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Health Safety Coordinator - Eurofins Environment Testing North Central - Cedar Falls, IA

Employer
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location
Cedar Falls, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forensics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Employee Health and Safety Coordinator is responsible for administering the EH&S program that provides a safe, healthy working environment for all employees and the environment. Monitors all areas for unsafe conditions, acts, and potential hazards. Enforces environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures. Maintains regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Makes safety and health recommendations to laboratory management in conjunction with the facility safety committee. Develops the facility Integrated Contingency Plan and coordinates the facility's Emergency Response Team.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
  • Monitors laboratory for unsafe conditions or acts to keep lab in compliance with the Chemical Hygiene Plan, EH&S Procedures, and company policies.
  • Ensures the proper personal protective equipment is available and personnel are properly trained in its use.
  • Investigates accidents, incidents, and near misses and identifies and eliminates root cause. Completes and forwards accident report to laboratory management and Director, EH&S.
  • Conducts monthly facility inspections for compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations and procedures. Completes and forwards monthly inspection report to safety committee and laboratory management for corrective actions.
  • Conducts safety equipment checks to ensure proper working order and sufficient inventory.
  • Plans and tracks completion of monthly general awareness training sessions and compliance training, including new employee EH&S orientation.
  • Coordinates emergency response team to provide prompt medical attention and stabilize emergency situation. After emergency is over, assists in determining appropriate clean up procedures.
  • Conducts the monthly EH&S committee meeting.
  • Participates in monthly EH&S conference call.
  • Reviews and maintains safety data sheets for laboratory materials.
  • Coordinates the management and disposal of laboratory wastes.
  • Reviews and approves safety practices in standard operating procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains laboratory Integrated Contingency Plan.
  • Monitors air quality in facility, including monitoring fume hoods for proper operation and ventilation.
  • Monitors and maintains chemical inventory. Approves new chemical purchases.
  • May be assigned waste disposal responsibilities.
  • Packages waste for disposal or return to client.
  • Attends training classes as needed.

Qualifications

Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ): To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.

Education/Experience (BMQ)

Education: Associates degree in Industrial hygiene, safety, chemistry, or related field or a minimum of 2 years bench level laboratory experience.

Experience: Minimum 1 year hazardous waste and/or warehouse/shipping helpful.

Ability And/or Skills (BMQ)
  • Local, state, and federal safety regulations
  • Knowledge of general chemistry
  • SDS terminology
  • Hazard recognition
  • Risk reduction
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Training skills

Additional Information

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays, paid time off, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates MAY apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.
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