Thermo Fisher Scientific Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Lenexa, Kansas

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will support the implementation and ongoing management of an environmental, health and safety program for specific Microbiology Division - Lenexa sites, partnering with site management teams to advise on all relevant issues which affect the company, ensuring that the sites are legal compliant and are providing a safe place of work for employees with safe systems of work.

What will you do?

  • Ensure that EHS measures are embedded on each site and that these measures are driving the appropriate behavior. Identify site specific circumstances requiring changes to the EHS program, and enable the successful implementation at a local level.

  • Provide site managers with advice and assistance regarding their obligations under new and existing environmental, health and safety regulations.

  • Partner with site leadership to ensure they are aware of their specific duties towards employees and non-employees with regards to environmental, health and safety regulations and have identified and provided appropriate training for all employees, including designated EHS Representatives.

  • Assist site managers in ensuring that all significant risks to health and safety are identified and assessed and that appropriate risk control measures are implemented and maintained.

  • Ensure that accident and incident investigations are timely, effective, remedial actions are completed and lessons are learned and shared across the business.

  • Ensure the findings of accident investigations, safety inspections, audits and risk assessments are brought to the attention of management and others who may be affected.

  • Partner with site management to ensure regular environmental, health and safety committee meetings are held and that meeting minutes are brought to the attention of all employees and actions are implemented.

  • Conduct periodic environmental, health and safety audits of the business against Corporate Standards and Regulatory guidelines as directed by the EHS Manager.

  • In conjunction with the EHS Manager, review proposals for new building, plant and equipment to identify potential hazards at the design and contract stages.

  • In conjunction with the EHS Manager, inspect new and existing plant and equipment, as appropriate, to ensure compliance with Health and safety requirements.

  • Partner with Human Resources, Occupational Health Specialists, Engineering and Production and other parties as required, ensuring that the business is free from risks to the environment, health and safety.

  • Work with Thermo Fisher EHS colleagues to identify and share best practice and to harmonize policies and procedures.

  • Develop, recommend and implement specific elements of the EHS management system as directed by the EHS Manager, e.g. training systems, EHS induction, risk assessments.

How will you get here?

  • Associates Degree required and Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • 3 years of EHS experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Broad knowledge of Safety, Health and Environmental legislation preferred

  • Experience of managing Environmental, Health and Safety in a manufacturing and laboratory environment preferred

  • Experience of implementing best practices, policies, procedures and process across different sites, ensuring consistency in application where appropriate preferred

  • Ability to deliver training to all levels across the organization.

  • Ability to communicate, influence and work at all levels across the organization.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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