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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist Job

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 17 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.


The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist position supports the field safety team, clubs and distribution centers, focused primarily on identifying and predicting incident trends through data analytics. This role partners cross functionally to enhance environmental, health & safety programs and implement solutions to create awareness, improve workplace safety, and ensure regulatory compliance.

The Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist works with regulatory agencies to respond to inspections and spills, as well as identifies ways to comply with changing and emerging regulations. This role develops and generates reports, supports accident investigations, manages spills and proactively identifies ways to minimize liability to the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Remain current in all Environmental, Health & Safety technical skills, including, spill clean-up methodologies, accident investigation and root cause analysis.
  • Analyze safety rates and data analytics to predict incident trends and identify areas for improvement.
  • Publish monthly reports and dashboards to communicate results and drive improvement.
  • Collaborate with the field safety team on developing strategies to improve safety, assess high risk areas, address incidents and maintain a safe environment for team members and members.
  • Develop and execute Environmental, Health & Safety programs and update as necessary to ensure they meet or exceed industry standards. Examples include life safety and emergency preparedness, recordkeeping, fire safety, powered industrial trucks, machine guarding, tire bay safety, hazardous waste management and personal protective equipment.
  • Assist in meeting all government agency requirements (e.g., OSHA, EPA, DOT, FDA & USDA); respond to regulatory inspections, investigations and recalls; and work with vendors and internal business partners to supply the clubs with cost effective environmental equipment, signage and programs to promote execution of safety practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Respond and provide 24-hour support and direction for all environmental spills, manage the emergency response program, and oversee corporate Tier II reporting, OSHA recordkeeping and regulatory reporting necessary to support the organization.
  • Develop partnerships with all home office teams, including Operations, Human Resources, Asset Protection, Merchandizing, Logistics and Facilities to support the clubs.
  • Support various company initiatives and strategic priorities by providing guidance based on industry best practices as they apply to Environmental, Health & Safety.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science or in any Natural Science.
  • 2+ years of experience in an environmental compliance or safety capacity, preferably in the manufacturing or retail industry.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations and industry best practices related to Environmental, Health & Safety.
  • In-depth ability to analyze data, identify trends and provide recommendations to reduce incident rates.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed oriented and able to coordinate multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Occasional overnight travel required.

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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