Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University, Ohio 44, Rootstown, OH, USA
  • May 06, 2020
Full time Environmental

Job Description

Assists Assistant Director, EOHS with University compliance for all environmental and occupational regulations set by federal, state, and local safety codes. Interfaces with the campus community, responds to health and safety concerns and emergencies in conjunction with and in the Assistant Director’s absence.

Interfaces with the campus community, responds to occupational health and safety concerns, compliance issues and emergencies in conjunction with and in the Assistant Director’s absence.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Functional Responsibilities
• Promotes compliance with environmental and occupational regulations, conducts inspections of safety related equipment (i.e eyewash stations) and enrolls personnel in safety training.
• Coordinates the handling, storage, and disposal of campus hazardous materials and waste.
• Handles health and safety concerns as communicated by the campus community and outside contractors. Assists with administration of the Occupational Health program and OSHA 300 compliance including; Accident investigation, nuisance complaints, environmental testing.
• Assists in the coordination of the University Radiation Safety Program and assumes additional duties associated with the program in the absence of the NEOMED Radiation Safety Officer.
• Assists Assistant Director, EOHS with the coordination of the University Laser Safety Program and assumes additional duties associated with the program in the absence of the NEOMED Laser Safety Officer.
• Assists in the coordination of the Infectious Waste and Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogen Programs, including training, control transportation of materials and waste pick-up, and any necessary documentation. Act as Alternate Emergency Response Coordinator.
• Operates as a first responder to all hazardous materials incidents and provides other emergency response services when necessary as backup to the Assistant Director EOHS in his/her absence from the University or when the Assistant Director is unavailable.
• Other related Occupational Health and Safety duties as required in support of the University and EOHS Office initiatives.

Qualifications
Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree

Training: HazWoper certification (40 hours) (must be able to certify within 120 days if not presently certified); Proper OSHA training, radiation safety training sufficient to become accepted as Assistant RSO on the ODH Radiation Safety Isotope license. Laser safety and DOT certification preferred.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 2-4 years experience working in environmental or relevant sciences. Higher education experience a plus. Previous work with Health physics measurement devices. Radioisotope experience. Previous laboratory or industrial hygiene experience.

Successful background check and drug test required due to access to sensitive University data. Must be able to lawfully maintain an Ohio drivers’ license.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Strong oral and written communication skills, advanced knowledge of various safety or research equipment and procedures required. Ability to coordinate regulatory programs and respond to emergencies required. Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and data management software required.

Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort required involving long periods of standing, walking on rough surfaces, bending and/or stooping; periodic lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 70 lbs.). Must be able to wear a respirator. Physical with drug test required.

Qualifications

Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree

Training: HazWoper certification (40 hours) (must be able to certify within 120 days if not presently certified); Proper OSHA training, radiation safety training sufficient to become accepted as Assistant RSO on the ODH Radiation Safety Isotope license. Laser safety and DOT certification preferred.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 2-4 years experience working in environmental or relevant sciences. Higher education experience a plus. Previous work with Health physics measurement devices. Radioisotope experience. Previous laboratory or industrial hygiene experience.

Successful background check and drug test required due to access to sensitive University data. Must be able to lawfully maintain an Ohio drivers’ license.

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