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Occupational Health & Safety Program Manager

Posted: Oct 17, 2020

Recently named by Rock Health as the ‘Best Digital Health Company to Work For,’ Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color makes population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. Color works with health systems, employers, and national health initiatives around the world including the million-person All of Us Research Program by the National Institutes of Health.

Since March, Color has mobilized to repurpose core parts of its infrastructure for a massive COVID-19 response and helped fundamentally change the access model for COVID-19 testing across massive public health programs (including the City of San Francisco and community-based efforts in Oakland), major U.S. employers, and universities. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit

We are looking for an Occupational Health & Safety Program Manager, with a sense of urgency and the ability to problem-solve, to join our People Operations team that will apply occupational health & safety principles to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.You will be responsible for the assessment, treatment, and referrals of employees with occupational and non-occupational illnesses and injuries – including a growing on-site laboratory staff in our COVID-19 testing lab. You will manage and execute workplace health and safety programs. You will act as the liaison between injured/ill employees and assist in accessing benefits/worker’s compensation. You will manage Return to Work Programs; including those related to COVID-19, and provide leadership in case management, health promotion, regulatory compliance, (OSHA, FMLA, ADA, etc.), as well as risk reduction activities.This is a full time position based in Burlingame, CA.

How You’ll Contribute:

    • Partner with onsite leadership teams to develop safety, health, and environment KPI’s for COVID-19 testing lab environment, as well as our standard office work environment.
    • Support site leadership in maintaining compliance with internal and external policies/requirements through the creation/implementation of systems, processes, and procedures.
    • Develop, train, and coach all employees on, programs/systems/processes with clear procedures for safety, health, and environment measures and precautions.
    • Lead effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment/prediction processes to effectively identify and mitigate hazards, and ensures effective communication, and understanding of all affected employees.
    • Drive compliance and foster a culture of safety, hygiene, health, and the environment through the implementation of programs, systems, and processes, policies, and procedures that are OSHA/other compliant and reflective of industry best practices.
    • Consult on the design and use of equipment, facilities, fire prevention, and safety programs.
    • Lead effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment, risk prediction, risk prevention processes to identify and mitigate hazards; investigates all safety, health, and environment-related incidents using tools for root cause analysis/corrective-preventive actions to prevent recurrence and ensures corrective/preventive measures are effectively implemented (including injury case management) – inspect/tour facilities; monitor accidents/near misses and prepare required reports; keep management and employees alerted to, and control employee exposure to hazards associated with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, biohazards, and other hazardous substances, allergens and ergonomic risk/injury factors. These exposures specifically include work with COVID-19 patients and their biological samples.
    • Coordinate with workers compensation/insurance carrier regarding claims/proactive avoidance of claims.
    • Develop safety, hygiene, health, and environment culture and participation through active support, coaching, and feedback, working with site leadership teams, safety committees, and laboratory operations in training, communication, and development of key performance indicators.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in safety, health sciences, engineering or related degree or experience/training at an equivalent level
    • 5-10 years’ relevant experience and/or training
    • Comprehensive knowledge of US OSHA regulations and working knowledge of Workers Compensation Law a must
    • Industrial hygiene monitoring experience and/or certification, and other health and safety certifications/training desirable (e.g., ergonomics, CSP)
    • Ability to work with and communicate at all levels of the organization
    • Strong communication, organization, and time management skills are a must
    • Experience working in a laboratory environment

Nice to Have:

    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification a plus
    • Current CPR/AED certification (eligibility for NSC Instructor certification a plus)

Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


Environmental Compliance Engineer

Posted: Oct 07, 2020

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future. QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage devices. Our ground-breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University.

We’re growing and are looking to add an Environmental Compliance Engineer to our team who can take our Environmental programs to the next level.

In this role, you will:

Develop, implement, and maintain programs to ensure environmental compliance with existing federal, state, and local regulations

Evaluate proposed environmental compliance laws and regulations to determine applicability and impact to current programs and operations

Manage BAAQMD permit requirements; participate in abatement selection, operation and discharges per air regulations

Manage TSCA compliance for all incoming and outgoing chemicals

Oversee chemical storage, handling, and waste management; serve as a technical resource in evaluating chemical hazards

Implement EHS management systems programs and associated documentation

Manage environmental/Sustainability metrics including Environmental exposure

Provide input in equipment design and installation projects in EHS; ensure environmental compliance during construction projects

Interface with site EHS committees and regulatory personnel

Play an integral part in the Emergency Response Team

Complete audits and assist in pollution prevention activities

Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in chemistry or engineering fields
  • 5+ years of work experience in the EH&S field
  • Strong Environmental Experience, including hazardous materials and waste, air emissions, wastewater, sustainability
  • Must demonstrate personal integrity and high ethical standards
  • Must be able to work in a fast-changing environment with Facilities, Hardware, and R&D leaders, and staffing at all levels
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with all levels of organization
  • Ability to solve complex problems by: actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources, consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems, and mastering unfamiliar information, tasks, and situations quickly and effectively

Highly Desirable:

  • MS in chemistry or engineering fields
  • CSP, CIH, or CHMM certification
  • Experience working within a battery or automotive operations and/or manufacturing teams
  • Strong project management skills as the position requires integration across various teams
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Experience with environmental audits, ISO 14000, TSCA compliance, IATA, BAAQMD compliance, waste minimization, sustainability
  • Strong people skills as the position will be required to influence people

Physical Requirements:

May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time. May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist. May be required to use hand or power tools. Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Entry Level Safety Position

Posted: Oct 06, 2020

Our successful and rapidly growing safety team at Zymergen Inc. is looking for focused and energetic professionals to help grow Zymergen’s safety programs. We are hiring a part-time staff member in Emeryville to help our local EHS team. This role is 20 hours a week and is flexible. Candidate must have reliable transportation to the Emeryville, CA facility.

Initially, this role will assist with data entry and the EHS process related to COVID 19. Other additional activities will include Auditing/Assessments in Biohazards and Chemical, Lab Safety, Construction safety.

Other responsibilities may include implementing innovative H&S programs and strategies in the areas of behavior-based safety, compliance auditing, safety management systems, process safety and risk management, high-impact training, and technical support. Identify and implement corrective actions to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Assist with collection, review, and analysis of field data to evaluate conditions, present information, and implement effective solutions

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Actively pursuing a degree or course work in Safety, Occupational Health, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related science degree.

Please contact –  Amanda Archer 509-4384147 for more information.

Pay Range $20/hour

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