The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at Stanford University, as part of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR), supports and advances the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. Our mission is to provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship. We are comprised of 9 technical groups with more than 50 specialists who work in the field with top researchers, faculty, staff, and students to support the mission and research of Stanford University. The work environment is team-oriented, collaborative, deadline-driven, and dynamic.
In addition to providing routine EH&S program services, our staff provides support as needed during university emergencies. All EH&S staff are to comply with governmental regulations and University policies and procedures regarding health and safety and are expected to serve as strong models and advocates for research health and safety.
Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
EH&S seeks a Construction Projects Industrial Hygienist to join the Healthy Buildings Program team. The senior position will ensure the proper execution of institutional occupational safety and health programs relating to construction, renovation, and demolition projects. Primary responsibilities include oversight of asbestos, lead, and PCBs identification/ removal as part of hazardous materials safety and management. If you are interested in providing critical support of the University's construction projects and facilities service operations, then this may be the career opportunity for you!
In this role, you will:
Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community.
Act as a lead or technical expert, providing functional direction and training in the overall application of health and safety programs, including asbestos awareness training University operations units and University emergency response procedures.
Conduct comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures; prepare accompanying management reports, documentation, and evaluations.
Monitor and prevent potential hazards and unsafe conditions that could be present in the work area.
Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the workplace.
Recommend and implement improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential.
Additionally, you will also:
Perform asbestos and lead building surveys, managing hazardous materials removal/ abatement jobs, conducting inspections/ airborne fiber analysis, characterizing waste and arranging disposal.
Work with Project Managers to scope, develop, and implement project plans for managing hazardous materials.
Coordinate laboratory decommissioning efforts, including hazard assessment, decontamination, and waste disposal.
Provide consultation to Facilities, Student Housing, and other University departments regarding asbestos-containing materials information.
Reviewing vendor contracts and keeping updated records of projects service costs.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in arts/science in related allied/scientific field and seven years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, emergency response/management, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Work experience in an academic/research environment.
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (formerly American Board of Industrial Hygiene).
Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) registered in the State of California, or eligible to achieve certification.
To be successful in this position, you will need to bring:
Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessment, data analysis, and ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
Demonstrated supervisory/coaching expertise.
Additionally, preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities would include:
Understanding of occupational safety and health principles and applications, with demonstrated competency in identification and evaluation of workplace health/ safety hazards including but not limited to chemicals, physical agents, and musculoskeletal strain.
Ability to conduct assessment for novel workplace exposure risks, adapting and applying industrial hygiene principles and practices to situations where only limited technical literature and guidance may be available.
Proficient in the use of industrial hygiene monitoring instruments.
Exceptional customer service skills, including strong interpersonal skills, such as empathy for and patience with clientele.
Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities efficiently and to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-taking environment.
Ability to mentor/ coach junior staff with professional competencies.
Strong self-motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, "can do" work ethic; ability to handle potentially stressful situations.
Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
Ability to move safely over uneven and/or slippery terrain or in confined spaces.
Ability to perform duties while wearing required respiratory equipment (must pass required medical exam); ability to crawl, bend, climb ladders, and lift and carry heavy equipment (40 lbs. or more).
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals
May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights >=10 feet.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Ourculture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?