Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II position. Will work with the Director to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulation through effective EHS programs development and implementation. Primary responsibilities include: reviewing and revising written safety programs and procedures, presenting and updating EHS trainings, performing relevant inspections and audits, managing hazardous waste/materials and universal waste programs, identifying and correcting safety and health deficiencies, responding to EHS related incidents and participate in incident investigations, and completing projects as assigned. Position will be on-call and as a back-up to the Director in emergency response situations.
Ensure Suffolk University EHS programs are maintained, updated and implemented campus wide. Update relevant program documents in a timely manner and communicate to those who need the information and work closely with the Director to continuously improve the safety culture of the university community. Be an active member and resource to relevant safety committees
Work across the university to identify and correct EHS issues through inspections, audits, risk assessments and hazard analysis of areas not limited to, science and engineering labs, facilities building and maintenance, performing and visual arts, woodshops, etc.
Work with facilities to address identified deficiencies or problems. Respond to incidents, perform and review incident investigations and coordinate follow ups or carry out basic related industrial hygiene work. Document and maintain relevant incident records accordingly.
Manage or coordinate the hazardous materials/waste and universal waste programs. Maintain required trainings and certification in handling, recording keeping, storage and transportation of hazardous materials and waste and provide hazardous material users/handlers on campus with required training.
Maintain up to date waste manifests records. Inspect and audit waste accumulation areas for compliance with relevant regulations like RCRA, etc.
Ensure timely and safe transfer of waste between satellite and main accumulation areas and eventually offsite shipment according to generator status among other regulations and requirements.
Focus on effectiveness to ensure continuous improvement of the program that meets compliance requirements as well as is responsive to the needs of the client's university wide
Make sure program documents and policies are easily accessible to the users online or onsite. Maintain an accurate inventory of all waste and accumulation sites Prepare and present applicable EHS trainings required by regulations including but not limited to, hazard communication, new employees safety awareness, new user lab safety training, LOTO, confined space awareness, blood borne pathogens, etc. Be the Chemical Inventory point of contact, to coordinate upgrades and correct potential deficiencies in conjunction with the users, systems vendor and university IT contact.
Be the chemical inventory (UNH CEMS) liaison and trainer for users across campus. Be aware that maintaining an accurate chemical and hazardous materials inventory is key to part of the chemical hygiene program and is important for compliance with numerous regulations and codes. Ensure the information is accessible to first responders during emergencies. Ensure annual trainings or regulation required training are provided in a timely manner
BS/BA degree in a science or engineering field such as, Occupational Health, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene or related field.
Knowledge of applicable OSHA, DEP, EPA, NFPA, DEP and MWRA regulations.
Experience with hazardous waste codes and manifest requirements.
Minimum of 3 plus years EHS experience preferably in a higher education environment.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
Highly effective and professional interpersonal skills
Experience preparing and presenting EHS trainings and recordkeeping.
Strong computer and organizational skills.
Ability to be proactive, follow up and follow through to ensure safety compliance for regular activities as well as future projects
Be able to use good judgement and build rapport with diverse internal and external clientele
Able to lift up to 25 pounds and walk the campus on a regular basis
Current HAZWOPER/RCRA/DOT training
Suffolk at a Glance
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.
See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
Pre-tax commuter benefit
Discounted home and auto insurance
Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.
Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus?Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have in...credible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it?s museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops.At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student?s promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.