At New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.
The Executive Director of Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for the overall technical and administrative leadership and management of the Environmental Health & Safety Program and oversees implementation of the Program across all divisions of NYBC Enterprises. This position is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthful environment for donors, patients, personnel, and visitors and protects the environment while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
· Develop, implement, and maintain the Workplace Safety Program and related EH&S policies and procedures.
· Oversee the implementation of improvement activities designed to mitigate the risk of exposure to workplace hazards and reduce OSHA reportable and lost time accidents.
· Work collaboratively with business operations to implement safety and health initiatives, including safe work procedures and PPE requirements, in accordance with company policies and regulations.
· Serve as a subject matter expert and interface with design teams for facility construction/renovation projects.
· Develop tracking systems needed to capture, analyze and report EHS metrics and key performance indicators for use by management and regulatory purposes.
· Monitor accident reports for trends and risks.
· Provide written reports, as well as other EHS related results and updates, to senior management periodically to appraise leaders of critical issues or as requested.
· Develop and deliver training on EH&S matters, including safety orientation for new employees.
· Participate and provide guidance during any emergency involved with EH&S issues. Serve as Safety Officer to intervene whenever conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health or threaten damage to equipment or buildings.
· Lead EH&S inspections, conduct hazard and risk assessments, and develop and implement appropriate follow-up plans.
· Liaison with internal and external individuals concerning any inspection or response related to EH&S issues.
· Lead the corporate safety committee in meetings and projects working collaboratively with NYBCe leadership and management.
· Serve on biosafety monitoring and other committees as needed to support the NYBCe Research program.
· Represent the organization for EH&S matters to federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
· Oversee OSHA reporting activities. Participate in Workers Comp Reviews and analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.
· Manage and advise on the budget related to EHS spending and coordinate with department and other business units as appropriate.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental safety, or closely related field. A degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering may be considered with strong experience as an industrial hygienist.
Related Experience: Ten years of progressive experience in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health is required, including experience managing biological, chemical, and radiation safety programs.
Three years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity is required.
Master’s degree in industrial health and safety preferred.
Experience working in a health care, laboratory, biomedical research, or biologics manufacturing environment.
Valid driver’s license
Required Licenses/Certification: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in Comprehensive Practice (American Board of Industrial Hygiene), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) required.
Expert knowledge in environmental health and safety science and best practices.
Expert Knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations
Working knowledge of risk management theory and practice.
Working knowledge of contemporary EHS management principles and practices.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Skilled in use of office productivity software, including spreadsheets, graphing, presentation, and collaboration tools.
Analytical skills to evaluate safety data and propose improvements.
Travel: Ability to travel to NYBC sites approximately 20% of the time.
For applicants who will perform this position in New York City or Westchester County, the proposed annual salary is $200,000 p/yr. to $210,000 p/yr. For applicants who will perform this position outside of New York City or Westchester County, salary will reflect local market rates and be commensurate with the applicant’s skills, job-related knowledge, and experience.