Regional EHS Director in West Hills, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Regional EHS Director for our West Region. The role is to be based with our West Hills, CA, lab, and will oversee the EHS needs for multiple sites, including 4 main labs, 523 Patient Service Centers, 27 rapid reference labs, 210 IOPs and teams, and ~300 in-office phlebotomists across California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii.

The Regional EHS Director has the potential to have a big impact on an employee base of ~5k associates, and will work closely with senior leadership and operations across the West. The team remains very open in regards to industry experience and welcomes applicants from multiple industries.

Basic Purpose

Design and implement strategies to prevent occupational injuries

a. Identify risks associated with hazardous conditions, process design deficiencies and poor employee behaviors. Design and implement risk reduction tactics to minimize risk.

b. Communicate current observations and results of programs to employees and management

Manage Workers Compensation claims for optimal recovery of injured employees and reduced cost

a. Know specific state WC requirements and operate program within required parameters.

b. Establish and manage optimal communication and work processes for efficient claim management.

c. Form a trustworthy and effective partnership with insurer/TPA for optimal claim management results.

Ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, DOT, and other EHS related regulatory requirements.

a. Know Federal, State, County and City requirements – take proactive steps to ensure compliance

b. Create and manage programs to continuously monitor compliance, audit performance and promote standardized, efficient systems.

Promote sustainability programs and initiatives that reduce the company’s environmental footprint (electricity, water, waste and emissions).

Contribute to the management and resolution of EHS related emerging issues, including compliance, legal and business expansion activities.

Education Preferred:    

Bachelor degree in related Sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Safety, Industrial Hygiene), or at least 10 years work experience in all aspects of responsibilities described herein.

Preferred: Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Risk Management professional certification.

Work Experience:           
10 years of work experience of responsibilities listed herein

Physical and Mental: Must be able to periodically rotate to 2nd and 3rd shifts (to perform audits, or administer training), must be able to travel frequently to other operating sites within
the Region.

Other:   Must have experience, or knowledge, of identifying and implementing risk reduction strategies for occupational hazards, including biological, chemical, ergonomic, vehicle safety, electrical, and indoor air quality. Must be fully versed in compliance requirements for all OSHA and EPA standards. Should have working knowledge of business best practice and international standards for managing EHS programs. Must also possess:
Excellent interpersonal and communication (including excellent verbal and
writing skills),

Must be proficient in using Microsoft business applications and possess strong
PC skills, Must have proven problem solving and analytical skills,

 Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines within standards

Adaptable and flexible with the ability to accept, create and manage change
Must have experience with managing multiple operational teams or projects
Proven ability to positively influence to drive results in achieving goals and
Strong influencing skills.

Customer / Patient Focus
Developing Direct Reports & Others

Interpersonal Savvy

Managerial Courage

Managing and Measuring Work

Strategic Agility

Organizational Agility

Building Effective Teams 

Process Management

Problem Solving

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