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Abbott Manager, Environmental Health and Safety in Alameda, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Exciting opportunity to join Abbott's fastest growing division, Diabetes Care, and to improve the lives of millions of people living with diabetes across the world.

Primary Function:

Manage, develop, administer and implement programs designed to reduce risks and minimize losses associated with employee safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection, environmental issues, and occupational health. Ensure compliance with all Corporate, Divisional, local, state and federal regulations pertaining to Environmental, Health and Safety.


Responsible for environmental management, monitoring and reporting for the site and global commercial organization. Responsible for product stewardship compliance activities. Supervises and develops the environmental, health and safety department, including selection/interviewing, performance appraisals, growth plan development, employee relations and administering/communicating all aspects of human resources in the department. Develop and conduct safety and environmental training; provide resources to ensure completion of training. Interface with Corporate, Division and community organizations/agencies regarding safety, environmental and health issues. Initiate and submit the appropriate reports as needed/requested. Conduct incident investigations and develop corrective actions. Serve as the expert on all safety, environmental and health issues on plant/departmental projects, new equipment installations, product/supply changes, and complete RCE reviews. Identifies and quantifies EHS risks and their consequences relative to overall business goals and recommends appropriate actions. Recognizes and responds to changing trends, market conditions, regulatory legislation, and evaluates and integrates the information to define potential effect on the site and site strategy.


4 year degree in Safety, Health, Environmental Science, Technical, related discipline or equivalent experience.

Five to twelve years’ experience in environmental, health and safety is required. A minimum of two years supervisory experience is required. This individual must possess sound judgment and problem-solving skill, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal and consulting skills, good organizational and computer skills, consistent customer orientation and a multi-disciplinary function. Accountable for payroll and expenses. Responsible for initiation, prioritization and assignment of EHS projects within the facility. Responsible for the overall EHS performance of the facility. Coordinates the investigation of serious accidents. Accountable for internal and external audits and inspections. Accountable for the facility EHS plan, site EHS procedure accuracy, effectiveness and implementation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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