Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Bethlehem, PA /
OraSure Technologies – Operations - Engineering & Facilities /
/ On-site
The OraSure family of companies empowers the global community to improve health and wellness by providing access to accurate, essential information. Our ability to positively affect change is powered by the innovative tools, services and diagnostics we deliver to the market. 

Together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, DNA Genotek, Diversigen, and Novosanis, the OraSure family of companies provides its customers with end-to-end solutions that encompass tools, services, and diagnostics. Our 800+ colleagues play a role in empowering people to discover healthier lives by creating effortless tests, collection kits, and services. 

It’s first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) on the OraQuick® platform; sample self-collection and stabilization products for molecular applications; and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse.  

Here at the OraSure family of companies our innovative sampling tools, services and diagnostics unlock access to accurate, essential information that advances global health and well-being. Our products include molecular sampling kits for the genome and microbiome, cutting-edge services and analytics, rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, and tests for substance abuse.  

Responsible for Environmental, Health and Safety program management as applicable for OraSure Technologies, Inc. sites as assigned by the EHS Manager. 

Snapshot of responsibilities

    • Perform building safety inspections with the help of EHS software throughout OraSure. Report safety issues to the EHS Manager.
    • A key leader of the OraSure Technologies, Inc.’s Employee Safety Committee. Assists the EHS Manager with minutes and follow up from meetings.
    • Helps administer safety programs such as the PPE program, respiratory protection program, Lock out Tag out program and other safety programs as directed by OSHA.
    • Assists in the development of environmental and safety training programs as needed using safety designed software and management.
    • Under the direction of the EHS Manager, conduct safety walks and training as needed with department personnel on all shifts at all buildings.
    • Assists implementation of the Emergency Response activities, including employee training and drills.
    • Support the EHS Manager with OraSure Technologies, Inc’s corporate insurance program.
    • Support the EHS Manager with OraSure Technologies, Inc’s security program.
    • Support the EHS Manager with OraSure Technologies, Inc’s waste stream compliance with governing oversight including but not limited to the EPA.

What you bring

    • Ability to view video display terminal images for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
    • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
    • Ability to lift, tug, or pull up to fifty (50) pounds.
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
    • Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.
    • Associates Degree in an engineering, environmental science or science related discipline (chemistry, biology, or medical technology.
    • Demonstrated experience in the cGMP Manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrated experience in Environmental Health and Safety roles, or at minimum Facility Management roles
    • Demonstrated advanced computer skills - Microsoft Office, Excel, Project. Use of AutoCad is a plus.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct verbal presentations.
    • Ability to use various software applications for the development of more enhanced auditing programs and training programs

Don’t meet every single requirement? 
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. 
The OraSure family of companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of the communities in which we operate. This includes, but is not limited to people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, candidates from the Black, LGBTQ2S+, or racialized communities.   
What we offer:  
- Tiered Medical PPO, EPO, Vision and Dental coverage  
- Disability and Life Insurance Benefits  
- Generous 401K plan and company-matching contributions  
- Highly competitive paid time-off  
- Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Coverage  
- Employee Referral Program – you may be eligible for a cash bonus if your referrals are hired   
- Employee Assistance Program 
- Employee Service Recognition  
- Job-related Training Programs 
- Ability to participate in Teams, Committees, Events and Clubs 
- Depending on the role you may be eligible to work in a hybrid environment or fully remotely  
- Free Onsite Parking 

Culture, People & Community 

The OraSure family of companies recognizes that the long-term health of our business is directly connected to the health of the planet, local communities and the OraSure family of companies employees.  

- LIVE IT Committee – committed to creating an environment that embodies our values  
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council hosts various events across all company locations such as monthly book club and mentorship program 
- Wellness Committee empowers colleagues to make critical decisions to improve and protect health 
- Sustainability Committee aims to minimize impact on the environment 
- Social Committee who organize and run events for both remote and onsite employees, to create connection and community 

At the OraSure family of companies, we have a clear vision; cultivate an environment of equal employment opportunity where we do not tolerate discrimination or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices.  

The OraSure family of companies aims to create and foster workplaces that reflects and contributes to the global communities in which we do business and the customers and partners we serve. This includes all communities impacted by our corporate presence. As part of this commitment, the OraSure family of companies and its subsidiaries will ensure employees and applicants are provided reasonable accommodation per request.  If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Lauren Wildfang at lauren.wildfang@dnagenotek.com. The OraSure family of companies will consult with all applicants who request disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.