Abbott Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Fairfield, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) function concerns itself with the health and safety of employees through prevention of incidents, accidents, illnesses and injuries and protection of the environment. Included in the EHS function areas are environmental, safety, employee health, industrial hygiene, fire and security. The EHS Specialist will be responsible for a variety of environmental programs, risk assessments and audits, regulatory and Abbott reporting, assisting with project management/training and monitoring.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, and manages plant environmental programs

  • Assist management in preparing a variety of EHS presentations

  • Keep informed on current environmental, health and safety regulations and legislation and recommend policy changes

  • Implements and manages Abbott global technical standards

  • Conducts risk assessments

  • Develops and conducts/coordinates EHS trainings

  • Maintain files and records pertaining to environmental, safety and industrial hygiene

  • Maintain site environmental reports and permits

  • Conduct site regulatory inspections

  • Assists with accident/incident investigations and corrective actions

  • Conduct frequent EHS tours/audits of all plant areas and make recommendations for corrective actions for all environmental, safety and health problems noted

  • Review the installation and modification of all equipment/processes for EHS issues

  • Assist Employee Health in a variety of functions such as dosimetry, audiometric testing and training

  • Conduct new hire EHS orientations

  • Responsible for a variety of timely environmental projects

  • Assist with the improvement of the plant’s recycling efforts Education: A four year degree is required – Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Occupational Health & Safety preferred. Background:

  • Environmental, Industrial Hygiene or related field – includes intern or Co-op experience

  • Technical expertise in EHS; plant level experience is preferred

  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations (RCRA, DOT,OSHA, EPA)

  • Ability to translate regulatory requirements into policies and procedures

  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to make good decisions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid strategic and analytical skills

  • Program management skills, including proven ability to deliver thorough and timely solutions to issues and initiatives

  • Ability to work independently to drive for results

  • Good presentation skills

  • Flexibility to come in on off shifts and weekends as needed to conduct training, accident investigations, etc.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com