EHS Coordinator

Reports to: Manager, Facilities

CONTACT: Andrew Walk / awald@forgebiologics.com / 614-907-6009

We are currently seeking an Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Coordinator to join the Forge Biologics team. This is an exciting opportunity to establish and provide support for the safety environment and culture at the Grove City OH facility. The candidate will analyze work settings, design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. The ideal candidate will have expertise in setting up/establishing relevant systems, conducting audits, managing teams and meeting deadlines.

The individual chosen for this position will work in close partnership with operations leadership, and/or external parties to support GMP manufacturing of clinical and commercial drugs. The focus of this leadership role is to employ learned approaches to ensure Forge provides and maintains a state of the art AAV facility for pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial viral vector products, working in close partnership with internal and external experts to realize this goal.
To this end, the EHS Coordinator will keep current on new technologies, and regulatory requirements that may have an impact on the company’s development.

Responsibilities:

• Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
• Plan and schedule plant activities such as resources and vendors to support safety and wellness for its employees and visitors
• Support the document management process by authoring, reviewing and approving relevant department documents
• Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
• Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
• Maintain reports and open lines of communication with relevant regulatory agencies
• Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
• Collaborate with engineers or physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
• Coordinate “right-to-know” programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.
• Analyze incident data to identify trends in injuries, illnesses, accidents, or other hazards.
• Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.
• Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.
• Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees.

Requirements:
• Bachelors in business (or equivalent work experience) with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in regulated industry
• Must be self-motivating, organized and proactive in order to coordinate the multi-departmental tasks and deliverables to a vertically dynamic audience.
• Strong technical aptitude including demonstrated experience in applying scientific reasoning to solve complex problems.
• Ability to work hours necessary to support production and/or product transfer activities.
• Ability to work in confined spaces and near operating equipment.
• Ability to work in loud noise environments and in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clean Room gowning attire as needed.