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Thermo Fisher Scientific EHS Specialist in United States

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

Burlington, ON

Servicing the Lab Automation and Life Science Group

How will you make an impact?

Our Burlington site is looking for a versatile EHS Specialist to join our team. This diverse location specializes in automation that helps our recognized customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields in accelerating their development of drug discovery and synthetic biology. The site also handles the distribution of laboratory consumables and other products for the life science field. The EHS Specialist plays an important role in supporting the business and functional leaders through the development and maintenance of EHS and quality policies and procedures, providing guidance and recommendations to leadership for improvements. In addition, will be relied upon for leading emergency response plans and activities for the site.

What will you do?

  • Establish and maintain EHS programs and documentation to maintain compliance with all applicable federal, Provincial, local codes, regulations, and corporate standards

  • Own the site’s COVID-19 related program to ensure compliance with current government and corporate requirements

  • Represent the site on the Division’s EHS monthly review meetings, monitor and report on KPI’s

  • Chair the Joint Health & Safety Committee meetings and ensure the required inspections are carried out by the JHSC with all records maintained to satisfy the Ministry of Ontario requirements

  • Review and analyze safety statistics, incidents, and audit findings to highlight areas of concern to leadership with recommendations for corrective/preventive actions.

  • Review and implement all industrial and chemical Hygiene & Ergonomic related activities

  • Develop and deliver training programs to staff covering their duties and responsibilities regarding health safety and the law, incident investigations, near misses, hazard identifications, workplace inspections and promotion of safety awareness

  • Review Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) claims to make recommendations to minimize time off work and improve the safe return to work program in conjunction with Human Resources

  • Identify and perform Job Safety Analysis, generate the appropriate documents as well as provide training

  • Perform periodic audits to identify potential environmental and workplace hazards, program deficiencies, and liabilities

  • Manage the incident management database for all reported incidents, near misses, and hazards. Ensure corrective/prevent actions are appropriate and closed within the target number of days.

  • Lead incident investigations, ensuring root cause and countermeasure identification is completed to eliminate future injury

  • Work with regulatory agencies and third parties as needed based on project or program responsibilities

  • Maintain and continuously improve the 5S + Safety program in collaboration with the functional departments

  • Maintain the applicable ISO 9001 records and support the annual external audits

  • Assist the Quality department with the development of ISO 9001 procedures to maintain the QMS


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field

  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP®) Certification considered an asset

  • 5 years’ experience in an EHS role, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven understanding of the Ontario Health & Safety Act, Federal and Provincial regulations, and WSIB legislation

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 an asset

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Preparing professional, clear, and concise written procedures, and policies

  • Preparing and delivery presentations comfortably in front of large groups

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects, set priorities and achieve goals​

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.