Quest Diagnostics
- EHS Specialist
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Lewisville Map
Posted: 02/21/2021
Closing: 03/20/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (EHS) to join our team. In this role, you will ensure that our company is a safe work environment for all employees through implementation of policies, trainings, procedures and culture of all the facilities. This is a great opportunity for an EHS professional to be responsible for continuous improvement of an effective Environmental, Health and Safety program.


•         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, Degree

Work Experience:


•         Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health and safety functions within a laboratory environment and the federal and state regulations pertaining a facility.


•         Laboratory experience

Other

 OSHA, TCEQ, EPA related training is desired.

EHS Specialist