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Safety Specialist

Safety Specialist

Job ID 
2017-10638
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
10/18/2017
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Environmental Health and Safety
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Services. To assist in developing and executing a program for controlling and reducing hazards, to perform occupational sampling, to provide worker training, to conduct inspections, to respond to employee complaints, to respond to emergencies and help to resolve them, to maintain asbestos program, to conduct asbestos surveys and to maintain safety equipment at Einstein.

  1. Provide worker training in Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogen, Fire Safety, Asbestos Awareness, Emergency Response and General Safety.
  2. Develop safety training programs for workers, students and faculty.
  3. Evaluate the workplace for hazards including, but not limited to:  laboratories, office space, mechanical rooms, renovation and constructions sites and grounds. This responsibility extends to investigating accidents and injuries. All evaluations must be followed by corrective actions.
  4. Assist with administering the Asbestos Program. Take bulk samples, evaluate outside contractors and coordinate internal Asbestos Program.
  5. Train and interact with employees who have concerns about asbestos. Ensure that all asbestos work is compliant with the regulations.
  6. Administer the General Contractor Safety Program for Einstein ensuring that vendors performing work at the College are doing so in a safe and compliant manner.
  7. Monitor all workplace environments.
  8. Conduct surveys using technical instruments to obtain quantitative data.
  9. Determine if a hazardous condition exists and develop a strategy to reduce or eliminate exposure.
  10. Interact with outside agencies and contractors.
  11. Interact with the Fire Department, DEP, and DEC to stay in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws.
  12. Interact with outside contractors to handle specialized projects such as asbestos, clinical, waste management, training and instruments.
  13. Respond to complaints/emergencies. Evaluate worker complaints relating to hazardous conditions in their work environment.
  14. Respond to emergencies such as spill response or other hazardous conditions and assist with their resolution.
  15. Maintain records and reporting to government agencies. Keep all records of worker and environmental monitoring, training, inspections, accident/injury investigations, complaints and emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bahelors degree required. Master’s Degree preferred

5-7 years experience required.

NYS/NYC Investigator/Inspector License for asbestos required.

24 hour OSHA Hazardous Response Worker

FDNY Certificate of Fitness

Red Cross CPR and First Aid

The Safety Specialist must possess good organizational skills and keep careful records of all investigations.  Strong interpersonal, oral and writing skills are needed for this position as the Safety Specialist communicates with practically everyone at the College. 

A strong commitment to excellent customer service is essential.