EHS Specialist - Abbott - Plymouth - Wizbii

EHS Specialist

  • By Abbott
  • Plymouth (United Kingdom)
  • Quality / Safety / Hygiene

Job description

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber EHS Specialist to support our Plymouth, MN site. This position will support EHS management in the development, implementation and monitoring of programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations. Facilitates the investigation and timely identification of incident root cause and corrective action and actively support injury prevention initiatives.

Job Duties:

  • Monitors the workplace environment by analyzing work processes, materials, equipment and the work habits of employees and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken where hazards exist
  • Develops and oversees EHS training programs for employees in areas such as employee-right-to-know, hazardous material handling, laser safety, emergency response, industrial hygiene, and life safety
  • Works independently most of the time and uses judgment in data analysis to develop and design solutions to difficult health and safety problems
  • Performs traditional EHS duties such as job safety analyses, health and safety training, workplace incident investigations, workplace safety inspections and internal audits as directed
  • Supports EHS team in the management of all hazardous material and hazardous waste activities including the collection, transportation and disposal of all hazardous waste in compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Reviews new hazardous materials and checks incoming material for MSDS's, unique usage and storage characteristics; works with end user to ensure proper usage and disposal; provides guidance as necessary
  • Reviews and maintains SDS data system inventory
  • Supports EHS management in conducting reviews for facility modification, new product development, product modification and new equipment/machinery as directed
  • Provides On call support for EHS emergencies
  • Supports ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) process and its maintenance
  • Responsible for assigned duties and tasks as defined by the EMS
  • Supports EHS team and under the direction of manager, act as a liaison with appropriate regulatory agencies and may provide input to federal, state and local regulators through industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations
  • Works under the supervision of the EHS Manager, while independently working and solving day-to-day problems
  • Applies professional health and safety principles, theories and concepts and uses independent judgment to develop and design imaginative, thorough and practical solutions to difficult health and safety issues
  • Leads the management in the maintenance of the facility's Emergency Response and Fire Plans
  • Coordinates employee exposure monitoring activities for chemical and physical agents, including performing Industrial Hygiene (IH) sampling and supporting the activities of contract Industrial Hygienists, chemical spill remediation specialists, and other safety consultants as required
  • Conducts and coordinates ergonomic risk assessments and making appropriate corrective action recommendations
  • Leads the selection, training and maintenance of all volunteer employee Safety Coordinators and Chemical Handlers
  • Coordinates the inspection and procurement of emergency response and disaster preparedness materials and equipment
  • Supports EHS management in the gathering of data for the establishment of report metrics pertinent to EHS activities
  • Participates in site Safety Committee meetings and ensure their ongoing operation and benefit
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
  • Plans and schedules work to meet deadlines established by others to ensure the completion of several related tasks
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
  • Solid leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results
  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Solid verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
  • Good organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Preferred qualifications and education:

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred
  • B.S. Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field. M.S preferred or equivalent experience
  • Certification a plus (OHST, ASP, CSP,CIH)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in the Health and Safety field with both hands on and program management experience.
  • Ability to navigate and interpret EHS regulations

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

DIVISION:

CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure

LOCATION:

United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf

EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf

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