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Manager, EH&S

Job Summary:

Manages the development, planning and implementation of environmental, industrial, health and safety programs across two facilities (0.3 miles apart) Maintains health and safety policies and procedures (hazard identification evaluation and control, MSDS, hazardous materials/waste management, site permits, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, fire/life safety, illness and injury prevention and building safety). May oversee compliance training and inspect lab and plant areas to ensure compliance with global occupational safety and health standards.  Monitors performance of Environmental Health and Safety programs and regulatory compliance with all global EH&S regulations, and handles all contact with the appropriate government agencies.  

Essential Duties:

  • Proactively manages NanoString’s health and safety programs and provides leadership in a zero-accident culture, establishing best practice standards, continuously improving company safety efforts, auditing against expectations and keeping leadership appraised of status.
  • Ensure compliance with local, State (WISHA), and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. Maintains a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting safety problems.
  • Serves as primary liaison between applicable regulatory and government agencies.   Files and or posts reports as required by external legal and convening agencies such as OSHA 300/300A Logs, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Washington State Department of Ecology, etc.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships across groups and with individuals at all levels, resulting in trust, alignment, cooperation and mutual support in achieving corporate goals. Ensures that health and safety programs are value-added and engages in ongoing collaboration efforts relative to further engaging staff in health and safety initiatives company wide.
  • Conducts health and safety compliance audits as appropriate.
  • Conducts project risk assessments, job safety analyses and job hazard analyses to determine appropriate planning, personal protective gear (PPE), required equipment, action limits, and training requirements. Prepares or coordinates preparation of project-specific health and safety plans (HASPs) and necessary Standard Operating Procedures. Conducts or coordinates project site inspections to ensure that health and safety requirements are being met.
  • Develops and conducts occupational safety, health and environmental training and educational programs in accordance with company requirements.
  • Acts as a liaison with clients, authorities and industry organizations so that the company is informed with respect to the most current industry standards. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory requirements and utilizes that knowledge to determine the most effective ways to meet health and safety needs.
  • Educate Management on Safety and Environmental best practices, prevention and how to work around/with hazardous substances.
  • Manages hazardous waste and universal waste collection and removal programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Health & Safety, Industrial Engineering, or related degree.
  • Experience in ISO environmental management systems preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive professional experience developing, implementing and managing Health & Safety programs in a Biotech or Medical Device industries preferred.
  • Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) highly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of local, WA state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Proven experience successfully managing multiple priorities and projects with critical deadlines; exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build trust and confidence with leadership and operations teams and influence change through comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.
  • Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Hands on health, safety and environmental training.
  • Ability to be on rotating call for emergencies.


  • See benefits at NanoString
  • NanoString is an EOE
  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.




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