Health and Safety Specialist
, New York
June 08, 2016
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GE Corporate

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Posted Position Title

Health and Safety Specialist

Career Level



Environmental Health & Safety

Function Segment

General EHS

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces

New York



Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Health & Safety Specialist role will provide operational leadership and ensure compliant implementation of specific elements of industrial hygiene, ergonomics, injury and illness, and combustible dust programs for the GE Global Research Niskayuna site.

You will apply your EH&S knowledge and expertise to solve problems and share best practices.

Essential Responsibilities

The Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for:

* Conducting qualitative and quantitative (air, surface, noise) IH risk assessment of chemical, physical or biological hazards for new or modified process and equipment

* Assessing and mitigating ergonomic risks in laboratory and manufacturing operations

* Coordinating and conducting near miss, employee concerns and injury and illness investigations and drive closure of effective corrective/preventive actions

* Evaluating compliance of combustible dust, asbestos, respiratory protection, and hearing conservation to regulatory and internal H&S management system requirements

* Assessing program trends and performance, provide routine feedback to manager, and drive actions to improve performance

* Supporting development of written Safety Risk Assessments (JSA), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and other documentation to provide clear instructions for EHS compliance

* Participating in VPP events and initiatives


* Bachelor's Degree in industrial hygiene or a related science or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university

* Minimum 5 years professional level experience in interpreting and applying state and federal OSHA regulations as well as other regulatory standards (i.e. ANSI, NIOSH, NFPA, NEC) in a manufacturing or R&D environment

* Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

* Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

* Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

* Must be 18 years or older

* You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Master's Degree in Industrial Hygiene, or related science and engineering discipline from an accredited college or university

* Certified Industrial Hygienist or equivalent certifications preferred

* Experience in semiconductor or clean room health and safety program implementation

* Demonstrated program execution skills with ability to prioritize and balance multiple ongoing tasks on tight time schedules

* Strong written and program documentation skills with the ability to be a self-starter that works well in a team environment

* Ability to influence and interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as organizations outside GE (regulatory agencies)

* Knowledge of OSHA Injury and Illness Record keeping and worker compensation requirements

* Familiarity with OSHA VPP requirements and compliance auditing skills

* Knowledge and experience using the GE Gensuite EHS tool

* Six Sigma Greenbelt certified (GE employees only)

* Familiarity with GE Gensuite EHS applications (GE employees only)

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