Posting Number: P03954CT. Application window closes May 22, 2023
Link to position description and to apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/135217.
Position Summary: Environmental Health and Safety’s mission is to foster a safe and healthful environment for the OSU community. EH&S’ goal is to partner with the OSU community to protect human health and the environment, ensure regulatory compliance, and to preserve University interests and assets. The results of this program affect the entire University student body, faculty, and staff.
This position will assist departments in occupational safety & health assessments for office, field, shop, construction, agricultural, and non-laboratory and laboratory areas; perform regular incident/accident follow-ups; provide respirator and hearing protection fit testing and training; perform ergonomic evaluations and help advise departments on issues of environmental health and safety, and respond to campus emergencies upon request of their supervisor.
(55%) DEPARTMENT SAFETY ADVISOR and EH&S ASSESSMENTS: Assist departments in implementing the OSU Safety Management Program and other occupational health and safety programs. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, performing assessments, assessing hazards, investigating reports of unsafe conditions, conducting safety training, and developing safety documents and resources. Frequent visits to shop, construction, and agricultural settings where occupational hazards and/or chemicals are stored and used will be required. Administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to, understanding, interpreting, and applying regulatory codes, writing procedures, creating and presenting training materials, utilizing construction standards, standard operating procedures, and policies and practices set forth for Environmental Health & Safety.
(20%) INCIDENT/ACCIDENT FOLLOWUP: Perform incident/accident follow-up investigations utilizing accident data from OSU Worker’s Compensation and SAIF. Meet with supervisors, injured persons, and witnesses as necessary to perform follow-ups and make written recommendations for corrective action. Maintain records of accident circumstances, photographs, notes, and documentation of follow-up recommendations/corrective actions.
(15%) RESPIRATOR and HEARING PROTECTION FIT TESTING: Coordinate respirator fit testing and hearing protection training as required or requested by the OSU community. Maintain testing records and testing equipment. Input of testing records into the EH&S management information system. Coordinate testing with Occupational Medicine as required.
(5%) ERGONOMICS: Coordinate the ergonomics program and respond to customer requests for ergonomic consultations and other resources. Utilize SAIF’s ErgoPoint software database, perform in-person ergonomic assessments, and provide follow-up as needed or requested. Also track and manage Safety In Motion training for trainers and facilitate its use within the campus community.
(5%) Perform other duties as assigned, and any administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to becoming familiar with all construction standards, relevant occupational safety & health codes, standard operating procedures, policies and procedures, follow all business rules, standard operating procedures, and administrative practices.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; AND Two years of related professional experience in environmental, health, or safety; OR A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications. Graduate level courses in the subject areas may be substituted, on a credit-hour basis, for a portion of the required experience. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed graduate-level courses or have additional experience in Industrial Hygiene, or in occupational, public, or environmental programs. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational leadership skills.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Preferred Qualifications: A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Working Conditions/Schedule: Typical schedule is M-F 8am – 5pm; with some after-hours work during inclement weather, emergencies, or other University work curtailments or closures.
This position supports essential functions of Environmental Health & Safety and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. The incumbent will be contacted by their direct supervisor or unit leadership daily for extended University delays or closures to determine if they are required to report to work.
Work environment is varied and includes, but is not limited to shop, agricultural, field, office, animal facilities, industrial sites, laboratories, hazardous material storage facilities, or fresh water/marine settings.