Environmental Health and Safety Manager (83705)
Within the division of Finance and Business and under the general supervision of the Director of Facilities, the Environmental Health and Safety Manager will implement and execute Regis College's environmental health and safety (EH&S) management programs. This role will work with all University departments and outside contractors to enhance campus work/job safety and EH&S preparedness and develop, maintain, and promote policies, procedures, programs, and training necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- Ensure the University's compliance with federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations, standards, ordinances, permits, and licenses while minimizing institutional liability. Keep abreast of changes to applicable laws, regulations, standards, codes, policies.
- Assist University personnel in understanding the EH&S plans, procedures, and guidelines, as well as federal, state, and local requirements; will be responsible for conducting and assisting facility managers and supervisors with inspections and audits; will assist in the implementation of corrective action strategies; and will provide periodic status reports to management.
- Responsible for training, outreach, program development, and compliance in the following areas: laboratories, offices, buildings, grounds, shops, and construction sites.
- Manage environmental and safety issues related to construction and renovation and coordinate indoor air quality assessments.
- Implement the University's EHS programs including: Campus Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plan, Hazard Communication Program, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Bloodborne Pathogens Program, Personal Protective Equipment Policy, Lockout/Tagout and Electrical Safety Program, Air Program and Restricted Emissions Status (RES), Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan, Hazardous, Universal and Biological Waste Management, and other programs as warranted; establish a review and evaluation processes to determine each program's effectiveness; revise and update as required.
- Coordinate and provide training for staff, faculty and students as applicable for each EH&S program; maintain training documentation and monitor refresher training requirements.
- Oversee compliance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) Low Flow Low Pollutant Discharge Permit for campus wastewater.
- Maintain required documentation and records related to EH&S programs including: permits, licenses, inspection records, monitoring data, training records, safety data sheets (SDS), waste disposal records, Source Registration and Emissions Statements, Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms, and other required reports.
- Chair College Safety Committee serving with the Director of Public Safety, the Director of Facilities, and the Associate Vice President for Auxiliary and Business Services; assist committee with problem identification and remediation, policy development, procedures, committee charges, and compliance issues.
- Work with academic and administrative departments on assessing EH&S risks and make recommendations for mitigation. Confer with the Director of Risk Management as necessary.
- Utilize the University's Workers' Compensation insurer as a resource for safety information and compliance assistance.
- Work with faculty and staff to remediate problems that present a low-to-moderate health or safety hazard. Additionally, work with Facilities and Campus Police to quickly address serious environmental health/hazardous waste safety concerns. In consultation with the Director of Public Safety, discontinue the operation of any college activity or function that is imminently life threatening.
- Represent the University in interactions and negotiations with regulatory agencies, including OSHA, EPA, Massachusetts DEP and MWRA. Coordinate external agency reviews and inspections. Ensure appropriate institutional response to any agency concerns, findings, requests or citations.
- Serve as a consultant for facility and laboratory design and the design of hazardous material storage and handling areas. Perform weekly inspections of hazardous, biohazard and universal waste accumulation areas, and maintain compliance with applicable generator requirements.
- Serve as Science Building laboratory manager, working collaboratively with the department chairs.
- Review work stations for ergonomic concerns, make recommendations for remediation; order and oversee installation of remedial equipment.
- Promote and maintain responsive University community relations.
- Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
- Responsible for overseeing contractor services in the areas of hazardous waste, universal waste, and health & safety requirements.
- Required competencies for this position include: quality of service, engagement and initiative, commitment and accountability, communication, teamwork, attention to detail, cooperation and leadership/management.
- Experience in management of EH&S programs at an institution of higher learning or similar location. Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree and 3+ years' experience in environmental health and safety program management; bachelor's degree in environmental science or industrial engineering preferred.
- Ability to uphold the University's commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
- Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies.
- Experience executing EH&S compliance programs and working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and regulators.
- Excellent training and presentation skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and comfort in using technology systems; knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
- Flexibility and adaptability to a changing environment.
- Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment and to render objective decisions in the application of laws and ordinances.
- A strong working knowledge of federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations and relevant codes is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately.
- Willingness to be on call.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
- May be subject to frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions.
- Subject to regular interruptions to handle emergency situations.
- Occasional strenuous periods of physical activity such as climbing, bending, standing, and lifting.
- May spend extended periods at a computer, on a telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran's status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.