Health & Safety Director – Port Authority of NY & NJ
Health & Safety Director Opportunity with the Port Authority of NY & NJ in Manhattan, NY 4/30/2023
Job ID: 60886
Location: 4 World Trade Center
The Office of the Chief Health & Safety Officer (OCHSO) plays a vital role in furthering the mission of the Port Authority, by ensuring the workplace meets all occupational health and safety legal expectations and actively supports the highest quality occupational health and safety programs to ensure the safe movement of the Port Authority’s customers, partners, employees, and stakeholders every day.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is seeking a dynamic and experienced executive who has proven leadership in occupational health and safety management positions and superior interpersonal and communication skills to serve as its Health & Safety Director.
Reporting to the Chief Health & Safety Officer, the Health and Safety Director is responsible for fostering a culture of occupational health and safety throughout the agency by driving consistent and timely decision‑making on all occupational health and safety matters. This position will establish and maintain strong, and effective relationships with federal regulatory agencies, local and regional governments, interested trade associations, and special interest groups to actively lead and manage a best‑in‑class health and safety system. These efforts will support the safety of our riders, employees, contractors, key stakeholders, and the communities we serve.
In this role, the Director will provide leadership and direct staff in developing policy concerning Agency Safety Management, Office of Medical Services, Employee Health and Safety, and Investigations and Compliance through close partnership with each line of business. The Health and Safety Director position will be tasked with assisting in the continued development of the Port Authority Office of Health and Safety. The ideal director will have a blended background of occupational health and operational safety.
The Director will also act as the Chief Health and Safety Officer as needed and be required to take on all the duties related to the Chief position. The Director will have a strong field presence at all facilities and be able to interact with leadership throughout the different agency departments to drive the message of continued occupational health and agency safety management for all PA/PATH employees, customers, and contractors.
The Health & Safety Director will share leadership over:
- Managing and overseeing the Agency’s occupational health & safety function including physical health and safety of employees, customers, and facilities.
- Directing the strategic planning of the health and safety function to ensure appropriate plans, strategies and resources are in place to meet agency goals.
- Advising the Executive Director and other senior executives regarding assessment of potential risks, development of plans and projects aimed at improving preparedness and response to corporate level occupational health and safety regulations.
- Directing staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining health and safety processes, practices, and policies throughout the organization to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability in all areas of risk.
- Providing oversight and direction to the Office of Medical Services and Agency Safety Management operations to ensure the Port Authority has the resources, training, and capability to prepare for; response to; recover from; and mitigate against all hazards.
- Initiating, facilitating, and promoting activities to foster occupational health and safety awareness within the organization.
- Evaluating occupational health and safety practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law.
- Overseeing risk assessments to minimize workplace accidents, occupational illnesses, or long‑term health hazards.
- Managing the development and implementation of agency occupational health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines.
- Establishing and maintaining honest, transparent, and effective relationships with federal regulatory agencies, local and regional governments, and interested trade associations and special interest groups.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:
- Bachelor’s degree in Occupational and Health Management or a related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Advance degree or Law degree is highly desirable.
- Minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in progressively responsible senior level positions in the field of occupational health and safety management.
- Superior leadership abilities acquired through demonstrated record of increasingly responsible jobs.
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
- Valid qualifications in occupational health and safety.
- Possess significant and extensive knowledge of safety management principles (SMS), as well as of required regulatory compliance from local, state, and federal partners.
- Exceptional knowledge of relevant occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) standards.
- Experience in medical facility operations or administration.
- Proven experience with project and program management techniques and principles.
- Articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and who is able to communicate occupational health and safety related concepts to a broad range of technical and non‑technical staff.
- Ability to directly lead, motivate, mentor, and develop staff, including heads of both Agency Safety Management and the Office of Medical Services.
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the workforce at all levels as well as external constituents.
- Strong decision‑making, critical thinking, and problem‑solving skills.
- Motivated self‑starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment with the ability to multi‑task, prioritize workload, manage time, and handle tight deadlines under minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic vision and comprehensive plans and objectives.
- Demonstrated strong working knowledge of pertinent federal and state occupational health and safety regulations and laws.
- Proven track record to perform effectively under pressure and to resolve conflict situations constructively.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
- Display a respect for confidentiality and proven ability to navigate through difficult situations with employees, contractors, and regulatory partners. World Safety Organization Certified Safety & Security Director (WSO‑CSSD).
- World Safety Organization Certified Safety Executive (WSO‑CSE).
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
- USDOT Transportation Safety and Security Professional (TSSP).
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
Staff Occupational Health Specialist with the Port Authority of NY & NJ
Job ID: 60442
Location: Port Authority Technical Center in Jersey City, NJDescription:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, Occupational Health, the selected candidate will be responsible for evaluating occupational and environmental health conditions at Port Authority facilities; identifying and characterizing potential chemical, biological, and physical hazards; establishing controls using instruments, reference information, and experience; preparing reports and reviewing and interpreting occupational and public health regulations and participating in developing or revising agency protocols. This critical position requires travel to all Port Authority facilities and work hours may include some early mornings, evenings, weekend, and/or holiday shifts.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered for the position:
- Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health science, public health, occupational safety, and health or a related scientific discipline such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental engineering, etc.
- One‑year practical experience in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, or a related field preferred.
- Applicants must be committed to the use of Safety Management System principles to further improve the Agency’s safety performance.
- Diversified experience in reviewing, interpreting, and implementing occupational health codes, including NYSDOH, NJDOH, CDC, NJDEP, NYSDEC, NYCDEP, NYCDOH, EPA, OSHA, and industry guidelines and standards.
- Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
- Ability to interpret analytical results and develop appropriate recommendations.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem‑solving skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels internally and externally.
- Ability to conduct a variety of highly technical tasks and projects from start to finish.
- Knowledge of instruments used to measure physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
- Proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, eBuilder.
- Self‑starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent highly desirable but not required.
The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check and must pass a fingerprint‑based criminal history records check to obtain an airport Security Identification Display (SIDA) credential. The candidate must be able to maintain the SIDA credentials throughout their employment in the position.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
About The Port Authority:
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16‑acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776‑foot‑tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans‑Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Packaging and Transportation Technical Associate – BNL
Responsible for work assignments for the Packaging and Transportation Group within the Waste Management Division. Provide technical expertise to department and divisions, and provide superior service to BNL in shipping radioactive materials. Ensure work carried out complies with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations (DOT) International Air Transport Association Regulations (IATA), Standard Based Management System (SBMS) management systems, subject areas and other regulations, and Packaging and Transportation Group SOPs. Identify potential hazards, environmental concerns, and unsafe conditions or practices in work or at work site and implement or suggest controls to minimize risk.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under minimum direction, plans, and coordinates projects by providing imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions and performs complex and difficult professional level assignments in a broad technical field. Assignments are usually on a project basis, in such areas as design, development, construction or testing of specialized technical equipment, apparatus or facilities. May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support personnel assigned to a specific project.
- Provide technical expertise to departments and divisions and provide superior service to BNL in shipping radioactive materials.
- Perform packaging of radioactive materials for shipping and receive radioactive materials from off-site sources.
- Review shipping memo requests issued through the PeopleSoft system for all shipments from BNL.
- Assist in the preparation of work control documentation, technical work documents, job safety analysis, and radiological work permit requests as necessary to ensure that adequate work controls are in place and adhered to for packaging and transportation activities.
- Must be able to work under limited direction and as a team member under tight deadlines.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus: – a technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) and 9 year relevant work experience or; – a technical institute, Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL plus 8 year experience or; – 10 years relevant work experience or; – a BS degree in a technical field and 4 years work experience.
- Knowledge and experience in hazardous materials and/or nuclear materials packaging and transportation.
- Must have the ability to follow procedures and maintain all training and qualifications.
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite; especially Outlook and Word.
- Requires material handling of up to 50 lbs.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations and 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).
- The ability to use radiation detection and survey instruments.
- The ability to communicate well in verbal and in written form.
- Driver’s license required
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Health & Safety Coordinator – PSEG
PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.
PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.
This position reports to the Manager of Health and Safety Compliance and provides leadership, guidance, health and safety program administration and compliance oversight to ensure compliance with federal, state and local health and safety regulations.
The Health and Safety Coordinator will provide technical oversight and support to various departments throughout PSEG Long Island and will be responsible for implementing, delivering and managing health and safety programs and initiatives including facility and operations assessments, health, safety and regulatory training, safety support during storm events, incident investigation.
This role is Remote to the Long Island New York area
The Health and Safety Coordinator will work with and alongside a team of safety professionals to provide advice, guidance and council to employees and all levels of management in all areas of safety including; policies, procedures, standards, regulatory requirements, incident investigations, health and wellness, life safety, loss prevention, training and health and safety components.
The Health and Safety Coordinator will conduct research, develop programs and implement actions related to various health and safety initiatives in order to assist in managing employee safety, contractor safety, public safety, and facility loss control and incident prevention activities for improvement in year over year health and safety scorecard measures and progress toward top decile H&S performance. Overall, the position works to establish and promote maintenance of a safe, accident-free, and healthy work environment by performing the following duties.
• Implement and manage assigned health and safety programs
• Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in support of departmental health and safety professionals and managers throughout PSEG Long Island’s operations
• Provide support and oversight in managing incident reporting conducting incident analysis and data entry into the PSEG Long Island Safety Information and Management System (SIMS) to ensure accurate reporting to executives and regulatory agencies including OSHA
• Develop, implement and communicate safety procedures and practices
• managing all health and safety related incidents in partnership with Company Medical Department
• Participate in the Safety Council Structure to ensure top-down/ bottom-up communication between all levels/lines of business
• Develop, implement and deliver health, safety and regulatory related communications and training programs that drive improved safety performance and meet regulatory and company requirements.
• Develop safety programs and initiatives that drive improved safety performance
• Support PSEG Long Island’s contractor safety program by monitoring contractor safety performance, Health and safety plan reviews and the implanting contractor safety initiatives.
• Facilitate and conduct safety meetings, facility and operations self-assessments and other safety related activities
• Support storm restoration and other emergencies as part of the Safety, Health and Environmental team providing for incident safety.
• Review and analyze health and safety data to identify related trends and develop recommended actions and programs to improve performance
• Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to mitigate potential hazards, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices
• Facilitate a work environment that supports a strong, safe and healthy culture
Job Specific Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of work experience in a health and safety related field; in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 10 years of work experience in a health and safety related field
• Demonstrated managerial/leadership abilities with strong decision making, problem solving, adaptability, teamwork, and customer and safety focus and commitment to continuous improvement
• Experience in safety program and/or compliance management, safety consulting or safety regulatory agency experience
• Good networking skills with demonstrated ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels in the organization, ranging from field personnel to senior leadership
• Demonstrated ability to understand and disseminate technical subject matter to drive safety improvements
• Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local occupational health & safety regulations and related consensus standards.
• Ability to quickly learn and interpret line of business and corporate health and safety policies and procedures
• Excellent verbal and written communication and persuasive interpersonal skills and strong analytical and presentation skills
• Must have instructional skills and experience and the ability to deliver presentations, hands on and classroom training for both large and small groups.
• Completed coursework/education in electric technology field
• MS/MA in related area of specialty
• T&D utility industry experience or knowledge
• Professional certification in safety, health, loss prevention, environmental or other related discipline (CHMM, CSP, CUSP, CUSA, CIH, OSHT…) or must secure certification within 24 months from date of acceptance of position.
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Environmental Engineering Technician – DEC
Duties Description The primary responsibilities of the Seasonal Environmental Engineering Technician 1 (EET1) with the Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance’s Southern Monitoring Section will be to assist the Laboratory Equipment Designers and Engineers in the operation and maintenance of air monitoring equipment in the New York City Metropolitan area. The EET1 will work alongside other field operators and engineers in the routine testing and deployment of air monitoring equipment and will be responsible for independent operation and maintenance of various manual air monitoring samplers, ensuring the monitoring equipment meets the prescribed performance and collection efficiencies as well as the necessary quality assurance and quality control checks. This EET1 will aid field technicians in the implementation and operation of activities associated with special air monitoring projects and will assist in the repair and refurbishment of failed equipment and air monitoring site structures as well as the upkeep of air monitoring sites and surroundings.
•Graduation for high school (or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized education authority or a USAFI GED diploma high school level) AND one year of the experience described in option 1 above;
•Graduation from a high school technical education program in technical aeronautics, technical architectural drafting and building construction; technical chemistry, industrial chemistry, technical electricity/electronics, technical mechanical design and construction, technical structural drafting and design, technical instrumentation and control systems or computer circuitry;
•Eighteen college semester credit hours in any combination of the following courses: engineering; such as civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and/or sanitary; public health; environmental and/or engineering technology; drafting; mathematics; surveying; computer science, environmental science; and/or the natural and physical sciences
•Preferred Qualifications: Mechanical and electrical equipment repair experience and or training
•Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position
•Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions
•Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds
•This is a seasonal, part-time position
•The primary responsibilities of the Seasonal Environmental Engineering Technician 1 (EET1) with the Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance’s Southern Monitoring Section will be to assist the Laboratory Equipment Designers and Engineers in the operation and maintenance of air monitoring equipment in the New York City Metropolitan area
•The EET1 will work alongside other field operators and engineers in the routine testing and deployment of air monitoring equipment and will be responsible for independent operation and maintenance of various manual air monitoring samplers, ensuring the monitoring equipment meets the prescribed performance and collection efficiencies as well as the necessary quality assurance and quality control checks
•This EET1 will aid field technicians in the implementation and operation of activities associated with special air monitoring projects and will assist in the repair and refurbishment of failed equipment and air monitoring site structures as well as the upkeep of air monitoring sites and surroundings
•This Technician will be required to operate a State vehicle and will assist in the transportation and installation of air monitoring equipment and must be capable of physically moving air monitoring equipment and supplies as well as equipment enclosures
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