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A-dec, Inc. Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Newberg, Oregon


A-dec has become an employer of choice and the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable dental equipment, including patient chairs, operatory lights, dental delivery systems, and much more.At A-dec, being an industry leader means putting people first. Always. We empower employees to develop to their highest potential. A workplace focused on total well-being for the entire family. A place to grow. We extend that same concern for people to our peers, customers, and community. It’s the only way we know how to run a business.

Spread across more than 50 acres, our global headquarters is located in Newberg, Oregon and is our single largest vertically integrated manufacturing facility. Our Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is responsible for implementing, communicating and monitoring company safety programs and work practices to strengthen our safety culture and ensure regulatory compliance at the local, state and federal level in both manufacturing and office environments. This role will compile and maintain necessary records, logs and reports pertaining to safety required by A-dec, federal, state, and local rules and regulations.


  • Monitor and maintain environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs to ensure federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and codes compliance. Communicates EHS policies and procedures and works effectively with leadership, contractors and vendors.

  • Promotes Total Worker Health strategy through communication and educational programs and processes focused on safety, environmental, ergonomic issues and wellness.

  • Support creation of comprehensive and appropriate activity based goals for the leadership; team, functional managers, and unit-supervisors to drive EHS culture, compliance and results.

  • Maintains, monitors, implements, and collaborates with multiple departments to manage DEQ requirements, Hazardous Communication Program, and administrating Safety Data Sheets (SDS) system.

  • Monitors hazardous waste removal vendors and may assist in consolidating hazardous wastes (chemical, radioactive, and/or medical.)

  • Applies ergonomic principles and best practices to support the development, implementation and maintenance of occupational health and safety programs and processes that foster a zero-injury safety culture.

  • Participates in committees and assist business units in preparing for internal or external audits or supporting other safety program initiatives.

  • Ensures compliance with state and federal EHS regulations and record keeping requirements. Submits required EHS reports. Interfaces with regulatory agencies and assists during regulatory inspections.

  • Conduct and maintain tracking and reporting of essential safety program training records, metrics and regulatory notifications as assigned.

  • Maintains liaison with appropriate regulatory agencies, auditors, and carriers.

  • Collaborates on worker’s compensation claims and acts as back up to Benefits Specialist for processing of claims


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, occupation health and safety or related field and 1-3 years’ experience in EHS program and administration or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Knowledge of ISO 14001, Federal/State OSHA, EPA, DEQ rules and regulations.

  • Ability to communicate complex issues with diverse groups including production employees, engineers, management and regulatory agencies.

  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to coordinate multiple activities and liaison effectively with external agencies as well as internal customers.

  • Ability to work independently as well as act as strong team contributor.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification -preferred (CSP, ASP, SMS), or interest in obtaining.

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, walk long distances, climb ladders and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as, hard hats, ear plugs, safety glasses, respirators, steel-toed boots, fall protection harnesses as needed.

  • Possibly some exposure to chemicals and excessive noise in working environment.

  • Capable of working within both manufacturing and office environments.

  • Frequently required sitting and use of computer.

Drug Screen and Background Check required.

A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

Job Location(s)US-OR-Newberg

Posted Date1 month ago(10/22/2020 10:38 AM)

Job ID2020-2879

of Openings1

ShiftDay M-F

CategoryGlobal People and Culture