Job ID: 2023-16291 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Environment and Sustainability
The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is seeking a Senior Safety Specialist. This position is responsible for developing and managing a wide range of health and safety programs and for acting as the primary safety liaison for several large departments on campus in order to comply with regulatory standards and University policies. This position also provides support for other campus safety and industrial hygiene programs as assigned by senior EHS staff.
Develop and manage health and safety programs that prevent injuries and ensure compliance with various federal, state, and local regulations and University policies.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Researching and interpreting regulatory requirements
- Developing and updating written compliance programs
- Developing and delivering employee safety training
- Conducting work site inspections
- Evaluating program effectiveness through surveys and audits
Serving as the primary safety liaison to the Department of Campus Dining, School of Architecture, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Print & Mail Services for health and safety-related matters. This requires meeting regularly with department leadership, establishing health and safety profiles for each department, fielding questions, serving as a subject matter expert for safety committees, and coordinating employee training.
Coordinates and conducts injury investigations, writing reports, conducting year over year injury analysis for major departments, collecting campus-wide injury statistics for students, faculty, staff and visitors that may influence policy, such as bicycle and scooter injury statistics.
Assists in the use and implementation of institutional health & safety compliance software for the Campus Safety group, including working with software vendor to create customizations and training user groups on how to utilize the tool.
Responds to emergencies on campus, including alternating being "on-call" for off-hours campus emergencies, which requires a proficiency across a wide range of health and safety situations, including fires, lab incidents, animal encounters, floods, toxic gas alarms, etc.
B.S. in occupational safety, public health, engineering or closely related field required (Advanced Degree preferred)
2-4 years work experience providing safety services in a university or workplace setting
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate to a diverse community of clients
Ability to master computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite
Able to effectively prepare and present information and training to adult learners
Ability to work in a team environment and follow work rules and procedures
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection, work in hot or cold environments, stand for extended periods of time, enter confined spaces, and work on elevated surfaces.
Valid driver's license
Good organizational and time management skills and ability to balance multiple, simultaneous assignments
Experience in creating and maintaining electronic media; e.g., web pages (Drupal), online training (Captivate, Storyline)
Have or have the ability to obtain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) qualifications.
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