This position assumes 24-hour responsibility for planning, directing and monitoring of a comprehensive hospital based environmental health and safety program. This position is responsible for developing environmental, health and safety related policies and procedures at the hospital facility.
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies (CDPHE, OSHA, JCAHO, etc.) regarding safety related issues. Remains current with Federal/State regulations. Documents surveys of the medical center and outlying services for compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies; act as liaison for the facilities, and the facilities in the region, as requested, during inspections of the premises.
Manages the Safety Management Plan and Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Plan and assists, as necessary, with the Security Management Plan, Emergency Management Plan, Fire Prevention Management Plan, Medical Equipment Management Plan and Utility Management Plan.
Functions as the facility Safety Officer and chairs the Environment of Care Committee. Participates on various patient care, facilities/construction and administrative management committees. Oversees that unsafe work conditions created by normal work routines are eliminated by cooperative efforts between the department Managers, Administration and the Safety Officer. Assists with investigations related to identified safety problems of employees, patients and visitors.
Develops and coordinates training and education of employees on safety and health issues, including hospital/facility orientation and continuing education sessions related to Environmental, Health & Safety programs, as appropriate.
Coordinates hospital based Industrial Hygiene and hazardous materials/waste disposal program. Maintains compliance with Hazard Communication regulations, by keeping Right to Know documentation complete. In cooperation with facility and departmental leadership, ensures that departments have a complete and current inventory of MSDS's (Material Safety Data Sheets).
Functions as an advisor and liaison to the region on environmental health and safety issues, including industrial hygiene, hazardous materials/wastes, and emergency preparedness.
Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of occupational health, fire science, or industrial hygiene as normally obtained by three years of experience in Safety, Insurance, Engineering, or Industrial Hygiene. Must possess a basic knowledge of the requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e., EPA, JCAHO, NFPA, OSHA, etc.).
Prefer a degree in occupational health & safety, fire science, industrial hygiene or a related filed. Prefer three (3) years experience regarding safety programs and the Environment of Care.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.