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Bristol Myers Squibb Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Seattle, Washington

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The primary focus of the role is to support Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as the Specialist of EHS for the Seattle Site(s) within the Department of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS).

The individual in this role will be responsible for managing the site Chemical Hygiene programs in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. This position plays a key role in aligning corporate and local policies and procedures and will foster a proactive and integrated EHS culture that promotes a positive, proactive approach throughout all operations.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities :

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, safety, medical surveillance and sustainability laws, regulations, codes, rules, and consensus guides.

  • Serves as the site Chemical Hygiene Officer. Develops, manages, and implements a variety of research and chemical safety programs to ensure compliance with all chemical hygiene requirements.

  • Develop, implement and manage chemical and hazardous waste handling, transport, characterization, inventory, and disposal programs.

  • Manage the hazardous communication program include Safety Data Sheets (SDS) management system, labeling, and employee training.

  • Provide technical and regulatory support for chemical handling, biosafety, hazardous and biohazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and laser safety.

  • Lead and manage the site chemical inventory management system.

  • Build strong relationships with, and primary contact for, internal customers including researchers, maintenance, management, and other cross functional groups.

  • Participates in EHS operational and tier discussions, EHS committees and teams; EHS self-assessments, inspections, GEMBAs, and audits.

  • Review and ensure accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise and escalates concerns, resource constraints, or needs with urgency to appropriate leaders in the organization.


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in chemistry, biological sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Engineering, or related field.

  • Minimum of two (2) plus years of directly related EHS experience, preferably in a Biopharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing or laboratory environment.

  • Direct support of laboratories handling hazardous chemicals is preferred.

  • Previous experience related to EHS federal and Washington state regulations (EPA, WA DEC, OSHA, WA L&I, etc.) preferred.

  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to frequently changing priorities simultaneously and think creatively, critically, and strategically to solve problems in a complex environment.

  • Experience handling confidential information and sensitive issues in a diplomatic manner to ensure integrity and confidentiality.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proclivity for partnership and collaboration with peers, all levels of management, cross-functional teams at site and EOHSS above site teams.

The starting compensation for this job in Washington (WA) is a range from $60,000 - $76,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Career Site (https://https// .

Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown days between Christmas and New Year’s holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.

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If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1576875

Updated: 2024-02-25 03:10:06.610 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.