Lead Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Strategic Support  - Woman Building Sun - Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL Solutions stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This role is based at our Northbrook, IL headquarters


The Lead Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist will report to the Regional EHS Manager and is responsible for administration of safe and healthy working conditions for employees at our Northbrook campus.  You will investigate conditions that may affect employee health and comfort and serve as an internal subject matter expert for Environmental, Health & Safety issues.  




  • Assists in the development, documentation and maintenance of environmental health and safety (EHS) programs (e.g. hazardous materials, emergency response plans) in compliance with Federal, State and Local legislation.
  • Analyzes, interprets and validates information on hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Leads the development of Job Safety Assessments (JSA’s) and provides support to the businesses in identifying, creating, and reviewing safe work instructions and procedures.
  • Assists in the creation of EHS programs and instructs employees in matters pertaining, but not limited to occupational health, injury prevention, safe operation of equipment and proper handling/cleanup of chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Coordinate accident and incident investigations, determine probable root cause into near-misses, accidents, injuries and make recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Serves as an internal subject matter expert for Environmental Health & Safety issues. Maintains up to date knowledge of laws and regulations that impact the organization. Updates the organization on new regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with all Environmental Health & safety regulations for all assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Promoting proactive and preventive EHS activities by observing, analyzing and encouraging safe work behaviors and correcting unsafe conditions.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance, and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or closely related field plus additional requirement of one of the following:
    • Related Master's degree or Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist or Professional Engineer license 
  • Minimum seven years directly related experience to include three years managing people. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Solutions, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL Solutions employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL Solutions. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL Solutions is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com


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