Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures within environmental health to include, but is not limited to, asbestos, hazardous materials management, lead, environmental site assessments, SPCC, storage tanks, and water sampling.
Completes and files reports and documentation required by regulatory agencies for environmental health.
Supervises the Environmental Health Specialist(s) including the management of day-to-day operations and delegation of work.
Conducts environmental inspections for unsafe conditions and work practices, recommends corrective actions, and performs follow-up verification of deficiency correction status.Â
Maintains knowledge/expertise on existing/proposed changes in all regulations; interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for work environment changes based on interpretations and principles of professional practices within environmental health.
Develops and reviews presentation materials used in briefings and trainings to engage and motivate stakeholders.
Participates as a member of the emergency response team including the rotation of âœOn-Callâ Safety Officer and responds to hazardous material releases and serves in the appropriate response role based on training and expertise.
With a moderate level of guidance, interprets University environmental health and safety standards to assist in the design and implementation of programs. Ensures legal compliance and develops procedures. Monitors and evaluates health and safety concerns.
Plans and executes surveys, audits, and inspections of instruments, laboratories, and other facilities to ensure compliance with government and University policies and procedures. Analyzes data and initiatives immediate corrective action plans and follow-up to ensure implementation.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or one of the life sciences.
Five plus years of experience in environmental health.
Relevant certifications such as: Hazardous Materials Technician or higher classification, certified safety professional, safety management certificate, certified hazardous materials manager, certified industrial hygienist, licensed asbestos building inspector, licensed asbestos supervisor.
Valid driverâ™s license.
Attention to detail.
Excellent at organizing and prioritizing.
Cover Letter (required)
Environmental Program Strategy (required)
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