Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist (onsite position)

  • Full Time
  • Novato
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • 75000 - 90000 USD / YEAR
  • Salary: 75000 - 90000

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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The Buck Institute is looking for an onsite EHS Specialist to guide and support compliance with Institute and government safety and environmental regulations. The EHS Specialist, under the supervision of the EHS Manager, will implement and improve safety, health, and environmental programs at the Buck Institute. This includes hazard communications, injury and illness prevention programs (IIPP), an ergonomics program, and required new hire, ongoing and annual safety and regulatory training. This role will also assist with reviewing and evaluating all IACUC-related proposals involving animals as subjects for issues affecting human health.


  • Ensure compliance with applicable EHS-related regulations, policies, procedures and practices for Institute employees.
  • Assist with outside regulators and the Institute’s EHS-related committees.
  • Investigate workplace accidents; determine causes and prevention methods.
  • Manage the storage, collection, and disposal of chemical, radioactive, and bio-hazardous materials and waste.
  • Manage, staff and train the Emergency Response Team (ERT), serving as Alternate Incident Commander. Develop emergency response policies and coordinate/stage emergency drills.
  • Work with lab managers, PIs and support staff to ensure Buck employees develop, review and implement proper EHS protocols and procedures.
  • Conduct and/or review job safety analyses of laboratory work areas and processes to identify and mitigate EHS issues, such as chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards, as well as musculoskeletal stresses.
  • Drive EHS audit program to ensure compliance with regulations, corporate standards and other related commitments.
  • Lead, develop or coordinate training programs to increase proficiency in EHS practices and promote awareness.
  • Ensure training compliance for laboratories and support staff.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in a science or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in environment program compliance in biotech or related industry preferred
  • ASP or CSP Preferred

Specialized Skills

  • EHS functional/technical expertise with strong knowledge of safe work practices, auditing, record keeping, investigation, and preparing/delivering training
  • Organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build consensus and influence a diverse group of associates in safe behaviors and practices
  • Works well independently and contributes to the team
  • Advanced working knowledge of EHS regulations and CITI training
  • Ability to draw from experience, technical knowledge and peer resources to make professional recommendations to EHS Manager
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (included Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Able to champion a Safety First Culture.



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