The Environmental Health and Safety Manager develops, implements, and maintains the programs necessary for a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors of Bard College. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager will serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and will achieve and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and safety standards involving environmental safety, environmental health, hazardous materials, chemical control, industrial hygiene, general safety and fire safety.
Close collaboration with the Office of Safety and Security, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Services, Dean of the College, Human Resources, and Office of Risk Management, among others, is key. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager serves as the primary representative for the College with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and leads compliance site inspections. All responsibilities are performed in accordance with Bard College policies and procedures.
Supervises fire and safety checks, manages relations with consultants and vendors responsible for fire, life and safety systems.
Consults and works collaboratively with a broad range of internal stakeholders to maintain departmental compliance, arranges campus-wide safety initiatives, risk and compliance training, and facilitates educational programs.
Maintains environmental health, chemical, EPA, safety and claims records. Develops communication systems for dissemination of environmental health, risk, safety and compliance information. Ensures creation and submission of annual compliance and risk program reports.
Oversees and coordinates campus wide facilities safety and OSHA compliance inspection programs, visiting more frequently in high-risk areas, including, but not limited to workshops, kitchens, chemical storage areas, equipment rooms, labs, water & sewer plant, construction and maintenance renovation areas. Schedules and/or conducts training and maintains records for required OSHA/SDS and workplace safety training to ensure employee safety.
Serves as the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for the Science Division (SM&C) and will provide technical guidance in development and is responsible for the implementation of the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Works with administrators, staff, and faculty to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices (Chemical Safety Committee).
Ensures that adequate training is provided for faculty, staff, and students regarding safety, chemical hygiene and chemical hazards as required by OSHA and other regulatory bodies.
In collaboration with the Security Department, maintains and distributes the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) annually. Works with the IT and other departments on the development and administration of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Serves as the primary contact for, and responds to any reports of leaks, spills, and any other release of potentially harmful or hazardous material. Responds to safety investigations, reports of hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions. Creates reports, proposes recommendations, and takes appropriate action in order to mitigate potential safety, health, chemical and environmental risks.
Maintains records on accidents, hazardous materials and wastes, workplace safety training, fire safety inspections, and other documentation as required by law.
Serves on designated committees and advisory boards to maintain open communications with faculty, staff, and other constituent groups.
Responds to various emergency situations after hours as required.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Five years of related Safety, Health and Risk Management experience in a college or other large institution is preferred.
Bachelor's degree in health science, occupational safety, environmental management, or closely-related field.
Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety and loss control programs and protocols.
Good interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations, protocols, and procedures.
Familiarity in the use, storage, transport, disposal, and emergency response procedures for a wide variety of hazardous materials, including, but not limited to: toxic gases, asbestos-containing materials, lead paint, mold and chemicals.
Computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word.
Must have a clean and valid NY State driver's license.
Must obtain and maintain NYS Mold Assessor certification and relevant licenses to purchase chemicals while employed.
Must hold or obtain the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training certification and maintain certification while employed.
Requires normal vision range, hearing, the ability to see color and the ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols.
Requires frequent walking and the climbing of ladders and stairs.
Requires lifting, transporting, pushing, pulling and maneuvering items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.
Notice The job description is not an exclusive list of all job functions and responsibilities that may be required of the position. Duties and responsibilities can be changed or expanded depending on College or department needs.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.