Senior Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety
CardinalHealth - Madison, MS

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JOB TITLE: Senior Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety

At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

Function: QRA

Family: Environmental Health & Safety

What Environmental Health & Safety contributes to Cardinal Health

Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies that ensure the overall safety and health of employees and that enables compliant business operations

What is expected of you for success in your role

Demonstrates working knowledge of department quality assurance systems and approaches
Complies with regulations and standards
Works with minimal supervision.
Develops basic quality systems skill sets
Works with cost-effective QA systems and strategies

What is expected of you and others at this level in Quality & Regulatory Affairs for functional success Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces. Proactively develops and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and best practices in a manner that ensures exceptional performance and results. Uses deep subject matter/functional expertise, influence and process skills to help internal/external customers and stakeholders identify and meet their high priority needs while considering cultural and diversity implications. Encourages informed Risk-taking and acts as a catalyst for innovation at Cardinal Health; generates practical, sustainable and creative options to solve problems and create business opportunities, while maximizing existing resources. Champions and leads change initiatives; identifies the best approach for implementing strategic processes in light of cultural and diversity sensitivities. Accountabilities in this role

Develop and maintain all EH&S processes, documentation and systems related to the facility.
Advise and counsel facility management on a broad range of EH&S issues while providing technical support on regulatory requirements, permitting, recordkeeping, reporting, etc.
Drive the understanding and implementation of the Cardinal Health EH&S Management System.
Facilitate the site EH&S committee and subcommittees.
Develop, implement and ensure maintenance of Company and facility-specific EH&S policies, programs and procedures.
Review all proposed facility process, layout and equipment changes; make necessary recommendations to facility management to minimize adverse EH&S impacts.
Conduct employee EH&S training.
Serve as main contact/liaison between facility and regulatory agencies.
Participate in investigation of all injuries, illnesses and environmental releases; ensure appropriate corrective actions are completed and documented in a timely manner.
Lead facility staff in completion of facility EH&S risk assessment addressing all media/concerns (air, water, waste, industrial hygiene, safety, ergonomics, fire protection). Develop, implement, and oversee action plans to eliminate hazards and minimize risks.
Manage the facility’s workers’ compensation program to minimize claims and control costs.
Conduct inspections and audits as needed to measure effectiveness and implementation of facility EH&S programs.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in technical discipline (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science or engineering or equivalent) or equivalent experience.
3-5 years experience implementing EH&S programs and processes in a manufacturing or distribution setting. Knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA and workers’ compensation requirements.
Strong familiarity, understanding and experience in EH&S management systems and their successful implementation. Ability to communicate with all levels of facility management, labor and government officials.
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to prioritize tasks.
Working knowledge of various software products, applications and tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, Outlook, etc.)

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