Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

Location: Wimauma, FL

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Job Posted
May 16, 2024
Company: Parallel

Company & Role Overview




  • Inspects work areas, products, and employee work habits to ensure that everything follows OHSA rules and environmental safety guidelines and makes changes to improve the safety of the workplace when necessary.
  • Supports the implementation and execution the organization's EHS programs within assigned areas of the organization.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and documentation of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs to help ensure effective management of risk and safety with regulatory obligations.
  • Conducts inspections and audits of facilities, processes, internal controls, and training programs within assigned areas of the organization.
  • Supports change management of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs as the result of process changes and/or changes to applicable regulatory obligations.
  • Consults with VP of Operational Compliance regarding change management of policies, procedures, internal controls, and training programs.
  • Assists with Issue Management and Incident Response (including Corrective Action Planning) to help ensure timely and effective response and remediation of risk affecting the organization; including but not limited to Regulatory Risk, Health and Safety Risk, Financial Risk, and Reputational Risk.
  • Stays up to date on state and federal workplace safety regulations.
  • Runs informational meetings for employees regarding proper health and safety habits and procedures at work.
  • Identifies health and safety hazards.
  • Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the workplace.
  • Writes up reports detailing health and safety issue.
  • Fields inquiries from employees about proper safety procedures.
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents.
  • Investigates on-the-job accidents and writes up reports.
  • Identifies hazards or faults that caused the accident and devises strategic plan to remedy those problems.
  • Monitors workplace on a daily basis to ensure all activity meets safety compliance.
  • Leads or supports special projects and assignments as required.


  • Age 21 or over (Industry Requirement)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Industry Requirement)
  • Valid Government-Issued Photo ID (Industry Requirement)
  • Two (2) years Environmental Health and Safety experience.
  • Exhibits the ability to think practically and creatively to implement the best safety practices.
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to emergency situations.
  • Remains calm in a crisis.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the specific tools, machinery, or equipment used in the specific place of work.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of OHSA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines.
  • Exercises caution and alertness always.
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Experience working with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and/or Quality Assurance (QA) systems and tools.


  • Must lift up to 50 unassisted.
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
  • The ability to perform various physical activities, including lifting, standing, and squatting.
  • The ability to work in extreme weather.
  • The ability to wear personal protective gear during portions of the day
  • Must be able to stand up to 8 hours a day as needed.
  • Must travel to our facilities throughout Florida as needed.


  • Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn't fun for anyone
  • Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done
  • Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing
  • Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot
  • Think creatively; sometimes, the "traditional" solution isn't the best one


  • Employee discount
  • Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with possibility of a company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs
  • Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Pet Insurance


Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Values -

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.


Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Career Advancement, Career Training, Charitable Gift Matching, Company Discounts, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Education Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, Pet-Friendly, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

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About Parallel

Parallel is one of the largest privately-held, vertically-integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the U.S. with active operations in five high-growth cannabis markets. In each market we are known by distinct retail brand names:  ‍

  • Florida: Surterra Wellness
  • Massachusetts: NETA 
  • Texas: goodblend 
  • Pennsylvania: goodblend 
  • Nevada: The Apothecary Shoppe

Parallel is building a leading well-being company and are looking for the best, most diverse talent to join our team. We have a high-performance, inclusive, and employee-focused culture, that focuses just as much on how we do things as on what we do. We strive for the highest compliance to our laws and regulations, while finding the most efficient and innovation solutions that will benefit how we continue to serve our customers.