Director Environmental Occupational Health and Safety
Manages the development, implementation and administration of programs, procedures and policies for maintaining the University’s compliance with applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing environment, occupational health and safety.
Acts in a senior management capacity over other positions; orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts include: departmental senior officials, officers and staff; University administrators, faculty and students. External contacts include: federal, state, and local agencies, and the general public.
Implements, maintains and monitors environmental, occupational health and safety programs to ensure the University’s timely compliance with environmental, occupational health and regulations and laws governing hazardous waste, fire safety, air and water emissions, industrial hygiene, infectious waste, laboratory safety, and underground storage tanks.
Ensures the University’s compliance with OSHA, EPA, federal state and local statutes evaluating existing programs and/or creating and implementing programs and mechanisms to foster the University’s awareness of and compliance with environmental, occupational health and safety issues and regulations governing laboratory safety, air and water emissions, fire safety, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, infectious waste, laboratory safety, and underground storage tanks.
Monitors proposed changes and new developments in environmental, occupational health and safety laws. Advises management of the impact of such changes and developments on the University’s policies, procedures and programs. Recommends appropriate courses of actions, as necessary.
Communicates policies, procedures, changes and new developments in applicable issues and regulations to management and University employees to provide understanding and to ensure compliance.
Serves as the Chief Inspection Officer for incidents involving safety of University students, employees and property.
Supervises safety inspections and audits of University buildings, laboratories, underground storage tanks, etc. Responds to and reviews concerns, test results and citations from OSHA and other agencies.