General Safety Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Wyoming, US
May 16, 2021
May 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
General Safety Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety

Jackson, MS - Main Campus

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Job Requisition ID:R00011135Job Category:Institutional Services (Non-Faculty Only)Organization:Environmental Health and SafetyLocation/s:Main Campus JacksonJob Title:General Safety Specialist-Environmental Health and SafetyJob Summary:Assist the Senior Safety Officer with safety inspections required to insure compliance with applicable UMMC policies/procedures and state and federal regulations and standards. Will provide guidance and training to UMMC personnel concerning safety procedures and the proper use of safety equipment.Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety or related field plus two (2) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: N/A
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures. Skills in performing safety inspections of buildings and ensuring compliance with applicable safety codes and regulations. Classroom instructional and hands-on training skills. The ability to work in or around hazardous conditions such as exposure to flames, chemicals, and biological agents (required to wear personal protective equipment). The ability to communicate effectively and react calmly in emergency situations. The ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare and/or present reports.

  • Establishes, maintains, and ensures adherence to policies and procedures related to general safety areas, including fire safety.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of effective employee safety training.
  • Conducts safety training and presentations including new employee and faculty orientations.
  • Conducts building inspections to identify hazardous conditions and practices in order to help identify training and education that will assist in prevention of worker injuries, and repost same to hospital administration as needed.
  • Reviews and interprets code revisions, moratoriums or equivalencies for applicability to UMMC and hospital specific policies and procedures, and compliance.
  • Collects data and prepares reports on tracking and trending of identified safety deficiencies along with recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Serves as a member of and assist in the training of the UMMC Fire Brigade.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, frequent working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, occasional work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, occasional crouching/stooping, frequent driving, occasional kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, occasional reaching, occasional sitting, frequent standing, occasional twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)
Time Type:Full time FLSA Designation/Job Exempt: YesPay Class:SalaryFTE %:100 Work Shift: RotatingBenefits Eligibility:Benefits EligibleJob Posting Date:05/6/2021Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):05/31/2021
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Full time

About Us
About Us

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), headquartered in Jackson, is the state's only academic medical center. Here, we work to improve the lives of Mississippians through our three missions of education, research, and health care.

Education: UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.

Research: From world-renowned studies on heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to advanced treatment for cancer and a human physiology simulation program used by NASA, researchers at UMMC are unraveling the diseases that affect Mississippians, while creating new, high-tech jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars annually into the state's economy.

Health Care: UMMC provides a wide-range of patient care programs. At our main campus in Jackson, in addition to outpatient clinics, we offer a women and infant's hospital and a critical care hospital along with University Hospital, plus the state's only:
  • Children's hospital (Batson Children's Hospital)
  • Heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant programs
  • Adult and pediatric congenital heart programs

We also care for Mississippians statewide with community hospitals UMMC Grenada, UMMC Holmes County, plus pediatric clinics in Tupelo, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast. In addition, our Center for Telehealth offers specialized care remotely, through online video chat technology, at more than two hundred locations throughout the state.

EEO Statement:

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.