Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Are you a forward thinker with an affinity for health and safety initiatives? Are you looking to grow within a multi-functional team? If yes, let PPD help you reach your full potential.
We are currently hiring top Environmental Health and Safety talent. Come be a part of our team!
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and life cycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic, and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 18,500 professionals worldwide, we apply innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help our clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.
As a Health and Safety Specialist you will…
Ensure safe practices and regulatory compliance in all assigned facilities.
Lead by example and enforce good safety practices.
Respond and provide follow up to health, safety, and environmental issues to site management.
Ensures that all licensing, permitting, or other environmental, health or safety requirements are met at assigned site and takes appropriate actions to ensure that any non-compliance issues are resolved.
Ensure safe removal and disposal of hazardous/biological waste from facility on regular basis. Maintain and monitor waste manifest system.
Develop and conducts employee health and safety training programs. Develop and implements refresher training for various health and safety topics as required by the regulations.
Complete reporting forms regarding hazardous waste for all required regulatory agencies.
Conduct regular walk-downs and yearly self-assessments of assigned facilities and conducts employee health hazard exposure monitoring to ensure OSHA compliance. Make recommendations to site management based on results.
Update site management on new or changed regulations in a timely manner.
Make recommendations to site management on feasible solutions and alternatives for compliance with these regulations.
Develop and update all health and safety related mandated procedures for assigned facilities. In addition, ensure that procedures meet federal, state, and local requirements (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc).
Work through corporate Worker’s Compensation Administrator to supply information on Worker’s Compensation related claims to insurance company.
Assist supervisors in conducting work-related injury/illness investigation.
Oversee all ergonomic related issues and makes recommendations as appropriate.
Additional duties may include leading Health & Safety committees, act as Radiation Safety Officer, maintain controlled substance program, evaluate/maintain all safety equipment, coordinate fire drills and/or work with assigned site on CAP inspections or other audit related inspections (OSHA).
Education and Experience:
BS or BA in the health/safety/environmental sciences
2-4 years of experience in industrial hygiene, environmental, health and safety.
Experience in a laboratory setting and with hazardous waste regulations is necessary (Experience with radioactive materials is a plus).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and other applicable regulations.
Experience in a laboratory setting.
Knowledge of laboratory and hazardous waste regulations.
Knowledge of air monitoring strategies.
Strong presentation skills and the ability to provide effective training.
Good problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of worker’s compensation requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good judgement and business acumen.
Good computer skills.
Working Conditions and Environment:
Potential exposure to fluctuating changes in temperature, skin and lung irritants, infectious diseases, and radiation.
Daily potential for exposure to toxic materials, radiation, and hazardous waste.
Occasional long, varied hours required.
Occasional exposure to extreme heat and cold, electrical equipment, and sharp instruments.
Rotating shifts or weekend hours required on rare occasions.
Driving may be required(valid drivers license required)
Walking required to tour facilities and to provide assistance.
Some lifting may be required (up to 50 lbs.) to carry equipment such as but not limited to: a laptop computer, various industrial hygiene equipment, waste containers, etc.
Good verbal, reading, and math skills required.
Performs occasional crouching or stooping.
Required to push or pull a piece of equipment or furniture.
Performs multiple tasks.
Pays close attention to detail.
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.
Internal Number: 144081
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and approximately 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.