Advisor, EH&S

What EH&S contributes to Cardinal Health

EH&S is responsible for designing, developing and implementing EH&S procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize EH&S risks to the Company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business.

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge, understanding and application of environment, health and safety and workers' compensation laws and regulations and translates them into actionable processes, programs and practices.
  • Drives the understanding and implementation of the Cardinal Health EH&S management system.
  • Provides managerial support and subject matter expertise that ensures appropriate EH&S systems and resources are in place.
  • Designs, develops and implements procedures, programs, processes and systems that ensure EH&S compliance, and enhance EH&S performance.
  • Demonstrates depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
  • Drives execution of tactical and strategic initiatives in order to eliminate hazards and reduce or eliminate the associated risks.

Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain all EH&S processes, documentation and systems related to the facility.
  • Manage the facility’s local Security program by adhering to company Security requirements while providing alarm response support.
  • Advise and counsel facility management on a broad range of EH&S issues while providing technical support on regulatory requirements, permitting, recordkeeping, reporting, etc.
  • Facilitate the site EH&S committee and subcommittees.
  • Facilitate the site Security committee and maintain physical/virtual security systems
  • Develop, implement and ensure maintenance of company standards and facility-specific EH&S policies, programs and procedures.
  • Drive the understanding and implementation of the Cardinal Health EHS Management System.
  • Review all proposed facility process, layout and equipment changes; make necessary recommendations to facility management to minimize adverse EH&S impacts.
  • Develop (where necessary) and conduct employee EH&S training to all levels of the workforce. 
  • Serve as main contact/liaison between facility, corporate and regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in investigation of all injuries, illnesses and environmental releases; utilizing root cause analysis tools ensure appropriate corrective actions are created, completed and documented in a timely manner.
  • Lead facility staff in completion of facility EH&S risk assessment addressing all physical and environmental concerns (air, water, waste, industrial hygiene, safety, ergonomics, fire protection).  Develop, implement, and oversee action plans to eliminate hazards and minimize risks.
  • Manage the facility’s workers’ compensation program to minimize claims and control costs.
  • Conduct inspections and audits as needed to measure effectiveness and implementation of facility EH&S programs.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in technical discipline (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science or engineering or equivalent).
  • Minimum 3 years experience implementing EH&S programs and processes in a complex manufacturing or distribution setting.
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA and workers’ compensation requirements.
  • Strong familiarity, understanding and experience in EH&S management systems and their successful implementation
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of facility management, labor and government officials. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Working knowledge of various software products, applications and tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of security access control systems, video surveillance, applications and tools (e.g. Lenel, Bosch, Mirasys, etc.)

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues