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Health and Safety Coordinator

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Date: Aug 18, 2019

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US, 18017

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the Particle Sciences, Inc. team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. Particle Sciences is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about Particle Sciences, A Lubrizol Company, visit and


Particle Sciences, Inc. located in Bethlehem, PA has an immediate opening for Health and Safety Coordinator.


The Health and Safety Coordinator sets the direction and drives the execution of an effective safety culture across the Bethlehem PA site in collaboration with the senior leaders of the business and the corporate HSES leaders. This is a sole contributor role that will report directly to the Life Sciences- Health Operations Director but functionally to the Bethlehem Plant Manager.  The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with production workers and team.




  • Plans, directs and manages the safety, health, environmental and security programs to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, corporate policies and standards and their consistency with Lubrizol’s Health, Safety, Environment and Security policy. Provides direction, sets and executes strategy for continuous improvement in HSES performance and programs.
  • Investigates accidents and promotes safety conscious work performance and training programs, including conducting regular safety training and evaluation of PPE.
  • Develops, collects, and analyzes safety metrics and determines the appropriate programs for improvement.
  • Conducts root cause analysis and recommends and implements actions to drive safety improvements.
  • Conducts assessments to ensure compliance with government HSES laws, standards, regulations including OSHA, EPA, and local codes.  Ensure compliance of corporate policies and standards.
  • Provides professional guidance, technical support and interpretation of compliance to HSES standards, laws, regulations and industry standards.
  • Identify and coordinate with external contract/consulting services,
  • Collaborates across the division to build and leverage best practices and tools and operates as a key stakeholder on the Particle Science leadership team.
  • Assists site HR with management of Workers Compensation claims in conjunction with corporate legal and HSES teams.
  • Coordinates, implements and manages all HSES programs, regulatory permits and certifications for the Bethlehem PA site.
  • Identify ways to improve/enhance industrial hygiene program.
  • Coordinate with external providers for new materials, including safety requirements and process reviews for new manufacturing processes.
  • Coordinates packaging and shipment of hazardous materials including potent molecules.
  • Drives continuous HSES improvement. Acts as a change agent to improve safety culture.
  • Domestic travel is required (15%).


To perform job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or technical major with at least 7-10 years related experience in health, safety and environmental management and compliance or equivalent experience in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • Knowledgeable of both safety and environmental regulatory requirements in pharmaceutical environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and improve HSE programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Change agent and ability to work independently, as well as lead in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Certifications in Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and/or Safety (CSP) is a plus
  • Knowledge of worker’s compensation and OSHA recordkeeping practices.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.
The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold or heat.  The noise level is considered moderate when on the production floor and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment. The noise level is considered moderate office (business office, computer printer, light traffic level).
The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hair net/beard net, shoe covers and appropriate gowning when on production floor.

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting 10-25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 25lbs when moving carts of product, moving or lifting bags of raw material and/or product, lifting and moving manufacturing equipment and/or fixtures from floor or shelving to work benches.  On occasion employee may be subject to lifting up to 100lbs when moving work benches, chairs, tables and other work station components from work station to work station on the manufacturing floor.  Exposure to lifting more than 100 pounds is rare (if ever).
The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasional exposure to static standing/sitting, dynamic standing/walking, pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting.  The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to climbing or balancing.
The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Particle Sciences’ headquarters is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest festival, to skiing in the Poconos, to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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