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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) - Specialist

Req ID #: 223545

Hollister, California, USA
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The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist at our Hollister, CA location, will be responsible for: managing EHS programs in adherence to local, state, and federal regulations. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to lead teams of people in projects and implementation of sustainable processes that will improve the health and safety of our employees.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist at our Hollister, CA location, will be responsible for: managing EHS programs in adherence to local, state, and federal regulations. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to lead teams of people in projects and implementation of sustainable processes that will improve the health and safety of our employees. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish, administer, and update specific EHS programs for compliance with state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other regulatory programs as necessary. Manage OSHA and EPA records and maintain reporting and documentation standards. Review new regulatory standards and make compliance recommendations.
  • Provide safety and environmental training to employees. Oversee maintenance of group training manual and training records.
  • Inspect the facility for compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations as applicable. Advise management on safety and environmental issues and recommend solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Manage the hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - RCRA) and medical waste disposal function including waste profiling, permitting, manifesting, and record keeping and reporting. 
  • Assist management team in emergency response and function as EHS Emergency Coordinator for 24-hour incident response. Assist in the investigation of injuries resulting in lost time claims and/or safety violations and property damage. Make recommendations for corrective action.
  • Serve as Chairperson of Safety Committee(s). Provide regulatory guidance on EHS issues to staff.
  • Explain procedures and produce written documentation as proof of compliance to clients and federal and state investigators. Coordinate communications to regulatory agencies and client inspections on EHS-related matters.
  • May request and maintain necessary facility permits, licenses and compliance reports to federal, local, and state regulatory authorities; may obtain necessary licenses to function as wastewater and underground storage tank operator.
  • May assist in development of departmental budget and development of EHS programs and metrics.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline
  • At least 5 years related experience in EHS, preferably in a laboratory or scientific organization.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as satisfactory substitute for specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret/apply required federal or state regulations and manage multiple/changing priorities with many interruptions.  
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, project management skills, and strong time management and organizational skills are required.  
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system. Experience with Enablon is a plus.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.
  • Occasional travel may be required (<10%)
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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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