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That's why our Lab Ops team is focused on providing physicians with comprehensive genomic information about each person's cancer. Information that's as unique as the patients are. The insights discovered in our labs may help change their story.


Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

  • Towne Centre Ct., San Diego, California, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Manager, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) oversees environmental, health, and safety related policies, procedures, and programs of FMI for a designated workspace. The position’s scope spans both laboratory and office EHS. 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.

Regular onsite work at a designated FMI location is an essential function of this role.

Key Responsibilities

• Support and foster a culture of EHS excellence through effective communication and employee engagement.

• Conduct regular reviews of safety policies and regulations with the Facilities Team and cross-functionally to implement change.

• Conduct routine inspections of lab and support spaces for unsafe conditions and work practices.

• Develop and perform risk assessments, job hazard analysis, and general EHS assessments as required by the business.

• Develop and coordinate formal annual industrial hygiene monitoring strategies for existing and future procedures to protect our employees and workplaces and maintain regulatory compliance.

• Develop, provide input on, and implement safety policies.

• Conduct incident and accident investigations and root cause analysis; make resolution recommendations.

• Implement corrective and preventative actions and continuous improvement activities as directed.

• Provide routine training, such as the new employee presentation, laboratory safety training, and facility tour.

• Assign and track safety trainings through an online system.

• Track and measure EHS KPI’s and communicate performance to key stakeholders.

• Coordinate communication of EHS requirements and provide vendor training as needed.

• Interface with vendors and monitor performance and adherence to company safety policies and procedures.

• Assist in increasing the level of involvement and effectiveness of the Safety Committee, Ergonomics Program, and all safety plans including Chemical Hygiene, Biological Safety, Emergency Response & Preparedness, and Ergonomics.

• Act as EHS representative for FMI’s Occupational Health Program and provide guidance for this and other initiatives.

• Oversee the contractor safety program, ensuring site specific training requirements are met for all vendors, contractors, and contingent workers.

• Coordinate the site Occupational Health and Ergonomics program, managing and tracking ergonomic requests, evaluations, and equipment.

• Coordinate with a cross functional team on all facility capital projects.

• Participate on the Safety Committee.

• Participate in an on-call rotation that provides 24/7 coverage and emergency response to EHS related incidents.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• High School Diploma and 5+ years of experience in an Environmental Health and Safety role; OR,

• Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years of experience in an EH&S role

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in a relevant field

• Professional certification (CSP, CIH)

• OSHA HAZWOPER Certification

• Completion of ergonomics training

• Completion of first responder training

• Completion of DOT HAZMAT Transportation training

• Membership in local or national professional organization

• Prior Experience:

  • With management systems and continual improvement
  • Working in a regulated environment, including FDA, CAP, and/or CLIA
  • Serving as a core member of the site Incident Response Team
  • With bloodborne pathogens policies and regulations

• Knowledge of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Hazardous Waste Management

• Knowledge of EHS best practices and vendor management

• Demonstrated ability to manage an emergency response in crisis situations

• Demonstrated understanding of clinical laboratory environment

• Demonstrated application and interpretation of OSHA, EPA, and Cal/OSHA 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 organizational and time management skills

• Strong oral and written communication 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, Inc. (FMI) 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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