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.
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.
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.