EH&S Specialist II

Location
Harmans, MD, US
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Ref
1543
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Paragon Bioservices, Inc. (PBI) is a growing biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization with an internationally recognized tradition of quality and service. PBI provides process development and GMP manufacturing services for Phase I/II clinical trials to industry leaders as well as innovative start-ups utilizing novel technologies to produce state-of-the-art vaccines and therapies for people when they are most in need. As a PBI employee, you will actively contribute to the delivery of our services and products to our customers and their patients.

The EHS Specialist will assist with the management of PBI Environmental Health and Safety compliance programs in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations, and other legal requirements to help protect the health and safety of PBI employees, to protect the environment, and to minimize risks to the company. The role will also assist internal customers with their EHS needs and actively cultivate a safety and sustainability culture.

This position will focus on the policies and procedures that comprise the EHS program for Facility Management including evaluation and control of safety and health hazards in the workplace, routine hazard recognition and environmental management

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support management to continuously improve PBI Health and Safety Programs in adherence to all Federal, State and Local requirements and PBI company policies, strategies, initiatives and goals. Health and Safety Programs supported by this position may include, but are not limited to: Industrial Hygiene, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, Fire Prevention, Emergency Evacuation, Property Conservation, Ergonomics (Lifting Safety, Warehouse Safety), Hazard Communication, and other General Safety Programs including but not limited to Hot Work, Control of Hazardous Energy, Compressed Gas Safety, Electrical Hazard Safety, Lock-Out Tag-Out, Ladder Safety, Confined Space, Facilities PPE and Respiratory Protection as necessary.
  • Support and continuously improve PBI Environmental and Sustainability Programs in adherence to all Federal, State and Local requirements and PBI company policies, strategies, initiatives and goals. Environmental and sustainability programs supported by this position may include but are not limited to: Energy Conservation, Wastewater Management, RCRA Hazardous Waste, Biological Waste and Water Conservation.
  • Support and implement programs to foster a culture of safety and environmental stewardship within PBI business units. Duties may include performing safety inspections; partnering with managers, supervisors, and employees to minimize occupational health and safety risks; teaching specific safe work habits and driving a behavior-based safety program.
  • Assist with the development, improvement, and management of EHS Management Systems for the PBI sites. Develop and implement continuous improvement concepts to better the site's safety and environmental performance.
  • Miscellaneous EHS duties as required, including but not limited to:
    • EHS training
    • Maintain PBI operating permits
    • Perform job safety analyses/risk assessments
    • Participating on emergency response teams such as Emergency Evacuation Team.
    • Responding to Near Misses and Incident reporting
    • Leading member of the PBI Safety Committee
    • Lead and participate in inspections and audits
    • Waste water discharge and air regulatory reports
  • Other tasks as required

EDUCATION, SKILLS & TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety or related field of study. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in biology or Chemistry with appropriate relevant experience will be considered, with 2+ years of experience, OR
  • Associate degree from an accredited university in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety or related field of study. Applicants with an associate degree in Biology or Chemistry with appropriate relevant experience will be considered, with 2+ years of experience.
  • Facilities EHS program development, implementation and management experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical industry a plus
  • Professional certification (CIH, CSP) a plus
  • Knowledge of OSHA/NIOSH regulations, and other applicable Federal, State, and Local EHS regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  • Ability to complete projects with a minimum of supervision. Work is performed under general direction. Participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plans schedules and arranges own activities to accomplish objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Able to focus, multitask, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent decision making and organization skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence by example and the ability to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a diverse group of employees fostering a team environment.

Excellent PC skills with proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Paragon Bioservices is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.