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Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Employer
Element Consulting, Inc.
Location
Long Beach, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Element Consulting Inc. is looking for a Environmental Health & Safety Manager with 3 years of environmental health and safety experience in a large institutional or industrial setting including one year in a supervisory capacity and experience working with chemical hygiene programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
  • Plan, coordinate, implement and manage the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs, including hazardous materials handling, the Chemical Hygiene Program and the health and safety of the students and employees; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Identify conditions which could produce accidents and financial losses and evaluate potential extent of injuries resulting from accidents; develop accident prevention programs and control systems for incorporation into operating policies of the District and the District's Injury, Illness, Prevention Program (IIPP).
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.
  • Conduct or direct research studies to identify hazards and evaluate loss producing potential of systems, operations or processes.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret numerical data relating to occupational exposure or risk factors concerning occupational health and safety; prepare reports to assist in mitigating occupational exposure or safety risks.
  • Coordinate safety activities of unit managers to assure implementation of District-wide safety activities; plan, implement and evaluate safety education programs and related training sessions for District staff.
  • Serve as a liaison with outside organizations such as fire departments, mutual aid societies and rescue teams to exchange information and provide mutual assistance.
  • Serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer (DHCO); establish and maintain the Chemical Hygiene Program (CHP); assure the proper inventorying, labeling, handling, storage and disposal of laboratory chemicals; write specifications for removal and disposal of hazardous laboratory chemicals.
  • Assure incoming hazardous materials are accompanied by a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS); oversee hazardous waste shipments to Storage, Treatment and Disposal Facilities (TSDF); sign universal hazardous waste manifests.
  • Prepare contract bid specifications; coordinate, schedule and inspect contracted work; confer with contractors to assure satisfactory and timely completion of contracted services.
  • Survey sites, buildings, building systems and equipment for EHS concerns and the presence of hazardous materials including asbestos, lead based paint and mold; record findings and submit related reports; recommend mitigation techniques.
  • Arrange for air sampling tests before, during and after activities such as asbestos abatement, lead based paint stabilization or mold remediation.
  • Investigate complaints of unhealthful or unsafe work conditions; take samples as needed; determine the scope of work necessary to assure the health and safety of students and staff; coordinate appropriate remedial action
  • Oversee the Maintenance Department's IIPP and serve as the Maintenance Respiratory Protection Administrator
  • Work cooperatively with local, State, and federal agencies involved with health and safety conditions at District sites; take appropriate samples for analysis in accordance with EPA and OSHA requirements
  • Estimate and order materials, equipment and supplies needed for hazardous material control and health and safety work; submit disposal tax forms and fees.
  • Provide technical expertise and information to District administration regarding assigned functions and participate in the formulation of policies, procedures and programs; advise administration of unusual issues and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Maintain and direct the maintenance of a variety of records and files related to assigned activities including asbestos abatement, hazardous waste disposal, lead-based paint stabilization and MSDS's; inspect site asbestos files to assure compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA
  • Operate a computer and assigned software; drive a District or personal vehicle to conduct work.
  • Utilize industrial hygiene equipment for EHS testing purposes; wear and maintain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned functions; coordinate and serve on assigned committees; prepare and deliver presentations as requested
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

An incumbent in this classification will plan, coordinate, implement and manage the District's Environmental Health and Safety programs, including hazardous material handling and student and employee safety. In addition, an incumbent will serve as the District's Chemical Hygiene Officer and will establish and maintain the District's Chemical Hygiene Program for safe control, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous laboratory chemicals and supplies. An incumbent conducts District safety training and applies a working knowledge of Industrial Hygiene principles related to occupational safety and health.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:
  • Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in asbestos abatement.
  • Methods and procedures related to exposure, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Indoor air quality and environmental quality standards and best management practices.
  • Methods of environmental sampling and interpretation of results.
  • Laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Principles of modern health, safety, industrial hygiene and environmental health.
  • Mathematical computations.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to:
  • Plan, coordinate, implement and manage the District's Environmental Health and Safety programs including hazardous material handling, storage and disposal and student and employee safety.
  • Assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Read, interpret and work from diagrams, blue prints, plans, sketches and specifications.
  • Prepare draft drawings or sketches of work to be completed.
  • Conduct safety investigations and make preventative or corrective recommendations.
  • Utilize and maintain tools, equipment and materials related to asbestos and hazardous material safety.
  • Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Analyze statistical data and perform mathematical calculations.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.

Education and Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology or a closely related field.

Experience:
  • Three years of environmental health and safety experience in a large institutional or industrial setting including one year in a supervisory capacity and experience working with chemical hygiene programs.
  • OR
  • Three years as an Environmental Health and Safety Technician with the Long Beach Unified School District.
  • Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.

Certifications:

The following certifications are desirable:
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector and Management Planner
  • California Department of Health (CDPH) Lead Inspector/Assessor
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER)

Why Choose Element Consulting?

Element Consulting is a construction management company dedicated to providing clients with responsible and innovative solutions to their project needs, from inception to completion. Based out of El Segundo, CA, the firm offers program, project, and construction management services. We invite you to join us in 'Bringing the Right Elements Together for Our Clients' Success.'

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