Environment, Health & Safety Advisor

St. Louis, MO

The EHS advisor will be responsible for establishing, implementing, managing and continuously improving the environment, health and safety programs for the facility. The EHS Advisor will have broad knowledge of EHS compliance programs and EHS specialty areas including Industrial Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, Risk Management. The EHS advisor will provide guidance in managing budgets to support outside services and operating expenses. The role includes strategic EHS planning as well as a tactical role for site-wide EHS systems, EHS regulations, and best practices.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

Provide day-to-day direct support to regional environmental manager to ensure reports, audits, permits and other site functions are effectively completed to ensure full environmental compliance of the site(s).

  • Advising the site leadership team in processes to improve EHS management and performance in their areas of responsibility.
  • Driving continuous improvement in site EHS performance and will serve as a site contact with EHS-related government agencies (e.g., OSHA, EPA. etc.) and with GSK Corporate EHS Department.
  • Review and track investigations of injuries, illnesses, environmental releases, non-injury accidents and near-misses to ensure that they are effective, and that they identify and resolve root causes. Lead investigations into serious adverse events.
  • Carry out regular workplace inspections to monitor compliance with site rules, procedures, etc
  • Develop and manage an internal audit programme to assess compliance with legal and company requirements and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate the completion of job safety analyses and risk assessments
  • Using occupational hygiene concepts, principles, and practices to evaluate physical and chemical hazards such as noise and non-ionizing radiation, ventilation, performing complex inspections with limited direction or supervision; utilize and calibrate occupational hygiene measurement equipment; develop training programs on occupational hygiene and occupational health issues; providing recommendations to eliminate or reduce stresses for chemical and physical agents within work environments. Subject Mater Expert on Chemical Agents
  • Establish site EHS policies, objectives, key performance indicators and targets that reflect local needs and alignment with GSK’s long term EHS strategy. Maintain local EHS SOPs that effectively describe the site’s EHS management system. Ensure that necessary EHS information is reported to local regulators and to stakeholders within GSK. Design, conduct and oversee EH&S training. Monitor and analyze EHS performance and initiate action to support or correct trends
  • Establish programmes to manage the site’s different EHS risks and impacts, coordinated within an overall EHS management system. Review change proposals (including capital projects and new product introductions) to identify potential EHS issues and participate in their resolution
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues at other GSK sites in North America and around the world to ensure that EHS best practices and lessons from adverse events are shared effectively.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in industrial hygiene; or a branch of engineering or physical science that included a minimum of 12 semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any combination of engineering, ventilation, industrial safety, process safety, biostatistics, toxicology or industrial hygiene. (Courses in safety management do not fulfill this requirement)
  • Professional ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or BCSP Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification is required.
  • Experience with regulatory requirements (eg OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFP, and EPA rules and regulations) and their application to a manufacturing environment, particularly in Safety, eg fire, machinery safety, flammable liquids, Industrial hygiene, eg ergonomics, noise, chemical agents, environment, eg waste management, air emissions, energy efficiency and EHS management systems.
  • A minimum of 4 year’s experience in EHS program development and implementation and a certification in Industrial Hygiene

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • BENEFITS START DAY 1 including annual bonus, 401K, paid vacation/PTO, dental, vision
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) preferred. 
  • A masters of science degree in industrial hygiene or public health (with coursework in ventilation, sampling, physical agents, safety). 
  • Excellent computer skills primarily with Microsoft Office Suite and Project
  • Highly effective written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects
  • 4 year’s experience in EHS program development and implementation and a certification in Industrial Hygiene, preferably in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industry. 

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