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Associate, HR, Emergency Response Team
Company: Pfizer
Location: Groton, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/08/2021
Expire Date: 06/28/2021
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Insurance, Legal, Transportation, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Associate, HR, Emergency Response Team
Associate, HR, Emergency Response Team works as a member of a response team providing emergency response services for fire, medical, hazardous materials and technical rescue events that occur on site. This role will also perform daily fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems and evaluating fire code compliance for the site. Supports management of the site volunteer emergency brigade and safety evacuation teams for all Connecticut based facilities. Supports inspection, testing and maintenance services delivered by outsourced providers.

**Role Responsibilities**

**Knowledge of EHS Regulations** as applied to incident response; fire/life safety; facility/utility safety (e.g., lock out/tag out, confined space entry, fall protection); construction safety; working knowledge of local, state, regional, national laws, regulations, and rules pertaining to spill reporting; incident reporting; incident preparedness and response; NFPA and BOCA; hazard communication; NIMS; biosafety; radiation safety; process safety; laboratory safety and chemical safety.

**Risk Avoidance/Minimization/Control a** s applied to fire prevention and safety systems; hazardous materials incidents; off-site incidents causing on-site impact; incident and unified command; emergency medical response; proper selection and use of personal protective equipment; job hazard analyses; incident and/or material pre-planning; safe work permitting; loss control and asset management; 0wner-controlled insurance programs; training on appropriate (e.g., site-specific) safety procedures, practices, policies, controls and concepts.

**Compliance Assessment & Auditing** as applied to inspection, testing and maintenance and facility inspections

**EHS Management Systems a** s applied to Pfizer Corporate EHS Guidelines (all EHS Management Guidelines, Basic Safety Guideline, Fire/Life Safety Guideline, Incident Preparedness and Response Guideline, Chemicals in the Workplace Guideline, all External Affairs Guidelines)


+ 3-5 years of active experience as a firefighter with a recognized firefighting organization, with specific focus on emergency response programs and specialty/expertise in more than one incident preparedness and response safety focus area (firefighting, emergency medical and hazardous materials)

+ Experience in performing inspection, testing and maintenance of life safety systems and the ability to develop, implement and manage new programs performed by the fire department.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead in both an emergency and non-emergency setting.

+ High School Diploma Required

+ Confined Space Entry

Must possess the following certifications:

+ Connecticut certified Firefighter

+ Connecticut certified Emergency Medical Technician

+ 24 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician

+ Confined Space Rescue

**Preferred Technical Skill Requirements**

+ Experience with inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protections systems.

+ Connecticut certified Fire Service Instructor

+ 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Strongly Preferred

**Physical/Mental Requirements**

**Medical Fitness Requirements**

Pfizer Occupational Health & Wellness will determine whether or not an individual colleague is medically fit to perform the full duties of the above-mentioned role at Pfizer. Pfizer Occupational Health & Wellness may consult with external physicians or specialists, as appropriate (e.g., cardiologist).

If a Pfizer facility exists in a State where the State licenses firefighters, Pfizer may opt to defer to the State's certification process (es) if the State process (es) is acceptable to Pfizer Occupational Health & Wellness. Pfizer reserves the right to impose additional requirements and/or be more stringent than State requirements.

The medical fitness requirements are the same for prospective candidates and for incumbents.

Full participation in medical surveillance on a frequency determined by Pfizer Occupational Health & Wellness is a requirement of this role.

**The medical examination protocol includes the following:**

The following CEGs are included in this role: BBP, Hep A for colleagues, PPD (NHP entry), PIV for colleagues, respiratory, confined space, hazwoper, and hearing conservation.

A Baseline and Annual Examination Shall Include:

+ A medical history questionnaire

+ A respirator questionnaire

+ Vital signs including ht, wt., BMI, BP, pulse and respirations

+ Labs to include: CBC, chemistry profile

+ Urine dip


+ PPD placement/read

+ Visual acuity, color vision (initial only), and peripheral vision, utilizing Titmus or comparable testing equipment

+ Audiometry

+ Pulmonary function test

+ Updated Tdap as required

+ Comprehensive physical examination by a qualified LHCP

+ Stress testing at the discretion of the LHCP

**Medical standards**

The following medical standards, indicating fitness for duty shall, be used as a **guideline** by the LHCP.

**Vision Standard**

+ Far vision 20/40 or better in each eye

+ Peripheral vision 70 degrees or better in each eye

+ Color vision must be adequate to distinguish red, green and yellow

**Hearing Standard** :

+ No loss in the better ear of greater or equal to 40 decibels utilizing an audiometric device calibrated to American National Standards -Z 24.5-1951

**Spirometry** :

+ FVC or FEV1 should be greater than 70% of the predicted value adjusted for age.


Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

+ OSHA 1910.134

+ OSHA 1910.156

+ OSHA 1910.120

Department of Transportation (DOT)

+ 49 CFR 391.41


+ NFPA 1582 Medical Examination Guidance for Physicians - State of CT 7/20/2015

**Physical Fitness Requirements**

Upon clearance from Occupational Health & Wellness, the Manager, Emergency Response Team Leader (Fire Chief) will then determine whether or not an individual colleague is physically fit to perform the full duties of the above-mentioned role at Pfizer by using a consistent physical testing protocol that accurately simulates the physical demands of the site as identified the Pfizer Fire department PLCY-006. Fitness Evaluation Components include:

+ 3-Minute Step Test

+ Vertical JumpTest

+ Push Up Test

+ Sit Up Test

+ Rockport Walking Test

Demonstration of physical fitness is a pre-requisite for new members, and required annually by incumbents.

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 5/28/2021**

+ **Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus**

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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