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EHS&S Sustainability Specialist

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Job Description:

Our purpose

Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

-Employing 36,500 individuals

-Across 109 manufacturing sites

-In over 31 countries

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.



Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.



Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.



Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).

We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?






The EHS&S (Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability) function has an exciting opportunity for an EHS&S Sustainability Specialist located in Midland, MI.

About you

Under the direction of the TERC (Toxicology & Environmental Research & Consulting) Leader, as part of the Excellence Process Service Solution team, you will play a critical role in the delivery of Safety Data Sheets services to the Dow businesses. You have primarily technical knowledge in Toxicology. A secondary technical knowledge in Industrial Hygiene is desirable.

Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

Conducting routine Environment Fate, Hazard, and Exposure Scenario evaluations in support of product development, regulatory, wastewater, and environmental stewardship programs with guidance and instruction from more senior level leaders and individual contributors.


Using existing procedures and guidance from more senior level leaders and individual contributors to solve standard Toxicological and/or Industrial Hygiene issues for Dow businesses and manufacturing operations.


Appling general knowledge of business developed through education or experience to provide technical knowledge to define and assess potential environmental (toxicological) exposures and risks associated with Dow products, processes, and wastes.


Providing support to the industrial Hygiene (IH) Subject Matter Expert (SME) for completion of product Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and "Exposure Controls" section (Section 8). This will involve the completion of eye protection, ingestion, skin protection, inhalation, and ventilation recommendations. As well as developing knowledge in the recommendation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and business rules for applying Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs).



Other responsibilities:

Conducts routine environment fate, hazard, and exposure evaluations


Conducts Global Hazard evaluations using regulations such as UN Purple Book (GHS) and European Classification and Labelling (EU CL&P)


Uses existing procedures to solve standard Mammalian and Environmental issues


Assists in researching Mammalian and Environmental topics of interest to Dow businesses


Apply IH business rules in the selection of globally applicable OELs


Use IH logic grid for selection of appropriate IH risk phrases


Make respirator type recommendations


Make glove material type recommendations



Required qualifications:

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a science related discipline or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class ranking


Computer knowledge with the ability to learn and become proficient in use of multiple software programs



Your preferred qualifications include:

A degree discipline in Toxicology


Experience in GHS Classification and Labeling


A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience


Experienced SAP user

Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

Strong troubleshooting skills, has ability to identify and closes data gaps


Demonstrates attention to detail, excellent communication skills


Demonstrates excellent decision-making skills , ability to organize and prioritize workload


Self-starter / Self-motivated - ability to work independently, quickly & reliably


Able to anticipate needs, be flexible


Understanding and deciphering of chemical structure and classes


Ability to search internet when necessary for Toxicological and/or chemical information



Additional notes:

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.



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Dow Offers:

A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Keywords: Dow, Midland , EHS&S Sustainability Specialist, Other , Midland, Michigan

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