Environment, Health & Safety Manager

KN-St. Kitts
Job ID
2017-92988
Institution
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Department
Facilities

Opportunity at a Glance

Reporting to the Campus Administrator with dotted line reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager offers expert knowledge and skills in order to generate and promote a positive health and safety culture and represents a key role in helping to control occupational risk. The EHS Manager will analyze work environments to design and implement programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease, injury, and/or environmental impact caused by chemical, physical, radiological, and biological agents, ergonomic and/or other factors in areas of environmental program management, fire safety, and emergency preparedness.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Inspects, assesses, monitors, investigates and recommends corrective action and conducts trends analysis; documents compliance with standards; performs technical work, program design and implementation; accountability for outcomes of EHS issues.
  • Educates and trains employees in safety awareness and specific EHS requirements; may assess, develop, design, implement, and provide consulting services to management on safety topics.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of existing applicable policies and procedures, and maintains conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment.C
  • Create new, and update existing internal health and safety policies, strategies and procedures.
  • Interprets and communicates information to individuals or groups; delivers presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Clearly and concisely conveys written information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Listens and responds appropriately to others.
  • Acts as a resource to directors, managers, and supervisors when investigating/ recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases and ensures the appropriate reports have been submitted.
  • Make recommendations following accidents and incidents to the Health and Safety Committee.
  • Conducts or directs studies and statistical analysis to identify hazards and evaluate potential for loss; prepares metrics and report on findings.
  • Supervise full-time and temporary EHS colleagues.
  • Actively participates in health and safety meetings, and other campus committee meetings upon request.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science.
  • Previous or current experience in environmental health and safety, preferably in higher education or a research institution.
  • Experience working with research-related committees: such as a chemical safety committee, research safety committee, IBC, IACUC, etc., will be extremely advantageous.
  • Certification specializing in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental or closely related field (CIH, CSP, CHMM, CBSP, etc) preferred.
  • Knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations and standards such as ANSI, ASHRAE, EPA, NFPA, OSHA, etc.
  • Possess a calm demeanor with patience, assertiveness, expert negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership traits with a commitment to establishing a high-quality and functional research environment.
  • Proven ability to interact well with research teams and an experienced research program.
  • High-level computer skills (Microsoft office, word, excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Possess ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, with particular attention to detail.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. 

 

Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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