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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) EHS Specialist in Tempe, Arizona

Job Description SummaryThe EHS Specialist will administer and implement Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs and procedures in collaboration with the Business Unit EHS Manager. You will prepare and/or assist in preparing policies, procedures, licensing and permitting for laboratory and manufacturing environments. Work on problems of limited scope where analysis of procedures and policies is necessary to select appropriate methods and techniques for obtaining satisfactory solutions. Perform routine tasks to maintain site EHS program and drive safety culture. Apply company policies and procedures to plan and accomplish company EHS goals. This individual will regularly receive direction from the Business Unit EHS Manager and will add new skills as required to accomplish assigned tasks.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinate site health, safety and environmental programs, including but not limited to chemical hygiene/ laboratory safety, emergency preparedness, HAZCOM, PPE, lockout tagout, NFPA 70E, Bloodborne Pathogens, Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, and Job Hazard Analysis for example.

  • Maintain applicable site permits including stormwater pollution prevention, air quality, hazardous waste and others. Submit permit applications as necessary and play a major role in ensuring all work areas meet Local, State, and Federal environmental regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinate the site's Ergonomics Program. Act as a liaison to associates and others receiving or requesting ergonomic evaluations. Assist with developing new and improved techniques in Ergonomics to address the trends of injuries/complains expressed by associates. Coordinate follow-up activities, track evaluations and equipment orders.

  • Conduct accidents investigations of work-related injuries or illnesses. Coordinate tracking of cases by maintaining OSHA 300 Logs and corporate incident reporting system, and follow-up Workers’ Compensation case management activities. Utilize data provided from investigations and Industry Best Practices to identify trends and establish new and creative ways to reduce injuries site wide.

  • Coordinate EHS Training Programs. Conduct EHS awareness training in various topics required by site EHS Program and/or coordinate with external contractors and agencies to assist with training as needed. Maintain Health & Safety Training records database. Generate reports and coordinate scheduling.

  • Assist with review and periodic updates of written safety and environmental programs, including policies, SOPs and Work Instructions (WIs).

  • Prepare regulatory evaluations and reports (EPA Tier II, RCRA Biennial report, etc.) as required and report activities to the Business Unit EHS manager.

  • Lead site Safety Committee and support other teams as needed to successfully continue forward with site Health and Safety Initiatives. Produce meeting minutes and follow up on action items. Coordinate communications with committee members.

  • Oversee scheduling and documentation of periodic inspections such as eye washes stations, fire extinguishers, first aid supplies and other safety equipment needs at the site.

  • Conduct monthly site inspections with Business Unit EHS Manager and site leadership and ensure all departments are covered on quarterly basis. Assists in identifying corrective actions for identified hazards, document and follow-up on action to close them in a timely manner.

  • Support facility and operations related projects including construction, renovation or improvements.

  • Maintain working knowledge of local, State and Federal Regulations that apply to our operations including but not limited to Federal OSHA, EPA and Arizona DEQ and DOSH.

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Employee must be self-driven; have high energy, solid attention to detail skills, and possess excellent interpersonal skills with all employee levels

  • Employee must have superior communication, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Knowledgeable in fire protection systems, emergency response programs, safety committees, and audit programs.

  • Ability to provide safety training to all levels of employees on a variety of safety topics

  • Must be knowledgeable in EPA, OSHA, NFPA, and other safety regulations

  • Must be proficient in some Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be comfortable using data base programs.

  • Must be experienced in both Laboratories and Manufacturing facilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment. Must be self-motivated by working independently and have the ability to take ownership of her/his responsibilities

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to effectively manage time.

  • Ability to exercise tact, maturity and judgment when dealing with employees and visitors/vendors

  • Strong listening, assessment, questioning and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to participate on teams and maintain positive work environment with those teams


  • Must have 3-5 years of relevant EHS experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or science related field required.

  • Certification in (ex. CSP, CIH) is desirable, but not required.

  • Process Safety Management experience desired

Primary Work LocationUSA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 1

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Work ShiftUS BD 1st Shift 8am-5pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.