The primary purpose of this position is to develop and manage the university Fall Protection Program in compliance with OSHA regulations. This position will be the designated OSHA “Competent Person” and Subject-Matter Expert regarding fall protection system selection and use across campus. The position conducts investigations across campus in accordance with the annual Hazard Management Plan (HMP) inspection program, as well as serves as the main EHS liaison to departments hiring student-employees, such as Exercise Sports Sciences, Student Union, Student Stores, Athletics, etc. As part of the HMP program, the position will conduct safety investigations and training in order to ensure safe work practices of student workers and maintain compliance on campus with OSHA, EPA, NFPA, and state (NCOSHA) and university requirements. The individual in this position must have knowledge in research and workplace safety. The individual in this positions implements and monitors the educational program and trains/consults with campus staff faculty, researchers, and students on corrective actions, regulations, and requirements of regulatory agencies of the departments specified above. The primary goal of this position is to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors at all UNC facilities.
This position is a member of the EHS Emergency Response/HazMat team. This requires on-call responsibilities throughout the standard 8-hour workday (8am-5pm).
Education and Experience:
Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.
Knowledge-Professional: Ability to administer University, local, State, and Federal guidelines. Ability to stay current on emerging industry trends and incorporate changes/updates to campus programs. Ability to assess new trends/issues (sustainability), researches impact on a University, and/or develops policies. Ability to address issues that are moderate in scope in compliance with University, local, State and Federal laws and regulations. Ability to provide technical support, analysis, and consultative services to identify or rectify EHS programmatic area(s) that are moderate in scope (i.e. construction safety plans). Ability to apply working knowledge and understanding of EHS principles, practices and equipment to determine if proper methods and procedures are utilized and to assure compliance with Federal, State, local, and Industrial regulations. Ability to modify and/or design equipment and tools.
Program Monitoring and Administration: Ability to conduct and document moderately complex inspections/investigations (i.e. construction sites); assist in corrective action strategies; assess, determine, plan and implement corrective action for standard to non-standard situations. Ability to evaluate incident, make appropriate decisions regarding the need for facility evacuations and additional resource needs, initiate necessary actions to control the situation until help arrives. Ability to direct and maintain EHS program(s) of moderate scope (may include supervision, variety of settings, technical intricacies in testing and assessment). Ability to develop and maintain a database for tracking of EHS data; monitor trends and evaluate existing data; provide annual reports to regulatory agencies; oversee collection of field data. Ability to conduct EHS assessments to determine impact and program effectiveness. Ability to review building design and/or workplace process/procedures for a moderately complex facility for EHS concerns.
Training and Education: Ability to design and develop training programs; coordinate and train others on EHS measures and guidelines to meet the level of the audience. Ability to design and develop educational materials of moderate complexity or for a specialized area.
Safety and Health Compliance: Ability to apply working knowledge of local, State and Federal regulations to determine compliance within program area(s); oversees compliance with EHS measures and guidelines. Ability to review permits/projects for design and implementation of work; establish procedures for operational compliance and track performance of permit holders. Ability to train others to perform self-audits and review self-audits completed by others. Ability to ensure proper certifications are obtained and maintained. Ability to consult with industry professionals to stay current of trends and issues.
Communication: Ability to Interpret inspection results and recommendations effectively to higher level administrators and implements inspection recommendations. Ability to interpret rules and regulations based on campus inquiries.
Four (4) to five (5) years experience in the Environment, Health & Safety professions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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