Assists the Associate Director in the development and implementation of the occupational safety program for the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.
Essential Job Functions:
Under the direction of the Associate Director, implements occupational and environmental safety programs to assure compliance with all life safety/fire codes, environmental health, and occupational safety regulations required by federal, state, and local governments. Makes recommendations which will ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
Review plans for new construction and renovation of existing facilities to ensure that they are in compliance with safety and fire codes required by government agencies. Document and make recommendations for best industry practice to meet requirements. Meet with engineering staff and management to resolve problems.
Participate in the development and implementation of training programs involving fire prevention, fire extinguisher use, and evacuation for staff, students and visitors. Represent HSE and escort government, insurance, and accrediting officials conducting investigations and inspections related to occupational safety, environmental health and life safety/fire prevention inspections.
Investigate all aspects of incidents involving fire and significant industrial accidents involving injury to staff, students or visitors. Makes arrangements with management to correct physical or procedural deficiencies that may be causing accidents or injuries. Participate in the development of emergency plans for all areas. Develop and issue emergency response plans for persons with disabilities.
Assist in the development of the fire prevention program to include fire drills, fire prevention manuals and other aides that will aid in the control of fire hazards. Conduct and/or coordinate building emergency evacuation drills in all JHU owned and operated buildings. Assess and report their effectiveness and recommends improvements.
Perform life safety surveys and analyze problematic issues. Make recommendations for abatement of hazards in the context of compliance with all pertinent regulations. Enforce compliance with life safety code with assistance from the Office of Risk Management. Prepare reports and present data on occupational safety, environmental health and life safety/fire prevention activities to HSE administration and University leadership. Investigate incidents involving employee injury to determine cause and potential corrective actions and generate a written report.
Conduct training of Johns Hopkins staff to provide information on procedure to mitigate hazards or to ensure compliance with the regulation. Represent HSE on standing committees within Johns Hopkins.
Ability to operate a variety of motorized vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions. Maintain records of "billable hours" or percentage of services provided by occupational safety, industrial hygiene and hazardous waste staff and report this monthly to the Director.