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Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

  • Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

Reporting to the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, the Manager, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) establishes, executes, and oversees the EHS programs at our Research Triangle Park (RTP) lab site. In cooperation with site leadership and key stakeholders, our ideal candidate will develop and lead the site’s EHS strategy to meet corporate EHS goals and objectives. This role will also collaborate with the broader EHS team to mature our growing environmental, health, and safety related policies, procedures, and programs at the site’s clinical laboratory, office, and supply chain environments. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining, reviewing, and implementing EHS procedures specially customized for the unique needs of FMI, and ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. A key aspect of the role will focus on promoting culture of safety and supporting the development and implementation of FMI’s emerging EHS Management System.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership required to foster a culture of EHS excellence through effective communication and employee engagement.
  • Support the development and lead implementation of all EHS programs, policies, and management system at the RTP location.
  • Conduct routine inspections of lab and support spaces for unsafe conditions and work practices, ensure action items are completed in a timely manner and unsafe conditions are remedied immediately.
  • Develop and perform annual risk assessments, job hazard analysis, and general EHS assessments as required by the business.
  • Develop and coordinate formal industrial hygiene monitoring strategies for existing and future procedures to protect our employees and workplaces and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Lead EHS Incident and Accident investigations and root cause analysis, provide recommended corrective actions, and tracking incident metrics.
  • Provide safety-related training, such as new employee safety orientation, laboratory safety training and facility tour, and program-specific training.
  • Act as the regulatory point of contact for any state and federal audits.
  • Manage site specific EHS permits.
  • Track and measure EHS KPI’s, communicating performance to key stakeholders.
  • Drive involvement of the site Safety Committee, fostering the participation, awareness, and accountability of EHS culture at the site.
  • Oversee the contractor safety program, ensuring site specific training requirements are met for all vendors, contractors, and contingent workers.
  • Coordinate the site Ergonomics program, managing and tracking ergonomic requests, evaluations, and equipment.
  • Oversee the emergency evacuation program, manage the site’s evacuation warden program, and coordinate annual evacuation drills
  • Act as the EHS subject matter expert on a cross functional team for capital projects.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation that provides 24/7 coverage and emergency response to EHS related incidents.
  • Coordinate and work closely with our in-house Occupational Health team on workplace injury management, worker’s compensation, and return to work process. 
  • Collaborate with the local and corporate Security team and site Facilities team.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 8+ years of experience in an EH&S role; OR,
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience in an EH&S role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Two years of management experience 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong, effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional certification (CSP, CIH)
  • OSHA HAZWOPER Certification, completion of DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training
  • Membership in local or national professional safety organization
  • Prior Experience:
    • With EHS Management Systems and continual improvement (ISO)
    • Working in a regulated environment, including FDA, CAP, and/or CLIA
    • Serving as a core member of the site Incident Response Team
    • With x-ray related laboratory equipment and Radiation Safety Programs 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an emergency response in crisis situations
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated application and interpretation of OSHA, EPA, and NC DEQ regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and clients
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated detail orientation and good problem-solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and influence skills and demonstrated problem solving with other departments and colleagues
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion




About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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