The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Facilities Services Safety Officer who implements and monitors the safety program for the Facilities Service Division. The position will implement, monitor, and carry out a safety program for the Facilities Services Division, including hazards identification and management, training, safety inspections and education in order to ensure a safe work environment and safe work practices for Facilities Services staff and maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, NFPA, state (NCDOL) and university requirements. The individual in this position must have broad-based knowledge in workplace safety. The scope of work is broad, including such areas as hand and power tools, confined space safety, erecting scaffolding and operating specialized heavy equipment, and performing plumbing and HVAC work in research laboratories and clinical environments, Employees within Facilities Services Division work in the industrial, maintenance, construction, housekeeping, grounds, and office environments. The individual in this position implements and monitors the educational program and trains/consults with Facilities Services staff on corrective actions, regulations, and requirements of regulatory agencies of the departments specified above. The primary goal of the position is to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the 1000 staff members in the division of Facilities Services.
This position reports to the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Workplace Safety Program Manager but its physical location is within the Facilities Services Division.
Education and Experience:
Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.
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