Administrator- Environmental Health and Safety

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(9/8/2022 11:31 AM)
Requisition ID
2022-11455
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Travel
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Company
Cook Biotech Inc.
Category
Facilities/Maintenance

Overview

The EHS Administrator is responsible for providing leadership to the CBI team in order to ensure a safe and compliant work environment.

Responsibilities

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead and promote safe work practices and environmental responsibility
  • Ensure that requirements for safety and environmental programs (e.g. bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, ergonomics, fire safety, first aid, lockout/tagout, RCRA, etc.) are documented in the CBI system.
  • Coordinate, track, and report progress on safety and environmental projects.
  • Conduct on-going/annual training as required.
  • Coordinate and ensure completion of all safety incident/near miss investigations and ensure necessary countermeasures are implemented.
  • Coordinate and conduct fire and severe-weather drills as CBI deems necessary, or per legal requirements.
  • Coordinate safe and compliant removal of hazardous waste from the CBI premises.
  • Ensure required EPA/IDEM and OSHA/IOSHA reports and notifications are submitted accurately and on time.
  • Coordinate audit response and participation with relevant government/certification agencies.
  • Respond to medical emergencies as a member of the CBI First Responder Team.

Technical Knowledge

  • Remain current and apply the understanding of FDA-ISO 13485 and quality system requirements in carrying out duties.
  • Remain current and apply the understanding of relevant OSHA/IOSHA requirements.
  • Remain current and apply the understanding of relevant EPA/IDEM requirements, especially those relating to CBI’s operation as a large quantity generator of hazardous waste.
  • Remain current and apply the understanding of relevant DOT and FAA requirements.
  • Seek new skills/knowledge relevant to CBI.

Decision-Making

  • Report time-sensitive safety, environmental, and compliance information to necessary groups/agencies as required by the CBI system and applicable laws/regulations.
  • Report concerns regarding safety, environmental, and other compliance promptly to senior management.
  • Recommend mitigating actions to senior management as needed.

Collaboration

  • Lead regular CBI Safety Team meetings.
  • Communicate resource needs to management.
  • Coordinate and ensure completion of all required safety and environmental training for the CBI team.
  • Provide periodic reports to senior management regarding safety and environmental activities/status.
  • Maintain an open-door policy for all employees who wish to discuss a safety or environmental concern.

Change/Innovation

  • Submit and implement incremental improvement ideas related to improving EHS throughout the company.

Qualifications

  • Degree in related field
  • Experience and understanding of applicable regulations including OSHA, RCRA.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Excellent recordkeeping and documentation skills

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, climb when necessary.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • Must pass OSHA physical requirements necessary for wearing a full face respirator. 
  • Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, and biohazards in manufacturing and lab areas.
  • Willing to work with material derived from animal tissues.
  • Willing to perform other corporate duties when required.

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