Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) – Sera Care, Cumberland Foreside ME

Feb 12, 2020

LGC Group is a UK-headquartered life sciences measurement and testing business with >$510m of annual revenue and >2,500 employees globally. LGC’s Clinical Diagnostic Business Unit (CDBU) exists within the Standards Division and is comprised of two operating entities – SeraCare Life Sciences and Maine Standards Company. We are in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers of clinical diagnostic quality solutions to the extended life science industry. Our 200+ employees operate FDA-registered and ISO 13485-accredited facilities in Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland and support diagnostic professionals in laboratories across the globe. We partner with IVD developers, pharmaceutical, CRO and academic institutions to share our expertise and resources in clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, serology, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics. We are committed to improving patient healthcare by offering products and services that support accurate and reliable diagnostic results.

Job Purpose Primary: The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and continually improving LGC’s Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) programs across all sites within the business unit, in a manner that reduces risk, prevents incidents and complies with external regulatory requirements so as to provide an environment that is safe and secure for employees, visitors and contractors. Serves as organization point of contact for LGC Group’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team. Secondary: To assist in coordinating facilities management tasks at the Cumberland Foreside site, serving as the point-person for employee-related concerns relevant to the facility and managing local relationships with contracted-service providers (inc. HVAC, electrical and plumbing).

Key Responsibilities EH&S

  • Develops and maintains EH&S policies, practices and procedures that address the operational activities in which the Business Unit engages, and which ensure compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
    • Prepare, submit (as appropriate, by law) and document all EPA, DEP and OSHA requirements, e.g. OSHA 300 log, CAA, CWA, RCRA, storm water / wastewater, and Tier II reports, as required.
    • Liase with LGC Group ERM contacts to facilitate up-stream and down-stream compliance and reporting.
  • CDBU Safety Committee – Program Owner
    • Facilitate program in alignment with LGC policies and standardize polices and practice across sites.
    • Coordinate with and provide support to Safety Element Champions
    • Oversee Safety Training Program, including on-boarding of new employees
    • Perform Job Hazard Analysis, Hazard Assessments and Ergonomic evaluations.
    • Serve as Hazardous Waste Program Manager and oversee all biological, chemical and hazardous waste management programs.
    • Establish, maintain, and improve processes where employees can communicate EH&S related questions and concerns.
    • Develop recommendations that provide solutions, remedies or process improvements.
  • Audits & Inspections
    • Conduct and coordinate regular EH&S safety audits, inspections, drills, evacuations, etc.
    • Serves as liaison to local regulators and emergency services, in coordination with Site Leads
    • Serves as Audit / Inspection leader when available.
    • Interact, report and provide company representation to regulatory bodies relating to particular aspects of EH&S affairs, compliance matters, enforcement actions, remedial activities and regulatory affairs, in coordination with QA/RA department.
  • Incidents/Investigations
    • Responsible for scene assessments and emergency coordination
    • Ensures that complaints, incidents, compliance deviations and enforcement actions are fully investigated, in coordination with HR & Legal counterparts.
    • Works with other functional departments to ensure corrective and preventative measures are taken.
  • Advance EH&S objectives and achievement of results through the engagement of appropriate stakeholders throughout the organization, including the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Site Leads, Element Champions and the Senior Leadership team.
  • Special Project Lead – manages projects arising from incidents, inspections and other findings.


  • Develop and maintain a BU EH&S / ERM Schedule.
  • Support with Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Management planning.
  • Development and continual review of RISK Registries.
  • Proactively seek ways in which new technologies may add value to the business.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills

  • Strong leadership, facilitation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, with effective meeting and presentation skills.
  • Ability to gather and organize information, to compose letters, memos and correspondences requiring independent judgement.
  • Experience working with a wide range of people and functions.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Passion for continuous improvement with demonstrated initiative.
  • Goal and team oriented individual


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science or other relevant discipline.
  • OSHA-10/-30 and 40-HR HAZWOPER Certified, Preferred
  • Ideally 5+ years’ industry experience in chemical, biological or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience in an EH&S managerial position.
  • Ability to lead across all areas of responsibility.


Physical Demands

  • Requires prolonged sitting and working at a computer monitor.  Repetitive motion using a keyboard for long periods of time.  May occasionally be required to lift and move material weighing up to 50 lbs.


Work Environment

  • Agreeable work environment typical of an open office setting with some exposure to noise from office machines.
  • During inspections, audits, etc., will operate in biological and chemical manufacturing spaces
  • Travel, including overnight and international (potential) to support the multi-site infrastructure of the BU.