Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator (Part-time)
October 9, 2018
Higher Education Institution
Under the general direction of the Director of Buildings & Grounds, the Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator will develop, maintain and promote policies, procedures, programs and training necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Ensure college compliance with federal, state and local environmental health and safety laws, codes, regulations, ordinances and licenses while minimizing institutional liability. This position is a part-time, 24 hour per week position.
Health & Safety Compliance:
Collaborate with all college departments and units to develop, implement and promote health or safety monitoring and training. Develop and implement solutions to environmental health and safety problems.
Work with faculty and staff to remediate problems that present a low to moderate health or safety hazard. Additionally, work with Buildings and Grounds to quickly address serious health and safety problems. Discontinue the operation of any college activity or function that is imminently life threatening in consultation with the appropriate person(s) and / or committee(s).
Serve as the campus fire marshal. Coordinate fire drills as required with the Department of Public Safety and Buildings and Grounds. Assist with formulating disaster plan for the college to include evacuation plan and emergency response plan. Responsible for posting plans in all buildings on campus.
Review work stations for ergonomic concerns, make recommendations for remediation. Order and conduct post installation inspections of remedial equipment.
Serve as a resource to and / or participate on college committees (up to and including co-chairing them) responsible for environmental health and safety. Participating in related committees such as Disability and Emergency Planning. Assist committees with problem identification and remediation, policy development, procedures, committee charges and compliance issues. Work with academic and administrative departments on assessing health and safety risks and make recommendations for mediation.
Assist the College in interactions and negotiations with environmental health and safety regulatory agencies, including OSHA, Massachusetts DEP and EPA. Coordinate external agency reviews and inspections. Ensure appropriate institutional response to agency concerns, findings, requests and citations.
Records & Training:
Maintain the environmental health and safety records for the college. To include but not limited to MSDS sheets, Tier II reports, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans, hazardous waste disposal manifest, training record, etc.
Audit laboratory spaces, workshops, processes, chemical storage areas, and other areas on an annual basis. Submit reports and maintain all related documentation of these audits. Maintain a recurring-items spreadsheet of items needing to be completed on a recurring basis (reports, inspections, permits, etc.).
Set up and monitor training for staff, seasonal employees, faculty and students as required for Bloodborne Pathogen Training, Safe Driver Training, Safe Lifting, Personal Protective Equipment Training, spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Training, Asbestos Awareness, Golf Cart Safety and other State, Federal and college requirements.
Prepare budgets and monitor expenses against budget.
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
Perform other related duties as directed.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Industrial Engineering (or a closely related field).
Two to five years of demonstrable, hands-on experience in the management of environmental health and safety programs preferable at an institution of higher learning.
An advanced degree or professional certification in health and environmental regulation.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the college, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.