Environmental & Occupational Health Specialist
NEOMED - Rootstown, OH

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Assists Manager, 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 Manager’s absence.

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

Essential Duties
• Promotes compliance with environmental and occupational regulations, conducts inspections of safety related equipment (i.e eyewash stations) and safety training.

• Assists with 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.

• 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 Manager, 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 Manager, EOHS in his/her absence from the University or when the Manager is unavailable.
• Other related Occupational Health and Safety duties as required in support of the University and EOHS Office mission.
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree
Training: HazWoper certification (40 hours) (must be able to certify if not presently certified); Proper OSHA training, radiation safety training sufficient to become accepted as Alternate RSO on the ODH Radiation Safety Isotope license.
Experience: Requires a minimum of 2 years experience working in environmental or relevant sciences.
Key Skills and Personal Characteristics: 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. Successful Background check required due to access to sensitive University data.
Preferred Qualifications
Previous work with Health physics measurement devices.
Radioisotope experience.
Previous laboratory or industrial hygiene experience.
Physical Demands
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 50 lbs.). Must be able to wear a respirator. Physical required.

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