Environmental Health & Safety Engineer II

Canton, MA

Job Req code: 706

Category: Facilities

Organogenesis is a leader in regenerative medicine focused on empowering healing through the development, manufacturing and sale of products for the advanced wound care, and surgical and sports medicine markets. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, opportunities for growth, and the chance to contribute to our mission: to provide an integrated portfolio of healing solutions that improve lives while lowering the overall cost of health care.

We are looking for a full time Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer II to join our team, reporting to the Manager, Environmental Health & Safety. This position works a Monday-Friday schedule during regular business hours. While primarily based in the Canton office, this role will require 1-3 days per week at our Norwood facility as well. Some additional hours may be required, including up to two business trips per year to our offices in La Jolla, CA and Birmingham, AL. This is an exempt position per the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Under general direction, the Environmental Health & Safety Engineer II assists with the implementation of the company’s environmental, health and safety programs.  Work includes a variety of tasks associated with the inspection and assessment of conditions at and within the facility.  Assists with the implementation and/or compliance to EHS federal, state and local regulations.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Maintenance of SDS and chemical inventory databases.  This includes tracking chemicals ordered, ensuring SDS are received, reviewed; appropriate information is entered into the chemical inventory database and then filed.
  • Maintenance of safety training database.  Relays training deficiencies to supervisor. 
  • Assists other department members with environmental, health and safety training programs and record keeping.
  • Provides assistance and cooperation concerning internal and external audits and remedial actions.
  • Conducts EHS inspections/audits of facilities, work area conditions, work practices and equipment to ensure compliance with EHS regulations and company policies.  
  • Reports unsafe conditions and practices.  Makes recommendations/initiates work requests for remedial actions.
  • Performs hazardous waste storage area inspections.  May be required to pick up waste from labs and transport/check in materials at general storage area.
  • Under supervision, will be responsible for soliciting quotes for waste disposal services and performing associated reporting.
  • Conducts ergonomic reviews of workstations and tools.  Makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Maintenance of employee preventative healthcare programs.  This includes working with the local occupational health clinic to schedule DOT, ERT, respirator clearance physicals and track employee Hepatitis B Vaccination status.  This person is responsible for working with in house supervisors to revise/create essential function checklists to be used for pre-placement physicals. Coordinates all payments to healthcare clinic.
  • Assists with composition, review and/or revision of written EHS policies and required reports.
  • Assists with Formulation and is primary presenter of EHS training programs to employees.  Training programs include: 
  • Hazard Communication
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Confined Space Procedures
  • Emergency Action 
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Procedures
  • MWRA Drain Disposal Procedures
  • DOT/IATA – Transportation of Hazardous Materials by Land and Air
  • Review all SDS where carcinogens, reproductive toxins, etc. are identified as ingredients.  Provide information to lab employees regarding hazards.  Make suggestions for alternative materials. 

Requirements

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • A minimum of four years’ experience as an EHS Engineer; or,
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Safety; Environmental, Chemical, or Biochemical Engineering, or other related science discipline, in addition to one year of related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience in developing and implementing safety, health and/or loss prevention programs.
  • CSP (certified safety professional), CIH (certified industrial hygienist) and CHMM (certified hazardous materials manager) certifications are desirable but not required.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Presentation skills, with the ability to communicate scientific knowledge to non-expert audiences concerning biological, physical and chemical hazards.
  • Hazard identification, inspection and resolution skills.
  • EHS regulatory and technical expertise. 

A pre-employment physical and lift test will be required upon acceptance of an offer.