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Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator – Adelphi

Posted: Oct 29, 2018

The Office of Risk Management is a newly formulated unit at Adelphi University, created as a result of careful consideration of campus needs, as well as a review of best practices among peer institutions nationwide. The University completed a comprehensive enterprise risk assessment that involved numerous stakeholders, (including the Board of Trustees), and chartered major initiatives to perform ongoing assessments of risk with the stakeholder groups, and analyze the University’s exposure to risk and identifying alternatives for mitigating or managing risk.  Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator will direct, lead, promote and support a comprehensive environmental health and safety program for Adelphi University by developing a service-oriented environmental health and safety practices. The coordinator will be responsible for managing environmental health and safety operations, services and programs at 4 New York locations. He/she will develop, maintain and promote policies, procedures and programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff. The coordinator will ensure that the campuses are compliant with pertinent local, state and federal environmental health and safety codes, standards and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

1. Manage, plan, schedule, and assume the overall responsibility for all safety and safety related inspections of buildings, maintenance operations, dormitories, laboratories, and research areas,construction and facilities rehabilitation sites, storage areas, etc. for the purpose of detecting and appraising unsafe conditions or activities.

2. Investigate staff, faculty, and student complaints regarding environmental, health and/or safety hazards. Develop and implement corrective action plans for remedying hazards, including engineering controls, remediation and education

3. Serve as liaison to applicable external regulatory agencies and maintain communication with internal department leaders to ensure safe campus-based operations. Represent the Campus with environmental health and safety regulatory agencies

4. Manage the Executive Safety Committee as a chairperson and actively participate in University safety related committees

5. Plan, schedule, and coordinate safety training programs for faculty, staff, and students such as Right To Know/Hazard Communication, techniques in hazardous materials handling, hazardous waste management, machine and tool safety, laboratory and chemical safety, the general subjects of fire prevention and occupational and environmental hygiene.

6. Perform student, visitor and staff accident/incident investigations. Prepare reports for the Risk manager and Insurance companies.

7. Identify, assess, monitor and report enterprise risks related to EH&S including developing and generating enterprise risk profile information for executive leaders and various committees

8. Develop, implement and maintain EH&S compliance policies, standards, programs and procedures.9. Develop and maintain EH&S documentation, record keeping and databases.

10. Prepare and administer annual budgets for the EH&S Office activities.

11. Conduct and coordinate site safety, code compliance and environmental compliance audits.

12. Recommend and follow up on corrective actions to ensure timely completion.13. Provide consultative services to divisions across the University and major initiatives including major construction projects and programs.

14. Maintain up to date knowledge and best practice of environmental, health and safety regulations and keep abreast of changes to laws and regulations through networking, seminars, continuing education and scientific literature.

15. Participate in Emergency Response Training and Emergency Response activities.

16. Coordinate the activities of the Chemical Hygiene Officer and the Radiation Safety Officer.

17. Mentor student workers with respect to operational issues, prioritization of projects and planning,delegation of assignments.

REQUIREMENTS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities)

1. Strong knowledge in local, state and federal environmental regulations which can affect higher education.

2. Ability to effectively work with Facilities Management, Public Safety, Human Resources and other applicable departments to bring Campus resources together, work well with a diverse community and demonstrate experience effectively leading the organization.

3. Collaborative skills in teaming with colleagues and working with an innovative, energetic faculty and a unionized non‐faculty workforce; able to work collegially across the institution, to build relationships and connections, and to motivate, mobilize and energize others to work together.

4. Dedication to faculty engagement and shared governance; willingness to engage in thoughtful discussion with faculty in envisioning and implementing institutional change and a commitment to support faculty efforts.

5. Good organizational skills with an ability to multi-task as well as prioritize workload according to volume, urgency, etc.

6. Self-starter with ability to work independently on defined tasks

7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to exercise sound judgment are required.

8. Strong computer skills for using Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Smartsheet, Visio, E-mail, and where necessary, to conduct internet research

9. Ability to maintain confidentiality.10. Demonstrated commitment to building community, embracing diversity and vigorously promoting equity and inclusion.

COMPETENCIES

1. Demonstrate initiative, willingness to offer ideas, imagination, creativity, passion, courage, optimism and good judgment.

2. Sophistication around institutional communication; excellent listening skills; capacity to understand nuance.

3. Outstanding interpersonal skills, energy, sincerity, self‐confidence, a “can‐do” and enabling attitude,combined with patience, perseverance, the ability to deal constructively with conflict and criticism,and a good sense of humor.

4. The highest degree of personal integrity.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor’s Degree and master’s Degree preferred in a related scientific, management or health and safety field such as environmental health, industrial hygiene or safety engineering.

2. Board certification in a recognized professional health and safety discipline such as industrial hygiene (CIH) or safety professional (CSP) is Demonstrated ability to lead effective change.

3. Must have at least seven (7) years progressive experience in the management of comprehensive environmental health and safety programs at a comparable organization.

POSITION(S) SUPERVISED:Chemical Hygiene Officer and Radiation Safety Officer

 

Please visit https://hr.adelphi.edu/position-openings/ for more information.

Qualified Safety Person/Safety Engineer – Menotti Enterprise, LLC-New York, NY

Posted: Aug 20, 2018

Qualified Safety Person/Safety Engineer

Menotti Enterprise, LLC-New York, NY

The Qualified Safety Person/Safety Engineer will establish & maintain a safety program on a construction project within the 5 boroughs, Westchester or Long Island. They will be required to perform daily field inspections, provide site safety oversight, implement safety procedures, and ensure daily compliance by all contractors on site. This position is a hands-on position with a diverse set of responsibilities to include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of job-specific safety procedures, execution, and implementation of procedures in the field (self-performed and subcontractors)
  • Take any and all corrective actions necessary to eliminate hazards and prevent recurrence
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of safety on the project
  • Will have the authority to take prompt action as necessary to ensure work sites are maintained and work is performed in compliance with the safety requirements of the contract as well as applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Performs daily site safety inspections; identify, document and correct any health and safety deficiencies, and to enforce the requirements of the Environmental, Health & Safety Program and Job Hazard Analysis.
  • Ensures that safety meetings are held with all workers on site.
  • Conducts accident and near-miss investigations & documents details proficiently.
  • Prepares and administers the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Maintain & complete all daily reports.
  • Maintain site-specific permit logs
  • Works well in groups
  • Be able to write and review JHA’s
  • Perform accident investigations

Qualifications – Minimum Experience / Certification

  • 30 Hour OSHA for Construction
  • 8 Hour NYC DOB Safety Manager Course
  • 5 years construction experience
  • 1 years safety experience

Qualifications – Preferred Experience / Certification*

  • 5 years safety experience
  • 40 Hour NYC DOB Safety Manager Course
  • 32 Hour NYC DOB Supported Scaffold Course
  • 32 Hour NYC DOB Suspended Scaffold Course
  • S-56 Fire Safety Manager
  • Member of American Society of Safety Engineers
  • NYS DOL Asbestos Inspectors License
  • C-3 Supervisor / Competent Person Training for De-Leading
  • Track Trained

For more information contact:

Joseph M. Castillo
Director of Field Operations and Business Development
C: 347-902-3883

Stony Brook University Hospital Radiation Safety Officer

Posted: Aug 07, 2018

Hospital Radiation Safety Associate/Laser Safety Officer

Required Qualifications:  (As evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor degree in Physical Science, Engineering or related field.  Five (5) years of experience in radiation safety, including developing and/or implementing radiation safety programs.  Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violation (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Physical Science, Engineering or related field. Five (5) years of experience in radiation safety, including developing and/or implementing radiation safety programs in an academic or healthcare setting. Experience implementing laser safety programs. Experience developing policies, procedures and training programs. Experience performing laser system classifications, hazard evaluations, and control measures on various classes of laser systems. Experience conducting risk assessments and developing control activities. Prior experience in the implementation of radiation safety monitoring and controls in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, or related clinical settings. National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist Registration. American Board of Health Physics Health Physicist Certification. Board of Laser Safety Laser Safety Officer Certification. Board of Laser Safety Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification.

Brief Description of Duties:  

The Hospital Radiation Safety Associate will also serve as the Laser Safety Officer and will promote and support excellence in the science and practice of ionizing radiation and laser protection and safety.  The Hospital Radiation Safety Associate/Laser Safety Officer (HRSA/LSO) works at heath care facilities where ionizing radiation is generated and radionuclides are used for diagnostic, interventional and therapy procedures, and laser radiation is produced for various medical procedures.  The HRSA/LSO will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to conducting hazard evaluations, implementing control measures, developing and implementing policies, procedures and training, performing and inspections, maintaining records and reporting on program activities and status.

  • Hazard Classification – ensure all health care laser systems (HCLS) have been labeled by the manufacturer to indicate the appropriate hazard classification in accordance with federal regulations and ANSI Z136.3.
  • Hazard Evaluation – ensure hazard evaluations of all laser treatment controlled areas (LTCAs) are performed prior to laser operations.
  • Hazard Response – inform all users of any identified imminent danger from a laser hazard, control use accordingly and suggest hazard mitigation strategies.
  • Control Measures – ensure control measures as prescribed by the HCLS manufacturer and/or determined by hazard evaluations are in effect, recommend or approve substitute or alternate control measures when the primary ones are not feasible or practical, and periodically evaluate the effectiveness of selected controls.
  • Procedure Development, Review, and Approvals – establish and enforce policies and procedures (P&Ps) for HCLS use, including, maintenance, service, and procedural checklists and any laser safety related items reflected in Hospital P&Ps used by operating personnel to operate lenses.
  • Protective Equipment – ensure that appropriate protective equipment is available, in good working order, and is used correctly.
  • Signs and Labels – ensure that the wording on area signs and equipment labels are in accordance with ANSI Z136.3.
  • Facilities and Equipment – approve HCLS installations and equipment prior to use to ensure that it is consistent with the manufacturer’s safety recommendations and labeling contained in user manuals and as recommended by ANSI Z136.3.  Review modifications of existing facilities or HCLS equipment to ensure compliance with FDA regulations.  Perform and document hazard evaluations of modified equipment.  Ensure that periodic maintenance and service is carried out by qualified personnel, and that records of this maintenance and service are maintained.
  • Distribute and collect personnel dosimeter monitors.  Ensure personnel monitors are sent for processing to commercial vendor in a timely manner.  Ensure results of radiation exposure reports are distributed.
  • Maintain personnel exposure and biossay records.  Determine need for bioassays.
  • Notify individuals and their supervisors of exposures approaching or exceeding initial ALARA levels and maintain documentation of notifications.  Recommend appropriate remedial actions to reduce personnel exposure and documenting recommendations.
  • Investigate personnel exposure over ALARA investigation thresholds.  Document findings and maintain investigation documentation.
  • Prepare timely quarterly ALARA statistics and investigational report summaries for presentation to the University Hospital Radiation Safety Committee (UHRSC) and the University Radiation Protection Committee (URPC).
  • Continually improve the personnel monitoring program by implementing process improvements.  Draft and implement policies/procedures as necessary and implement/deliver staff training as necessary.
  • Provide general surveillance over all activities involving radioactive material, including routine monitoring and special surveys of all areas in which radioactive material is used.
  • Conduct inspections of radiation use areas as well as monitoring of administration of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radioactive materials and ionizing radiation.
  • Develop, implement and deliver radiation safety training to radiation workers, ancillary staff, patients, and family members.
  • Develop, implement and deliver training in the proper use of radioactive material prior to use.
  • Provide annually (refresher training), and as required by changes in procedures, equipment, regulations, etc.
  • Provide detailed consultative service to the attending physicians who handle radioactive materials or use x-ray equipment.
  • Develop, implement, and deliver training on the proper use, handling, and processing of personnel dosimetry and on general personnel monitoring program requirements.
  • Continually improve the training program by implementing process improvements.  Draft and implement policies/procedures as necessary and implement/deliver staff training as necessary.
  • Respond to emergency spills of radioactivity as well as other off-normal incident calls as necessary.
  • Identify medical events and participate in event review and deep dives.
  • Participate in the off-hours on-call/recall rotation.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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