What does an EHS Specialist Manager do?

EHS specialists are responsible for planning, implementing, and enforcing an organization’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures. Their primary objective is to create a workplace that is safe and healthy for people and the planet. They take ownership of workplace safety programs and may train staff on proper procedures to avoid accidents or injuries. They often take a lead role in overseeing the organization’s Environmental Management System, and would also establish the protocol for how to handle natural disasters that may have an environmental impact.

EHS specialists typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, commonly in a health or environmental discipline. They must have an in-depth understanding of safe workplace practices and environmentally friendly strategies. Requires familiarity with OSHA and EPA regulations and other applicable laws and guidelines.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

EHS Specialist Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$94,163 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$66K
Median: $94K
$134K
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EHS Specialist Manager Career Path

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EHS Specialist Manager Insights

Read what EHS Specialist Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Eastridge Workforce SolutionsEastridge Workforce Solutions
EHS Manager
Mar 27, 2020

“By far Eastridge is the best company I have worked for and its the leadership that sets it apart.”

TerraconTerracon
Environmental Services
Jan 29, 2020

“A great opportunity where I was valued as an intern and given as much responsibility as I was ready for.”

ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc.ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc.
Area HSE Manager
Sep 29, 2020

“ABB Motors and Mechanical in St. Louis is a great team to work with.”

Descon EngineeringDescon Engineering
HSE Supervisor
Apr 21, 2021

“i want to work with descon because i see alot of opportunities and many new things to learn.”

HM SampoernaHM Sampoerna
EHS Specialist
Dec 9, 2021

“Always challenging and good development program”

National Corporation for Tourism & HotelsNational Corporation for Tourism & Hotels
EHS & Hygiene Manager
May 9, 2021

“Good for career development and one of the best company in UAE”

HEISCOHEISCO
HSE
Jan 31, 2021

“None actually apart from being away from home but working there is like another home away from home”

Sally BeautySally Beauty
Sally’s
Oct 29, 2020

“I love People and I like hair”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an ehs specialist manager

When working as an ehs specialist manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Written Communication, Reviews, Microsoft Office Suite, and MS EXCEL.

The most similar professions to ehs specialist manager are:
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Safety Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an ehs specialist manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.