OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: ESU, Cat.14
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Health & Safety
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EEO STATUS: 54
JOB CODE: 1430
REPORTS TO: Director of Environmental Health and Safety
MINIMUM STARTING SALARY: https://www.umassd.edu/media/umassdartmouth/human-resources/policieslawsunion-contracts/ESU-Salary-Range-2018-2019.pdf
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The EH&S Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the safe handling, storage of hazardous substances on campus. This position understands and supports the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) mission and vision. Contribute to a successful team-oriented work environment ensuring collaboration and cooperation, divisional and departmental high standard for excellent client service, stewardship of state resources, workplace safety, professional development, accountability, training, and compliance. This position implements best practices to maintain compliance with applicable regulations and standards. Identify deficiencies and implement corrective actions. Assists the University in effecting compliance with various Federal, State and Local regulatory and non-regulatory requirements pertaining to public safety, education, and the environment not limited to; OSHA, NIOSH, NIH, NFPA, CMRs, DEP, EPA, RCRA, and DOT. Responsible for the management and oversight of the campus chemical inventory (CEMS system) ensuring that the campus remains in compliance with fire, building and safety codes. Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for managing the CEMS inventory database.
- Support and assist campus to maintain compliance with applicable fire, building, and safety codes.
- Oversee & manage waste disposal (biological, hazardous, chemical, and general).
- Responsible for the approval and tracking of chemical and gas requisitions.
- Provide faculty and students with various safety related training and guidance.
- Conduct a wide range of safety inspections and laboratory/studio audits.
- Coordinate annual certification of chemical fume hoods and biosafety cabinets.
- Coordinate annual testing of emergency eye wash and safety showers.
- Assist in the development of safety procedures for the campus for a wide variety of campus health and safety services. Identifies issues and implements corrective actions.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and University safety and hazardous material regulations.
- Assist with implementation of safety policies and procedures, including training of campus personnel.
- Respond to campus hazardous materials emergencies and other reports of unsafe conditions.
- Serve as a member of the University Chemical and Rad/Laser Safety Committee.
- Assist principal investigators in the development of standard operating procedures and/or best practices to be used with routine processes and experiments in the laboratory/studio, including but not limited to: hazards associated with chemicals used in labs based on SDS’s and other references sources, proper laboratory engineering controls, administrative procedures and personal protective equipment.
- Required to be “on call” during designated periods and be available in the case of an emergency.
- Manage compliance requirements related to hazardous waste management, OSHA Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene Plan and other safety equipment such as but not limited to fire extinguishers, emergency eye wash and safety showers and fume hoods.
- Provide safety and regulatory information and assistance to management, faculty, staff and students on laboratory safety procedures related to hazardous materials, safe use and practices.
- Liaisons with faculty PI’s, staff, facility, students, and outside agencies related to EH &S, emergency management and continuity management.
- Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of experience in emergency management and/or continuity management.
OTHER: Must have a valid Driver’s License and be willing to drive between campuses locations and to off campus assignments. This position is essential personnel, part of a 24/7-hour emergency response team. Must be able to report to campus when required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- An understanding of regulation standards and best practices from, but not limited to; NFPA, NIOSH, OSHA, MassDEP, EPA, FEMA, CDC
- 40-hour HAZWOPER Training certified
- Understanding of ANSI Standard Z136.3 – 2005
- Must have RCRA/DOT/IATA training
- Understanding of Code of Mass Regulation (CMR) 310 (Haz-Waste Rules), OSHA 29 CFR1910.1200 and 1910.1450
- Ability to provide a high standard of customer service to all faculty, staff and students at the University
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Motivated self-starter requiring minimum supervision
- Ability to work in all areas of the University including laboratory environments
- Ability to work in environments involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following detailed safety precautions and may include the use of protective gear
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
- Master’s degree in science, environmental health and safety, or related field
- Experience in higher education and research laboratory use
- CSP: Certified Safety Specialist
- CHMM: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
- Knowledge in lab safety audits
- Working knowledge in OSHA
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The deadline for INTERNALS to apply is April 23, 2021.
The review of applications will begin April 24, 2021.