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Danaher Corporation Environmental, Health & Safety Manager : North America Field Operations in Ames, Iowa


Reporting to the Hach Global EHS Director, the EHS Manager will have the ability to build cross functional relationships among Hach, Danaher and outside agencies. Develop, implement and maintain leading edge safety programs and policies in NA sales and service organization to ensure regulatory compliance with local, state, and national regulations. Work with the Management Team in driving a Safety Culture which engages associates and improves EHS performance. You will be responsible for supporting Field Operations in the development, implementation, maintenance, monitoring and continuous improvement of Environmental Health and Safety programs, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local Regulatory Requirements. This position will also have additional focus with EHS policies and procedures for Hach functions working from home.


  • Work closely with the Global EHS Director and other EHS team members on EHS strategy to drive action plans.

  • Develop and manage initiatives to promote a proactive health and safety culture, including processes designed to increase employee involvement, education and recognition by participating in safety meetings, incident investigations, occupational health matters and compliance auditing.

  • Develop, plan, and conduct innovative safety training programs to meet regulatory requirements and exceed corporate safety goals.

  • Coordinate new associate safety orientation training.

  • Review and interpret injury data to identify trends and/or causal factors, such as behavioral factors, incomplete or faulty decision-making or a weakness in existing policies or practices or regulations.

  • Support and train in the investigation of accidents/injuries and monitor the implementation of corrective measures to prevent reoccurrences.

  • Conduct field and site audits/inspections to enforce adherence to federal, state, and county regulatory laws, and Danaher policies governing occupational safety and health compliance. Look to educate associates in unsafe acts or conditions, establish associate/manager relationships, and pro-actively solving potential safety issues.

  • Conduct home visits to assist with work from home ergonomics assessments

  • Oversee the risk assessment process for jobs including where duties, location, and/or equipment changes occur.

  • Assist with the driver safety program and fleet management

  • Act as liaison with OSHA regulatory authorities and for EPA.

  • Review safety of proposed new chemicals, chemical processes, equipment, machinery, new job sites etc.

  • Lead the Field Sales and Service EHS Committee

  • Coordinate chemical SDS database and waste disposal as required.

  • Maintain safety council requirements to allow customer site entry of Hach associates, and coordinate with customer personnel to complete site specific EHS requirements.

  • Lead Kaizen events

OSHA and Workers’ Compensation:

  • Manage workers’ compensation investigation, recordkeeping, completion of OSHA 300 log and internal reporting requirements.

Industrial Hygiene:

  • Responsible for industrial hygiene monitoring and compliance.

  • Manage medical monitoring to meet requirements.

  • Responsible for written program for regulated chemicals.

  • Review SDS’s for potential chemical exposures and monitor and/or implement programs.

  • Responsible for the Respirator and Hearing Conservation Programs.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Coordinate emergency preparedness plans.

  • Manage emergency contact information.

  • Serve as one of the Company emergency coordinators. Must be available on short notice to respond to emergencies and/or questions, including off-hour shifts.

  • Respond to calls involving external emergency response agencies.


  • Develop program initiatives to meet or exceed Danaher 5-year sustainability goals around energy and waste reduction.

  • Play an active part in Hach’s global sustainability team

Other Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 5 years Environmental, Safety, and Health experience ideally in a field operations background.

  • Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP) or equivalent preferred

  • RCRA – Hazardous Waste Management Training

  • Certified ergonomist preferred and/or experience with the elimination of EHS risks of working from home

  • Working knowledge of OSHA requirements in numerous US States and Canada. (Federal and State)

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.

  • Good computer skills (work processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools, etc.).

  • Proficiency in time, organization, and project management.

  • Able to make independent decisions and work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to maintain confidential business information.

  • Ability to initiate action to resolve problems and improve processes.


  • Travel will be required for Field visits, ride along, Benchmarking and Kaizen activities. Estimated 40%.

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. This position is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the Leadership team.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

The salary range for this role is $70,800 - $97,300 . This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

You can apply for this role through the Careers Page at (or through the Workday “Find Jobs” function if you are a current employee)

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.