Reporting to the Executive Director, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the coordination and timely delivery of safety related services and consultation for Columbia University Facilities and Operations. The Compliance Officer will manage the asbestos and lead based paint program which includes contractor oversight, project consultation, report and document management. The incumbent will assist with occupational safety programs and conduct employee exposure assessments and hazard assessments.
The Compliance Officer will develop and complete reports recommending hazard controls and review safety data sheets, advising supervisors on appropriate protective equipment.
He / She will assist with the hazardous waste program and coordinate services with Columbia University's waste contractor and respond to chemical incidents.
In addition, the Compliance Officer will develop and conduct training on asbestos awareness and other environmental, health and safety topics.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent, plus a minimum of 3-5 years related experience required. Minimum of three years related experience in environmental, health and safety required. Experience developing and providing safety training required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write clearly and communicate complex topics effectively. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects. Solid analytical and problem-solving ability.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Proficient in, but not limited to Microsoft Office products. Ability to prepare professional quality presentations, speak clearly and engagingly about complex issues before small and large groups.
Ability to wear a respirator. Ability to stand, walk, and negotiate occasional awkward work locations and paths of travel; Ability to work in a variety of physical environments, including weather/temperature extremes, potential confined spaced, elevated locations; ability to periodically perform short duration physical exertions, including stairs or ladder climbing in support of safety investigation, area or operation survey, or emergency response.
Ability to work some evening and weekends for projects, trainings, special events, or emergency response.
Asbestos licenses - NYS Department of Labor License or NYC Department of Environmental Protection Investigator License
40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER
10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training
Experience using industrial hygiene or environmental monitoring equipment
Certification such as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineer, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 499276
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