Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Position Summary


Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company, and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee.


Reporting to the EHS Director, the EHS Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day environmental, health and safety functions at the site. The EHS Specialist assists planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety, and environmental programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for employees by working with other team members, key support departments, and critical stakeholders across the company.


This position is located in Strathroy, Ontario, one of two sites located in Canada offering softgel development and manufacturing capabilities for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Health industries. We have a broad range of integrated formulation, manufacturing, analytical and packaging services to offer full-service turnkey solutions.


Regular working hours: Monday - Friday; 8:30 AM-5:00 PM with a 30-minute unpaid lunch


The Role

  • Ensure compliance with all EHS regulations, rules, permits and licenses relevant to the site.

  • Ensure that hazards, unsafe conditions, and safety concerns are corrected in a timely manner.

  • Lead / Assist in conducting risk assessments – identifying and installing the appropriate controls.

  • Lead / co-chair the Joint Health and Safety Committee abiding by the Terms of Reference.

  • Conduct workplace inspections (JHSC and independent).

  • Provide the necessary training for new hires and contractors.

  • Facilitate training in compliance with EHS requirements and train, facilitate and ensure safety concerns and incidents and accidents are reported promptly and level of investigation supports the identification of root cause (s) and immediate and preventative actions.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The Candidate

  • Post secondary education required; Bachelor's Degree (Human Resources or related field) is an asset.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Required.

  • JHSC Level 1 and 2 preferred; Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is an asset.

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience working in an H&S capacity required. 

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical, manufacturing and/or GMP facility is preferred.

  • Experience in a unionized environment preferred.

  • Must be proficient in MS office – PowerPoint, excel, word.

  • Very strong sense of urgency with proven record of following through to meet deadlines and commitments.

  • Works cooperatively in teams, communicates clearly, and has effective listening skills.

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear.

  • The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.

  • Use of manual dexterity is required.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, bend, or twist, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • This position includes potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.

  • There is also the potential exposure to chemicals.


Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance)

  • Group Retirement Savings –Registered Pension Plan (RPP) with employer contributions.

  • Paid Time Off Programs including vacation, banked time & personal time.

  • Employee Reward & Recognition programs.

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development & growth including tuition reimbursement.



Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.


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