Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Heartland Blood Centers - Aurora, IL3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $95,000 a year
We are Blood Health Innovators who enhance lives through discovery, diagnosis, and treatment.

Our Vision: We will expand the frontiers of patient health through the integration of science, medicine, and service.

Under the direction of the Director, Quality, develops and maintains environmental, occupational health, and safety programs to promote a safe working environment, and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures regulatory compliance in assigned environmental, occupational health, and safety programs.
Creates and maintains policies and procedures for environmental, occupational health, and safety programs.
Responds to deviations and unexpected events, including emergency responses.
Develops and presents EHS training and educational programs.
Executes internal audit program according to schedule, related to EHS programs.
Completes and submits environmental and safety reports to regulatory agencies.
Identifies, analyzes and reports on EHS metrics as required, with appropriate recommendations.
Ensures all follow up actions are completed in a timely manner for required activities.
Supports organizational projects from an EHS perspective and completes assigned tasks in timely manner.
Acts as consultant/resource for EHS programs.
Partners effectively with internal departments to identify and implement process improvements for EHS programs.
Participates in development of EHS annual and 3-year plans, including identifying potential programs to enhance employee safety at HBC.
Develops and implements safety programs per 3-year and annual plan
Promotes organizational culture to be one that embraces and fosters individual commitment to EHS (coordinating Safety Fair, Safety Committee, Health & Wellness, etc.).

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in occupational health or safety, industrial hygiene, environmental sciences, or related field
Professional safety certification preferred such as CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), CHSP (Certified Healthcare Safety Professional), CSP(Certified Safety Professional), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), CPE (Certified Professional Ergonomist) or similar years of environmental, chemical or safety experience required
1-3 years of training experience preferred
Personal computer and database experience required
Skills and Knowledge

Basic knowledge of current local, state, and federal regulations, guidelines, and industry standards relating to the environment, employee health, and safety required; in particular, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), DOT (Department of Transportation), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) , NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), NFPA (The National Fire Protection Agency), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), IATA (International Air Transportation Association), RCRA (The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), or Radiation
Ability to identify and interpret all applicable regulations and provide guidance to customers at all levels in the organization
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple tasks within designated deadlines, often requiring a shift in priorities with little advance notice
Ability to effectively lead/manage projects in a team setting
Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint)
Training skills with the ability to design and conduct training sessions preferred
Knowledge of ergonomics preferred
Valid Illinois driver’s license and access to a vehicle for periodic travel to off-site facilities