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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Coventry, RI, US, 02816

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.


EH&S Specialist II


About the role:

The EH&S Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procredures to ensure that the company meets and complies with all applicable regulations pertaining to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).  Assures appropriate corrective action is taken where health and safety hazards exist.  Conducts training of employees in hazardous materials handling, emergency response, industrial hygiene, safety, etc.  Evaluates work-related injuries according to worker's compensation laws and other regulations. You will drive continuous improvement in Environment, Health & Safety performance, while assuring comprehensive operational compliance.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and review of the Environmental Management System. (ISO 14001).  Serves as EMS Management representative for the site  Conducts Management Review Council meetings in accordance with program requirements  Trains entire site on ISO 14001 Awareness and heads communication about current environmental aspects, objectives and targets.  Serves as internal ISO auditor for other sites
  • Enforce and interpret company policies and procedures related to EHS by inspecting plant facilities to identify potential hazards, analyzing operating records and reports, monitoring environmental indicators, responding to and documenting all inquiries regarding environmental or industrial hygiene issues, implementing corrective action where necessary, and ensuring that established procedures are followed correctly.
  • Develop procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local EHS laws through knowledge of appropriate regulations and by monitoring regulation changes to identify areas that may effect Company's operations or liability.
  • Proactively researches and implements sustainability projects wherever feasible including but not limited to: energy saving initiatives, efforts to reduce air emissions, and waste reduction efforts.   Heads site Green Team and executes two community service/environmental awareness events annually.
  • Ensures site regulatory compliance with all environmental programs including but not limited to: Stormwater, Tier II reporting, SPCC, Hazardous & Universal Waste, Source Registration.  Conducts training for affected employees where applicable  Completes Environmental self-assessments on site programs annually.
  • Responsible for developing procedures, approvals, coordination and control of hazardous, regulated and solid wastes specific to site.  Tracks and ensures all manifests for waste pickup are kept audit ready
  • Assists Occupational Health Nurse on site health initiatives including but not limited to: flu clinics, blood drives, bloodborne pathogen training/awareness, and wellness programs.
  • Ensures site regulatory compliance with all safety programs including but not limited to: Hot Work permitting, Fall Protection, MHE safety, Hazard Communication, Chemical Inventory, Confined Space Inventory, Contractor Safety Program, Electrical Safety & LOTO Programs.  Conducts training for affected employees where applicable  Completes annual safety self-assessments on site programs.
  • Conduct and documents New Employee Orientation (NEO) to educate new hires about safety policies, regulatory laws and practices, and the Company's expectations around safety.
  • Establishes and tracks metrics for assessing EH&S effectiveness in the organization, including the OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and OSHA Lost/Restricted Worktime Rate (LWR).   Develops and executes safety culture plans to reduce worker injury and lost time rates  Participates in action plans to close out safety observations as needed.   Leads safety inspection walkthroughs  Tracks and reports on monthly PBR (Positive Behavior Rate) and SICR (Safety Improvement Closure Rate) metrics. Develops reporting improvement plans as needed.
  • Conducts regular Industrial Hygiene monitoring for ethylene oxide and writes/delivers reports for individual exposures.  Participates on EO mitigation team with Coventry, RI.  Trains affected employees on EO awareness
  • Responsible for emergency planning and takes leadership role in EH&S emergency situations.   Ensures that adequate evacuation and response arrangements are in place for fire, accidents and all other emergency situations.  Conducts/reviews annual evacuation drills  Takes a lead role in accident/incident investigations and organizes root cause investigation teams.
  • Maintain liaison with outside organizations (e.g., fire & police departments, rescue teams, HAZ-MAT response, highway patrol, etc.) to promote open communications, prepare response plans and to ensure comprehensive support in case of emergency.        


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 3 years in EHS field
  • Exposure to wastewater and air permitting
  • Ability to work with cross-functional groups and manage programs that impact the entire site
  • Computer skills including MS Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of injury prevention programs (ergonomic, chemical safety, root cause analysis)
  • Knowledge of risk assessments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of PSM or chemical plant experience
  • 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.
  • Experience in compiling and leading training exercises for groups of employees



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: 439135


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