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Associate EHS

  • Job reference: 925439
  • Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 14/05/2019

This position will provide professional and specialist Safety advice and support in maintaining compliance with all EU/Irish Regulatory and Corporate requirements; that hazards and risks are being systematically identified, eliminated and/or mitigated; and that injuries and risks to health are being eliminated.

Key Responsibilities:
* Provide Specialist and Technical support and program ownership in designated specialist Programme areas, including the collation and production of results and reports.
* Support effective Implementation of EHS policies, programs and Objectives.
* Support effective Implementation of Safety Inspection program.
* Support the assigned business partner function(s) as required.
* Maintain a system of risk assessment to identify appropriate corrective actions; carry out risk assessments, and ensure that corrective actions are implemented to minimize certain risks.
* Identify, support and deliver Health and Safety training needs and facilitate the implementation of necessary programs.
* Maintain a system of tracking and measuring leading and lagging safety performance, to facilitate assessment and improvement in site performance in Health and Safety.
* Co-ordinate, support and facilitate appropriate safety and functional meetings.
* Provide advice and support implementation of change control and management procedures.
* Ensure that is maintaining compliance with legislative and corporate requirements and that appropriate programs are implemented to meet new legislative requirements and the company is adequately prepared for audits.
* Where required assist in the completion and maintenance of weekly, monthly and quarterly audits, Inspections and checklists for safety-related.
* Where necessary, provide back-up and assist in the implementation of the environmental program to ensure full compliance with corporate and statutory requirements.
* Co-ordinate the sampling and posting (where necessary) of materials for the purposes of process safety or toxicity testing by external testing laboratories
* Participate in any other area of work within the EHS function or the business as required.
* Contribute actively to company PMO, OPex, Productivity and Continuous Improvement and any other designated business processes initiatives.
* Complete any other Environmental Health or Safety related tasks/projects as assigned.


Qualifications & Experience:

* Degree or equivalent in Occupational Safety/Health or Environmental Health.
* Specialising in Biological safety, Manual Handling and Ergonomics.
* Minimum 4 years in the related industry in an equivalent role preferably in Biotechnology or Chemical company.


Preferred Requirements:
* Environmental/Compliance Training

Competencies:
* Ability to deal with people from all levels in the organisation
* Communication skills - ability to translate complex technical issues into actions
* Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in a team


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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