Job Title Environmental Health and Safety Officer II
Agency Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Department Safety Department
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Type Staff
This position is responsible for providing Health and Safety oversight to the campus community.
Perform lab inspections using System protocol. Conduct accident/safety investigations. Inspect science labs and art studios. Recommend corrective actions and follow up as needed.
Monitor assignment and completion of Hazardous Communication, Texas Precursor Chemical and Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention training in TrainTraq. Monitor for completion of Hepatitis B vaccination form when required.
Deliver safety education presentations for electrical, forklift, fall protection, back safety, confined space entry, heat stress prevention, fire safety, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, utility cart, and machine safeguarding training. Conduct workplace inspections and ergonomic evaluations.
Administration of Occupational Health Program. Monitor for enrollment of participants identified from AUP and BUP submitted to Research Compliance. Monitor TrainTraq for annual enrollment notification.
Oversee Student Safety Training. Set-up courses and monitor for student completion at the beginning of each semester.
Develop safety training and Standard Operating Procedures.
Inspect automated external defibrillator (AED) monthly and prepare reports. Maintain related first aid supplies.
Respond to chemical, oil and acid spills and assist with campus closure due to a hurricane, etc. Coordinate fire drills and respond to fire alarms as part of the emergency response team.
Support Faculty/Staff with Safety issues.
Prepare and maintain reports pertaining to assigned duties for the management and support of the Lab, Safety, Health, Fire and Environmental Programs. Support University
Hazardous Material Management and Hazardous Waste Disposal. Perform other duties as assigned.
Act as the Campus Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) supervising authority.
Act as the Accountable Property Officer for the EHS Department.
Support Professors and Lab Coordinators on environmental, safety, and health issues. Lab inspection protocol to include the performance measures using the traffic light pattern. Establish and update departmental Standard Administrative Procedures (SAPs) for programs listed in TAMUS 24.01.01 Supplemental Risk Management Standards.
Perform unannounced inspections of teaching labs and art studios. Inspect research labs. Conduct Lab safety training for Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at the beginning of the semesters.
Verify that the applicable employees are assigned training in TrainTraq for the Hazard Communication, Texas Precursor Chemical, and Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Prevention, and Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act Programs. Perform annual updates on the aforementioned programs. Identify the new hires in designated administrative locations (adloc) that require mandated Safety and Health training and monitor for the timely completion of said training in TrainTraq to include e-mails to supervisors and employees that have not completed the required training. Coordinate Hepatitis B shots for employees in identified positions.
Develop and oversee completion of student safety training. Identify courses with an associated laboratory or studio that requires student safety training and implement course on Blackboard. Monitor Blackboard for student completion and alert the appropriate persons for student non-compliance.
Provide safety training for applicable employees on various subjects: utility cart, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, forklift, fall protection, tool and machine guarding, confined space entry, heat stress/hypothermia, and personal protective equipment. Present an overview of the E,H&S programs in the New Employee Orientation. Perform ergonomic evaluations for employees as requested and follow up as needed.
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY:
Monitor the University Fire and Life Safety program based on the National Fire Protection Association codes. Schedule and coordinate with campus stake holders and evaluate the fire alarm drills in campus buildings to include off site facilities. Administer the Hot Work and Red Tag Permits as recommended by FM Global.
Review annually and update the AED Program to include renewal of the required MD's prescription. Inspect defibrillators and emergency kits monthly. Maintain inventory of batteries and electrodes and replace as needed.
Respond to campus emergencies, fire alarms, chemical and/or oil spills, assist in the development of emergency response training and drills, hurricane preparation. Serve on the Emergency Management Team as the Deputy Safety Officer.
Serve as a member of Institutional Biosafety Committee and as Bio Safety Officer.
Serve as a member of the Campus Health & Safety Committee.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related discipline.
Two (2) years of related experience in environmental health and safety.
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Knowledge of environmental rules, regulations, and standards. Knowledge of OSHA and other health and safety regulations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to be able to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to work On Call rotation after hours, weekends and holidays.
Additional education, experience, skills that are preferred for this position.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.