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Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
Salary range $60,000 - $66,000 annually.
Date posted
Jun 24, 2024

Job Details

The Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator is a member of the Environmental Health and Safety Team and assists in the development, implementation and enforcement of campus environmental health and safety policies and programs governing a safe campus environment and meeting regulatory compliance. The position serves as a liaison between Safety & Security, Residence Life, Facilities Operations and other departments regarding compliance with related laws, regulations and policies and procedures. The coordinator is the point person for resolving violations with students, staff and faculty and is responsible for managing the relationships with vendors and contractors who perform related work on campus. This is an on-campus position. Salary range $60,000 - $66,000 annually.

Duties and Responsibilities


Fire Safety


  • Accompany New York State Fire Code Officer on all inspections of university buildings and coordinate corrective actions with all relevant University departments and outside entities. Verify all corrective actions have been satisfactorily completed meeting the deadlines issued. Conduct monthly checks of fire extinguishers and emergency/exit lights in buildings without custodial coverage, maintain records and verify checks by others are being performed and recorded accurately. Exchange discharged fire extinguishers as needed and coordinate refill and procurement. Coordinate with Dining Services to ensure 3rd party hood cleanings are completed on schedule, certified and all corrective actions are completed. Schedule and assist with 3rd party life safety system and other inspections as needed. Serve as the Life Safety Systems Impairment Coordinator. Review life safety system design in all construction documents.

General Safety


  • Serve as a member of the Campus Safety Committee. Exercise emergency authority to stop and prevent unsafe acts. Assist with development and implementation of safety programs and policies. Perform Faculty/Staff housing inspections. Coordinate and administer the University hot work program and confined space program entries. Coordinate tent permits and ensure necessary safety requirements are met. Perform accident investigations and oversee corrective actions. Work collaboratively to remedy safety issues, reported hazards and violations including items identified by the safety committee. Perform administrative functions, including maintaining documentation and the procurement of safety equipment and supplies. Participate in workers compensation agent reviews and walkthroughs and assist with corrective actions. Perform noise dosimetry to identify acceptable noise levels. Perform Job Hazard Analysis. Perform and document routine building walk throughs and safety checks. Assist with maintaining and monitoring existing, comprehensive EHS programs to assure compliance with current, emerging and/or changing federal, state, OSHA and all other regulations. Recommend and implement enhancements to policies and procedures to improve compliance and efficiency. Perform door and eye wash inspections. Member of the Confined Space Entry Rescue Team. Participates to EHS related University risk management and mitigation strategies and planning. Participate in spill responses and SPCC plan procedures as needed.

Contractor Safety


  • Collect and review written contactor safety programs. Perform pre-project contractor safety meetings to identify potential hazards and ensure plans exist to perform work safely and in compliance with University and regulatory requirements. Perform project safety inspections and assist with corrective actions.



  • Conduct fire safety training of Residence Life staff, other departments, and students and provide extinguisher training. Perform routine toolbox talks with Facilities and other departments. Provide other safety related training as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the areas of NYS Fire Codes, Building Codes, OSHA regulations and overall EHS safety codes and regulations. OSHA 30 Certification or ability to achieve certification within 6 months of employment NYS Code Enforcement Official or Building Safety Inspector certification or ability to achieve a certification within 18 months of employment and maintain certification Strong technology background, including efficient working knowledge of Excel, MS Office, and other related applications Excellent leadership and collaboration skills Excellent organizational skills with precise attention to detail required and the highest quality standards Strong communication skills required, including oral, written and listening skills. Demonstrable good judgment and the ability to work under pressure Well-organized, high-energy individual with excellent customer service skills Ability to set priorities, make decisions and work independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to develop positive and productive working relationships across divisions Experience with customer service standards and procedures

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience implementing new and updating existing safety procedures and programs Experience with job hazard analysis Experience with accident investigations Experience with risk management and mitigation strategies and planning Experience with Confined Space Rescue

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Pat Gagnon, Assistant Vice President of Safety & Security & Emergency Management at


All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.



St. Lawrence University

Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region. 

St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few. 


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