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Abbott Sr. EHS Specialist in Westford, Massachusetts

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Westford, MA, currently has an opportunity for a Senior EHS Specialist.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

Primary Job Functions:

  • Implement and maintain Abbott Vascular policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all Abbott, local, state and federal health and safety standards.

  • Research, determine applicability, and implement plan for compliance with health and safety regulations

  • Develop and provide employee EHS training

  • Support facilities operations and projects through hazard reviews and creation of safety plans

  • Provide oversight for contractor safety program and drive improvements to contractor safety performance and training

  • Conduct inspections, assist with implementation of corrective actions and track observations to closure

  • Serve as center of expertise in Lockout/Tagout, Hot Work, Emergency Preparedness, Hazard Communication, Fire Prevention, Industrial Hygiene, Contractor Safety, Hazard Communication,Personal Protective Equipment, Electrical Safety, Biological Safety, Working at Heights, Machine Guarding, Powered Industrial Vehicles, and Ergonomics.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to address current and anticipated occupational safety issues

  • Ensure and facilitate the timely investigation of accidents and recommended preventative measures and ensure risk of recurrence is minimized or eliminated

  • Train new employees and contractors to AV’s EHS policies and procedures.

  • Develop EHS training to comply with regulatory and corporate requirements

  • Lead the emergency preparedness and response systems in the site including coordinating emergency/crisis preparedness, training, and emergency evacuation drills

Position Accountability / Scope:

  • Practical knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures commonly utilized within the health and safety profession

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and achieve objectives within established deadlines

  • Excellent organization and communication skills,

  • Self-motivation and capacity to work under limited supervision,

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization and lead multi-disciplinary teams,

  • ‘Soft’ skills (coaching/influence, negotiation, etc.) to help drive safety culture improvement and improve employee safety engagement

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor degree in EH&S, Engineering, or Science and a minimum of 5+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in health and safety role

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications

Preferred Experience / Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment

  • GMP experience with Pharma/Medical Devices

  • Certifications: CSP, CHMM

OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES AT A LOWER LEVEL

NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION

WHAT WE OFFER :

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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

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