Job ID R-480777 Date posted December 7, 2023

Environmental Health & Safety Site Leader

Job Description Summary

The EH&S Site Leader is responsible for leading, developing, interpreting, and administering, the Environmental, Health and Safety programs for Pharmaceutical Systems and NAMc, including sterilization unit in compliance with BD corporate and local legal regulations. This position develops policies and procedures to ensure employee health services are compatible with corporate goals and objectives. This position is responsible for overseeing worker’s compensation compliance and health/wellness programs as well as developing strategic site safety programs. This role must have extensive knowledge in environmental permitting in a manufacturing environment and serve as Subject Matter Expert on most issues involving Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety regulation, and Workers Compensation. EH&S Site Leader will work closely with both internal and external customers. Ensures compliance with BD EHS systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal regulations.

This role must have the skills to lead in a cross functional organization in order to drive positive EHS change for both Columbus East site and the BD organization.

Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to read and write and converse in English. Willing and able to uphold BD Values.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide effective leadership for associate, health and wellness. Coordinate day-to-day implementation of industrial health, ergonomic and wellness programs.

  • Determine EHS site goals and necessary programs with site area leaders and managers. Effectively influences them to be strong EHS Leaders within their areas of responsibility.

  • Responsible for review EHS policies, programs, and metrics to meet the goals and objectives of the business and fully integrating this into the plant management system.

  • Prepare, implement, and operate the site EHS management system and programs and implement the necessary policies and procedures with a risk-based and structured approach.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Capable of communicating, articulating risks, issues, ideas, plans, and proposals to all levels of the organization as well as influencing others without direct authority.

  • Stays ahead of the federal state, local laws (OSHA, DOT, EPA, FMLA, ADA, etc) as well as  company policies to ensure the site is in compliance with the regulations. Initiates changes to practices and procedures to support compliance and ensure the vital permits and licenses to operate in Columbus East are in place.

  • Ensure effective occupational safety and health programs are maintained with external support from health care providers, insurers, community health, and regulatory agencies.

  • Ensure employment-related medical screenings and procedures are effective and compliant.

  • Handle Personally identifiable Health Information (PHI) in communicating with medical providers.

  • Responsible to ensure safety amongst associates in the facility relating to weather, environmental, machine safety, or ergonomics.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations regarding environmental discharges from the facility.

  • Ensure compliance with waste shipment regulations.

  • Training associates as necessary.

  • Provide oversight and direction for day-to-day compliance with applicable air, hazardous waste, wastewater, and storm water permits, plans, regulations, etc.

  • Ability to interpret environmental laws and permit requirements, stay abreast of the changing regulatory landscape, and analyze the various options for complying with new regulations and permit requirements.

  • Ensure all work performed aligns with all environmental and hazardous waste procedures, plans, policies, and requirements.

  • Provide effective leadership and overall management of site EH&S associates.

  • Conduct jobsite assessments, focusing on unsafe conditions and unsafe work behaviors; ensure appropriate action is taken to correct deficiencies.

  • Lead Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), EPA, NDEQ, etc. inspections and investigations.

  • Monitor and maintain records and permits of hazardous, biohazardous materials, and waste in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

  • Lead Emergency Response Team in case of Safety, Health, and Environmental hazard

  • Lead the Environmental, Health, and Safety improvement plan.

  • Other duties as required to support the needs of the business.

Minimum Education:

This position has the following educational requirements:

Required : Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering (strongly preferred), or Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health, and Safety, Nursing or a related field.

Preferred: Functional Safety Certifications, Certified Safety Specialist, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Six Sigma Green, or Black Belt

Minimum Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience leading EHS in a manufacturing operation

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in Medical Device, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical manufacturing is preferred.

  • Experience with OSHA PSM is preferred.

  • Experience leading a team in a cross-functional environment is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in ISO14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 50001 compliance preferred. Auditor certifications a plus

Basic or simple knowledge:

  • Statistical skills

  • Customer service skills


  • Microsoft office

  • Continuous improvement skills

  • Experience in managing/handling environmental compliance including reporting and record keeping, environmental permitting for all media, manufacturing operations, regulatory reviews

  • Computer skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Presentation skills

Advanced or specialized:

Communication skills

  • Ability to work with limited supervision

  • Project management skills

  • Able to administer and interpret OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations

  • Able to perform compliance assessments and action plans

  • Handling conflict/mediation skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills

Work Environment

  • Safety culture, policies, and practices that ensure an increasingly safe work environment for all associates.

  • Measurable improvement in safety performance on both incident rates and other measures.

  • Site compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate regulations.

  • Regulatory safety and environmental compliance.

  • Effective safety and environmental projects and programs.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.


BD provides comprehensive total rewards benefits for all of its employees. Most benefits start on day 1 of your employment with BD.

  • Competitive pay

  • Up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Education assistance ($5250.00 per year)

  • Adoption assistance

  • 401K plan with $.75 of every dollar matched up to 6% of compensation

  • Basic life and AD&D provided

  • Discounted home, auto, and pet insurance plans

  • Paid holidays and vacation (pro-rated the first year based on actual start date)

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

Our people make all the difference in our success.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place. 

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