Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Evonik Canada Inc.
Vancouver, BC, CA
5d ago

Evonik Industries, its Burnaby, B.C. site, specializes in parenteral formulation development and manufacturing process design and implementation at small, intermediate, and large / commercial scales.

This enables manufacturing of complex lipid-based formulations of therapeutic agents for preclinical and clinical testing in its state-

of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities and transfer of drug product manufacturing to commercial facilities. Core manufacturing technologies include liposome extrusion, micro-

mixing, tangential flow filtration (TFF) and sterile filtration with availability of small to large-scale equipment.

The site currently has an opening for an Environmental Health & Safety Officer.

  • Develop, implement, and / or provide oversight of assigned EHSS programs to ensure regulatory and internal compliance.
  • Monitor and manage EHSS KPIs (i.e. injuries, contractor’s visits / hours, first-aid, near miss-incidents, etc.), reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Ensure appropriate preventive and corrective actions are taken to mitigate EHSS risks.
  • Support EHSS event and change management, including evaluating EHSS program compliance data and events, following up on action items and providing guidance for investigations as needed
  • Engage staff and customers in meeting compliance requirements and creating opportunities for streamlining compliance approaches.
  • Facilitate the cost effective meeting of EHSS goals showing continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of zero injuries.
  • Support site management in continuously improving EHSS performance while concurrently meeting business goals.
  • Provide an oversight of Contractor Work Safety, Tier Agreements and Safe-to-Work Permits as part of the Supply Chain-Procurement functions.
  • Ensure compliance to “Responsible Care” and participation in local RC activities, including participation in the EHSS, Deviation and CAPA systems.
  • Execute regular facility assessments and identify any gap for safety operation with focus on continuous improvement.
  • Point of contact for Corporate and regional groups for EHSS practices and policies, and coordinate regular meetings with Occupational Health and Safety Committee at VAN.
  • Provide oversight and support in the coordinating of waste streams.
  • Maintain documentation and records for all aspects of the EHSS responsibilities at VAN
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related and with at least 5 years’
  • experience in an EHSS capacity.

  • Industrial experience in EHSS function in research and manufacturing environment is an asset.
  • Familiarity with federal and provincial policies and regulations regarding handling of hazardous waste streams.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader, while bringing others along
  • Displays strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking skills and presence in meetings and training environments
  • Thorough knowledge of WHIMS
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