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Environmental Health & Safety Technician - Occupational Safety

Posted 2014-01-17
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Type:
Job (Full-Time)

Job Location:
Worcester, MA

Job Description


This position will report to the Hospital Safety unit of EH&S at the Memorial campus but will provide service to all campuses. It will provide critical safety and compliance assistance to programs such as hazard communication inventory, pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal program, Joint Commission, OSHA, training including new employee orientation, HSI/EQI inspections (Hazard Surveillance), assisting with the respiratory fit testing and injury prevention programs, management and assessment of ergonomic hazards, and emergency response 24/7 for any EH&S incidents. This position will also assist the other units of EH&S when necessary .

Job Requirements


*Help with providing training and technical guidance or advice, to personnel, faculty and students on various EH&S compliance programs
*Conduct worksite evaluations, inspections, audits, investigations, or surveillance surveys for compliance programs. May help with creating or preparing checklists for the compliance inspections. Help with identifying potential risks and with recommending appropriate solutions
*Perform data entry into EH&S databases. Assist with reviewing and analyzing data for trends, deficiencies, quality control, and with seeking solutions to correct identified issues
*Help maintain records and documentation, including training records, waste manifests, MSDS, safety equipment certifications, and other regulatory compliance documents
*Assist with responding to urgent and emergency calls, questions and requests, following all regulations and procedures.
*Participate in the EH&S Emergency Response Team
*Maintain and test equipment, inventory, and supplies used for compliance management, may include performing chemical fume hood testing, emergency shower and eye wash testing, and performing respiratory fit testing
*Draft technical safety reports, assessment reports, hazard surveillance reports, lab inspection reports, and incident review reports
*Assist with reviewing and updating of policies, procedures, and safety manuals
*Interact with members of the Hospital and School community
*Perform other duties as required.


*Bachelors degree in Safety Studies, Environmental Science, Fire Safety, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health and Safety, or a related degree
*Basic knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to Env. Health & Safety, such as; EPA, DOT, OSHA, NIH, CDC, NIOSH, MADPH, MADEP
*Some skill with Microsoft Office software and database applications
*Must have a valid drivers license, and the ability to travel to off-site locations and respond to matters of urgency, sometimes after normal working hours
*To be able to become certified as OSHA 40 hour Emergency Responder is required
*Good oral and written communication skills
*Ability to satisfactorily manage and report status of assignments, tasks, responsibilities, and multiple elements of complex programs.

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Hours: Full-Time
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