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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Exact Sciences Corporation
Phoenix, Arizona, US
Closing date
Feb 10, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Summary of Major Responsibilities:
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Exact Sciences EHS Programs. The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will primarily support Precision Oncology Laboratories (Phoenix) including the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, training and monitoring workplace practices and activities with leadership oversight to ensure that employees abide by company policies and government safety regulations. The position ensures laboratory compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), College of American Pathologists (CAP) and other Federal, State and Local agencies as necessary. In addition, the Environmental Health and Safety Specials may provide support for Biomatrica (San Diego) or other Laboratories as need.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the coordination of emergency response (evacuation, hazardous material release, etc.) efforts, and conduct EHS drills and trainings. Oversee the maintenance of emergency and first aid supplies. Maintain, implement, track and update Exact Sciences EHS policies/programs/procedures as necessary and develop new programs as required. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal EHS regulations, as well as Exact Sciences safety standards and corporate policies. Apply for and maintain applicable permits as needed. Assist with coordinating ergonomic evaluations, performing assessments and providing recommendations and adjustments as necessary. Develop and implement facility-wide policies, procedures, and EHS training programs, with leadership guidance, to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and industry standards on a Federal, State and local basis.Create and review JSA (Job Safety Analysis) with cross-functional groups.Coordinate and participate in annual Risk Assessments.Lead and/or Support the EHS Safety Committees.May function as the Chemical Hygiene Officer, Emergency Coordinator, Biological Safety Officer or other technical lead.Support daily EHS activities (i.e. audits, incident investigations, corrective action follow-up etc.).Perform quarterly, annual and periodic safety audits with Operations assistance. Safety audits include fire and electrical safety, ergonomics, chemical hygiene, general housekeeping, waste management, hazardous waste storage, personal protective equipment, and infection prevention.Help oversee chemical inventory and acquisition, obtains SDS as needed, and ensures compliance with regulations regarding usage and storage.Coordinate and administer new employee and annual safety training including biological, chemical, general, and physical protection in laboratories, hazardous materials, PPE, and BBP exposure. Coordinate fire drills to attain 100% participation in all shifts throughout the year.Provide technical expertise with regards to completing risk assessment activities to minimize EHS related risk (e.g. PPE Risk Assessment, IH Risk Assessment, Ergonomic Risk Assessment, Site Risk Assessment) to the organization.Monitor completion of required tasks such as fire extinguisher inspections, lab permit/registration renewals, injury and illness reporting, and regulatory filings and act to complete in a timely manner.Oversee hazardous and infectious waste disposal program.Work across disciplines with EHS team members to oversee the safety activities of all laboratories, laboratory personnel, contractors, and support staff. Communicate to appropriate Management when risks are observed, corrected, or in need of further management emphasis.Assist with the investigation of trend and work with Management to develop engineering or work practice control changes if necessary.Maintain proficiency in regulations, standards, guidelines and trends in laboratory safety and environmental health and safety; anticipate and evaluate their impact and communicate requirements to employees and management.Assist in air quality, noise, biological, toxic and other hazard sampling.Promote a positive relationship and interact with a variety of regulatory agencies and professionals including OSHA, CAP and other Federal, State and/or local regulations, as applicable.Demonstrated attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations. Proven time management skills.Ability to react to issues in a positive, productive way and successfully deal with work delegation in a fast-paced environment. Ability to influence cross functional partners, lead organizational change, develop cross-functional internal sponsors, and build alignment to achieve desired outcomes.Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.Adaptable, open to change and able to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information and unexpected circumstances. Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork. Support and comply with the companys Quality Management System policies and procedures. Regular and reliable attendance. Ability to work designated schedule.Ability to work nights and/or weekends.Ability to lift up to 40 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.Ability to work on a computer and phone simultaneously.Ability to use a telephone through a headset.Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.Ability to work with hazardous or flammable materials so as not to endanger oneself or others.Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.

Minimum QualificationsBachelors degree in Occupational, Health and Safety, Environmental Health or related field; or Associates degree in Occupational, Health and Safety, Environmental Health or related field and 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of bachelors degree.2+ years of EHS or relevant experience.2+ years of experience with one or more of the following relevant regulations (OSHA, CAP, FDA, CLIA).Basic computer skills to include Internet navigation, Email usage, and word processing.Proficient in Microsoft Office.Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship. Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.Preferred Qualifications2+ years of experience in a clinical laboratory.Experience in an EHS role during a period of rapid business growth. Professional working knowledge with creating and implementing new processes or procedures to various employee groups.Professional working knowledge in seeing projects through from initiation to implementation and follow-up.Professional working knowledge with ISO14001, ISO45001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.Frist aid/AED/CPR certification.Department of Transportation (DOT) certification.RCRA certification.40hr HAZWOPER.

EEO Disclosure:
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Companys affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.
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