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EHS Specialist

Newark Metro Area, NJ

Post Date: 07/09/2018 Job ID: JN -072018-21999 Job Type: Scientific
Description:
Experience with CAA, CWA & RCRA regulations
Experience with Biohazard, RMW, GMP and clean room environments.
Experience in laboratory, manufacturing, GMP, and facility environments.
Assist in the maintenance of all NJ site environmental permits - Applications for new environmental permits, including document preparation, submission, recordkeeping and monitoring.
Ability to conduct EHS training sessions in conjunction with compliance schedule, in addition to providing topic guidance to laboratory supervision.
Assist with the investigations of all workplace accidents and laboratory spills, conduct root cause analysis and take appropriate corrective action.
Knowledge of Hazardous material management, hazardous waste management and emergency procedures.
Ability to assist emergency response activities as related to EH&S and the site Emergency Response Plan
Build a culture of safety with employee involvement and responsible EH&S behavior with positive
reinforcement, communications and real repercussions for flagrant disregard of safety procedures.
Assist with wastewater and hazardous waste regulatory compliance reports and inspections as needed.
Assist with monthly logs for Waste, Emissions, water discharge and monitor for trends.
Protect and improve company image as an environmental steward through internal and external activities
Assist the Environmental Manager and Lab Services as required
Participate in site laboratory, manufacturing area & facility inspections and audits and correspond with regulatory agencies.
Enforce OSHA EPA and NJDEP compliance and security standards at all sites.
Survey properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations.
Must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required
Perform a variety of safety inspections in workplaces covered by OSHA Act of 1970.
Document inspection/audit files, describes hazards in detail, proposes any abatement action required
- Liaison between the Facilities / Engineering Departments and Construction contractors
- Construction / remediation / abatement Safety regulation and Environmental compliance experience
- Attend construction project meetings and advise team on any environmental concerns
- Initiate pre-demo environmental surveys for construction projects
- Coordinate remediation/abatement work as necessary
- Review historical documents for potential hazardous material as it relates to construction projects and make recommendations to support the project teams
- Assist with Regulatory Compliance program development
Assist with Radioactive materials program
Coordinate and/or perform spill clean-up of chemicals and other hazardous wastes as appropriate
Maintain required training with agencies such as; FDA, EPA, NJDEP, DOT/IATA and OSHA
Administrative Responsibilities as needed
Participate on EHS Committee
Serve as an EHS resource and a low-cost service provider
Ability to travel to support Global EHS initiatives

Skills:
Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state or federal
environmental health and safety operations for the protection of people, property and the environment
Must have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where
individual initiative and accountability to the team are required
Environmental, Safety and Industrial Hygiene expertise and experience
Experience working in a laboratory environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
Good understanding of chemical safety information and storage, chemical and medical waste storage and
EH&S procedures in the workplace
Strong technical and organizational skills
Must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision and be a motivated self-starter.
Proficient in DOT and EPA regulations for the transport and storage of chemical Products
Effective written and oral communications skills at all levels as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Good accident/incident investigative interview and listening skills.
Use of scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problem solving.
Good Computer skills including word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and research.
Ability to analyze work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and
occupational health hazards.
Knowledge of OSHA standards relating to construction and general industry.
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
- Familiar with soil remediation
- Experience with OSHA in Construction Standards, i.e. Confined Space, Hot Work, Elevated Work
- Experience with hazardous materials in construction, i.e. asbestos, lead based paint, PCBs, mold



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