Position Number: D99711
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist works in PSU’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department and supports and implements a variety of occupational health and safety programs, primarily in the areas of maintenance and construction safety.
- Use technical expertise to support and implement health and safety programs, including: conduct safety inspections; coordinate OSHA-required training; evaluate and sample building materials for asbestos and lead; coordinate medical surveillance; maintain electronic and paper records; and support other health and safety programs as needed.
- Safely manage regulated wastes generated by campus-wide maintenance and operations activities to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements, including light bulbs, batteries, used oil, paint, and other materials.
- Provide EHS program assistance in other areas as needed, including but not limited to laboratory safety, indoor air quality, environmental compliance, and fire and life safety.
- Provide on-call/after hours EHS support and response following a period of training.
Effective oral and written communication skills sufficient to convey essential health and safety requirements, resolve technical issues, and provide guidance to members of the University community.
Ability to maintain information and documentation, both electronically and hard copy, in an organized manner to demonstrate compliance and facilitate effective program management.
Ability to perform physical activities including walking, climbing ladders, lifting large containers, moving 55-gallon drums, operating a forklift or other powered industrial truck, and others as noted in Special Working Conditions.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.
Ability to perform work safely and in a professional manner with consideration for the needs of campus faculty, staff and students.
Valid State-issued driver’s license.
Successful completion of a background check.
Familiarity with health and safety regulations and best practices that apply to maintenance and construction activities.
Knowledge of hazardous and universal waste management methods, procedures and regulatory requirements.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with the University's diverse community, regulatory agency representatives, contractors and colleagues in Environmental Health & Safety.
Three years of relevant experience, including supporting and implementing health and safety programs for a higher education, research or similar institution.
Experience with relational databases, maintenance management software, and/or web development tools.