The Office of Enterprise Risk Services is seeking an Occupational Safety Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Chief Risk Officer.
Within Enterprise Risk Services, Environmental Health and Safety's mission is to foster a safe and healthful environment for the OSU community. EH&S' goal is to partner with the OSU community to protect human health and the environment, ensure regulatory compliance, and to preserve University interests and assets. The results of this program affect the entire University student body, faculty, and staff.
The Occupational Safety Officer will implement the Campus’ occupational safety and ergonomics programs within EH&S; Provide departments with environmental health and safety consultation and service; Provide timely, cost effective, and professional safety services that enhance the teaching, research, and public service goals of the University; Develop the policies and procedures, monitor compliance with these policies and other regulations affecting the University.
This position is responsible for several distinct program areas within the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department that deal with occupational safety and ergonomics. This position functions independently and has complete responsibility for the development of procedures and performance for the programs it administers. The position also requires interaction with faculty, staff, and students, as well as local, state and federal regulatory agencies and making decisions that affect the University.
All employees shall conduct themselves in accordance with the mission vision values of the organization and per the Expectations of a Professional Work Environment.
Typically requires Master’s degree in field related to assigned responsibilities. Experience interpreting, and applying laws, regulations, policies and contracts. May require certification or licensure.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Public Health, or another field in the physical sciences AND three or more years experience in implementing environmental health & safety policies and procedures, conducting health & safety assessments, writing guidance documents, and providing health & safety consulting to laboratory and non-laboratory staff.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Typical schedule is M-F 8am – 5pm; with some after-hours work during inclement weather, emergencies, or other University work curtailments or closures.
This position supports essential functions of Environmental Health & Safety and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. The incumbent will be contacted by their direct supervisor or unit leadership daily for extended University delays or closures to determine if they are required to report to work.
Work environment is varied and includes, but is not limited to work within laboratories, field, office, animal facilities, hazardous waste storage facilities, cleanup sites, shops, industrial and construction sites, or over water.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.