Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Environmental Health & Safety Assistant.
In this role, the successful candidate under the direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety or his/herdesignee, the EH&S Assistant will:1. Assist in managing assigned health and safety programs. The focus is on managing well-defined,routine projects and tasks that require a basic understanding of regulatory and technical issues andbasic problem solving and conflict resolution skills.2. Provide support for health and safety programs managed by others within the department
MANAGES EXPENSESA. Obtains pricing from vendors.B. Provides supervisor with justification for proposed expenditures.C. Obtains authorization from supervisor before purchasing services or supplies.D. Approves and processes invoices.
PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMSA. Maintains a basic understanding of how to use air sampling equipment properly andeffectively and how to interpret monitoring results. Before using equipment, verifies thatit is in proper working condition.B. As assigned, manages asbestos, mold, and lead abatement projects.C. As assigned, prepares minutes for meetings.
PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMSA. Conducts TJC-mandated QA inspections for Interim Life Safety.B. Conducts TJC-mandated Hazard Surveillance inspections.C. Conducts QA inspections for penetrations in smoke and fire barriers.D. Receives chemical waste at the main accumulation area. Verifies proper labeling, andmaintains the waste log.E. Maintains employee injury/illness database.F. Assist with hazardous materials inventories.G. Provides training and fit-testing on N95 respirators.
PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMSA. Responds promptly to real and perceived emergencies involving health and safetyissues.B. Responds to and investigates fire alarms.C. Maintains HazWoper certification. Responds to and cleans up spills involving hazardousmaterials.D. Responds to and investigates concerns about indoor air quality.
ASSISTS IN MANAGING PROGRAMSA. Coordinates and conducts training.B. Interfaces with clients, contractors and consultants. Resolves basic problems andconflicts.C. Manages contractors and/or consultants engaged in well-defined, routine tasks.D. As assigned, coordinates inventories and reporting.E. As assigned, maintains computer databases
ASSISTS IN MANAGING PROGRAMSA. Maintains a basic understanding of technical issues.B. Conducts simple risk assessments and work site assessments for basic health andsafety concerns.C. Responsively coordinates and conducts inspections, investigations and audits.D. Coordinates and conducts appropriate environmental and industrial hygienemonitoring.E. Recommends appropriate control measures based on the hierarchy of controls.F. Prepares and presents verbal and written reports.
ASSISTS IN MANAGING PROGRAMSA. Keeps current with status of assigned programs within the Medical Center.B. Keeps current with the Medical Center Safety Policies.C. Manages and maintains program records and incorporates relevant documents intodepartmental files.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a This is an entry-level position. An Associate's Degree in occupational healthand safety, fire safety, engineering or another applicable discipline (Bachelor's Degree preferred). Abasic knowledge of regulatory requirements and technical issues. Ability to learn to manage existinghealth and safety programs, projects and tasks. Good organizational, written and verbalcommunication skills. Good fact finding skills. Basic problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Basicability to use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database computer programs. Basicability to understand and interpret data. Ability to wear and work in Level C personal protectiveequipment. Must be able to be on-call on a rotating basis to respond to off-hours emergencysituations
Preferred Qualifications: None
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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