The Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at Cornell University provides comprehensive programs and services to support our world-class researchers and university community. EHS assists with compliance to the campus community that promotes health, safety and environmental stewardship. The Occupational Health and Safety Section is committed to providing services to assist Cornell University in fostering a safe and healthy campus environment. We are a team of safety and health professionals with expertise in industrial hygiene, safety management, employee training, and injury prevention. Our work involves interactions among many subject areas, including construction safety, injury prevention, risk reduction, industrial hygiene, public health, and safety engineering. Our team develops and implements University-wide safety and health programs to mitigate risk, provide employees with relevant and clear safe work procedures and to comply with applicable state and federal employee safety regulations.
As a valued team member with the EHS team and with minimal oversight provided by the Director of Occupational Health, Safety, Fire and Emergency Services, the Safety Engineer provides technical and regulatory management for safety compliance, injury prevention, incident investigation, risk reduction, and training services for the Ithaca campus and outlying facilities.
Specific tasks may include:
- · Develop regulatory guidance documents, perform risk assessments, conduct incident investigations and identify risk mitigation strategies.
- · Design, implement, and overseeing occupational safety programs and systems that promote the safety of the university and individuals.
- · Develop programs to reduce work-related injury and to assist university operations with compliance related to applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidelines and best practices.
- · Manage the work of consultants, providing technical reviews and response.
Rewards & Benefits:
- · Competitive compensation, generous time-off, and great benefits for individuals and families, including the Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship
- · World class, Cornell supported, professional development and educational benefits, including opportunities for continuing education through multiple education assistance programs such as the Cornell Degree Program, Extra-mural Study and Tuition Aid.
- · Maintenance of professional certifications within EHS
- · Support from a visionary leadership team
- · Career Life Balance opportunities such as: Onsite Daycare, Employee Degree Program, Adoption Assistance, Onsite Dining, Employee Wellness…and more
We need an experienced and proficient individual who has the interpersonal skills and desire to apply that expertise towards safety within an organization whose mission it is to promote a safe, responsible, healthful, and compliant living, learning and working environment, while facilitating research, teaching, and service. Specifically we are looking for the following:
- · Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and/or related field with at least 2-3 years of demonstrated experience in the management of comprehensive safety programs at a complex organization, including proven skills to reduce work related injury and illnesses.
- · Demonstrated skills to critically assess safety programs, processes and procedures
- · The ability to develop and provide impactful training
- · Demonstrated use of Microsoft Suite products.
- · Excels in written and oral communication skills
- · The ability to pass a background check as required.
- · A valid driver’s license with good driving record.
- · Ability to wear personal protective equipment including: air purifying & supplied air respirators, hardhat, safety glasses/goggles, and protective clothing.