Occupational Safety Specialist-Environmental Health & Safety
University at Albany - Albany, NY

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Environmental Health Officer

The University at Albany’s Occupational Health & Safety Specialist is responsible for keeping the University in compliance with all applicable OSHA and PESH standards.
  • Developing University policies for new regulations and updating current policies
  • Developing and presenting training programs for compliance with OSHA and PESH standards and all record-keeping associated with these standards
  • Oversight of University programs such as Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Entry, Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication, Forklift Safety, Hearing Conservation, Fall Protection, etc., as required by these national and state standards
  • This person will report directly to the Biosafety Officer.
  • Ordering personal protective equipment (PPE), supplying the appropriate PPE to University employees where indicated, and providing training to University employees on PPE
  • Maintenance of specialized safety equipment, such as the confined space meters and fall protection devices
  • Work with Physical Plant to insure man lifts and ladders are being regularly inspected and maintained in good working condition
  • Be in charge of coordinating respirator and asbestos evaluations, physicals, audiograms, and respirator fit tests, along with maintaining any accompanying records
  • Coordination of asbestos certifications for University employees and the University’s asbestos license
  • Coordinate record keeping for asbestos, lead and PCB samples taken at the University
  • Review employee accident and injury forms for safety concerns and make prevention recommendations, if necessary
  • Compile a yearly accident trend analysis for presentation to the Director of EH&S
  • Must be able to identify safety hazards in the field and ensure their remediation
  • Serve as a team member of EH&S and will assist other office members where appropriate
  • Must be able to effectively work with a diverse population

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications :
  • B.S. in a Physical Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Engineering from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • A minimum three years’ experience working in the field of occupational safety
  • Good working knowledge of OSHA and PESH standards
  • Excellent Communication Skills and the ability to use most Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid NYS driver’s license
  • Training experience
  • Experience working with a diverse population must be demonstrated.
Physical Requirements :
  • Must be able to enter confined spaces
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders
Preferred Qualifications :
  • 10 hour OSHA Construction Course
  • Certification as an Asbestos Supervisor

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies.

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