Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : The UCLA School of Dentistry seeks an independent, proactive, organized, reliable, and resourceful person to serve as its Environmental Health &amp Safety (EH&ampS) Specialist. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining the Schools and Campuss health &amp safety policies, procedures, and goals monitoring and enforcing compliance with all applicable federal and state laws/regulations as well as Campus and School policies and procedures developing, communicating and providing all required Health &amp Safety training to various groups, including faculty, staff, students, resident and other clinical trainees, researchers, and visitors.

The position also performs certain administrative functions related to clinical and teaching laboratory operations. There are three primary areas of duties: (1) Health and Safety Specialist duties (2) Incident Management duties and (3) Other duties.

1) Health and Safety Specialist Duties: Serve as a resource and Schools expert on EH&ampS issues and topics related to the academic curriculum, including, but not limited to: instruction in topics related to laboratory safety, research, patient/clinic care. Administrative operations such as biologic safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, waste management, infection control, management and disposal of hazardous materials, fire risk and prevention, radioactive materials, radiation-emitting devices, work injuries and other work/health safety issues involving patients, faculty, staff, students, residents and other clinical trainees, researchers, visitors, etc. Responsible for developing and/or revising School policies and procedures consistent with applicable federal and state laws/regulations, and Campus policies and procedures communicate all applicable EH&ampS policies and procedures to the School coordinate, organize, and conduct all required Health &amp Safety training for faculty, staff, students, residents and other clinical trainees, researchers, and/or visitors etc. monitor and enforce compliance with EH&ampS training requirements and specifications monitor and enforce compliance with all EH&ampS, Campus, and School policies and procedures conduct routine spot checks of the clinics, and clinical and teaching labs identify and respond to anticipated issues of concern and summarizing the same in recommended action plans consistent with all applicable federal and state laws/regulations, and Campus policies. While required by Cal-OSHA, coordinate the N95 mask fit test for all constituents of the SOD. The employee will also manage and monitor dental water quality for the clinics.

2) Incident Response Duties: The employee is the primary contact for clinic/patient care related and health and safety related incidents that occur in the schools clinical, laboratory, academic, and/or administrative operations and is responsible for responding to and managing the reported incident in accordance with all applicable protocols, including but not limited to, timely reporting and documenting the incident, gathering all required information, referring and/or escorting affected individuals to appropriate care, contacting patients for follow up care, and providing School and Campus notifications. He/she is also responsible for maintaining detailed records and data analyses reporting on all health and safety incidents and developing, implementing, and tracking all incidents and any appropriate interventions.

3) Other Duties: As necessary, the EH&ampS Specialist will be tasked with administrative projects on an as needed basis related to compliance, regulatory, clinical, and/or operational issues, including but not limited to, updating the Schools Emergency Action Plan, coordinating evacuation/emergency drills, providing emergency drill trainings, and revising and implementing the Schools Emergency Response and Continuity Plan.

Percentage of Time:
100

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

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Qualifications

Required/Preferred

Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: dental practice, federal and state regulatory compliance infection control biological safety waste management laboratory safety radiation safety industrial hygiene or other Health and Safety work place issues involving patients, students, researchers, faculty, and staff.

Required

Experience in developing and implementing workplace policies and procedures.

Required

Experience and comfort with public speaking to large (100+) audiences experience in developing content for trainings and delivering same to various audiences.

Required

Excellent organizational and administrative skills and experience in establishing/assessing/refining tracking systems.

Required

Ability to be a self-starter, to think analytically, and work independently, diplomatically and diligently.

Required

Experience with auditing, investigations, or other comparable analytical assignments. Ability to succinctly and accurately summarize processes, findings and recommendations, verbally and in writing.

Preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups including faculty, students, staff as well as individuals with minimal English proficiency, individuals experiencing acute situations, individuals with limited time and/or the general public who may not be aware of environment health and safety policy issues.

Required

Ability to discern between issues that should be handled within the scope of duties and those issues that should be elevated to applicable direct or indirect supervisor, and ability to maintain appropriate balance of communication with supervisors.

Preferred

Skill in building relationships and working well with others within reporting line and outside of organization.

Required

Ability to assess and identify potential risks or gaps in Health &amp Safety policies and procedures, identify and propose potential solutions, and recommend an action plan.

Required

Proficiency with standard business software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook and computer fluency to quickly learn new systems and programs.

Required

Experience in working in the dental profession with working knowledge of terminology and operations.

Required

Experience in managing, responding or monitoring adverse incidents experience in emergency response planning.

Can be trained

Experience with performing outcomes assessments.

Can be trained

Ability to organize and coordinate projects, tasks, and assignments, and to set priorities.

Required

Ability to perform effectively despite frequent interruptions and diverse, sometime conflicting, requests for immediate assistance.

Required

Ability to identify Campus and external resources to assist with developing solutions and implementing plans and systems for compliance with Health &amp Safety requirements.

Required

Ability to act professionally but firmly when facing situations/individuals who violate regulations or university/school policies.

Required

Proven ability to be a multi-tasker, be punctual, reliable, and dependable.

Required

Working knowledge of EH&ampS, OSHA, and NFPA to identify and resolve safety issues and problems.

Required

Ability to determine when to take independent action and when to defer to senior administrators.

Required

Ability to stand for periods of time, stoop, crawl, walk up and down stairs. Lift, push, pull, carry 50 pounds of solid and liquid, pour chemicals from gallon containers to larger containers, transport waste to appropriate locations for disposal.

Required

Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:
03-17-2024

External Posting Date:
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