With general oversight and direction from the Manager of Occupational Health, and Safety, the incumbent will manage assigned programs and projects within the overall University health and safety programs. The primary function of the position is to provide coordination and supportive duties for the administration and maintenance of occupational health and safety programs. Develop and implement initiatives, procedures and programs that promote a safe, responsible, healthful, and compliant environment for all faculty, staff and students. The incumbent will provide industrial hygiene/safety services, technical support and compliance guidance to University personnel.
The specific compliance programs assigned are identified under the Duties and Responsibilities section. All programs under this function must be in a sustainable state of ‘in-control and capable’ functionality. This responsibility extends to all facilities except Weill Cornell Medicine.
The incumbent must support university sustainability goals and priorities and incorporate them into the areas for which they and the colleagues that report to this position are responsible. The incumbent must effectively work with a variety of diverse staff, faculty, and students. They must also seek to understand the university's diversity priorities and goals as well as understand that broad perspectives lead to more effective decision-making and incorporate these into their work, and must contribute to a respectful working environment.
Ours is a values based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collegiality, integrity initiative, excellence, civility and stewardship as well as support university sustainability goals.
Bachelor's degree in the safety or industrial hygiene field or a in a scientific field with safety or industrial hygiene work experience, and 6 months to 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of OSHA's General Industry and Construction regulations, must be able to read, understand, and interpret regulations.
Knowledge of industrial hygiene (IH) equipment and basic sampling procedures (class room experience is acceptable).
Strong technical writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the university.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and database management.
Ability to work independently and maintain a close attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills to routinely deal with multiple projects, and issues.
Commitment to provide excellent customer service.
Ability to pass a background check as required by Cornell University.
Must have an unrestricted, valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record.
Must be able to lift and carry 30lbs, and have manual dexterity.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment including: air purifying & supplied air respirators, hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, and protective clothing.
Bachelor's degree in safety or industrial hygiene with two to three years' experience.
Board certification in a recognized professional health and safety discipline, such as; industrial hygiene (CIH) or safety professional (ASP, or CSP)
Knowledge and experience with health and safety compliance management programs.
Knowledge of NYS Health and Safety Code Rules, and ACGIH TLVs and BEIs, is a plus.
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