Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist I
Novartis - Huntington, WV

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Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon’s three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets.

The Huntington, West Virginia Manufacturing campus employs more than 800 people who support the manufacture of Intraocular Lens (IOLs) and IOL delivery systems, operating a 3-shift operation. Alcon is ranked first in world-wide sale and distribution of IOLs, and the majority of lenses sold throughout the world are made at the Huntington facility. Manufacturing processes include a Class 10,000 clean room, injection molding and automated packaging. For more information visit www.alcon.com .

Alcon Huntington seeks a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Specialist who, along with a fellow HSE Specialist will be responsible for supporting the HSE needs of the facility. Interprets, recommends, and complies with environmental, health and safety regulations and/or company policies. Assists in planning for changes in physical facilities to meet new environmental requirements. Finds, evaluates, and prepares contracts for properly licensed hazardous waste disposal firms and monitors waste handling. Organizes and equips spill-control teams. Writes and updates environmental and spill-control manuals and procedures. Works with Engineering and Operations to implement solutions to Environmental and Safety issues. Identifies hazardous workplace conditions and takes preliminary samples and measurements of hazardous forces and toxic substances, removes hazards and/or protects employees by guarding, revising work procedures, and training or requiring use of protective clothing and personal protective equipment. Takes effective steps to ensure that workplace conditions comply with applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standard provisions of any labor agreement, ensuring that all required records are prepared and maintained. Participates in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and in any procedures that may follow a citation. Investigates, prepares, and forwards as required reports on injuries and fatalities. Communicates at Corporate level on reporting with particular emphasis on accuracy, conciseness, and urgency Conducts safe work procedures training courses. Acts as coordinator for Environmental excursions and emerging Safety exposures. Prepares environmental impact statements and applies for new permits and renewals. Provides input to federal and state regulators through trade associations and industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations.

Minimum requirements
BS or BA in Engineering, Safety or Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, or related science with knowledge in engineering, science principles and regulations English 2 years related experience preferably multi-site operations, with primary responsibility for safety and/or environmental compliance in a high visibility role. Regulatory agency experience in combination with industry work may also be accepted.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...