from behavioral based processes
  • Ensure compliance with environmental permits and regulations including air program, hazardous waste, general stormwater programs and annual reporting
  • Identifying and evaluating hazardous conditions and practices and developing hazard control practices and programs
  • Reviewing plant incident statistics and making recommendations for correction of problem areas
  • Conducting periodic risk assessments of plant machinery, equipment, and working conditions to ensure conformance to appropriate safety and sanitary standards and regulations
  • Provide advice, assist, and audit the front line leadership to ensure that effective EHS is implemented and working
  • Maintain working relationships with Regulatory Agencies and chair or co- chair and lead the Safety Committee
  • Maintaining the facility's compliance records for permits
  • Reviewing State and local regulation changes that impact permits and permit compliance
  • Interfacing with regulatory agencies, as needed
  • Supporting and assisting in the tracking of site/corporate sustainability objectives
  • Help champion health and wellness initiatives
  • Assist with maintaining the Site Preparedness and Emergency Plans & Procedures
  • Actively participate in the Corporate EHS Network
  • Spend significant time engaging with operations personnel to drive a strong, health safety culture
  • Serve as a member of the site leadership team and network with peers to drive success and assist the site in attaining its goals


  • ​​​​Advanced professional EHS certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, QEP, CEA, REM etc.) preferred and experience with behavior-based safety initiative desired.
  • 5 years of EHS leadership experience with progressive work assignments (manufacturing setting preferred) Safety Management experience is desired.
  • Experience of setting KPI's for the monitoring of performance for Health & Safety.
  • Strong leadership, managerial, training, and mentoring skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements and EHS policies, procedures and programs.
  • Strong Project/Problem resolution skills.
  • Understanding of applicable computer systems including google based tools.
  • Good written, verbal, communication and presentation skills. Strong mentoring, facilitating and training skills with the flexibility to support a 24 hour 7 day manufacturing schedule.