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Environment, Health and Safety Manager

Company: Abaxis
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Overview The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager will establish and maintain EHS programs for Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research & Development (VMRD) in partnership with business lines as follows: - Inspire site leadership and colleagues to build and own a culture of safety at the site. - Proactively and systematically assess process and facility changes to identify EHS-related impact and ensure the application of effective controls to address identified risks. - Develop, implement and maintain programs and associated training to comply with EHS regulations, company policies, and corporate EHS standards. J ob Responsibilities - Function as senior member of the VMRD EHS Team and provide strategic direction for the team and other site management on EHS-related programs, topics and issues. - Lead the EHS program at the VMRD site to: - Assure the health and safety of colleagues, contractors, and visitors. - Minimize the impact of site operations on the surrounding community. - Ensure the emergency preparedness of VMRD sites and provide timely and effective incident response and investigation. - Ensure mechanisms are established to identify and manage EHS-related regulatory requirements that apply to operations at the site including: - Preparation of assessments, permit applications, registrations, and certifications. - Preparation and review of routine and special reports. - Oversight of routine inspections. - Acting as primary point of contact for internal and external EHS regulatory bodies. - Work with site leadership to establish short and long-term EHS objectives for the site that ensure personnel safety and minimize environmental footprint. - Establish/maintain and regularly publish site EHS metrics to drive action plans. - Integrate EHS risk assessment into business operations to assure that site initiatives are conducted in a safe manner and in full compliance with OSHA, EPA and other applicable regulating bodies. - Manage, execute, and provide accountability for the site EHS budget. - Develop and enhance the VMRD EHS team through effective organizational design, staff selection, and professional development and training. - Oversee delivery of out-sourced EHS services used at the site, including licensed hazardous, biological and radioactive waste disposal firms. - Participate in capital facility/equipment project reviews to ensure that controls to reduce EHS risk are included in the project design and execution. - Develop strong relationships and work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g., Corporate EHS, Senior Business Line Leadership, Occupational Health & Wellness) to ensure program alignment with these stakeholders. Qualifications - Bachelors degree in an EHS-related field, engineering, or a similar technical discipline is required. Masters degree is desired. - Minimum of 10 years direct full-time EHS experience. - Must have thorough knowledge of federal EHS regulations and guidelines. - EHS-specific experience working within a large, multi-faceted R & D laboratory environment is highly desired. - Must have relevant experience and demonstratable knowledge in at least 4 the following areas: - Biological Safety - Radiological Safety - Laboratory Safety - Waste Management - Air Emissions Regulations - Waste Water Regulations - Proven track record of safety and environmental accomplishments and proven ability to successfully drive and manage change within a large organization is required. - Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CIH, CSP, PE, QEP, CHMM) are highly desired. - Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are critical for this position. - Candidates must be able to manage emergency situations often under stressful conditions. - The ability to use hearing, respiratory and eye protection is required. Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at ********************************** to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at ********************** site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @**********. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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