Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED will now require COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.

Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Assists Assistant Director, EOHS with University compliance for all environmental and occupational regulations set by federal, state, and local safety codes. Interfaces with the campus community, responds to health and safety concerns and emergencies in conjunction with and in the Assistant Director’s absence.

Interfaces with the campus community, responds to occupational health and safety concerns, compliance issues and emergencies in conjunction with and in the Assistant Director’s absence.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 8
Starting Salary Range: $46,300 – $51,831
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace (Up to two days remote after 6 months; Policy Number: 3349-7-151) 
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
For additional details visit: https://www.neomed.edu/hr/benefits/
Principal Functional Responsibilities
• Promotes compliance with environmental and occupational regulations, conducts inspections of safety related equipment (i.e eyewash stations) and enrolls personnel in safety training.
• Coordinates the handling, storage, and disposal of campus hazardous materials and waste.
• Handles health and safety concerns as communicated by the campus community and outside contractors. Assists with administration of the Occupational Health program and OSHA 300 compliance including; Accident investigation, nuisance complaints, environmental testing.
• Assists in the coordination of the University Radiation Safety Program and assumes additional duties associated with the program in the absence of the NEOMED Radiation Safety Officer.
• Assists Assistant Director, EOHS with the coordination of the University Laser Safety Program and assumes additional duties associated with the program in the absence of the NEOMED Laser Safety Officer.
• Assists in the coordination of the Infectious Waste and Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogen Programs, including training, control transportation of materials and waste pick-up, and any necessary documentation. Act as Alternate Emergency Response Coordinator.
• Operates as a first responder to all hazardous materials incidents and provides other emergency response services when necessary as backup to the Assistant Director EOHS in his/her absence from the University or when the Assistant Director is unavailable.
• Other related Occupational Health and Safety duties as required in support of the University and EOHS Office initiatives.
Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s Degree

Training: HazWoper certification (40 hours) (must be able to certify within 120 days if not presently certified); Proper OSHA training, radiation safety training sufficient to become accepted as Assistant RSO on the ODH Radiation Safety Isotope license. Laser safety and DOT certification preferred.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 2-4 years experience working in environmental or relevant sciences. Higher education experience a plus. Previous work with Health physics measurement devices. Radioisotope experience. Previous laboratory or industrial hygiene experience.

Successful background check and drug test required due to access to sensitive University data. Must be able to lawfully maintain an Ohio drivers’ license.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Strong oral and written communication skills, advanced knowledge of various safety or research equipment and procedures required. Ability to coordinate regulatory programs and respond to emergencies required. Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and data management software required.

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort required involving long periods of standing, walking on rough surfaces, bending and/or stooping; periodic lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 70 lbs.). Must be able to wear a respirator. Physical with drug test required.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272
Email: momalley@neomed.edu

NEOMED requests that you provide the voluntary information requested below. It will be kept separate from your application, in a confidential and limited access file, to be used for statistical compilation and analysis for Human Resources record keeping and reporting purposes. Your response will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Notification of Annual Security Report.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at https://www.neomed.edu/police/clery-act/annual-report/.
The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email police@neomed.edu or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
Close Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this role?
    • 2 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents