AbbVie Specialist, (EHS) Employee Health & Safety Staff in Lake County, Illinois

Specialist, (EHS) Employee Health & Safety Staff

USA, Illinois, Lake County


1 additional location

USA, Illinois


Requisition #1900863

  • Assists in the development and implementation of strategic programs, plans, policies and procedures to protect all plant personnel, facilities and the environment.

  • Interprets, communicates and implements programs, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable EHS regulations, corporate standards and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System).

  • Implement EHS programs and initiatives including, but not limited to: Hazard identification/risk assessment and planning/implementation of controls, High hazard control (Lockout Tagout, confined space, work permits, overhead hoists, machine guarding, electrical safety, fall protection, powered industrial trucks),Ergonomic job safety analysis, Contractor/construction EHS management, Industrial hygiene, Chemical safety/hazard communication, Emergency preparedness and response.

  • Injury investigations to determine root cause and analysis and reporting of leading and lagging safety performance indicators to drive corrective actions.

  • Develops and delivers EHS training on a wide variety of general safety topics such as hazard communication, contractor safety, emergency response and various physical safety programs.

  • BS in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, biological science, or related sciences. Minimum of 3 years experience in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, or biological safety in the pharmaceutical manufacturing or R&D environment. Professional certifications in EHS preferred.

  • Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, interacting with regulatory agencies and external organizations and managing cross functional teams

  • Development of practical, applicable standards and/or policies that meet business objectives. Technical expertise in the EHS functions as well as technical writing and business communications.

  • Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict.

  • Ability to successfully manage project and programs.

  • Ability to provide clear, concise, and effective verbal communications and well-developed written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to plan, organize, delegate, and follow-up on work flow in a team environment to meet departmental goals and objectives

  • Well organized and have excellent attention to detail and thoroughness

  • Proven ability to use email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and databases

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time