Classification: Campus Operations Professional 1—Environmental Health and Safety, 8421HS, represented by Civil Servce.
Description of Position
This position provides the University of Minnesota, Morris campus with Environmental Health and Safety services. The position provides knowledge and resources and connects University Health and Safety with partners.
50% General Safety
Apply established safety and health program templates and procedures to campus operations which include:
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Written safety and health policies and procedures for units/departments
Customize developed modules and deliver safety program training for education for supervisors, staff, faculty and students based on:
Hazard recognition and exposure prevention
Compliance with applicable standards, rules and regulations
Customize safety orientation material to be used by supervisors for training new employees
Evaluate, review and recommend safe work methods and practices based on guidance from supervisor
Facilitate the assessment of exposure hazards such as dust, chemicals, radiation, confined spaces, ergonomics and other physical hazards
Conduct safety audits of department work areas, construction sites, laboratories and facilities based on potential risks, accident experience, compliance history, or as requested. Work with supervisor to report and make recommendations for corrective actions to be taken on safety and health audit findings.
Apply knowledge of federal, state, and local standards, rules and regulations concerning health and safety issues when customizing safety program templates or making safety & health recommendations
As the Environmental Health and Safety employee, serve and support committees as assigned
Advise senior leaders about environmental health and safety issues affecting the campus.
15% Laboratory Safety
Arrange annual fume hood certifications
Conduct lab safety inspections
Support the lab coordinators role in lab safety assurance
10% Hazardous and other Regulated Waste Management
Coordinate the regulated waste program on the Morris campus
Advise hazardous waste generators on the Morris campus and West Central Research and Outreach Center on hazardous waste shipments
Respond to hazardous waste disposal requests
Collect and process special waste and hazardous waste
Maintain inventory of supplies and distribute to consumers
Maintain waste storage facility
10% Emergency Management
Provide professional support in the development and maintenance of the UMM Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Participate in exercises of the EOP
Execute specified role in the EOP
Complete building emergency plans
Advise University staff, students, and visitors about appropriate emergency procedures
Participate in inspections or other actions taken by local emergency response agencies.
Maintain a working relationship with emergency management agencies
Monitor or assist with emergency responses
Coordinate chemical spill response with the Morris Fire Department and the contracted Hazardous Materials Response Team
Work with the DEM to coordinate campus emergency management and maintain contacts and working relationships with local city and county emergency management departments
5% Environmental Compliance
Complete reports such as those related to air emissions, hazardous waste, chemical spills, and emergency management as directed
Work with service providers to provide technical support related to compliance in the areas of storm water, wastewater, groundwater, air quality, storage tanks, feedlots and spill prevention control and countermeasures as needed
Provide support to DEHS management to facilitate planning and development of “best practice” environmental programs and solutions.
Monitor work sites for stormwater, erosion and sediment control as directed
5% Fire and Life Safety Compliance
Make sure that Community Advisers are trained and quarterly housing unit evacuation drills are conducted
Participate in capital development projects
Represent DEHS on campus construction and renovation support committees as directed
Review construction meeting minutes and attend meetings when DEHS input is required
5% Building Code Compliance
Work under direction of the University Building Official
Conduct assigned inspections and surveys
Review work requiring a building permit as directed
Report violations of building and fire code to the University Building Official
The University of Minnesota Morris, Facilities Management seeks an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. This position is twelve months, 40 hours week/100% time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities. The qualifications are as follows:
BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience in a University environment to equal at least four years.
A working knowledge of Federal, state, and local standards, regulations and rules, including federal OSHA general industry standards, Minnesota Department of Labor (MnOSHA) and Minnesota Department of Health regulations.
The applicant must be able to understand the effects of exposure to hazardous materials
Demonstrated ability to facilitate solutions as part of a team to complex health and safety problems by using persuasion, experience and knowledge
Independent ability to prioritize tasks and use analytical skills to write reports and programs.
Professional demeanor while performing site visits and investigations
Communicate clearly in writing and verbally about health and safety issues
Comfortably work with diverse group of employees and students Interpersonal skill and openness to mutual problem solving with supervisors and subordinates is essential
The applicant must be able to climb stairs and ladders and be able to make their way through obstructed and confined spaces in order to assess work places. The applicant must be able to lift and carry equipment that might weigh 40 pounds.
Internal Number: 338401
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.