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EHS Specialist

Middleton, WI

Maintains environmental, health and safety programs and supports multiple sites across the organization. Assists management team with monitoring environmental compliance and safety metrics (i.e. chemical safety, ergonomics, illness and injury prevention). Conducts compliance training, audits and inspects sites or lab environments to ensure compliance with global occupational safety and health standards. Recommends corrective action where hazard or risk exist.

Please note this role is onsite in Middleton, WI

Essential Functions

  • Assist in planning, execution, monitoring and continuous improvement of environmental, health and safety programs to meet local regulations, PPD GMP and Bioanalytical Lab, and corporate requirements.
  • Conducts regular inspections and yearly self-assessments of assigned facilities and labs, and conducts employee health hazard exposure monitoring to ensure OSHA compliance and internal standards.
  • Conduct/Coordinate training in emergency response situations, biosafety, hazardous materials handling/storage/disposal, radiation, industrial hygiene, life safety, and ergonomic compliance-related activities etc... Develops and implements training for various health and safety topics as required by the regulations.
  • Ensures that all licensing, permitting, or other environmental, health or safety requirements are met at assigned site and takes appropriate actions to ensure that any non-compliance issues are resolved.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge and ensures that procedures meet federal, state, and local requirements (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.) Develops and updates all health and safety related mandated procedures for assigned facilities.
  • Updates site management on new or changed regulations in a timely manner. Pro-actively makes recommendations on feasible solutions and alternatives for compliance.
  • Ensures safe removal and disposal of hazardous/biological waste from facility on a regular basis. Maintains and monitors waste manifest system. Completes reporting forms and documents for all required regulatory agencies.
  • Develops, conducts and supports entry level team members in employee health and safety training programs, including refresher trainings as required by regulations.
  • Conducts regular walk-downs and yearly self-assessments of assigned facilities and conducts employee health hazard exposure monitoring to ensure OSHA compliance. Oversees all ergonomic related issues. Makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with corporate Worker’s Compensation Administrator to supply information on related claims to insurance company. Assists with or conducts work-related injury/illness investigation.
  • May lead Health & Safety committees, act as Radiation Safety Officer, maintain controlled substance program, evaluate/maintain all safety equipment, coordinate fire drills and/or work with assigned site on CAP inspections or other audit related inspections (OSHA).
  • Provides support to junior members of the team.
  • Maintains safety equipment inventory, performs periodic safety inspections, monitors hazardous waste removal vendors, and may assist in consolidating hazardous wastes.

Job Complexity

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Job Knowledge

A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position.

Supervision Received

Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Business Relationships

Represents the department as a prime contact on projects. Interacts with internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between functional areas. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

This role is ONSITE in Middleton, WI

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, ICAO, and other applicable regulations,
  • Firm knowledge of worker's compensation requirements, laboratory and hazardous waste regulations to include hazardous chemical/biohazard storage and disposal regulations
  • Solid understanding of air monitoring strategies
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to provide effective training
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong judgment and business acumen
  • Strong computer skills
  • May require familiarity with College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspection process
  • Management Role: No management responsibility
  • Working Conditions and Environment:
  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Frequent mobility required.
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.
  • Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

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