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Bristol Myers Squibb EHS Specialist in Seattle, Washington

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The primary focus of the EHS Specialist will be to support the EHS programs at Dexter location which includes the Research and Process and Analytical laboratories. The EHS Specialist will work directly with the laboratories and serves as an expert regarding chemical hygiene, environmental management, and general safety to ensure best practices and compliance with all relevant state and federal regulations.


  • Chemical Hygiene – Serve as the site Chemical Hygiene Officer. Ensure compliance to all chemical hygiene requirements. This person will manage the Hazardous Communication program include Safety Data Sheets (SDS) management system, labeling, and worker training. Manage the potent compound inventory list for the site. Provide technical and regulatory support for chemical handling, biosafety, hazardous and biohazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and laser safety. Lead an manage the site chemical inventory management system (CIMS).

  • Safety – Work with staff to promote a positive safety culture and ensure compliance to all safety requirements. Develop and review site SOPs and procedures. Lead safety inspections and other audit programs. Prepare and track incident investigations and reports. Serve on the site Safety Committee and provide technical assistance as needed. Lead and manage chemical safety, hazardous waste, EHS trainings, and other programs. Develop and maintain EHS manuals, SOPs, and intranet resources.

  • Occupational Hygiene – Responsible for the retention of data associated with the occupational hygiene program including reproductive health and family planning, air monitoring, risk assessments, incidents, near misses, etc. Work with the occupational health nurse to manage and follow up with investigations and reports.

  • Training – Develop and provide EHS training to personnel, including but not limited to new hire employee orientation, chemical safety, and subsequent refresher trainings. Maintain records of EHS training in appropriate database.

  • Environmental – Promote environmental stewardship within the facility. Responsible for the collection, storage, packaging and shipment of hazardous waste. Maintain hazardous materials files. Lead and manage the site Green Committee.

  • Compliance – Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal safety, environmental and employee health regulations, guidelines, and all applicable site policies and procedures. Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for programs including universal waste, biohazardous and hazardous waste, wastewater management, air emissions, hazard communication, biosafety, injury and illness prevention, chemical hygiene, industrial hygiene, lab safety, emergency preparedness, facilities/contractor safety, and pollution prevention.

  • Other – Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, chemistry, biology, or closely related scientific field.


Minimum 4-5 years of directly related EHS experience, preferably in a laboratory and biopharmaceutical environment. Background knowledge in federal, state, and local environmental health and safety regulations and procedures that apply to the biotech industry. Previous experience with HAZWOPER, RCRA, DOT, and IATA certifications.


Excellent communication, presentation and customer service skills. Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using effective and appropriate judgment.


Must be able to lift 60lbs. Work as described above includes an average of 80-90% desk work (can be seated or standing), and 10-20% moving. Work always occurs indoors.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1528807-en-us

Updated: 2020-10-21 23:10:49.089 UTC

Location: Seattle,Washington

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.