The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist (EHSS) assists in coordinating the disposal of chemical, biological/medical, radioactive and universal waste from various academic and administrative departments. The EHSS collects data from various departments and coordinates the ongoing Chemical Inventory, Right-to-Know Survey, Title V Air Operating Permit, Storm Water Management, and Medical Waste Disposal compliance activities. The EHSS attends various meetings and prepares accurate reports of safety inspection activities, and establishes and maintains essential records and files. The EHSS assists EH&S staff with plan development, workplace safety compliance, laboratory safety compliance, site safety surveys, construction site visits, safety training, safety equipment upkeep, inventory, research, and data entry.
The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is required to be on call or to work off hours as needed. As an Essential Service Employee, the incumbent is required, unless otherwise instructed by the supervisor or other employee designated by the University, to report to work when the campus is closed or is in a situation that requires a delayed opening or early closure.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Safety, or Engineering; Science (Chemistry, Biology, or Environmental); Industrial Hygiene; Occupational Safety & Health; or other similar field is required. Progress demonstrated towards obtaining a professional certification (ASP/CSP/CHMM/CIH/PE, etc.) is strongly desired.
Working knowledge of OSHA, PEOSH, and EPA regulations is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of Laboratory functions, State and Local environmental regulations, and Hazardous Materials Management is also preferred.
At least two (2) years of practical and theoretical experience in developing and/or monitoring environmental protection, health, and safety programs, including training of personnel, are required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: