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EHS Specialist

Newark Metro Area, New Jersey

Post Date: 07/12/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-19509
Description: EHS Specialist
5 years minimum experience. Prior environmental health and safety related experience or working in a laboratory/manufacturing setting, a must. Bachelor s degree with major course work in environmental health and safety, occupational health or industrial hygiene OR degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, human factors, accident investigation, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering and industrial psychology .

RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance in areas related to Environment, Health, & Safety.
2. Aid in the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programs.
3. Act as a resource cross-departmentally in all matters related to Environmental, Health & Safety.
4. Identify hazards and execute corrective actions necessary to comply with applicable codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to others.
5. Analyze work processes and conditions, identify and eliminate/control occupational health and safety hazards.
6. Aid in managing incident reporting system. Maintain related files and documents.
7. Perform EHS inspections and necessary follow up in areas of laboratory safety, construction, and life safety codes.
8. Inspect, calibrate and maintain equipment used to collect and analyze samples.
9. Perform industrial hygiene monitoring and interpret results. Prepare associated reports.
10. Aid in the development and delivery of EHS related training.
11. Responsible for maintaining EHS related files.
12. Prepare reports including observations and monitoring results.
13. Perform Data Entry for EHS related files
14. Utilize a computer to conduct research and prepare inspection reports.
15. Administrative responsibilities, as needed


1. Effective written and oral communications skills at all levels as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
2. Gains the trust and respect of employees by offering consistent and credible guidance on safety-related matters.
3. Comfortable being a team player.
4. Good accident/incident investigative interview and listening skills.
5. Use of scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
6. Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problem solving.
7. Use of mathematics to solve problems.
8. Use of word processing software.
9. Proficient in the preparation of training material.
10. Use of spreadsheet and/or database software.
11. Use of research tools (such as Internet search engines).
12. Knowledge of OSHA standards relating to general industry and construction.
13. Utilization of relevant industrial hygiene and safety equipment.
14. Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective federal, state, and local environmental health and safety operations for the protection of people, property and the environment.


1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
2. Detailed-oriented and organized.
3. Ability to work independently as well as in a group/team setting.
4. Possessing a good command of the English language; ability to write reports/findings.
5. Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings and/or group discussions.
6. Completes assignments in a timely and responsible manner.
7. Interviewing people to obtain facts and information in relation to incident investigation.
8. Consulting or advising on occupational health and safety issues.
9. Communicating results of evaluations, audits, inspections or reviews orally and in writing.
10. Presenting complex technical information to persons unfamiliar with subject.
11. Participating in education, training, or other programs requiring oral presentation.
12. Perceptive ability to identify potential hazards and collaborate with others on identifying solutions.


1. 5 years minimum experience
2. Prior environmental health and safety related experience or working in a laboratory/manufacturing setting, a must.

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