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Thermo Fisher Biology & Lifescience Job


EHS Specialist I

 Bangalore, India

Reporting to: Senthil Raja.S.L


About Company:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.

Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. ​


About Team:

Hazard Communication team aims to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals used and sold are evaluated, and the information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employees and customers. This information is conveyed by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which include container labeling and other forms of warning, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and employee training.


Role & Responsibilities:


Hazard assessment for all products. Maintain Product safety data in Agile. Prepare Safety Data Sheets – SDS are prepared in multiple languages and includes information from different chemical inventories across the globe. Provide hazard phrases and symbols for product labeling. Respond to customer queries on Product safety. Miscellaneous Shipment review and Transport classification



  • Assists other employees in accomplishment of Thermo Fisher company goals.
  • Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in and completes company-required training programs. Participates in EH&S initiatives as set forth by the company.
  • Communicate with Thermo Fisher R&D staff to ensure detailed compositional and physical property data needed for the product’s hazard assessment are provided.
  • Work with company’s toxicologists to ensure product’s hazards are adequately evaluated and addressed on the SDS and labels as needed.
  • Determine U.S. and International transportation hazard classifications. Understand laws and regulations (e.g. OSHA, GHS, REACH) governing SDS authoring, downstream chemical distribution, and hazardous chemical management within the Environmental Health and Safety industry.
  • Responsible for examining product formulation and documentation necessary for proper hazardous characterization
  • Maintain product updates in internal data repository (Agile)
  • Assist with management of SDS distribution tool.
  • Assist on team projects.

Candidate Requirement:

Education & Experience levels:

  • Masters/Bachelor’s degree in Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology or other life sciences.
  • Requires strong analytical skills and ability to accurately manage large amounts of detailed information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team atmosphere and to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn complex databases; Attention to computer-use ergonomic issues.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Promotes understanding of customer requirements and expectations.
  • Able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Experience working with multiple customers.
  • Reprioritizes work quickly to meet changing demands. Must be motivated to learn on the job and take initiative for training.

Nature of experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in global hazard communication requirements and chemical control laws.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude.
  • Is strategic, astute and forward-thinking. Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.

Knowledge Required:

  • Familiarity with Chemical Regulations like GHS, REACH, Safety Data Sheet requirements, etc.
  • Knowledge on OSHA, EMS. ISO guidelines.
  • IATA DGR certification preferred.
  • Preferred knowledge in WERCS and/or Agile SQL, SAP.


  • Must be able to manage the workload to meet standard response times and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft suite skills. Should be comfortable with MS-Excel and MS-Access.
  • Strong English skills. Additional language skills (European or Asian) will be an added advantage.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Apply today .


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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