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Environmental Health and Safety Consultant

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
Who are we:

Looking for an exciting opportunity at a fast growing, employee-oriented company? Veristas 500+ experts team up with the worlds most recognizable brands in the life science industry to solve their business needs. Whether its compliance, quality management, verification, validation, automation, IT infrastructure, data analysis, manufacturing, or packaging, we deliver solutions that are right the first time.

Veristas experts include SMEs across the spectrum of pharma, medical devices and biotech industries. As a result, were uniquely capable of offering transformative, integrated solutions, new perspectives, and consistent results.

Our ability to grow is driven by world-class people who thrive in a team environment and share our mission to enable our clients to improve the quality of patient healthcare worldwide. Our talented and dedicated professionals are committed to making an impact every day.

We deliver solutions that are right the first time.

This particular role will involve implementation of compliance-related EHS activities in a drug development related client site.

Key Responsibilities
Work closely with employees to promote safe research and development practices, procedures, including the proper use of containment equipment and identifying the appropriate personal protective equipment.
Assist with the implementation and continuous improvement of the Environmental, Health, and Safety programs including but not limited to environmental compliance, biosafety, fall protection, confined spaces, LOTO, fire safety, hazardous and biological waste management, and contractor/vendor safety programs.
Conduct EHS inspections of all building/facility areas and while assessing the operational requirements of the associated mechanical systems.
Perform EHS hazard and risk assessments including basic industrial hygiene monitoring, Job Hazard Analyses, new equipment evaluations, and prepare written recommendations to control hazards.
Assist with general filing, facility signage maintenance, EHS training program support, chemical inventory maintenance, and Sharepoint online file management.
Assist in securing and renewing EHS permits from regulatory agencies.
Conduct basic office ergonomic assessments and coordinate follow-up with the external expert consultant.
Support active construction and renovation projects, equipment decontamination and relocation, laboratory relocations, and new equipment installations.
Identify and address EHS issues and employee concerns. Participate in and support EHS events and committee meetings.
Support emergency response operations, assist with incident investigations, and implement corrective actions as necessary. Must be comfortable responding to emergencies as a shared responsibility.

This role is building-based 5 days per week.


Minimum Requirements

Knowledge and understanding of EHS permitting and regulations related to OSHA, City of Cambridge, RCRA/DOT/IATA, DEA and MA DPH Controlled Substances as they apply to biotechnological R&D facilities strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key partners/vendors
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and effective oral presentation skills
Effective in working as part of a team. Self-motivated and able to work independently with a collaborative mindset. Strong problem solving, critical thinking and decisionmaking skills
Accessing laboratories requires the individual to wear pants, closed toed shoes, safety glasses and appropriate coverings.

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, life sciences or a related field.
3 6 years of professional work experience required in EHS programs, with at least 2 3 years in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology research and development environment.

Certifications and Licenses

HAZWOPER, DOT, IATA, first aid/CPR certificates highly desirable.
CSP (Certified Safety Professional), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) and/or PE (Professional Engineer) certification/registration preferred, or ability to pursue and attain.


Because employees are the key to our success, Verista offers strong benefits and incentives including:
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match
  • Paid Time Off Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 9 Company Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term & Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Training and Development
  • Paid Maternity Leave and Parental Leave
  • Travel Bonus
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Marriage Leave
  • Bereavement

*Verista is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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