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Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Frederick, Maryland, US
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
ATCC is seeking a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to work in Frederick MD and support our repository team ensuring a safe environment. This individual will execute tasks to support and maintain people safety and occupational hygiene (OH) requirements using EHS management systems, work processes, standards and procedures. The Senior EHS Specialist will work closely with facility personnel and members of the EHS Team to ensure excellent EHS performance and full compliance with regulations and requirements, while meeting business and site objectives.

The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is a highly skilled individual who works on continuous improvement, implementation, and compliance of the environmental health and safety programs for the organization. The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will recommend improvements to established workflows, risk levels and data to determine what practices are necessary to keep staff safe on the job.

The Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist translates the implementation of policies, procedures, and best management practices throughout the organization. They also determine training opportunities and review activities for potentially dangerous tasks, so staff know how to do their jobs with the least risk of injury.

  • Ensure organization's compliance of all environmental and safety regulations and standards. Research and suggest improvements for organization safety training.
  • Lead safety audits and inspections following routine process and detailed instructions. Advise and sustain organization-wide safety committee.
  • Proactively review safety and environmental reports and information. Compile and provide feedback.
  • Identify safety procedure improvements and generate Safety Data Sheets for review.
  • Assess the need and coordinate the work of outside contractors hired to support the Environmental Health and Safety scope and monitor their performance.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data. Report on department metrics as requested.
  • Respond to all emergency environment and/or safety situations. Follow up on accidents, incidents, near misses, and staff safety concerns.
  • Support OSHA regulations including mandatory postings and logs.
  • Maintain the Bloodborne Pathogens Program, Chemical Hygiene Program, and Respiratory Protection Program to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Support organizational compliance requirements in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Utilize organizational policies and procedures to resolve any challenges.
  • Conduct new employee safety orientation and contractor safety training.

  • Qualifications

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years' experience or equivalent experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Other Duties:
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.

    ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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