This position provides technical and operational support for the University's EH&S programs to minimize risks and ensure compliance with EH&S laws and regulations. Primary responsibilities include serving as an EH&S service liaison for schools/departments, conducting EHS& inspections and evacuation drills, direct oversight to one or more EHS programs and participation on an EHS project teams. Work requires building and maintaining excellent customer relationships and maintaining technical expertise in technical disciplines, direct customer support and technical guidance, development and maintenance of University programs and other related technical documentation, development and delivery of training, collecting data and performing trending and other analysis, report generation for internal and external customers and serving as regulatory interface with local, state and federal EHS agencies.
Designated as EHS Liaison for schools/departments to provide EHS services and assist schools/departments with their local implementation/maintenance of EH&S programs. Must maintain competence in variety of EHS programs to address multiple of EHS issues at schools/departments.
Develops and implements core service operational support calendar for specific schools/departments including building inspections and evacuation drills. Participates as part of EHS core services team in provision and support of University wide EHS inspections and drills.
Provides direct oversight to one or more EHS programs. Routine tasks include:
Regulatory analysis for program applicability and tracking of regulatory changes
Development of written program materials including SOPs and technical guidance documents (fact sheets, Q&A, etc.), web materials, etc.
Cross training of fellow EHS staff members, as required
Field-related, non-routine support activities include emergency response, inspections/assessments, data gathering/verification, hazard assessments, field IH/safety/indoor air quality monitoring and ergonomic/ job safety assessments. Conducts investigations and analyses of problem areas, develops corrective action plans for review.
Conducts and/or coordinates periodic environmental health and safety inspections, provides summary reports to EHS management.
Develops compliance documentation, reports and EHS management system tools including computer based tools, compliance calendars, roles/responsibility matrices, etc.
Issues routine EHS service update reports to schools/departments contacts.
Serves as an active member of the Facilities Safety Committee providing presentations on EHS programs or other support, as needed. Assists designated schools/departments with committee projects/initiatives.
Participates with various EHS projects and teams, as needed.
Assists with implementation of accident prevention and medical surveillance programs. Investigates accidents and near miss incidents. Compiles all accident records and statistics for management.
Assists in the development, delivery and maintenance of training programs, records, databases, and other documentation.
Participates in EHS emergency management program as responder.
Periodically inspects, calibrates and maintains safety / environmental equipment and instrumentation.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum of 2 years of safety/EHS-related experience both practical and theoretical based in industrial / institutional safety and environmental compliance. BS or BA in occupational safety, environmental science or related field or an equivalency of professional training, certifications and work experience. Possess a strong working knowledge of federal, state and local occupational health, safety and environmental regulations. Skilled in implementing and assessing occupational health and safety compliance programs. A strong focus on safety program implementation for diverse clients. Must be proficient in the use of technology and computers including Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must be proficient in database management. Participates in EHS Emergency Response program on a rotating basis. While on call, responds to emergencies during non-business hours. Must be capable of wearing University-supplied negative pressure respiratory protection equipment or equivalent. Must be capable of working in confined spaces, on ladders and demonstrating the use of safety equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel
Progress demonstrated towards obtaining a professional certification (e.g. CSP/CHMM/CIH/PE, etc.) is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including training program delivery.Ability to work in a fast-paced operations environment, handling multiple assignments for independent operating units. Certified American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor preferred. Experience with HTML or other Web tools is preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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