Cantel Medical

  • Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Cantel Medical
  • 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

    This position performs a variety of assigned tasks to support and ensure environmental, health and safety operational needs are met. 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, IB, Hennepin Country Hazardous Waste, MCES, and MNPCA. Proactive programs that meet the needs of the business will be emphasized, rather than reactive approaches.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Drive the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of the Cantel Endoscopy EHS programs, ensuring compliance with Federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
    • Assists in the development of technical documents including EHS procedures, programs, and guidance documents. Work with department to ensure programs, procedures, and work instructions are current and followed by employees.
    • Assist with emergency response to environmental, health, and safety issues including floods, spills, and contaminated areas to ensure third party contractors and response personnel are following site expectations and requirements.
    • Performs environmental health and safety inspections as required. Assist in the development of EHS auditing program for areas.
    • Maintains training and inspection records.
    • Occasionally assist with the initial response to and troubleshooting of generic fire alarms.
    • Guides and assists safety committee members with production area assessments.
    • Generates weekly, monthly, and annual reports as requested. Maintain and support EHS department metrics, monitor and review progress.
    • Interpret and apply Federal, state and local regulations to local company policies, procedures, and work instructions.
    • 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.
    • Coordinates and provides support in review of new equipment in the specifications of safety controls.
    • Manage and track completion of safety suggestions and post-accident corrective actions.
    • Maintain EHS records for inspection during external and corporate audits.
    • Manage the Safety Committee and participate on the Safety Board.
    • 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.
    • Manages collection and disposal of 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 MCES and MNPCA.
    • Oversees biosafety and blood borne pathogen programs.
    • Manage behavior based safety programs.



    • Maintain and coordinate environmental health and safety e-learning, bulletins, and other communication materials.
    • Work cross functionally to fully engage employees, contractors and vendors in the EHS process, expectations, and requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering with specialization in Ergonomics, or related field.
    • Master’s degree and/or CPE, CHFP, ASP, CS, GSP, or OHST certification preferred.
    • A minimum of 2+ 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, IBC, ANSI, EPA, and NFPA is required.
    • Experience providing EHS training preferred.


    • 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.



    • 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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