Sr. Specialist, Environmental, Health & Safety

What Environmental Health & Safety contributes to Cardinal Health
Environmental Health & Safety manages programs to identify and mitigate hazardous conditions within the workplace and external environments. This function conducts regular audits, responds to incidents and investigates root causes, and implements trainings and corrective measures to prevent reoccurrence of problems. This function also manages relationships with regulatory and community stakeholders.

Environmental Health & Safety develops and implements programs to identify and mitigate hazardous conditions within the workplace and external environments. This family investigates accidents and environmental incidents and liaises with engineers, management, and regulatory authorities to identify causes of accidents and prevent their recurrence. This family provides training on safety protocols, conducts compliance audits, and maintains relationships with the community, environmental groups, and other stakeholders impacted by the environmental performance of the organization.

Job Summary

The EH&S Sr. Specialist will report to the EHS Manager, TN.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing EHS solutions in support of the operations in Nashville, TN.  These solutions are designed to manage, mitigate, and whenever possible, eliminate EHS risks to Cardinal Health employees, facilities, products and the communities in which the company operates.


  • Leadership & Consulting (30%): Assists with implementation of the global EHS strategy to mitigate risk to people, property, community, information and brand.  Partners with operation leaders to develop and execute site-specific annual EHS plans; standardize EHS programs; ensure critical information is communicated; and implement best practices.  Provides support and subject matter expertise for events (e.g., regulatory agency inquiries, natural disasters, business continuity, significant incidents, etc.).

  • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation & Control/Regulatory Compliance (50%): Participates in the management of operation specific EHS hazard assessments and the development of risk mitigation plans.  Partners with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements.  Analyzes key EHS metrics to assist operations in the construction and execution of continual improvement plans.  Assists leaders in identifying budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance.  Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated. Develops and maintains facility profiles. Assists with the response to regulatory agency inquiries and reporting obligations.  Participates in assessments and audits.  Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, business resiliency and occupational health processes.

  • Occupational Injury/Illness, Loss Prevention, Crisis Management, and Business Resiliency (15%): Assist management teams in the investigation, notification and case management for occupational injury/illnesses. Assists operations close out property/casualty recommendations from third parties such as FM Global.  Provides support in the development and implementation of business resiliency plans. Provides EHS leadership during business continuity situations.

  • Education & Mentorship (5%): Educates management teams on their EHS roles and responsibilities. Helps foster a diverse workforce.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • Minimum two years’ experience in related field, preferred

  • Familiarity with EHS Management Systems and their successful implementation

  • Strong knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by federal, provincial and local EHS regulations

  • Ability to work, collaborate and negotiate with government officials, consultants, and other third-party stakeholders

  • Requires up to 20% travel

  • Must have collaborative skills to achieve desired results in a highly matrixed work environment

  • Fosters trust, confidence and followership

  • Dedicated to the principal of ethical behavior

  • Must be able to work productively on multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills and not be afraid of rolling up the sleeves to deliver practical solutions

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills

Anticipated salary range: $55,400-$83,160

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/26/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.