Location: Bristol, RI Category: Staff positions Posted On: Wed Mar 13 2019 Job Description:
Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Coordinator shall provide both professional and technical services on behalf of the department and for the benefit of the University in support of Environmental Health and Safety Department.
Occupational Health and Safety Maintain a current knowledge adequate to ensure full compliance of all Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards.
Ensure University compliance with all applicable OSHA standards through active interaction and inspection with University employees.
Provide department specific health and safety training, as required, on a monthly and annual basis.
Maintain University incident, injury, and illness records, including OSHA 300 forms.
Attend assigned committees including but not limited to Shop Safety Committee, Campus Safety Committee, MNS/D and IACUC Committees.
Community Health and Safety Continuously promote healthy living and safety mindedness.
Identify and rectify general health and safety issues in the University community.
Report any unsafe conditions on campus to the Director.
Chemical Hygiene Actively and substantively participate in chemical hygiene plans and programs for the University facilities and laboratories and ensure compliance with OSHA Standard 2 CFR 1910.1450 Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals.
Perform laboratory inspections, conduct training, maintain MSDS and chemical inventories, inspect safety devices, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local authorities.
Laboratory Safety Ensure "prudent practices" are followed in all laboratory environments. Based on proactive measures, provide required weekly inspection records.
Investigate laboratory accidents, write accident reports, and implement corrective actions.
Regularly inspect University laboratories to mitigate potential injuries and ensure compliance with OSHA Standard 29 1910.1450, NFPA 45, and other regulatory and industrial standards.
Ensure laboratory occupants have a working knowledge of regulations relevant with the use of hazardous chemicals.
Evaluate the performance of the chemical exhaust hoods annually in accordance with current ANSI/AIHA Z9.5 standards.
Work with and train faculty, staff, and students to ensure safe working conditions and compliance.
Waste Management Oversee the universal Hazardous Chemical Waste program, including receipt, classification, storage, and disposal, in compliance with all applicable regulations.
Environmental Management Conduct indoor air quality tests at the request of Housing or Facilities Management or Director of EHS.
Prepare Tier II reports, Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan and SPCC Plan.
Training Develop, manage, and conduct Laboratory safety training using current platform delivery.
Maintain the computer-based Environmental Health and Safety Training Management System and all associated records.
Interface with department and division managers to ensure continuous compliance with all regulatory training requirements.
Student Oversight Hire, train, oversee, and coordinate financial aid documents and time keeping records for student staff.
Record-keeping Track departmental budget and research discrepancies.
Prepare appropriate budget transfer forms with required adjustments for approval.
Assist staff with financial paperwork.
Maintain records for required trainings per the applicable regulatory agency.
Prepare agendas and record meeting information, as required.
Maintain and organize department files.
Receive and process incoming mail.
Communication Develop, manage, and maintain department website for critical and important campus safety information and as a communication resource.
Develop and distribute timely safety notices to the campus community including safety concerns due to inclement weather, building specific environmental notices, etc.
Respond to telephone calls, faxes, and emails and refer to appropriate staff or department, as required.
Associates degree in physical or life sciences.
Two years of demonstrable, hands-on experience, as a practicing health and environmental safety professional.
Demonstrable, substantive expertise in environmental health and safety standards.
Intermediate proficiency in computer-based training systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Available to work evenings or weekends, as required.
Bachelor's degree or professional certification in health and environmental regulation.
* At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.
The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.
Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum
$45,068 $49,497 $53,927 $58,356 $62,785
Internal Number: 108277
About Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University is inextricably connected to Roger Williams, the 17th-century leader devoted to freedom of conscience and social justice who founded a community in Rhode Island based on those tenets. Roger Williams' philosophy, and what has been called his 'lively experiment,' nurtured the growth of vibrant and open societies. Our pursuit of excellence in education, academic accomplishment and community service is rooted in his focus on intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society. It is this legacy that inspires our core purpose.