This position provides or facilitates the delivery of EH&S services to minimize risks and ensure compliance with environmental, occupational health and safety regulations. Responsibilities include identifying operational and compliance risks and gaps and developing and implementing EH&S management systems to effectively mitigate these risks and maintain compliance. Position may require supervisory responsibilities, as needed. Related tasks include identifying and tracking applicable EH&S laws and regulations, overseeing the implementation of the EHS inspection and training programs, implementing technical assistance programs and participating in the emergency response program. Additional related tasks include tracking local implementation status and ensuring EHS programs/initiatives are driven to completion. Must be able to adjust procedures and training information (as required), devise corrective action strategies and provide periodic status reports to senior management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responds to and investigates accidents and near miss incidents, leads after action review with supervisors, directors and affected personnel to identify root causes. Tracks, monitors and drives adjustments in procedures, job responsibilities or trainings to prevent re-occurrence. Assists management with implementation of accident investigation/prevention and occupational health-related programs. Analyzes accident/injury trends to mitigate potential future problems – provides recommendations for corrective action.
Conducts regular and as-needed assessments of EHS safety and compliance risks identifying performance gaps and corrective actions. Conducts and/or coordinates periodic environmental health and safety inspections, provides summary reports to management. Leads the communication and/or coordination of the corrective actions necessary.
Develops, maintains and delivers EH&S training programs, as needed. Assist in startup and use of the EH&S Training Management system. Participates in the EH&S part of the on-boarding process to ensure employees are initially trained.
Maintain list or report critical EHS attributes, metrics and measurements. Provides annual report to senior management on the most significant ongoing EHS risks coupled with recommendations and action plans to mitigate or eliminate these risks. Leads the corrective action process and drives issues to resolution.
Develops and maintains compliance calendar to identify required action times and task necessary to maintain compliance. Maintains a list of applicable regulations or standards applicable to operations including a description of local and EHS roles and responsibilities for each program. Establishes system to track and changing regulations impacting operations and a means to regularly update senior management.
Develops and submits a comprehensive annual EHS report to senior management. Develops, coordinates and critiques emergency drills for business units.
Establishes, chairs or facilitates Safety Committee meetings. Tracks and reports status of meeting agenda items or issues, recommends corrective action strategy, as required.
Participates in EHS Department emergency management program activities, providing training, procedures development and other services. Ensures accuracy of EH&S protocols and related information in the computer aided dispatch system.
Participates on a variety of EH&S project and program teams, as required.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BS or BA in occupational safety, environmental science or related field or an equivalency of professional training, certifications and work experience. Minimum of 5 years of safety/EHS-related experience both practical and theoretical based in industrial / institutional safety and environmental compliance. Skilled in implementing and assessing occupational & fire safety, occupational health and environmental programs. A strong focus on occupational and /or fire safety program implementation for diverse clients. Ability to work in a fast-paced operations environment, handling multiple assignments for independent operating units. Must possess and demonstrate a high level of expertise in OSHA/Fire Safety/EPA regulatory programs including Confined Space, Hazard Communication. Personal Protective Equipment, working at elevations (Fall Protection), Lockout /Tagout, NFPA 70e/electrical safety, Hazardous Waste, machine shop safety and other environmental and safety programs. Must possess strong communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively communicate EHS matters of compliance and risk with senior management, front line supervisors, trades personnel and others. Maintains a deep knowledge of the people, facilities, processes/systems and identifies where EHS requirements or systems can be integrated into existing operating structures or systems. Skilled in the development and delivery of EHS training programs to a variety of audiences (managers and trades personnel).
Technology Skills Required Must be proficient in the use of technology and computers including Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must be proficient in database management. Experience with HTML or other Web tools is preferred. Must attain proficiency in use of online Work/Asset Management System within 90 days of hire.
Special Requirements Participates in on call EH&S Emergency Response program on a rotating basis.
Physical Requirements 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 (Remote Access
Advanced degree (MS, MA, MBA, etc.) in occupational safety, environmental science, management or related field is preferred. A professional certification (e.g. CSP/CHMM/CIH/PE, etc.) 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.
Internal Number: 45630BR
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