EHS Staff Specialist

Wyandotte, MI, United States
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Under the direction of the EHS manager, provide guidance on personnel EHS matters to employees and contractors and exercise communication, training and consultation skills to successfully implement programs, policies and positive safety culture. Responsible for the development, implementation, support and maintenance of specific environment, health and safety (EHS) programs as assigned to ensure regulatory compliance and conformance with the company's EHS Management System. This position will create programs, policies, procedures, hazard assessments and training materials in both manufacturing and R&D functions.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of strategic programs, plans, policies and procedures to protect all plant personnel, facilities and the environment.
  • Interprets, communicates and implements programs, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable EHS regulations, corporate standards and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System).
  • Implement EHS programs and initiatives including, but not limited to:
  • Hazard identification/risk assessment and planning/implementation of controls
  • High hazard control (Lockout Tagout, confined space, work permits, overhead hoists, machine guarding, electrical safety, fall protection, powered industrial trucks)
  • Ergonomic job safety analysis
  • Contractor/construction EHS management
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical safety/hazard communication
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Injury investigations to determine root cause and analysis and reporting of leading and lagging safety performance indicators to drive corrective actions.
  • Develops and delivers EHS training on a wide variety of general safety topics such as hazard communication, contractor safety, emergency response and various physical safety programs.

  • BS in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, biological science, or related sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, or biological safety in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Professional certifications in EHS preferred.
  • Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, interacting with regulatory agencies and external organizations and managing cross functional teams
  • Development of practical, applicable standards and/or policies that meet business objectives. Technical expertise in the EHS functions as well as technical writing and business communications.
  • Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to successfully manage project and programs.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, and effective verbal communications and well-developed written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, delegate, and follow-up on work flow in a team environment to meet departmental goals and objectives
  • Well organized and have excellent attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Proven ability to use email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and databases

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.