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Advisor, Environmental, Health & Safety

Cardinal Health
Elk Grove, California, US
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Conservation science
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Cardinal Health Global EHS and Security Team

The Cardinal Health Global Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) team is responsible for designing, developing and implementing EHS procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements. Responsibilities include mitigating EHS risks to the company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business. Additional duties include providing support to Cardinal Health security programs, when requested.

The Cardinal Health Global EHS and Security vision is to partner with our businesses and functions to proactively mitigate EHS and security-related risk across the enterprise.

Environment, Health, Safety Advisor - Elk Grove, CA

The EHS Advisor will report directly to the Northern California Environment, Health & Safety Manager. This position is responsible for implementing EHS solutions in support of Cardinal Health assets in the Sacramento metro area. These solutions are designed to manage, mitigate, and whenever possible, eliminate EHS risks to Cardinal Health employees, facilities, products and the communities in which the company operates. Operations supported include Sacramento Pharmaceutical Distribution Center, Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions (NPHS) pharmacies, Innovative Delivery Solutions (IDS) pharmacies in West Region, and commercial office.


Leadership and Consulting (35%)

Assists with implementation of the global EHS & security strategy to mitigate risk to people, property, community, information and brand. Partners with operation leaders to develop and execute site-specific annual EHS plans; standardize EHS and security programs; ensure critical information is communicated; and implement best practices. Provides support and subject matter expertise for events (e.g., regulatory agency inquiries, theft, vandalism, natural disasters, business continuity, significant incidents, etc.).

Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control / Regulatory Compliance (35%)

Leads in the management of operation-specific EHS and security hazard assessments and the development of risk mitigation plans. Partners with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements. Analyzes key EHS, sustainability and security metrics to assist operations in the development and execution of continual improvement plans. Assists leaders in identifying budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance. Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated. Develops and maintains facility profiles. Assists with the response to regulatory agency inquiries and reporting obligations. Participates in assessments and audits. Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, drug free workplace, loss prevention, business resiliency and occupational health processes.

Occupational Injury/Illness, Loss Prevention, Crisis Management, and Business Resiliency (20%)

Assist management teams in the investigation, notification and case management for occupational injury/illnesses. Could be requested to conduct sensitive investigations on matters involving unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, vandalism, product tampering, espionage, sabotage and loss. Assists operations close out property/casualty recommendations from third parties such as FM Global. Provides support in the development and implementation of business resiliency plans. Provides EHS and security leadership during business continuity situations.

Education and Mentorship (10%)

Educates and coaches management teams on their EHS and security roles and responsibilities. Helps foster a diverse workforce.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CPP, PSP, etc.) preferred.


Leadership Skills
  • Must have collaborative leadership skills to achieve desired results in a highly matrixed work environment
  • Fosters trust, confidence and followership
  • Dedicated to the principal of ethical behavior
  • Must be self-directed, and able to work productively on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Must have sound judgment, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and not be afraid of rolling up the sleeves to deliver practical solutions
  • Must be able to clearly and succinctly communicate, market and sell value-added solutions
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be creative in developing cost-effective, sensible solutions that deliver results

Technical Skills
  • Four years' experience in related field, preferred
  • Familiarity, understanding and experience in EHS Management Systems and their successful implementation
  • Strong substantive knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA, as well as workers' compensation requirements
  • Strong technical ability to work, collaborate and negotiate with government officials, consultants, and other third-party stakeholders
  • Requires minimal travel to Northern California sites within driving distance
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