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Health and Safety Associate

Req # JR - 103429 Location Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States Job Category EHS Date posted 10/13/2023

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your Role at Baxter

Develop, implement, and administrate all applicable health, safety and industrial hygiene support programs and policies. Provide compliance with all federal, state and local safety and health regulations. Act as primary liaison with external regulatory agencies.

Your Team at Baxter

Within the EHS&S Organization, we strive to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and Baxter requirements, committing to Prioritize Compliance, Promote Health & Safety and Protect the Planet while creating value for our employees, our customers, our suppliers and contractors, the communities and the patients that we serve.

We build relationships with each other to get work done. Building these relationships is easy because we all share common traits of being reliable, ethical, and caring. We lean on our colleagues for their expertise and hold each other accountable. We feel empowered to speak up when there's a new insight or opportunity to improve something. This open dialog builds trust within the team and helps create a better product for our customers.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop, implement, manage, and/or ensure compliance for Health, Safety, and Industrial Hygiene compliance programs. 

  • Conduct industrial hygiene monitoring as required.

  • Develop plant wide safety related training.

  • Evaluate and act upon new safety regulations. 

  • Maintains Baxter safety requirements.

  • Maintains open communications with city and county fire and rescue departments.

  • Advises management of safety audit nonconformance and corrective action required.

  • Serves as a resource person for the plant safety team.

  • In collaboration with management, assist in developing and implementing site policies concerning health and safety issues.

  • Interfaces with division personnel to ensure compliance with corporate and division safety requirements.

  • Provide management assistance in maintaining ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 certified status and setting goals and targets for all EHS programs having significant impact.

  • Serve as the local administrator for InSite (Baxter internal computer tracking software for safety).

  • Conduct safety inspections to ensure compliance to regulations and company policy.

  • Review and update all safety programs and procedures as needed.

  • Perform industrial hygiene monitoring for the site using OSHA/NIOSH methods to determine employee and environmental safety.

  • Provide technical information on safety issues on new equipment, method of performing work, with equipment, and risk to employee health.

  • Conduct or participate in audits for compliance with site programs and policy, reporting the results to the site Environmental, Health and Safety Associate Director.

  • Provide non-routine problem solving to engineering and research and development groups through participation in committees.

  • Prepare and/or assist with composing Regulatory & Agency (OSHA and EPA), Corporate, and Divisional reports.

  • Interface with regulatory agencies on compliance issues under the direction of the Site Environmental, Health and Safety Associate Director.

  • Provide specialized training required by OSHA and company requirements to employees.

  • Interpret industrial hygiene data to insure conformance with requirements.

  • Make decisions concerning compliance with OSHA regulations and company polices.

  • Knowledge of basic statistics to interpret data is required.

  • Interfaces daily with employees to explain safety requirements and to answer questions.

  • Communicates with corporate, division and plant management personnel in solving problems, developing corrective action, and training.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in safety, industrial hygiene, engineering or physical sciences curriculum required

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience with industrial hygiene monitoring. Strong understanding of chemicals and chemical safety.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and compliance with experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience performing ergonomic evaluations of workstations

  • Strong communication skills are required.

  • Demonstrated ability to absorb technical information and put into use.

  • Demonstrated skill in setting objectives and managing projects.

  • Prefer professional certification in Safety and Industrial Hygiene.

  • Prefer radiation/laser officer certification.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $76,000 - $104,500 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonus. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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