Regional EHS Director, Southeast Region in Tucker, GA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1777 Montreal Circle
    Tucker, GA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/19/2021
  • Job ID:
    req61300

Job Description

Regional EHS Director, Southeast Region

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 to the Southeast 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 role can be based with our Tampa or Miami, FL or Atlanta, GA lab, and will oversee the EHS needs for multiple sites, including 8 states plus Puerto Rico, 5 main labs, 375 Patient Service Centers, 1,100 IOPs and teams.

The Regional EHS Director has the potential to have a big impact on an employee base of over 6k associates, and will work closely with senior leadership and operations across the Southeast region. 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 reduce 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. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

Must also possess:



•         Excellent interpersonal and communication (including excellent verbal and

•         writing skills)

•         Proficiency in using Microsoft business applications and possess strong PC skills

•         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

•         Experience with managing multiple operational teams or projects     

•         Proven ability to positively influence to drive results in achieving goals and objectives



Please note: Travel will be up to 30% and primarily regional. 

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