Reference Number: 9216
As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System, Sonoma is a mid-size comprehensive university, focusing on the liberal arts with a strong emphasis in the arts and sciences. Located approximately an hour north of San Francisco, SSU has 9,200 students, 400 faculty and 900 staff and administrators. Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity.
We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and working collaboratively with departmental safety coordinators, workers compensation and Facility Operations Planning and Construction, the Safety Program Manager is responsible for managing a comprehensive campus-wide Health and Safety program contributing to the general goal of a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and the greater University community. This goal is accomplished through the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, programs and procedures that address both occupational safety and general safety of the campus environment. Within this context, the incumbent is primarily responsible for the implementation of identified EH&S areas including managing all Cal-OSHA safety programs, including, but not limited to, industrial hygiene monitoring.
Review, interpret, and apply policies and procedures related to EH&S, including state and federal laws;
Manage software systems associated with the administration of the EH&S program including RSS and CSULearn;
Monitor revenue and expenses of the PPE program to ensure that budget allocations/projections are met;
Prepare reports, analysis, and plans associated with EH&S program;
Maintain records associated with EH&S learning management software and PPE programs;
Work cooperatively with University departments in the development of good EH&S producers and best practices;
Assist the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety in the management and planning for the program;
Manage employees working in clerical and administrative support for EH&S, including hiring, scheduling, training, providing work direction, initiating corrective action and discipline, and preparing performance evaluations as appropriate; provide support to the Hazardous Materials and Environmental Compliance Manager, as needed, in the administration of the program;
Assist the Director in researching, recommending, and implementing improvements to the EH&S program, in areas including policy, service delivery, and PPE;
Serve as a backup for the Hazardous Materials and Environmental Compliance Manager and perform essential functions in his/her absence;
Actively identify and assess safety hazards and risks, and in this context analyze relevant laws, regulations and other requirements; writing and implementing effective Health and Safety programs that address hazards and all relevant regulatory compliance issues;
Develop and administer health and safety training;
Establish and implement a safety training database system (learning management system) to meet University needs for multimedia training presentation formats, position-specific safety training requirements, record keeping and reports;
Communicate effectively with all levels of the university community outside agencies, and other pertinent to health and safety issues;
Interpret, analyze and implement relevant provisions of Federal, State, Local and Chancellor’s Offices laws, codes, rules, regulations and orders;
Advise and educate campus community regarding policies and programs developed to address Health and Safety Issues;
Develop compliance strategies to address regulatory mandate;
Recommend infrastructure, technological, or other improvements to efficiently comply with these mandates;
Compile statistical information on accidents, injuries and losses. Analyze trends and consult with Director to determine priorities. Develop strategy to optimally address University needs;
Conduct accident investigations and internal assessments to evaluate University compliance with Health and Safety programs, and work collaboratively with the University community to make improvements;
Update and maintain Cal-OSHA safety programs including, but not limited to, Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space, Control of Hazardous Energy/LOTO, Personal Protective Equipment, Blood borne Pathogens, and Industrial Vehicle/Fork Truck Safety;
Oversee industrial hygiene monitoring;
Relating to the Asbestos and Lead Program, survey, inspect, price disposal costs, track and document locations known to having existing materials and arrange for waste collection and removal;
Work collaboratively with external contracts including, but not limited to, other CSU health and safety, risk, and emergency managers, regulatory and enforcement agencies, CSU Chancellors Office, and University community.
3 years of experience developing, implementing and managing environmental compliance and hazardous materials management programs.
Bachelor’s degree in sciences, engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental or occupational health or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters in related field and certifications as CSP or CIH desired.
Knowledge of asbestos and lead management required; related certifications desirable.
Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills.
In-depth knowledge of occupational safety regulation, law, principles and practices and a broad understanding of a successful health and safety program.
Ability to develop risk based strategies and prioritize effectively within resource constraints.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, Web applications and database management required.
If not currently certified, the incumbent is required to attend, and be certified as, a hazardous waste operations and emergency response worker per 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.120. (40 hour training).
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