GlaxoSmithKline EHS Safety Advisor in Annapolis, Maryland
EHS Safety Advisor
Open date:Mar 5, 2018 8:14 PM
Functional area:Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability
Experience required:4 years
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Your Responsibilities:The EHS advisor will be responsible for establishing, implementing, managing and continuously improving the environment, health and safety programs for the GMS Rockville site. The EHS Advisor will have broad knowledge of EHS compliance programs and EHS specialty areas including Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, and Risk Management. The EHS advisor will provide guidance in managing budgets to support outside services and operating expenses. The role includes strategic EHS planning as well as a tactical role for site-wide EHS management systems, EHS regulations, and industry best practices.
The role is responsible for advising the site leadership team on processes to improve EHS management and performance. The role is responsible for driving continuous improvement in site EHS performance and will serve as a site contact with regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA, EPA, DOT etc.) and with GSK Corporate EHS Department.
The role will also:
• Review and track investigations of injuries, illnesses, environmental releases, non-injury accidents and near-misses to ensure that they are effective, and that they identify and resolve root causes. Lead investigations into serious adverse events.
• Provide timely, high quality EHS technical support
• Design, conduct and oversee EHS training
• Carry out regular workplace inspections to monitor compliance with site rules, procedures, etc
• Develop and manage an internal audit programme to assess compliance with legal and company requirements and identify opportunities for improvement
• Coordinate the completion of job safety analyses and risk assessments
• Establish site EHS policies, objectives, key performance indicators and targets that reflect local needs and alignment with GSK’s long term EHS strategy.
• Monitor and analyze EHS performance and initiate action to support or correct trends
• Establish programmes to manage the site’s different EHS risks and impacts, coordinated within an overall EHS management system
• Review change proposals (including capital projects and new product introductions) to identify potential EHS issues and participate in their resolution
• Work collaboratively with colleagues at other GSK sites in North America and around the world to ensure that EHS best practices and lessons from adverse events are shared effectively.
• Maintain local EHS policies and procedures that effectively describe the site’s EHS management system.
• Ensure that necessary EHS information is reported to local regulators and to stakeholders within GSK
Basic qualifications:Minimum Bachelors Degree in a Science, Engineering, or EHS discipline with a minimum of 4 years experience in EHS program development and implementation, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
Preferred qualifications:• Professional certification (e.g., PE, CHMM, CIH, CSP) is preferred. An advanced degree is desirable.
• Thorough understanding of key regulatory requirements (eg OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA, and EPA rules and regulations) and their application to a manufacturing and laboratory environment, particularly in the following key areas:
• Safety, eg fire, machinery safety, process safety
• EHS management systems.
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Excellent computer skills primarily with Microsoft Office Suite and Project
• Highly effective written, oral and presentation skills
• Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects
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