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Industrial Hygienist / Ehs Specialist


This is a Contract position in Everett Trailer Court, WA posted May 14, 2022.

Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.The Industrial Hygienist / EHS Specialist develops and maintains Environmental, Health & Safety programs, policies and procedures that insure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Programmatic responsibilities may include: bio-safety, environmental health, hazardous materials, radiation safety, employee safety and occupational health, training and hazardous waste management.Responsibilities: Develops, implements, and administers Environmental Health & Safety programs including but not limited to: employee occupational health, respiratory protection, formaldehyde exposure control, hazard communication, first aid, personal protective equipment, radiation safety, hazardous waste, and wastewater. Develops and administers EH& S training programs thatincrease proficiency in safe practices, and promote safety and environmental awareness throughout the organization. Advises management team on compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. Monitors developments in the industry, EH& S community and regulatory environment and keeps executive management informed on potential impact to the company. Conducts occupational exposure and safety assessments (including process safety analysis) reporting the results and making recommendations for changes. Maintains knowledge of, applies, and adheres to all federal, state & local regulations as pertaining to EH& S in an animal research facility and laboratory environment(s). May coordinate companywide safety committee. May administer occupational health programs for accident prevention, injury reporting, post-accident follow-up and investigation, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, formaldehyde exposure, lock-out/tag-out, confined space entry, and others as required. May administer environmental programs for hazardous waste, biomedical waste, wastewater monitoring, and pollution prevention. Serves as a resource and support for EH& S Program at Alice, TX facility. May track, investigates, and follows up on workplace injuries and illnesses. May track status and compliance with occupational health requirements for employees. Recognizes, investigates, and recommends mitigation of environmental and occupational health and safety hazards. Conducts or arranges for in-service occupational health and safety training classes, and maintains training records required for regulatory compliance. Conducts respirator fit tests and training. May prepare and submit all applicable reports to adhere to all federal, state and local reporting guidelines. Files annual reports where required by regulatory agencies to include Hazardous Chemical Waste, Community Right-to-Know, Pollution Prevention Plan, wastewater reports, OSHA logs, etc. May serve as primary contact for regulatory agencies including Department of Ecology, Labor & Industries, City of Everett, Snohomish Health District and Department of Health. Submits purchase order requisitions for health & safety equipment, materials and literature. May conduct facility inspections and restocks first aid and other emergency kits as needed May conduct ergonomic assessments and job hazard analyses in office, laboratory, and animal husbandry environments. May perform sample collection for formaldehyde monitoring, noise monitoring, and other exposure monitoring as required. Maintains written and database records with knowledge of computer software and web based data storage. Conducts other routine EH& S functions as needed. May serve in an incident command role for fire drill, emergency evacuation, etc. May manage workers compensation program.Qualifications: Bachelor’s of Science degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, public health, environmental health, radiation safety and/or related science. 4+ years experience working in Environmental / Occupational Health and Safety or related field. Prefer experience in a biomedical research/pre-clinical environment. Holds certificate or meets eligibility requirements for Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist, Associate Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner, Registered Sanitarian, or other related certification. Experience in Radiation Safety. Requires valid Washington State Driver’s license for occasional use of company vehicles. Ability to maintain compliance with all aspects of EHS state and Federal regulations with minimal supervision and oversightAltasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status. Altasciences uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit. INDMP

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