This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
The Environmental Health and Safety Officer will develop, coordinate, evaluate, and execute University Policies and procedures that will ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors. In accordance with regulatory mandates, topics included will be complex technical areas such as hazard control and risk management, occupational safety and health, radiation protection and fire prevention.
The Environmental Health and Safety Officer may work with or have access to professionals with administrative, engineering, chemical, radiation, occupational, environmental, and fire safety credentials and will be prepared to assess, measure, and evaluate potential hazards which the University community may encounter for purposes of developing safety related programs to heighten safety awareness among staff, faculty and students and to fulfill obligations concerning Right To Know/Hazard Communication legislation.
The Environmental Health and Safety Officer will supervise and identify the need for monitoring, on a continued basis, for hazards associate with toxic atmospheres, chemicals, flammable liquids, radiation, etc; inspect and determine that available life safety devices such as fume hoods, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors are in proper supply and working condition; review plans and blueprints to ensure that campus planning personnel are in compliance with all pertinent building codes and safety regulations during the planning of new construction and rehabilitation of existing facilities or in the lease or purchase of off-campus facilities; manage, plan, schedule, participate in, and assume the overall responsibility for all safety and safety related inspections of buildings, maintenance operations, dormitories, laboratories, and research areas, construction and facilities rehabilitation sites, storage areas, etc. for the purpose of detecting and appraising unsafe conditions or activities; direct the investigation of accidents, fires, incidents involving hazardous chemicals and any other environmental or safety related concerns; prepares information for presentation to University Management and in Civil Courts in cooperation with the Attorney General's Office if required; plan, schedule, and coordinate safety training programs for faculty, staff, and students such as Right To Know/Hazard Communication, techniques in hazardous materials handling, hazardous waste management, machine and tool safety, laboratory and chemical safety, the general subjects of fire prevention and occupational and environmental hygiene; such responsibilities would also include the composition of training and reference manuals; recommend renovation and/or maintenance projects to improve safety in work, research, and living areas; actively participate in University safety related committees such as Campus Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Research Safety Committee.
Master's Degree in industrial hygiene or the physical sciences. Five years experience as an environmental health and safety professional.
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