Safety Manager

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Safety Manager

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 Safety Manager
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Manages the University Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety programs with emphasis on radiation safety and protection in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Interfaces with the campus community to respond to health and safety concerns or emergencies and to promote and ensure compliance. High level decision maker.

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: 9
Starting Salary Range: $52,087 – $61,637
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
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
  • Serve as University Radiation Safety Officer and IRRP manage the daily operations of the affiliated programs under the direction of Assistant Director, EOHS, Campus Operations
    1. Review protocols using radioactive materials or radiation generating equipment.
    2. Serve on University Radiation Safety Committee as an ex officio member.
    3. Conduct contamination monitoring (wipe tests) and meter survey monitoring.
    4. Evaluate proposals from PI’s who wish to use radioactive materials (Kuali research portal)
    5. Act as point of contact for regulatory inspections with ODH/NRC.
    6. Evaluate radiation protection and manage university badge monitoring program.
    7. Coordinate with contracted health physicist on annual calibrations of all equipment
  • Assist the daily operations 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 Emergency Response Coordinator.
  • Manage daily operations as supervisor of the safety specialist for the Hazardous Materials and Waste programs inclusive of handling, storage, inventory and disposal of campus hazardous materials and waste. Provide emergency response as required under affiliated safety programs.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Occupational Health program inclusive of: addressing health and safety concerns as communicated by the campus community and outside contractors, OSHA 300 compliance, accident investigation, and nuisance complaints.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental and occupational regulations via periodic audits, hazard assessments and safety training.
  • Perform other related Occupational Health and Safety duties as assigned
Education: Requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree with additional training in safety, occupational health and/ or industrial hygiene. Master’s degree or safety certification (ASP/ CSP) preferred.

Training: Must have the ability to complete radiation safety training within 180 days of hire sufficient to become accepted as RSO on the ODH Radiation Safety Isotope license. Must have or be able to achieve HazWoper certification (40 hours) within 120 days of hire; Proper OSHA training. Laser safety and DOT certification required.

Requires 4-5 years of progressively responsible experience in managing environmental and/or occupational health and safety programs.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of safety programs and regulations.
  • Ability to manage regulatory programs and respond to emergencies required.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and data management software required.
  • Must be able to pass an appropriate background check necessary to work with hazardous chemicals, toxins, controlled substances, biohazards or radiation.

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
Must be able to utilize applicable tools and equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit; talk; and hear. Potential exposure to chemical, biological and radiological hazards. Must be able to wear a respirator. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.
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
Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University

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
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 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. * Have you completed 40 hours of Radiation Safety Officer training?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this role?
    • 0-1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years
  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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