Title Safety Specialist Posting Number S00816JP Department Facilities Management Administration Job Summary
The Safety Specialist will support the Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety in maintaining Bowdoin College’s comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety ( EHS ) Program. The Safety Specialist will work under the direction of the Associate Director of EHS and be responsible for coordinating and conducting safety training, handling hazardous materials and wastes and universal wastes, directing hazardous material clean-up efforts, reviewing and revising safety plans, programs, and policies, assisting with job hazard analyses and exposure assessments, administering the HAZCOM program, maintaining field equipment, acting as a “competent person,”conduct surveys of life safety. emergency equipment, building safety, universal and hazardous wastes, and contractor safety compliance, managing information databases, and record keeping duties are also required.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering, Fire Science, Industrial Hygiene, or Environmental Health strongly preferred.
HS diploma or GED equivalent required.
Certification program or training in one or more of the following required: Occupational Health and Safety Administration General or Construction Industry 30 Hour, Industrial Hygiene, NFPA Life Safety or related fields.
Working knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, MEDEP, USEPA, ANSI standards/codes/regulations.
Experience with safety standards as they relate to Asbestos, confined space, chemical safety, Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE ), electrical safety, lock-out tag-out, arc flash, fall protection systems, lifts and ladders, scaffolding, among others.
Ability to communicate effectively and speak in front of diverse groups. Detail oriented and highly organized. Possesses strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and make sound decisions with regards to environmental health and safety. Self motivated, and values safety culture. Able to address safety concerns with employees and supervisors as they arise.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and the willingness and ability to learn new software/computer programs.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Valid driver’s license required with the ability to meet the requirements of the Bowdoin College Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
A minimum of three years of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Generally works first shift (8:00AM-5:00PM) but may be required to work at other times when work during before/after hours may occur or as incidents or emergencies demand.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 06/03/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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