B. Braun

  • Sr. EHS/Security Specialist- SAFETY + ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    2019-13957
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8am to 5pm
    Site
    Allentown, PA
  • Overview

     

     

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

     

    U.S. Facilities and Operations:

     

    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:


    Primary functions are to: (1) Provide technical Environmental, Health & Safety and Security (EHS/Security) support to Manufacturing, Distribution and Corporate Personnel, (2) assist in the development of EHS/Security programs and objectives, (3) develop and deliver safety training programs, (4) develop, implement and ensure maintenance of B. Braun and facility specific EHS/Security policies, programs and procedures through internal audits and/or risk assessments (5) represent B. Braun in all public relations activities, external communications and USEPA/PADEP/OSHA regulatory compliance audits, (6) coordinate various employee activities.  These functions are specific to PA Operations.

    - Advise and counsel B Braun on a broad range of EH&S/Security issues while providing the required technical support on regulatory requirements (OSHA, USEPA, PADEP), permitting, recordkeeping, reporting, etc.

    -Participate and potentially lead all regulatory compliance audits (OSHA, USEPA, PADEP, USDOT, etc.)

    -Lead and/or participate the site EH&S/Security committee and sub-committees (Area Safety Point Team, Emergency Response Team, etc.)

    -Develops and implements policies or programs meant to promote employee health and safety or environmental compliance.

    -Develops and delivers training programs educating staff on environmental concerns or health and safety risks found in the organization.

    -Ensures that training records, health/safety manuals or handbooks, incident/accident reports or other documentation are appropriately maintained.

    -Review proposed facility, process and equipment changes, document and communicate the necessary recommendations to management to minimize adverse EH&S/Security impacts.

    -Purchases and distributes personal protection equipment or other related supplies.

    -Monitors known health, safety or environmental hazards, such as noise, air or wastewater pollution levels.

    -Participates in the investigation of all work related injuries, illnesses and environmental releases; ensure appropriate corrective actions are facilitated ad implemented in a timely manner.

    -Coordinates inspection of facilities, vehicles or equipment.

    -Oversee the maintenance of the SDS management system.

    -May develop and communicate facility-specific emergency response or evacuation plans.

    -Responsible for preparing and providing input on the following reports: Exposure Monitoring, Hazardous Waste, Contingency Plan, SARA Title III, Wastewater Discharge, Toxic Chemical Release, Air Emissions and  Facility Audits.

    -Facilitate all recycling, hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste shipments, including waste handling, labeling and signing of manifests.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities: Essential Dutiesn

    • Assists in the development ad implementation of programs that detect and prevent fraud, theft or other illegal behavior by employees or visitors.
    • Monitors behavior of employees or visitors on company property.
    • Investigates allegations of theft, fraud or other illegal behavior, interviews witnesses and documents findings.
    • May act as a liaison with external law enforcement departments.
    • Provides leadership, coaching and/or mentoring to a subordinate group. May act as a "lead" or first-level supervisor.
    • Develops and implements policies or programs meant to promote employee health and safety or environmental compliance.
    • Develops and delivers training programs educating staff on environmental concerns or health and safety risks found in the organization.
    • Ensures that training records, health/safety manuals or handbooks, incident/accident reports or other documentation are appropriately maintained.
    • Purchases and distributes personal protection equipment or other related supplies.
    • Monitors known health, safety or environmental hazards, such as noise, air or wastewater pollution levels.\Coordinates inspection of facilities, vehicles or equipment.
    • May develop and communicate facility-specific emergency response or evacuation plans.

    The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

     

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.
    • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues.
    • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
    • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 04-06 years related experience required.
    • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.

    Desired: 

    • N/A

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

     

    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    • Occasional business travel required

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

     

     Physical Demands:

     The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

    • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

    Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

    • Occasionally:Stand
    • Frequently: Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Sit
    • Constantly: N/A

    Activities:

    • Occasionally: Climbing stairs/ladders, Finger feeling, Handling, Kneeling/Crawling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Standing, Stooping/squatting
    • Frequently: Sitting , Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
    • Constantly: Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral

     

    Environmental Conditions:

    • Occasionally: Proximity to moving parts, Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals (in most areas) , Fumes, Gases, Dust, Other
    • Frequently: N/A
    • Constantly: N/A

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • Noise Intensity: Moderate
    • Occasionally: Warehouse environment, Lab environment, Other
    • Frequently: Office environment, Production/manufacturing environment
    • Constantly: N/A

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