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Environmental Health Safety Specialist

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. As an EHS Specialist for our lab in Lewisville, TX, ?you will have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:The EHS Specialist will work with a small team of EHS professionals to support lab employees. The EHS Specialist will be responsible for administering, developing and coordinating programs designed to protect employees and the environment from harm. Responsibilities also include assuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to employee health and safety. In this role, you will ensure that our company is a safe work environment for all employees through the implementation of policies, training, procedures and culture of all the facilities. * Quantify hazardous waste generated for the year or contact waste vendor for annual summary report.* Inspect area satellite waste accumulation area & main waste accumulation area for compliance.* Perform routine industrial and hazardous waste management activities such as waste characterization, periodic inspections, waste disposal scheduling and oversight.* Organize waste manifests in order, match with proof of destruction and file.* Minimize hazardous waste and review processes and investigate minimization techniques (e.g. recycling)* Review and update hazardous chemical inventory.* Review chemicals, wastes, and processes for hazards.* Ensure SDS for new products are uploaded into Safetec system for the correct location/department using the material.* Have expired and unused chemicals removed.* Inspect and flush eye wash stations.* Review requirements and risks against PPE provided.* Conduct root-cause investigations for site incidents including injuries, fires, and spills.* Facilitate EHS New Hire Orientation.* Evaluate facility conditions, assess EHS risks, and help develop appropriate corrective-action plans to address gaps in compliance.* Conduct regularly scheduled EHS meetings.* Maintain required records and documentation and assist in the development of technical documents including EHS procedures, programs, training, and policy guidance documents.* Perform JSAs and workstation assessments.* Develop a strong working knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures within the organization.* Coordinate all aspects of resource use, pollution reduction, waste management, environmental health, and risk assessment and employee involvement.* Ensure compliance with all environmental and health regulations, as well as keeping abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that potentially impact the organization.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education:BS/BA, DegreeWork Experience:Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health and safety functions Laboratory experience is preferredOther?OSHA, TCEQ, EPA related training is desired.

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics, Lewisville , Environmental Health Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Lewisville, Texas

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