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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Rockville, Maryland

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Tracking Code

1432-679

Job Description

Summary of the Position

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is a non-supervisory position that provides support to the Global Compliance and Ethics Department at USP. The incumbent will play a key role in the Global Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) footprint by providing support to the Rockville and Frederick facilities. The employee will work with the Global EHS staff to facilitate EHS programs, policies, and objectives and will report to the Global EHS Manager. The employee can be based at either the USP Rockville or Frederick location, but will be required to split their time between the locations. Assistance may be required at times to assist global USP sites

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current environmental health and safety policies, regulations, and industrial processes associated with USP Environmental Health and Safety Programs.

  • Identify and analyze risks and hazards associated with system designs and to make them safe while ensuring that the systems remain operational and effective

  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, and safety equipment

  • Provides assistance to Waste Officers and Safety officers in their duties to include weekly monthly record keeping inspections and manifest tracking.

  • Provide support to various environmental programs, including air quality and chemical & waste management

  • Tracks weekly waste inspections, proper waste and chemical segregation, assists with waste pick-ups

  • Review quarterly laboratory safety inspections and provide EHS feedback to respective department management

  • Gather information on incident investigations, compiles and reviews incident reports and evidence prior to submitting to Global EHS Manger to ensure complete and accurate information

  • Work closely with Waste Management vendors to ensure compliance and waste reduction

  • Provides environmental health and safety training to staff along with compliance and ethics program training.

  • Review and update environmental health and safety standard operation procedures.

  • Review employee safety programs such as Respirator, Bloodborne Pathogen, Chemical Management and Emergency Evacuations and recommend improvements

  • Complete and submit regulatory reporting (OSHA 300 log, Montgomery County Reports, EPA reports and Maryland Department of Environment).

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a scientific discipline (environmental, chemical or life science preferred) and 5 years of Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience identifying and analyzing risks and hazards and supporting environmental programs.

OR

  • MS degree, preferably in a scientific discipline, and 3 years of experience identifying and analyzing risks and hazards and supporting environmental programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to assist in applying chemical and environmental regulations and developing compliant workplace programs.

  • Experience working with databases such as Oracle, Metric Stream and Live-Link

  • Experience interpreting Federal, State and Local regulations regarding EHS programs

  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with management and peers

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision

  • Proficiency in MS office (Excel, Word, and Power Point)

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Location

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category Legal

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