ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

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Position Information

Posting Number 00264
Title ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
Position Title ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
Position Number 00170
Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Research and Health Affairs, the EHSC specialist is responsible for recommending and implementing occupational safety standards and training on general lab management, and ensuring the University is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION:
• High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE:
• One to three years of relevant compliance experience

Minimum Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY
• Knowledge of environmental regulations
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Physical fitness required to inspect various work settings.
• Knowledge of safety programs focused on radiation, chemical and waste hazards
• Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations for occupational/environmental/biological safety programs.
• Experience in organizing and writing reports and presentations of research in nature.
• Ability to write and prepare statistical and narrative reports and professional correspondence.
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

EDUCATION:
• Regionally accredited Bachelors in the field of occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or chemistry (Preferred)

CERTIFICATIONS:
OSHA or Certified Industrial Hygienists (Preferred)

Physical Demands

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Long-term sitting at a computer workstation. Frequent standing and walking; occasional standing for multiple hours at events. Finger movement, feeling sufficient to work computers and equipment; speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near. Travel off campus involved may be involved.

Essential Duties

• Analyze and interpret federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to occupational and environmental health and safety programs.
• Make recommendations and direct implementations of related regulations. Prepare anticipated changes to regulations and make adjustment as needed.
• Oversee the submission of reports to inquiries from federal, state, and local agencies. Review programs to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local agencies and University requirements.
• Direct the development, evaluation, interpretation and implementation of new and amended policies and procedures governing the conduct of research.
• Maintain and update the various manuals, as needed, related to the various safety procedures, including a) personal training, b) general lab management, c) handling, housing, storage, and transporting hazardous chemicals, d) occupational health and bio-security, e) emergency preparedness and response plan for lab animals, f) research medical waste management plan, chemical hygiene plan, and g) institutional blood borne pathogen regulations and occupational safety standards.
• Reports any significant problems, any significant research-related accidents or illnesses, or violations of the “NIH Guidelines” to the Principal Investigator, the Research Operation Advisory Committee, and the Vice President for Research and Health Affairs.
• Manages, communicates and maintains appropriate quality control systems to inspect, monitor, and manage all chemical and biological hazardous materials, working closely with building manager, project managers, laboratory personnel, contractors as needed.
• Identifies, documents and corrects any unsafe chemical and biological, storage, or disposal. Inspects damaged and malfunctioning equipment during all chemical and biological safety inspections and audits.
• Conducts chemical, and biological inspections, risk assessments and inquiries, including investigating all lab related chemical and biological material use, storage or disposal complaints.
• Provides necessary chemical, biological and laboratory safety training to students, staffs, and faculty members as necessary or as requested.
• Follows established University policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.
• Responds to laboratory and facility emergencies; conducts incident investigations, conducts laboratory assessments, and provides incident reports; develops and implements corrective action measures as needed. Coordinates efforts related to the University emergency notification system. Manages and directs the biomedical waste disposal and maintains the associated record keeping.

Complexity

• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

• The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Able to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position. Frequently work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability and ingenuity.

Work Environment

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Job Code 9301
FLSA Exempt
Category
Grade PS - 5
Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
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Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Please disclose your salary expectation for this position (acceptable range of pay):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an OSHA or Certified Industrial Hygienist Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a regionally accredited Bachelors in the field of occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or chemistry?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference List and Contact
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Certifications or Permits