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Smith CollegeLocation: Northampton, MA 01063 Document ID: AC372-1JVF Posted on: 2019-01-2901/29/2019 Job Type: Regular
AD0962 - Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Develop and implement a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EH&S) program at Smith College. Work to continually improve safety and achieve related compliance throughout the college. Collaborate with campus police, capital projects, facilities operations, botanic gardens, events management, science center safety office, and others throughout the college. Manage the Health and Safety Coordinator position and conduct all related employee supervision and performance management activities for that position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Occupational Safety and Health: Develop and maintain a management system for EH&S, in consideration of and in compliance with current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and applicable industry standards. Identify and assess potential hazards on campus; provide recommendations for resolution. Track safety metrics, ratings and statistics to measure the overall performance of the EH&S program. Develop, maintain, and distribute policies and procedures related to safety. Perform inspections of campus safety hazards as requested or required. Coordinate with capital projects staff to maximize safety performance by contractors on construction projects. Manage hazard communication program and miscellaneous safety-related programs as assigned, such as golf cart safety, vehicle safety, safety shoes, and others.
Environmental Protection and Hazardous Materials: Provide oversight and management related to the college's hazardous materials program. Assess and evaluate existing hazards related to building materials such as asbestos, lead-based paint, PCB, or other. Directly supervise and manage consultants and contractors performing inspection, monitoring and removal of hazardous materials. Ensure compliance with all related regulations. Provide comprehensive recordkeeping and documentation related to hazardous materials, doing so in compliance with all relevant regulations.
Fire and Life Safety: Provide management and leadership to ensure compliance with applicable fire and life safety regulations and codes. Evaluate and provide feedback on matters related to fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, building egress, and other related areas. Take a leadership role in scheduling and conducting fire drills and other exercises across campus as assigned. Ensure coordination with city departments for regular building or fire inspections.
Training Management: Develop and implement a safety training program. Conduct trainings, or engage and supervise outsourced trainings, related to health and safety topics. Ensure compliance with related training regulations. Create and maintain a system for tracking training implementation and employee participation. Assist other managers in establishing a culture of safety through information sharing and training implementation.
Communications/Collaboration: Perform frequent and robust communications related to all activities. Provide information and assistance as necessary to other departments to further the goals of safety and compliance. Perform a leadership role on the college's occupational safety committee, and other related committees as assigned. Coordinate with campus police or other entities on emergency preparedness matters, including drills and exercises. Conduct meetings, perform training activities, and provide encouragement to capture participation and enthusiasm for safety-related improvements to operations and projects. Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders as necessary to build a culture of common purpose. Establish positive relationships with all levels of college administration, faculty and students, as well as local, state & federal regulatory bodies. Prepare reports as requested and as necessary to communicate successes and challenges to safety and environmental management. Respond to community inquiries or concerns related to safety or hazardous materials. Communicate through a variety of methods including through the establishment and maintenance of an EH&S website for the college.
Other Duties as Assigned: Perform miscellaneous tasks as necessary for the demonstrated successful implementation of an EH&S program. Perform administrative duties as necessary for paperwork and recordkeeping management. Perform data analysis as necessary or requested. Respond to emergencies as necessary. Represent Smith College as necessary and participate in training activities to keep maintain professional knowledge of evolving regulatory requirements. Provide financial management of program and contracted activities as required. Develop scopes of work and contractual agreements for consultants or other professional services.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience in facilities management, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials management, and/or occupational safety and health or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Experience working in higher education or similar complex institution preferred. Management experience preferred.
Skills: Strong computer skills, including the ability to learn new software as necessary. Ability to fully utilize email, electronic calendars, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DEP requirements and safety procedures. Working knowledge of governing codes and standards related to hazardous materials management.
Strong financial and contract management skills. Ability to negotiate. Detail-oriented. Excellent time management skills and ability to deliver work on assigned schedules. Demonstrated ability to access any portion of a construction/facility site including climbing ladders to assess conditions and perform inspections of existing facilities. Skilled in communicating information to a diverse set of constituencies in a collegial environment. Must demonstrate integrity and sound judgment, leadership and communication skills. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels in a demanding environment. Demonstrated ability to act decisively and independently to resolve complex issues. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, city officials, other government agencies, and the general public.
The normal hiring range for this position is $62,797 to $80,066.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer
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