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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$77,000 
Location:
Newton, Massachusetts
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Consultant
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Consultant
Industry Segments:
Healthcare/Hospitals/Medical
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
EH&S Healthcare 319

EHS / Assistant Safety Officer

Provide Environmental Health & Safety program coordination at healthcare client Safety Office site. The department manages the Joint Commission Environment of Care activities, environmental tours, manages the preconstruction risk assessment process and performs associated inspections, provides guidance on the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, and manages the disposal of hazardous materials, along with many other hospital safety responsibilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Pre-construction risk assessment (PCRA management): provides support related to the PCRA program including managing PCRA meetings and databases, auditing sites, and providing education to contractors and internal stakeholders.
  • Life safety code compliance: Oversee NFPA Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance activities, including oversight of audits of required fire and smoke barrier walls, inspections of doors, and LSC code interpretation support.
  • Environmental compliance: Direct compliance activities related to MWRA, US EPA, and MADEP compliance activities, including: Tier 2 tracking and submittal, Clean Air Act reporting, hazardous waste program oversight, spill prevention and countermeasure (SPCC) planning and support, and overall environmental compliance program and activities including policy and program develop, training, and regulatory reporting. 
  • Hospital, construction, and laboratory inspections: Conduct periodic inspections of hospital areas including inpatient, support and ancillary services environments, construction sites, and laboratories in accordance with federal, state, and local government regulations and agencies’ policies.
  • Safety training and written program updates: Prepare and deliver EH&S training programs; update written materials regarding EH&S (e.g., Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication, etc.).

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

EDUCATION / TRAINING 

Must have B.S. degree in industrial hygiene, safety, or the natural and/or physical sciences. M.S. degree preferred. Professional certification or certification-eligible, such as CIH, CSP, CHMM, HEM, active membership in a professional organization, working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and TJC regulations and standards, and OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER and DOT/RCRA hazardous materials training are preferred.  In addition, the candidate will have experience with the role of the Joint Commission, the Local Fire Department and Building officials in compliance activities.

Must have at least four to eight years of experience in a healthcare environment.

 *No relocation assistance will be provided.

Environmental Health & Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. 

 

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