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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.Job SummaryThe EHS Specialist assures that all units are properly equipped and that personnel within each unit are trained and supervised to perform their duties safely. In addition, the incumbent will direct usage, services, and maintenance of office space and laboratory facilities.Essential responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) efforts and communications at Rockville sites.
  • Implement benchmark assessment ensuring proper controls (engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment (PPE)) are developed, implemented, and maintained to protect the staff and the environment from workplace hazards.
  • Implement safety policy, procedures, and manuals.
  • Ensure compliance and reporting to federal, state, and local municipalities; maintain records of all agency filings.
  • Conduct safety training, and maintain safety training records.
  • Coordinate emergency evacuation procedure, chemical inventory, equipment system, building access cards, Work Orders, incident reporting/investigation procedure, emergency response, medical surveillance, exposure control plan, chemical hygiene plan, hazards communications, waste management, personal protective equipment (PPE), safety inspections, regulatory audits, etc.
  • Implement effort to provide the necessary office/desk area as per staff planning efforts.
  • Assure that all units are properly equipped and that personnel within each unit are trained and supervised to perform duties safely.
  • Coordinate service maintenance agreements and custodial contract to ensure facilities are equipped, kept up to standard, and functional.
  • Organize equipment relocation or disposal.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.Job Qualifications
    • B.S. in chemistry or biology or related sciences with 2 years or more related experience.
    • Experience in a biotechnological environment required.
    • OSHA 10/30 - General Industry required.
    • Experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), current Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) is a plus.
    • Microsoft Office experience preferred, including SharePoint.
    • Travel between sites in the Rockville area.IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.Vaccine MandateCharles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.About Biologics Testing SolutionsWith more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Rockville , Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Rockville, Maryland

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