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Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Alpharetta, GA, US, 30009

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Environmental Health & Safety Specialist II


About the role:

This individual performs various EH&S activities and assists in program development and training. The position is a key EH&S resource for our industrial programs and will establish strong working relationships with employees. This position reports directly to the Production Manager.

Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Specialist will help develop safety policies and procedures, organize team meetings, solve safety issues, coordinate audits and inspections, track corrective actions and incident data, review important safety documents, generate and maintain EH&S documentation and many other duties that require a high degree of attention to detail.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinates and administers our Health, Safety & Environmental programs.
  • Assists in development, implementation, promotion, evaluation and management of our Health, Safety & Environmental and loss control programs and activities.
  • Evaluates working conditions and operational practices and inspects our facilities and equipment to identify environmental, occupational health and safety hazards and other violations. Provides follow-up with department Managers to insure timely corrective action.
  • Develops safety meeting topics. Conducts safety meetings and safety drills.
  • Develops educational, technical and promotional materials, posters, brochures, newsletters etc. to create and increase our Health, Safety & Environmental awareness.
  • Participates in investigations of all accidents and incidents and in coordination with other regulatory agencies as required.
  • Monitors and evaluates our Health, Safety, & Environmental management programs to ensure compliance with OSHA and related regulations.
  • Identifies, reports and provides solutions to Production & Laboratory Managers regarding employee environmental and occupational health, safety, and loss control programs and regulatory compliances.
  • Researches and assists in the development of specifications for the purchase of safety materials and safety-related equipment. Performs operational and in use inspections of equipment to ensure quality, performance, and conformance with our standards.
  • Assists Production & Laboratory Managers in conducting job hazard analysis and works with managers and employees to correct safety violations and hazards.
  • Administers company's hazardous materials program including waste minimization procedures; reviews chemicals used. Coordinates the first responder clean-up for hazardous waste spills/incidents; provides technical guidance in the clean-up and removal of hazardous materials/wastes.
  • Works with Production & Laboratory Managers on technical and administrative matters related to environmental and occupational health, safety and risk/loss control management programs.
  • Coordinates and performs safety training and mandated training programs in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Responds, investigates, and identifies all employee environmental, occupational health and safety complaints and hazard reporting.
  • Collaborates with Production & Laboratory Managers to review accidents, hazard complaints, incident reports, injuries and near misses and investigates causes; identifies areas of high injury and accident rated and develops safety programs to address them. Reports safety issues to Laboratory & Production Managers.
  • Ensures that hazardous waste and surplus chemicals are disposed of in compliance with local and state regulations; prepares waste regulatory reports.
  • Oversees and manage safety data sheet (SDS) and safety training databases.
  • Serves on and oversees the Safety Committee and Emergency Response Team. Directs and Participates in Safety Committee and Emergency Response Team meetings. In coordination with Committee’s suggestions, develops and revises Safety & Emergency Operation Plans as required.
  • Attends conferences, trainings and seminars to keep abreast of industry practices, trends, health, safety, loss control legislative and regulatory changes; evaluates implications for our policies, programs and operations and recommends changes to ensure compliance.
  • Maintains safety program documents. Hard copy and electronic.
  • Assists with workers compensation claims and OSHA 300 logs.


What we’re looking for in you:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health, Occupational Safety, Safety Engineering, Safety Management or related degree
  • At least 5 years in EHS field
  • Experience in warehouse/distribution, manufacturing and/or industrial setting
  • Ability to work with cross-functional groups and manage programs that impact the entire site
  • Computer skills including MS Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in compiling and leading training exercises for groups of employees


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in warehouse/distribution, manufacturing and/or industrial setting
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
  • Ergonomic risk reduction experience in manufacturing, laboratory or office setting.
  • Working experience in regulated environments setting
  • DOT Hazardous Materials General Awareness (Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H) certificate
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Management (Title 40 CFR, Part 265) certificate



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 448842


Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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