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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Company: Nobel Biocare
Location: Mahwah
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Nobel Biocare is an innovation leader in the field of implant-based dental restorations. We offer a dynamic and inclusive environment that fosters creativity and collaboration within our global workforce. We strive to provide the highest-quality implant solutions and workflows, enabling our customers to deliver optimal patient outcomes, while fostering practice growth. We embrace our position as a leader in the premium segment and uphold the highest standards in the dental industry. With a commitment to developing our talented workforce, Nobel Biocare is a great place to build your career. For more information about Nobel Biocare, visit www.nobelbiocare.comJob Description:Under the direction of the Production / Operations Manager, this position will provide the technical guidance and support for all aspects of the EHS program in a non-unionized Medical Device manufacturing setting. The Environmental, Health and Safety team is tasked with ensuring compliance with OSHA and EPA standards and Company safety policies within the assigned Envista site(s).

  • Recognizes, evaluates, and makes recommendations for the control of potential workplace hazards in the areas of industrial hygiene and industrial safety.
  • Manages site Safety Action plan and related actions.
  • Works in a team environment and guides members of maintenance, engineering, production, purchasing and shipping departments.
  • Investigates employee Health and Safety complaints, discusses findings and recommends possible solutions in a timely manner.
  • Manage environmental program (hazardous waste program, stormwater program, wastewater monitoring, air quality reporting, acting as a liaison with local regulatory agencies, ensuring submission of applicable monthly, periodic and annual environmental reports, working with Corporate EHS personnel on a frequent basis)
  • Classifies injury/illness events utilizing OSHA protocols for record keeping. Analyzes loss experience for corrective action.
  • Responsible for Environmental, Health & Safety policies. Ensures that Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures are current, distributed appropriately and that document control is maintained.
  • Conducts respirator fit testing to ensure regulatory compliance utilizing quantitative or qualitative methods.
  • Conducts industrial hygiene sampling for a variety of physical and chemical hazards. As necessary, contract specialized industrial hygiene work to a qualified third party. Work with industrial hygiene consultant to identify sampling needs and ensure monitoring in compliance with regulations. This includes air contaminants, noise and ventilation. Prepares and files corresponding documentation for easy retrieval and demonstration of monitoring compliance.
  • Act as chair for site Ergonomics Team and lead ergonomics initiatives at site.
  • Accountable for maintaining contracts with 3rd party security service providers and maintaining building access control system
  • Provide applicable EHS training to new hires and other EHS training for specific programs to employees such as lead, mercury, respiratory protection and spill response.
  • Leads plant Health and Safety Committee as Co-Chair. Plans and facilitates the conduct of monthly plant safety inspections with other Committee members. Maintains master file of H&S minutes, meeting dates.
  • Manage the site's property risk protection program, in collaboration with the property insurer.
  • Oversee and coordinate the Nobel Biocare Mahwah Emergency Response Team and activities.
  • Drives incident investigation process. Helps to identify root causes of incidents for prevention of similar events in the future.
  • Prepares periodic reports for local Management summarizing incidents and worker's compensation costs and open claims. Submits workers compensation claims paperwork in a timely manner, and raises/disputes claims as warranted.
  • Manages open safety item tracking list.
  • Manages periodic fire extinguisher, first aid, and CPR training for plant population.
  • Participate on the Envista Corporate H&S Committee and conduct H&S Corporate audits as required. Drive the correction of audit findings
  • Provide support to other Envista facilities, as required. May involve travel.Job Requirements:
    • bachelor's degree in environmental science, safety or health-related field.
    • Certificates from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals ("CSP"), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management ("CHMM") or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene ("CIH") are desirable
    • Able to communicate both verbally and in writing, demonstrating proficiency with vocabulary, grammar and punctuation; experience in speaking before groups to explain or demonstrate.
    • Proficiency in utilization of MS Office software including MS Word, Excel and Access.
    • Able to reason and display sound judgment and to prioritize work and work in stressful situations.
    • A minimum of three years of environmental, health, and safety experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting.
    • Extensive knowledge of and applicable experience regarding NJ Department of Environmental Quality regulations.
    • Sound knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulations required. Knowledge of Workers' Compensation, FMLA and HIPAA regulations an asset.#LI-PB1IND123Operating Company:Nobel BiocareEnvista and all Envista Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.Envista and its family of companies (Envista) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Envista will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (Agency) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge and Envista will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt such unsolicited resumes. An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Envista's internal Talent Acquisition or Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract approved by the Global Talent Acquisition leader and in response to a specific job opening. Envista will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement and written approval in place.About EnvistaEnvista is a global family of more than 30 trusted dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its customers deliver the best possible patient care through industry-leading dental consumables, solutions, technology, and services. Our comprehensive portfolio, including dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies, covers an estimated 90% of dentists' clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the aesthetics of the human smile. Envista companies, including KaVo, Kerr, Nobel Biocare and Ormco, partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care.Envista separated from Danaher as an independent company in 2019. We brought with us the proven Envista Business System (EBS) methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, commitment to innovation, and deep customer focus to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide. Envista is now one of the largest global dental products companies, with significant market positions in some of the most attractive segments of the dental products industry. For more information, please visit

Keywords: Nobel Biocare, Paterson , Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Mahwah, New Jersey

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