Global Industrial Hygienist

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 18-Dec-2018

Ref#: CH-FER-0109 / R0008322


Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com :

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:


Global Industrial Hygienist

Your Mission:

Provide Industrial Hygiene expertise to contribute towards the overall occupational health strategy across Ferring manufacturing sites and R&D facilities. Lead the development of risk based Industrial Hygiene programs across the Ferring Group and support the implementation.


Your Responsabilities:

  • Conduct hazard evaluations, risk assessments, job hazard analyses, and develop exposure profiles to characterize workplace hazards and verify effectiveness of controls.
  • Establish Global Guidance standards as required for key occupational hygiene risks in the organization. Review and maintain a risk management strategy for dealing with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients together with Ferring toxicology team.
  • Provide support for other Corporate EHS related programs as appropriate. Review working practices to reduce health hazards and evaluate proper engineering controls and personal protective equipment.
  • Establish IH training programs and encourage sharing of knowledge and best practices between locations on key topics (e.g., API handling, hazard communication, Safety Data Sheets, ergonomics, respiratory protection, bloodborne pathogens, laboratory safety).
  • Responsible for monitoring employee exposure to chemical and other toxic substances and physical hazards. Develop air monitoring and sampling strategy, methods development, data analysis, and technical control measures (containment, ventilation, etc.), reporting and follow up.
  • Benchmark with successful and innovative leaders in occupational hygiene. 

Required Experience & Competences:
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist or equivalent certification
  • Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Environmental Science or Chemical Engineering
  • 10 years related experience in chemical, pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Experience and knowledge of QA, GXP regulated environment
  • Team player, proactive, result oriented
  • Good communication skills, open minded
  • Ability to lead and/or resource diverse teams to accomplish results without direct authority
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, Sharepoint)
  • Strong ability to understand, influence and motivate people, and build networks
  • Travel 40 % of time
  • Fluent in English (oral and written), any other languages are and advantage

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