Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

19 Feb 2021
21 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About the role

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) & Coordinator will be responsible for the proactive implementation and upkeep of the site's EHS programs pertaining to biosafety levels 1 & 2 (BSL-1/BSL-2) laboratories and the general office. In this role, the individual will act as the site's point-of-contact for EHS information and training. The EHS Coordinator will report to Regional Head of EHS , relying on data and feedback from key stakeholders to assist in decision making that benefits both the business and employees.

The EHS Coordinator will join a people-oriented team that operates within a collaborative, fast-paced, and fun work environment. Our culture is one that empowers individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. We place great emphasis on knowledge and experience. This role has the opportunity to integrate existing EHS programs and develop new approaches as the company moves to a brand-new facility.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the Boston H&S committee including monthly meetings, and audits, moving actions forward
  • Coordinate site wellness programs and occupational health programs system, partnering where necessary with the occupational health provider and Human Resources
  • Coordinate emergency response (evacuation, hazardous material release, etc.) efforts
  • Conduct EH&S trainings and maintain documentation
  • Maintain and update the site's EH&S policies/programs/procedures, and assist in the development of new EH&S programs
    • These include, but are not limited to Biological Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Hygiene, Emergency Action, Environmental, and Hazard Communication.
  • Help to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal EH&S regulations (OSHA, EPA, MA DEP, MA DPH, etc.), as well as Abcam's Global Safety Standards
  • Coordinate with vendors and other Abcam teams to manage the site's hazardous waste and regulated medical waste programs
  • Facilitate risk assessments, ergonomic assessments, and implement resulting corrective actions
  • Partner with Facilities, IT and other Abcam departments to ensure all contractor and vendor activity onsite is in accordance with Abcam's EHS policies

About you

You are approachable, proactive, deadline-driven and care about the well-being of others. You work successfully under the guidance of management, but also can function autonomously, relying on data and feedback from key stakeholders. Your decision-making takes into consideration the interests of both your colleagues and the business. You possess superior written and oral communication skills and experience delivering presentations. You have a strong track record of driving change and influencing others.

You have at least two years of EHS experience with working knowledge of federal, state and local EHS regulations as they pertain to a biotechnology lab environment. You are skilled in Microsoft 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Flows, Outlook, etc.) and other applications. You have EHS certifications or are willing to obtain upon hire (CHMM, ASP, CSP, CIH)

If this sounds like you and you'd like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, please apply now!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.

What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc (www.abcamplc.com) began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.