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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY BUSINESS PARTNER

Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking an Environmental Health & Safety Business Partner. The select candidate will have completed an occupational health and safety certificate and a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Engineering, Science, Environments Science or Industrial Hygiene) In addition, the ideal candidate will have 5 years’ experience working within an EHS specific role, ideally in manufacturing or a related field. This select candidate will have the proven ability as an adult trainer; certificate in Adult Education (CAE) considered an asset, use good judgement and have the initiative to work independently and have demonstrated ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet timelines.  In addition, this individual will possess strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.

 

THE COMPANY

Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.

We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The EHS Business Partner is an organized, detail-oriented, personable individual who is responsible for supporting Emergent employees and leaders locally and remotely through the provision of Environment, Health and Safety services.  The incumbent will communicate EHS programs, processes and policies effectively and will provide coaching on implementation and application. In addition, this role is responsible for the development and facilitation of EHS training.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and executes ongoing needs assessments, gap analyses and/or trend analyses to attain deeper knowledge into customer insights and business requirements for EHS; makes recommendations for improvement of EHS operating model, policies/procedures, training delivery, and EHS culture to EHS leadership
  • Identifies high risk activities through committee participation, tiered meeting attendance, Gemba walks, inspections, and general communication; guides departmental leadership and safety representative through the risk assessment process to ensure high risk items are addressed first, applies the hierarchy of controls, ensures risk is at an acceptable level, and is documented appropriately  
  • Creates project Gantt chart with affected stakeholder(s) and collaborates on strategy to move forward with new program development
  • Manages dynamic partnerships with business leaders, cross-functional partners, and peers
  • Meets routinely with client groups; provides proactive on-the-floor customer service for employees
  • Coaches leaders in effective safety communication strategies
  • Acts as an EHS subject matter expert or defers peers/leader for additional expertise while continuing the role of the main contact for the client  
  • Strives for EHS operational excellence through the development of programs that integrate into our business and can be utilized independently by leaders and employees; seeks opportunities for innovative solutions and continuous improvement
  • Develops hands-on, interactive web-based or classroom-based training that is designed to maximize learning transfer, meets the needs of the organization to the largest extent possible while appealing to adult learners; facilitates in-person training
  • Coordinates health and safety-related programs including respiratory fit testing, noise conservation, confined space entry, hot work, vaccination, and spill response for client group
  • Guides departments in use of VelocityEHS as tool for reporting incidents, etc.; supports the investigation of incidents, etc. and ensures adequate corrective measures are completed
  • Guides Manager and employees through workers’ compensation claim process, emphasizing a stay at work approach when appropriate
  • Reports Workers’ Compensation Claims to appropriate authority having jurisdiction
  • Notifies EHS Management of incidents defined as serious for external reporting
  • Creates and maintains systems to track site/departmental metrics and progress; maintains annual external reports, including GHG reports, OSHA logs, wastewater, NPRI, etc.
  • Participates on Global EHS Centre of Excellence (whose goal is to establish standards for EHS across Emergent’s entire enterprise) as delegated
  • Ensures compliance with relevant EHS regulations, laws and ISO; may act as our Biosafety Officer
  • Maintains EHS controlled documents through our electronic system, VEEVA and ensures programs are updated as needed (major changes to business need, etc.)
  • Lives our core values through day-to-day actions
  • Ensures accuracy, confidentiality, and privacy of information

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Occupational health and safety certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Engineering, Science, Environmental Science or Industrial Hygiene)
  • Minimum 5-years of experience in a EHS specific role, ideally in manufacturing or related field
  • Proven ability as an adult trainer; certificate in Adult Education (CAE) considered an asset
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with leaders and employees in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Uses discretion, good judgment, and initiative to work independently to complete day to day responsibilities and to complete complex tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet timelines, deliverables, and results
  • Able to market programs using business language to ensure stakeholder buy in and return on investment for the organization; proven ability to impact change through influence
  • Proficient in MS Office with a high level of comfort using varied computer systems
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal, written, and presentation formats; ability to effectively and respectfully communicate diverse safety issues to a wide variant of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with regulatory agencies and employees at all levels in the organization
  • Working knowledge of Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Act and Regulations, OSHA, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Workers Compensation Act, Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, ISO 45001 and ISO 18001

 

www.emergentbiosolutions.com

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