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Ehs Specialist
Ref No.: 17-01031
Location: Canoga Park, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 12/29/2017
DIRECT CLIENT REQUIREMENT
Job Title: Ehs Specialist
Location: Canoga Park, CA
Duration: 11 months

Job Description:
Under the general direction of the Senior Manager of Facilities, EH&S, and Security, the primary responsibility of this position is to develop and establish strategies to ensure overall Environmental, Health and Safety compliance and accident/incident prevention. This position will partner with Corporate Risk Management and other site managers to share best practices and drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain policies, practices and procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate safety and environmental regulations for Client's Transplant Diagnostic Division
  • Implement and support programs that promote a safe and healthy work environment
  • Recommend, develop and implement environmental, health and safety policies, programs and procedures to eliminate the occurrence of environmental incidents, minimize personal injuries, property damage, and vehicular/general liability claims
  • Conduct periodic audits to identify potential environmental and workplace hazards, programs deficiencies and liabilities Present control and corrective action recommendations to company management
  • Analyze, design, develop and conduct appropriate training programs to assist management with environmental, health and safety responsibilities
  • Assist in conducting the investigation of accidents and near-miss incidents
  • Review and analyze accident data to identify trends or areas requiring additional focus
  • Serve as a technical resource to the company in complex areas of EHS compliance, risk management, hazardous materials/waste, biosafety, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, and/or ergonomics
  • Maintain routine OSHA and environmental reports and permits
  • Site liaison for Worker's Compensation claims and investigations
  • Report to Corporate Risk Management on the status of plant metrics, environmental performance and legal and regulatory inspections/audits
  • Keep abreast of industry developments through membership in professional associations by reviewing trade publications and through attendance at trade conventions, seminars, workshops and meetings as necessary
  • Use LEAN manufacturing methodology and LEAN tools (Kaizen events, process mapping, benchmarking, and root cause analysis) to drive workplace safety improvement

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Risk Management or related field
  • Five (5) years of experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) or risk management field
  • Proven ability in facilitating training for all employee levels
  • Ability to develop and meet deadlines and budgets
  • Effective leadership and personnel management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement procedures and programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in IT based skills including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database management and electronic communication methods