Regional EHS Director in Wood Dale, IL at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/13/2021

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    1355 North Mittel Boulevard
    Wood Dale, IL
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Job Description

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. As Regional EHS Director for our Midwest Region,  you will have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve. The Regional EHS Director can sit with our Wood Dale, IL, or Lenexa, KS, site, and will oversee EHS needs for multiple sites, including large reference labs, patient service centers, rapid response labs and in-office phlebotomists.

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.


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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