Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Manager-73914
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGER
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) supports and advances the teaching, learning, and research activities of Stanford University by providing and coordinating programs and services that foster a safe and healthy campus community. We are currently seeking a knowledgeable and experienced individual to manage the Universitys industrial hygiene and safety programs.
JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Deputy Director of EH&S, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of institutional safety and industrial hygiene programs addressing workplace and general health and safety risks at Stanford University. The incumbent will work closely with the Occupational Health Clinic, Risk Management, and other EH&S programs to provide strategic planning and support to University units in area of workplace injury and illness risk control. This position entails supervision and mentorship of technical staff ranging from junior- to senior-level professionals.
Develop, implement, and oversee industrial hygiene and other general safety programs; interpret and apply policies and procedures related to environmental, health, and safety practices. Collaborate with other EH&S technical groups as part of the larger integrated EH&S program. Develop, maintain, audit, and evaluate current programs, policies, procedures, and documentation for regulatory compliance and continuous improvement. Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more areas of environmental, health, and safety specialization; lead technical meetings; represent assigned area and/or specialty in meetings and interact with internal and external customers. Directly supervise and provide guidance and development to individual contributors, including contractors and matrixed staff, internal or external to the organization. Develop and monitor budget for assigned area. Ensure programs and practices are in compliance with the appropriate statutes and regulations and environmental, health, and safety requirements are met. Investigate and resolve problems, questions, or complaints received from within the organization, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc. Ensure environmental, health, and safety inspections are conducted, corrective actions are completed on time, and all necessary documentation is maintained. May represent the university as a designated safety officer when mandated by regulatory requirements. Comply with governmental regulations and University and departmental policies and procedures regarding health and safety. Must observe and support good health and safety practices. Provide EH&S support as assigned during emergencies. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or EH&S management. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelors degree in a directly applicable discipline plus 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the occupational safety and health field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Preferred: Masters degree in occupational health and safety or a cognizant, directly applicable science, plus 5-7 years of experience in the occupational safety and health field. Experience in an academic institution highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive understanding of occupational safety and health principles and applications including but not limited to chemical and physical agent exposure assessment, industrial safety, and ergonomics. Successful experience in managing industrial hygiene, general safety, and/or related programs for a large organization Ability to analyze institutional worker compensation and other incidence data, assess workplace incidence and loss trends, and develop injury loss reduction strategies. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, consensus standards, and current technology concerning health and safety issues, and ability to interpret and apply them. Successful supervisory experience; ability to provide leadership direction to professional personnel in the environmental, health, and safety functions and oversee subordinate program managers Development and implementation of successful OSH training courses, including on-line training.
Other Required Skills The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following: Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization; Ability to initiate, develop, and maintain positive working relationships with the campus community Demonstrated excellent communication skills in English. Ability to present information clearly and succinctly verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Ability to work successfully both independently with minimal supervision and as a member or lead of a team Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to prioritize tasks efficiently and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to tolerate ambiguity with patience and good will Strong self-motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, can do work ethic; ability to handle potentially stressful situations Expertise with managing interactions with regulatory agencies and effective communication with agency inspectors to resolve conflicts or citations if required.
Certifications and Licenses: Certification: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals or eligibility to sit for the exam.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks. Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand. Rarely 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.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.