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Environmental Health And Safety Specialist - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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743441 Environmental Health And Safety Specialist Minnetonka MN

Environmental Health And Safety Specialist - Minnetonka, MN (743441)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), this position is responsible for developing, managing and assisting with EHS environmental health and safety program(s) with a specific emphasis on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and other federal, state and local EHS regulations. This position contributes to the Company's efforts to comply with applicable rules, regulations, and standards to protect our workforce and the environments in which we work. The position provides an excellent opportunity to work for an innovative, Fortune 6 leader in the healthcare industry, in a collaborative team environment.

The EHS Specialist will work in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring of EHS programs, plans and policies to ensure compliance with applicable, federal, state and local EHS laws, rules and regulations, ordinances and standards
  • Monitoring and reviewing regulatory changes to identify areas that may affect Company operations and liabilities
  • Managing and directing contracted environmental vendors/consultants including industrial hygiene services, regulatory consulting and program development, waste management and disposal and pharmaceutical reverse distribution
  • Working with business entity management and in-house/outside legal counsel for developing compliance strategies and addressing compliance issues
  • Working closely with business entities and Facilities Management to direct all aspects of chemical and pharmaceutical handling and hazardous waste management to promote safety, maintain compliance, increase operating efficiency by assessing processes and cost effectiveness, determining the most suitable method for handling specific types of waste, waste reduction, and ensuring that operating practices are in full compliance with applicable regulations
  • Ensuring all managed facilities comply with environmental regulations and specific programs such as EPCRA, Clean Air and Water Acts, SPCC plans, USDOT, RCRA, Regulated Medical Waste and associated OSHA Standards
  • Ensuring that facilities with regulated equipment have proper equipment licensing and registration with applicable regulatory agencies
  • Working with certain business entities and vendor selection process to ensure that handling, shipment and disposition of Company regulated equipment practices and wastes are in full compliance with applicable regulations
  • Working with Real Estate Services and business entities to establish protocols for new site acquisition, facility decommissions, and equipment decontamination
  • Corresponding with regulatory agencies to submit all required applications, forms, licenses, registrations and permits, and maintaining compliance with applicable regulations
  • Developing standardized EHS protocols/procedures/programs/plans with business entities and Facilities Management
  • Auditing non-administration operations including manufacturing, pharmacy fulfillment, retail, and clinical facilities to evaluate compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Conducting regulatory reporting and responding to formal regulatory complaints
  • Developing in-house resources and/or sourcing, customizing and procuring related courseware
  • Maintaining and updating web-based EHS related information
  • Consulting with internal parties at all levels of the organization, and external parties including insurance and regulatory agencies where appropriate
  • Providing employee safety and health consultation and incident investigations
  • Providing consultation and direction in EHS emergency events
  • Driving the M&A integration process for EHS programs
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the Enterprise Occupational Health and Safety team and other departments within the company

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in safety/environmental science or related technical discipline
  • 3 or more years of EHS knowledge and experience with a specific focus on EHS regulatory requirements and standards
  • 3 or more years of experience with USDOT regulations
  • Basic computer skills, analytic / data analysis skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or advanced certification
  • Experience with health / safety regulations and standards
  • Experience in healthcare settings
  • USDOT hazardous materials certification

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.    

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.   


Job Keywords:  Pharma waste management, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number743441
  • Job TitleEnvironmental Health And Safety Specialist - Minnetonka, MN
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentCorporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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