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Website Requires BS/BA or AAS; plus EHS experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing

The EH&S Department operates 24/7 to coordinate all aspects of employee health and safety as well as site-wide environmental activities. EH&S maintains systems to ensure compliance with regulatory programs and generates documents required to meet company, state, and federal guidelines. Examples of programs that the Senior EH&S Professional may oversee include EHS Training, Respiratory Protection Program, industrial hygiene monitoring, testing and evaluations, life safety inspections, chemical safety, and emergency planning and response. Management of a programs include assessing potential hazards/impacts, determining applicable regulatory and company standards, assigning responsibilities, providing training, identifying and implementing necessary administrative and engineering controls, maintaining records, auditing and reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

The Senior EH&S Professional is responsible for continually improving compliance programs within the EH&S management systems to include:
• oversee Emergency Response for employee injuries and hazardous materials releases;
• monitor and train employees on collection, staging and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes;
• ensure proper characterization proper transportation and destruction;
• perform routine and periodic inspections of EHS systems and equipment, and conduct safety and health inspections
• Advise departments regarding opportunities to improve EHS performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform and manage occupational and environmental health related activities to include anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling exposures to physical, chemical, biological, and radiological hazards. Recommend and implement hierarchy of controls.
• Accomplish industrial hygiene monitoring and sampling as needed. Interpret the results and generate reports. Assist, as necessary, with calibration of equipment.
• Accomplish occupational health/industrial hygiene surveys for hazardous noise, industrial ventilation, hazardous chemical characterization, and ergonomic health risks.
• Understand Global Harmonization (GHS), ensure Hazard Communication (HazCom) and/or a Chemical Hygiene Plans are developed and implemented
• Develop spill plans, Emergency Response Plans, and Health and Safety Plans
• Select and procure proper PPE, Spill kits, consultation services as they pertain to EHS function
• Conduct Industrial Ventilation/Clean Room surveys and determine requirements
• Effectively communicate operational health risks and appropriate course of actions to prevent illnesses and injuries.
• Risk communication, report writing, and record keeping
• Oversee Emergency Response Programs
• Routinely monitor compliance systems to assure that controls are operating properly
• Maintain compliance records and prepare reports to regulatory agencies and senior management
• Apply for and update necessary permits and licenses.
• Assist in the prompt investigation of all work related accidents, injuries, near misses and environmental releases, to include root cause analysis, and corrective action development, as appropriate
• Continually audit and improve the effectiveness of EH&S programs to ensure they are able to meet established departmental and company objectives
• Provide leadership to all departments requiring Emergency Response of First Aid Monitor production activities for compliance with all relevant company and legislative requirements (NM OSHA, EPA, NMED, AFD, BAWUA)
• Conduct regular facility audits, report deficiencies and oversee corrective actions in accordance with department policy. Assist in the implementation of action plans as needed
• Maintain all regulatory documentation, customer specific records and electronic SDS systems as assigned
• Provide first-aid for minor workplace injuries and oversee medical management in accordance with departmental protocols
• Oversee drills and fire alarm tests
• Ensure operation of life safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, and provide guidance for inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire suppression systems
• Serve as a role model in establishing safe working practices and promote safety in the workplace
• Maintain strict confidentiality of all information obtained, written or verbal, that becomes available as a part of performing incident investigations
• Maintain a high profile with all employees, supervisors, and managers to develop a rapport that encourages trust and open communication
• Respond and follow-up employee issues/concerns regarding health and safety and assist in the resolution of problems

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree applicable to the field and 7-12 years of active participation in EH&S; knowledge of manufacturing/pharmaceutical health & safety programs a plus. An Associate’s Degree in related field plus 15 or more years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.
• Proven leadership skills, e.g. successfully guiding and mentoring teams of people
• Experience working in a regulated environment (FDEA, cGMP, ISO, etc.)
• Comprehensive knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g. OSHA, EPA, DOT)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Other Skills and Abilities
• OHST (other certifications may be acceptable)
• Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER
• DOT Hazardous Materials Certification
• Emergency First-Aid/CPR, CIH and/or CSP a plus.

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