Cantel Medical

  • Environmental Health & Safety Manager

    Location US-NY-Rochester
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Cantel Dental
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.


    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:



    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.


    Life Sciences 

    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.



    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    Job Overview

    Provide leadership and oversight of various EHS programs for Cantel HCD. Acting as the SME, the position will provide technical EHS leadership to managers and their departments. Responsibility will be to establish at a minimum, compliance with government regulations such as OSHA and EPA. Program development and improvements will strive to achieve best practices by applying working knowledge of standards and regulations such as ANSI, NFPA, and IBC. Proactive programs that meet the needs of the business will be emphasized, rather than reactive approaches.

    This position will be responsible for maintaining EHS programs at multiple locations throughout the United States with regular travel between locations in NY and OH.

    Main Responsibilities

    EHS Program Management

    • Interpret and apply Federal, state and local regulations to local company policies, procedures, and work instructions.
    • Act as the primary contact for EHS related internal audits and regulatory inspections such as OSHA.
    • Develop EHS goals with leading indicators to monitor progress.
    • Manage and track completion of safety suggestions and post-accident corrective actions.
    • Carry out site EHS audits and create site specific programs to ensure compliance.    
    • Maintain EHS records for inspection during external and corporate audits.
    • Partner with operations to standardize a machine guarding program.
    • Manage the lockout / tagout program, including equipment specific procedures.
    • Oversee chemical spill response programs, including ensuring documentation and training requirements are current.
    • Partner with site leadership to develop and manage an injury prevention program by establishing work instructions for high risk activities. The program will also include a return to work plan.
    • Establish and oversee the Emergency Response Teams, including organizing specific training, sending out reminders, providing clear direction to all employee on emergency response procedures, and providing leadership when responding to emergency situations.
    • Establish and manage the Safety Committees.
    • Electronically maintain Safety Data Sheets to ensure compliance with OSHA.
    • Conduct in person EHS training and coordinate online training for personnel at all levels of the organization, which may include large group training sessions.
    • Provides support in review of new equipment and in the specifications of safety controls.
    • Provide primary assistance regarding personal protective equipment including, safety glasses, gloves, respiratory protection, hearing protection, foot wear and body protection.
    • Update procedures and maintain compliant programs for disposing Hazardous, Non Hazardous, and universal Wastes.
    • Work with manufacturing teams to ensure safe handling of chemicals. This may include industrial hygine sampling, collaborating on work instructions, and providing consultation on new chemicals.
    • Manage waste water and storm water discharge for compliance with local and federal regulations.
    • Perform forklift training, as necessary, and maintain compliant records.
    • Work cross functionally to fully engage employees, contractors and vendors in the EHS process, expectations, and requirements.
    • Oversee biosafety and blood borne pathogen programs.
    • Have working knowledge of behavior based safety concepts and application for maintaining proactive EHS programs.



    • Maintain vendor safety credentialing sites.
    • Create customized e-learning, bulletins, and other communication materials.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, or related field.
    • Master’s degree and/or CPE, ASP, CSP, GSP, or OHST certification preferred.
    • A minimum of 4-7 years of experience working in relevant field.
    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, together with strong organizational skills, prioritization and attention to detail.
    • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently or with others in cross-functional project teams.
    • Familiarity with OSHA, ANSI, EPA, and NFPA is required.
    • Experience providing Forklift and/or HAZWOPER training preferred.


    Additional REQUIREMENTS

    • This position may involve exposure to moving machinery, lift trucks, UV light, biohazards, and hazardous chemicals.
    • Ability to lift/carry 25 lbs.
    • Bend, stoop, kneel and/or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to travel up to 50-75%.



    • Proven leader – has demonstrated leadership skill in previous positions, including situations where conflict, emotion, or emergency situations are present.
    • Technical knowledge – Working Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards.
    • Change agent – proven track record of supporting/driving organizational change towards EHS performance.
    • Able to problem solve and formulate strategies involving EHS related issues.
    • Outstanding communication skills – oral, written, and presentations.  Projects a sense of integrity.
    • Passion for excellence.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.


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