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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Centelon Solutions
New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Conservation science
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Job Title: Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist
Company & Job Information:
In the last 85 + years, Cipla has emerged as one of the most respected pharmaceutical names in India as well as across more than 100 countries. Cipla is a fast-growing pharmaceutical company with a continued focus on the expanse of our strong legacy. We articulated our 2022 winning aspiration to double the number of patients we serve and hence, double the impact we create as a global pharmaceutical company.
Over the last five years, Cipla has significantly expanded its portfolio and presence in the U.S. with both a generic and brand division. We at Cipla are inspired by our purpose of 'Caring for Life' and strive to extend this philosophy to our associates and their families. We are looking for talented individuals to grow their careers while growing our business.
· Develop, implement, and oversee program changes; interpret policies and procedures as they apply to environmental health and safety practices.
· Serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of environmental, health, and safety specialization, can interact with internal and external customers.
· Develop hazardous and chemical waste programs following Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other state and federal government agencies' regulations
· Ensure programs and practices are compliant with the appropriate statutes and regulations and environmental, health, and safety requirements are met.
· Investigate incidents and identify corrective and preventative measures, answer questions, or complaints received from within the organization, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc.
· Conduct risk assessments to identify, evaluate, and control hazards.
· Performs audits and evaluations to determine company compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
· Performs effective training on proper occupational safety, chemical safety, hazardous waste management, and other related topics and documents.
· Continually identify and where appropriate, implement industry safety best practices.
· Ensure compliance to all data integrity and cGMP practices, procedures, and expectations.
Required & Preferred Experience and Skills:
· Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational safety, risk management, or closely related field.
· Minimum of three (3) years of progressive responsibility implementing safety and health programs in a manufacturing environment.
· Have excellent organization, learning and teaching skills required to work in teams.
· Strong focus on safety and a desire towards continuous improvement and risk mitigation.
· Proficency in Microsoft Office
· Must have a strong coherent command of the English language, written and verbal as a first or second language.
· Proficiently communicate and understand (read and write) scientific / regulatory based ‘work" in English.
· Must possess excellent presentation skills, strong documentation and technical writing skills, and able to apply relevant scientific principles and practices.
· Must be able to communicate both technical and non-technical information clearly and concisely across all levels of the organization from executive leadership suite to employees working on the shop floor.
· Able to partner, facilitate, and collaborate with employees and managers across a diverse organization.
· Must be able to adapt to change and ambiguity.
· Must be proactive
· Must be able to work under general supervision with an orientation towards both tactical and strategic execution.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
· This role works in a cGMP laboratory or manufacturing environment, where personal protective equipment is required, which may include uniforms, lab coats, safety glasses, respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, etc.
· Work with or around solvents, powders, or other materials commonly found in a pharmaceutical laboratory or manufacturing facility is required.
· Sitting at a desk and/or working at a computer or other "screen" 25% or greater of an 8-hour period.
· Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) or gear when required, such as respirators, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.
· The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.
· Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
· Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Other Job Information:
· Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish (interpretation and translation).
· Relocation is negotiable.
· No remote work available
· Extended work weeks to include Saturdays and/or Sundays or holidays as requested or required based on business needs.
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