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EH&S Hazard Classification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

EH&S Hazard Classification Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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Ashland is seeking an EH&S Hazard classification specialist subject matter expert (SME).


**This position is located in Bridgewater, NJ.




 As a EH&S Hazard classification specialist subject matter expert (SME) is responsible for the following:

  • Knowledgeable and be able to apply classification to chemical components according to GHS and country specific regulations for all physical and health hazards.
  • Experienced in conducting research of available toxicological data on a component using on-line databases and other sources of information.
  • Be able to evaluate the toxicological data to determine relevancy and quality.
  • For complex classification of chemical components be able to recognize the complexity and provide the toxicology team with a summary of the situation and the available information that was gathered, so that they can easily assist in the classification process.
  • Evaluate hazard communication regulations and the related SAP rule logic to determine if they are in sync.
  • Identify and lead management of change processes based on changing component classification. This includes documenting classification decisions so that they can be tracked.
  • Identify and help streamline processes resulting in higher efficiency and increased output. Lead some process improvement initiatives.
  • Provide training to new team members, regulatory colleagues, and business partners on issues, requirements, and processes.

**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.



  • Technical knowledge – toxicology, ecotoxicology, and general/ organic chemistry (in context of Hazard Classification), as well as Hazard Communication and Global Regulations
  • Attention to detail
  • Service oriented and sensitive to business needs without losing focus of legislative requirements.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Be aware of new product/chemical safety legislation and changes to regulations impacting products and businesses and ensuring that the appropriate people are aware of potential issues and that necessary action is taken.
  • Be willing to be innovative and function effectively as a team player.
  • Results oriented and self-motivating.
  • Bias for action, capability to define, evaluate and take risks
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to transform solid thinking into action (a thinker and an achiever)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral (in English)
  • Strong intellectual curiosity appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories
  • Openness to change and ability to think out of the box
  • Excellent presentation skills.








  • Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Toxicology or other relevant scientific field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 3+ years experience hazard classification of components or mixtures.
  • 3+ years experience using SAP with EHS module preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of global hazard communication regulations (GHS, CLP, OSHA HazCom 2012, etc).
  • SDS authoring certification preferred.
  • Broad knowledge and field experience of product regulations. (TSCA, REACH, Prop 65, etc.)
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7068 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


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