Job ID R-414231 Date posted 09/30/2021 Apply

EHS Specialist

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER! 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. 

Responsibilities under direction of the EHS Manager

  • Serves as liaison between floor associates and management; primary point of contact for production associates to address EHS issues and concerns

  • Support the tactical and technical execution of the EHS strategy to achieve goals and objectives as advised by EHS Manager

  • Coordinates the day-to-day implementation of the site safety, environmental, and industrial hygiene policies and procedures

  • Assure compliance and contractor compliance with applicable regulations (OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA, etc.)

  • Develops, leads, coordinates, and conducts periodic EHS audits / assessments to evaluate compliance to regulations and facility safety policies & procedures. Documents assessment findings, assists in management in resolving discrepancies and developing corrective/preventative actions

  • Coordinates and performs ergonomic evaluations and assists in implementation of process improvements

  • Participates with teams to design new and existing processes with hazard minimization and waste reduction as primary objective

  • Updates and maintains action items within Safety and Environmental Professional database

  • Responsible for development of safety training materials. Delivers training content as necessary and requested

  • Performs risk assessments and process evaluations to determine the need for engineering controls and/or administrative controls. Coordinates and tracks implementation of process controls as related to safety/environmental issues

  • Drive pollution prevention and sustainability programs

  • Develops, leads, and maintains plant safety committees and safety teams

  • Lead incident investigation team, evaluate risks and incidents, and identify areas where costs and loss experience can be improved.

  • Manage worker’s compensation claims and coordinate employee health activities

  • Coordinate waste audits and inspections and shipment of regulated waste

  • Monitor compliance with wastewater permits including coordinating wastewater sampling and data tracking

  • Track metrics, prepare and submit monthly reports. Prepare plant communications including EHS awareness topics, trends, and issues

  • Responsible for collecting, preparing and transferring chemicals and other hazardous materials.

  • Review materials used by manufacturing operations and maintain Safety Data Sheet database

  • Evaluation and implementation of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Perform Job Safety Analysis and risk assessments

  • Aid in the timely preparation of required reports to regulatory agencies as requested

  • Develop and implement procedures/SOPs to reduce safety/environmental risks and to address emergency situations

  • Develop and provide EHS related training programs on various EHS topics including Lab Safety, Respirator Program, PPE. Hearing Conservation, First Aid/CPR, LOTO, Chemical Hygiene, and Hazardous Communication

  • Maintain Sustainability Report and records

  • Collaborate with management to further the objectives of health and safety programs

  • Facilitate and manage employee-based Safety Committee

  • Coordinate EHS training matrix

  • Coordinate and develop training & drills for Emergency Evacuation requirements

  • Serve an active role in the incident investigation process and root cause analysis

  • Continuing education to stay current on the best EHS practices, regulations, and industry trends

Qualification Requirements:

  • Motivated and ambitious self-starter with ability to complete tasks and projects without constant or direct supervision

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment for long periods of time while wearing PPE such as earplugs, safety glasses, and other required PPE. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to lift objects up to 35 lbs.

  • Minimum of 1- 2 years of experience in a manufacturingand/or laboratory setting.
    • Familiar with EHS programs and knowledge of regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, ACGIH, and other similar agencies

  • Familiarity with ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in fields related to environmental and occupational health and safety, environmental science, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, public health, or similar field

  • Willingness and ability to continue education to achieve professional certifications (ASP, CSP, CHMM, OHST, etc.)

  • Knowledge of OSHA Injury record keeping requirements

  • Computer literate on PC and proficiency related software (i.e., Microsoft 365, SAP, Web-based Platforms) to develop reports, procedures, training materials, etc.

  • Effective analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Engaging presentation and meeting skills.

  • Effective leadership, project management, and goal setting skills.

  • Ability to use analytical and critical thinking skills with the site’s continuous improvement goal.

WHY JOIN US? 

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day. 

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates. 


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BD VISIT HTTPS://JOBS.BD.COM/ (https://jobs.bd.com/) 

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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