Office of Environmental Health and Safety
05 July 2017
Yale University is looking for a Safety Specialist to join our progressive Office of Environmental Health and Safety at one of the world’s premier universities. Yale provides generous benefits and strongly supports EHS. On the Long Island Sound, New Haven has outstanding arts, dining, theater and other culture, and offers easy access to all the beauty of New England and the fun of New York City.
Job Summary: The Safety Specialist will provide safety expertise, leadership, and direction in campus risk assessment, mitigation, and compliance with applicable regulations and safe work practices. The Safety Specialist serves as the primary internal resource for the University’s comprehensive tool, equipment, and Shop Safety Program, the Powered Industrial Truck Program, and the Ergonomics Program. This individual will be responsible for conducting job hazard analyses for tool use, mechanical systems, and materials handling equipment in shops and other locations throughout campus, performing regular safety inspections and working with shop end users and supervisors to develop and implement hazard controls and safeguarding strategies. In addition to being responsible for the Shop Safety Program, this individual will work closely with the Physical Safety Officer in maintaining compliance with current physical safety programs, including Confined Space Entry, Lock Out/Tag Out, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, and Crane Safety. The Safety Specialist will serve as a mentor to EHS Safety Advisors and others in the areas of tool safety, mechanical systems and equipment, ergonomics, and other physical safety issues. The successful candidate will also work with students and faculty in the review of student projects and activity proposals to identify potential safety hazards. The Safety Specialist is part of a supportive, productive, team-oriented work environment that provides excellent customer service. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, safety, relevant industrial or manufacturing work, or a closely related field, and significant operational and/or safety experience with tools and equipment. Excellent writing, speaking, training and technical skills are required.
Please apply. Relocation assistance is available. Applications must be submitted online via www.yale.edu/jobs (Refer to STARS Req ID 43546BR). For more information and the full description, please contact Stephanie Perry, Lead Administrator, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University, 203-737-2122, email@example.com.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.