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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Distribution / Warehousing, Medical Equipment/Instrumentation
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Sr. EHS Specialist

Company Overview:
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. 

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500. 

Cardinal Health Global EHS and Security Team:
The Cardinal Health Global Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) team is responsible for designing, developing and implementing EHS procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements. Additional responsibilities include mitigating EHS risks to the company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business. 

The Cardinal Health Global Security team is responsible for providing measures to safeguard Cardinal Health assets from circumstances that would cause loss or harm.  These risk mitigation measures include applying security concepts, developing and implementing security policies and procedures, and conducting security audits and investigations.

The Cardinal Health Global EHS and Security vision is to partner with our businesses and functions to proactively mitigate EHS and security-related risk across the enterprise. 

Environment, Health, Safety & Security Sr. Specialist – Baltimore:
The EHS and Security Sr. Specialist will report to the Mid-Atlantic EHS Director.  This position is responsible for implementing EHS and security solutions at the North American Supply Chain Distribution Center in Baltimore, MD.  These solutions are designed to manage, mitigate, and whenever possible, eliminate EHS and security risks to Cardinal Health employees, facilities, products and the communities in which the company operates. 

Leadership and Consulting - 30% 

  • Assists with implementation of the global EHS & security strategy to mitigate risk to people, property, community, information and brand.
  • Partners with operation leaders to develop and execute site-specific annual EHS plans; standardize EHS and security programs; ensure critical information is communicated; and implement best practices.
  • Provides support and subject matter expertise for events (e.g., regulatory agency inquiries, theft, vandalism, natural disasters, business continuity, significant incidents, etc.).

Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control / Regulatory Compliance - 50%: 

  • Participates in the management of operation specific EHS and security hazard assessments and the development of risk mitigation plans.
  • Partners with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyzes key EHS, sustainability and security metrics to assist operations in the construction and execution of continual improvement plans.
  • Assists leaders in identifying budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance.
  • Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated.
  • Develops and maintains facility profiles. Assists with the response to regulatory agency inquiries and reporting obligations.
  • Participates in assessments and audits.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, drug free workplace, loss prevention, business resiliency and occupational health processes.

Occupational Injury/Illness, Loss Prevention, Crisis Management, and Business Resiliency - 15%: 

  • Assist management teams in the investigation, notification and case management for occupational injury/illnesses. Conducts sensitive investigations on matters involving unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, vandalism, product tampering, espionage, sabotage and loss. Assists operations close out property/casualty recommendations from third parties such as FM Global.
  • Provides support in the development and implementation of business resiliency plans. Provides EHS and security leadership during business continuity situations.

Education and Mentorship - 5%: 

  • Educates management teams on their EHS and security roles and responsibilities. 

Technical Skills:

  • Must have collaborative skills to achieve desired results in a highly matrixed work environment
  • Fosters trust, confidence and followership
  • Dedicated to the principal of ethical behavior
  • Must be able to work productively on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills and not be afraid of rolling up the sleeves to deliver practical solutions
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Two plus years’ experience in related field, preferred
  • Familiarity with EHSS Management Systems and their successful implementation
  • Strong knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA, as well as workers’ compensation requirements
  • Ability to work, collaborate and negotiate with government officials, consultants, and other third-party stakeholders
  • Requires up to 20% travel


  •  Bachelors in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in related field, preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level: 

  •  Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks
  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve
  • Applies judgment within defined parameters
  • Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy