Specialist, Environmental Health/Fire Life Safety (Prescott)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist provides occupational safety and environmental compliance support to the Prescott Campus as well as Fire Life Safety Officer responsibilities. Reporting to the Chancellor (and a dotted line reporting relationship to the University Associate Vice President for Safety and Risk), supports Federal, State and Local regulatory safety compliance of all employees and leads the safety culture effort for the campus. The EHS Specialist also provides Emergency Management support to EHS-related emergencies on the campus and at the flightline.

Essential Job Functions:

Occupational Safety 30%

  • Administer the Occupational Safety Program that ensures that all employees work in an environment free from hazards.
  • Conduct safety training for all new hires, refresher training for employees in specific at risk positions, and provide training support for training expert subject matter consultants.
  • Conduct random and scheduled safety inspections and audits of all Prescott ERAU-owned properties.
  • Develop new safety standard operating procedures and review/audit existing safety policies. Develop safety manuals for specific regulatory requirements.
  • Investigate all occupational accidents, write the investigation report, and implement safety corrections to prevent future accidents. All accidents are investigated using Human Factors taxonomy such as HFACS (Human Factors Analysis & Classification System).
  • Investigate all safety concerns including indoor air quality, ergonomics, mechanical hazards, trip hazards, etc. Work with campus departments such as facilities or campus safety to correct know issues. Work with contractors for specialized services. Review all reported concerns from the online incident form.
  • Manage the MSDSOnline (Safety Data Sheet) database and all requirements of the GHS SDS Hazard Communication standard.
  • Maintain certification as Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) Site Supervisor as specified by OSHA 29CFR1910.120.
  • Operate as the Campus Radiation Safety Officer. Audit radiation sources. Develop the radiation safety manual. Comply with all Arizona Department of Health Statutes and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.
  • Operate as the Campus Laser Safety Officer. Audit all laser sources that are Class 3b and 4. Develop and maintain the Laser Safety Manual.

Environmental Compliance 35%

  • Administer and enforce environmental regulations for Prescott ERAU properties. These include, but are not limited to Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, Asbestos/Lead Abatement, and Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Project Manager for all environmental clean-up operations such as spills of petroleum products. Manage contamination sites that have not received a No Further Action status.
  • Provide support to the University on all land investigations where contamination is suspected. Manage the environmental contractor(s).
  • Direct all Hazardous Waste operations for all Prescott ERAU properties in accordance with federal, state and local regulations: 1. Maintain all waste manifests. 2. Manage waste contractors and schedule all waste services. 3. Maintain and enforce all DOT regulations for the safe transport of Prescott ERAU hazardous waste. 4. Provide training to all employees working with hazardous waste. 5. Perform waste determination surveys of all potential waste. 6. Maintain the Hazardous Waste Manual.
  • Maintain the Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan. Supervise/perform the monthly inspection of all Prescott ERAU petroleum sources and tanks.
  • Provide training to all employees about specific environmental regulations.

Fire Life Safety Officer duties/responsibilities 20%

  • Conducts and documents routine fire and life safety inspections of all campus buildings, according to National, Federal, State and local codes and regulations. Establishes working relationships with local fire and emergency services departments and governing authorities. Investigates and recommends fire and life safety system performance specifications for campus facilities
  • Coordinates maintenance, repair, specification and new purchases of fire detection and suppression systems, AEDs, fire extinguishers, emergency phones and other emergency supplies. Inspects, repairs, troubleshoots and tests: fire extinguishers; fire alarm monitoring equipment systems (including automatic fire sprinkler systems); emergency phones.
  • Coordinate, develop and deliver training for the Emergency Operations Team (EOT). Participate and provide leadership to the EOT during activations and emergency incidents. May assume ICS position(s) as directed. Conducts fire safety education and training programs as required (including new employee orientation). Conducts periodic fire and emergency evacuation drills for campus buildings as deemed necessary. Works with building liaisons and residential professionals to develop orderly evacuation plans and ensure drills are occurring as required.

Reporting and Coordinating Management Follow-up Activities: 10%

  • Follow University and Campus policies and procedures for documenting training, inspections, audit and investigations.
  • Maintain all required reports and records.
  • Insure leadership is aware of all findings and that management provides timely responses that adequately address issues.
  • Elevate outstanding items as required.

University Support and Collaboration: 5%

  • Collaboratively work with University leadership and the Director of Environmental Health and Safety from the Daytona Beach campus to provide input and expertise on policy development.
  • Assist the Daytona Beach Director of Environmental Safety as required in the event of an emergency or when additional expertise or assistance is requested by the University.
  • Keep the University Associate Vice President for Safety and Risk apprised of activities and issued and elevate concerns as necessary.

Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree in Safety Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, Industrial Engineering or closely related field and up to 3 years related professional work experience

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to gather information and implement requirements of ADA, ADEQ, OSHA, etc.
  • Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.
  • Ability to identify the use of meters such as noise dosimeters, radiological detectors, Organic Vapor Analyzers, multi-gas meters, Photoionization Detectors, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

Master's degree in Safety Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, Industrial Engineering or closely related field

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • OSHA training certificates
  • Incident Command System (ICS) or National Incident Management System (NIMS) training certificates

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