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Environment, Health & Safety Leadership Program

Environment, Health & Safety Leadership Program

Our EH&S Leadership Program (ELP) is a two-year rotational program that develops future leaders of UTC’s environment, health and safety function.

About Our Program

The ELP prepares early career EH&S professionals to deploy UTC's system and standards for EH&S excellence and to substantially contribute to our more than 20-year legacy of exceptional environment, health and safety performance. 

ELPs rotate through three eight-month assignments – one at either UTC corporate or at a business unit headquarters EH&S program office, and two at UTC manufacturing facilities. Manufacturing rotations are split between our aerospace (Pratt & Whitney or UTC Aerospace Systems) and commercial (Otis or UTC Climate, Controls and Security) business manufacturing locations.

Assignments

Each rotation provides comprehensive experience with UTC’s environment, health and safety programs, and includes task assignments across a broad range of EH&S subjects and UTC program areas, including:

Review and analysis of the primary EH&S regulations governing UTC operations and participation in UTC’s compliance/assurance site audit program

Workplace safety and risk mitigation, job hazard analysis and the development of programs to eliminate task specific ergonomic risks

Training in the use of facility hazard risk assessment (FHRA) tools and completion of FHRAs at company facilities

Analysis of environmental impacts associated with site use of energy and water, waste generation, and greenhouse gas and air chemical emissions

Participation in UTC site energy audits and development of site energy use improvement plans

Company and business unit EH&S program data analysis and program progress reporting

Applicability and potential performance assessments of pollution prevention and control technologies under consideration for deployment at UTC facilities

MEET MEMBERS FROM OUR PROGRAM

Corey

Corey

The design of the ELP program has allowed me to strengthen my versatility as an EH&S professional More

I came to United Technologies and the EH&S Leadership Program with a background primarily in the environmental sciences, specifically in air pollution and emission reduction. The design of the program has allowed me to strengthen my versatility as an EH&S professional by providing me with exposure to the health and safety aspects of UTC’s business to complement my prior experience. My rotation at Otis Elevator has introduced me to the activities of both daily operations and long-term initiatives and how they directly relate to UTC’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. I’ve also had the opportunity to participate in the process of handling workplace safety incidents and have come to understand the responsibility UTC business units have in addressing such events.

As I aspire to continue my education and receive an advanced degree, I believe the program will also assist in steering me towards a graduate program and focus that will advance my skills and knowledge in the field and enable me to have a successful career with UTC.

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lisa garamella

Lisa

I was attracted to the UTC Environmental Leadership Program because I knew it would allow me to explore many different angles of the field over a two-year span. More

Upon graduating from college, I knew I wanted to have a career in the EH&S field but I wasn’t quite sure exactly which direction I wanted to take. I was attracted to the UTC Environmental Leadership Program because I knew it would allow me to explore many different angles of the field over a two-year span. As I come to the end of my first rotation, I am finding that it has opened my eyes to much more than that. I have already worked on a variety of projects and programs, and have met amazing people across the company that have been more than willing to help me learn and succeed in this program. My network, professionalism and subject matter knowledge skyrocketed the moment I started my ELP position. I am extremely thankful that I have the opportunity to grow with a company like UTC who puts a heavy emphasis on its EH&S department and gives me the chance to begin my career on the right foot.

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michelle smith

Michelle

My rotation at Pratt & Whitney has provided me with invaluable exposure to the many elements of EH&S. More

I chose to pursue the ELP as a career development opportunity and as a way to expand my professional knowledge and experience within the EH&S field. Having just completed my first eight-month assignment, I’d say UTC and the ELP has been a perfect fit. Within that time, I have been fortunate to work at three different Pratt & Whitney facilities and have been involved at all levels of the organization, from the manufacturing floor to direct interface with executive leaders. This rotation has provided me with invaluable exposure to the many elements of environment, health and safety. I would strongly recommend this is program to anyone who is eager to learn and looking for a diversified experience.

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