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Senior Health and Safety Specialist at Standford University

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

To apply, please visit: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=76846&lang=en

Description

The BGM/SEM safety program offers an innovative, exciting and meaningful work opportunity that allows you to make a real difference in the organization and the employees’ safety, health and well-being. We support a wide variety of trades posing interesting challenges which promote collaboration, flexibility and objectivity for the growth of our organization and our valuable employees.

 JOB PURPOSE:

Under minimal supervision, performs complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with the Land, Buildings and Real Estate’s environmental, health, and safety standards, Stanford University and governmental regulatory requirements. Additionally, develops and supports the Energy Operations (EO) safety program.  EO is responsible for the Campus’ innovative sustainable energy system and Central Energy Facility (CEF).

 CORE DUTIES: 

  • Develops and implements safety processes, programs and technologies.
  • Acts as a lead or technical expert, providing functional direction, and developing/delivering training in the overall application of health and safety programs.
  • Conducts comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures; prepares accompanying management reports, documentation, and evaluations.
  • Maintains communication with the BGM/SEM Safety Director and operational groups in resolving technical problems and/or bringing problems to the department’s attention.
  • Responds to all critical EHS and risk situations.
  • Works under consultative or self-initiated direction to develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of LBRE employees and the community.
  • Monitors and prevents potential hazards and unsafe conditions that could be present in the work area.
  • Investigates accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place.
  • Recommends and implements improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize the hazard potential.
  • May lead a team responsible for developing and implementing environmental and/or safety programs.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.  

Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in arts/science in related allied/scientific field and seven years of experience in occupational safety and health, emergency response/management, risk management, and/or allied/scientific field; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

 

The desired candidate will have knowledge and experience with electrical safety, confined spaces, fall protection, hazard communications and control of hazardous energy. Working experience with electrical and other energy distribution systems is preferred, but not required.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop written programs, training material, and other safety informational material with reliability and sustainability.
  • Ability to research, reference, learn and interpret and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits), industry standards, and university policies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with both labor and management; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/ risk assessments, and complex data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
  • Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory and industry requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
  • Demonstrated coaching ability
  • Must have a genuine concern for people.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Certified Safety Professional strongly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
  • Frequently use mobile devices (mobile phone, iPad or similar), write by hand.
  • Kneel, walk, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, and rarely exposed to electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals or asbestos, or heavy metals
  • May work in confined spaces or at heights ≥10 feet or other potentially hazardous environments. 

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Must be pro-active, flexible, and adaptable to the changing needs of the client groups.
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including, but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job: Health and Safety

Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: K

Job Code: 4383

Job Opportunity at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratories

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

ESH Coordinator & Building Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are seeking a highly motivated Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) and Building Manager to manage day-to-day ES&H and operational functions of the buildings assigned to them. This includes performing moderately complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with the Laboratory’s ESH standards and governmental regulatory requirements. This position represents the Photon Science (PS) Directorate in all health, safety & environmental matters and acts as the building point person for various subject areas. Special attention is needed in assisting faculty and lab staff in developing safe lab practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and with the training of students and postdocs in order to foster a safe work culture and encourage self-awareness of hazards in their work.

This position will report administratively to the Director of Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) and functionally to the Operations Manager of the Photon Science Directorate. The Photon Science Directorate consists of Materials Science, Chemical Science, Computer Science, High Energy Density Science and Applied Energy Programs.

JOB PURPOSE:

Under limited supervision, perform moderately complex technical work in a wide range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work and physical environment and to achieve compliance with the university’s environmental, health, and safety standards and governmental regulatory requirements.

CORE DUTIES*:

Key ES&H Coordinator core duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community.
  • Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, and radiological) that could be present in the work area; assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of mitigation strategies.
  • Review experimental proposals, designs and procedures in order to anticipate and identify ESH risks; collaborate with researchers and ESH subject matter experts to eliminate or mitigate those risks.
  • Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place.
  • Develop and deliver ESH training for PS Directorate specific programs as needed.
  • Support both in-house and subcontracted construction projects (field observations and project planning documentation and specifications) to ensure that they meet requirements; work with stakeholders to find the best solution to safety problems while enabling the team to meet the project schedule and budget.
  • Oversee the execution of safety policies and procedures in complex environments and potentially hazardous areas.
  • Recommend improvements in processes, design, and procedures to minimize hazard potential and improve efficiencies.
  • Provide technical advice and university interpretation of various government regulations and university policies; maintain working knowledge of specific government regulations.
  • Participate in self-assessments with ESH subject matter experts to ensure alignment of SLAC Policies and Procedures with ESH and SLAC goals.

 

Key Building Manager core duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the daily operation and management of assigned facilities and programs, including scheduling and coordinating with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors.
  • Clarify and resolve problems spanning multiple areas or technical fields and/or oversee or develop programs within assigned facilities.
  • Manage ongoing service contracts as applicable.
  • Participate in department/unit strategic management, including making recommendations involving short-term planning for facility-type projects and for longer-range programs/projects; providing input into long-range financial, budgeting, and programmatic planning and development; providing input into the development of policies and procedures; interpret and manage policies and procedures for assigned area.
  • Oversee and/or monitor project activities; ensure integration with larger unit goals; coordinate with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors.
  • Schedule and ensure completion of non-routine requests and services.
  • Manage and release maintenance activities in manner that avoids conflicts & disruptions to users while ensuring that activities can be performed safely.

* – Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Arts or Science in related allied/scientific field and three years of progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

A background in one or more of the following is preferred:

  • Experience in an academic or laboratory research environment.
  • Two years of experience managing facilities operations in an environment with a variety of building types (administrative offices, laboratories, etc.).

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessments, and data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability managing a broad range Environment, Safety, and Health programs commensurate with experience successfully solving problems and implementing effective solutions.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people within a cross-functional team of diverse talents.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
  • Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).

 

Certifications and Licenses:

None however professional ESH certifications (e.g., Associate/Certified Safety Professional (ASP/CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), etc.) preferred.

SLAC Employee Competencies:

  • Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.

 

Job-Specific Competencies

  • Manages Ambiguity: Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
  • Customer Focused: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand.
  • Occasionally kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver’s license.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
  • May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals
  • May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights ≥10 feet.

 

WORK STANDARDS:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Safety Coordinator Position in Hayward

Posted: Jan 10, 2018

A large and growing lightweight concrete contractor is seeking an experienced SafetyCoordinator for the safety program in Hayward CA. You will responsible for managing multiple facets of construction, providing safety training skills, extensive knowledge of OSHAConstruction standards, OSHA 500 and the ability to educate/ motivate employees and managers to work safely.

Qualifications:

  • Must have effective people skills, excellent communication skills, considerable problem-solving skills, and high level functional knowledge.
  • Have a strong work ethic and the ability to think critically with minimal supervision.
  • Strong computer skills; must have experience in Microsoft Office and ability to accessOSHA information via the internet.
  • Able to perform job site inspections and resolve safety issues that arise.
  • Work with project personnel in a professional and mature manner in order to maintain the integrity of the company and relationships formed therein.
  • Perform all functions and responsibilities in partnership with the company's culture,corporate vision, ethics and code of conduct.
  • Sound knowledge of business operating processes and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, meeting established deadlines.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations & recommend corrective measures is essential.
  • Confidence to assert unpopular but essential recommendations. Ability to train others (individual and groups).
  • Ability to converse fluently in English and Spanish, both verbal and written.

    Education, Training and Experience

  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the job.
  • Must be aware of current and new federal, state and local safety laws to ensure the organization complies with all.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the safety and health profession.
  • Willingness and ability to perform work under minimal supervision.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in construction safety field. Has Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certification or equivalent.
  • Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, OSHA 30 (Construction) certifications
  • OSHA 500 certification, preferred.
  • Current driver’s license with a good record required.

    Essential Functions and Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Ability to motivate employees to follow safe work practices through persuasive skills.
  • Must have the ability to walk large jobsites, climb ladders and stairways, lift and carry equipment.
  • Ensure that federal, state, and local laws, as well as client regulations, rules, and codes are observed.
  • Assists in gathering and reporting information for record keeping and reporting requirements.
  • Takes direction well, but acts when needed without direction.
  • Assists in implementing drug free workplace policy and procedures.
  • Inspects and audits company jobsites and facilities, and recommends corrective action or additional precautions to ensure compliance.
  • Ability to identify hazards, preventive measures, and update Job Hazard AnalysesReports.
  • Ensures that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed, and that thorough Accident Investigations are completed as needed. Assists Foremen andSuperintendents in developing and implementing corrective measures to prevent futureincidents.
  • Responds to emergency situations and participates in incident investigations with flexibility in work hours.
  • Conducts Safety Briefings during site visits. Assist in the completion of Pre-Qualification Reports that regard safety qualifications for new contracts.
  • Ability to work well with Company insurance broker and insurance company regarding accidents and their proper management.
  • Ability to cope with job related stress including but not limited to deadlines, customer,supervisory and staff interactions, multi-tasking and high work volumes is required.
  • The above list is not all inclusive: Other duties as required.
  • Traveling is required to different job sites on a day to day basis.

    Please send your resume with salary requirements to vluna@fisherhold.com

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