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Safety Specialist / Environment of Care

Requisition ID:

22157220

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare Corp.

Location:

Newington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, approximately 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The creation of the HHC System Support Office recognizes the work of a large and growing group of employees whose responsibilities are continually evolving so that we and our departments now work on behalf of the system as a whole, rather than a single member organization.
With the creation of our new umbrella organization we now have our own identity with a unique payroll, benefits, performance management system, service recognition programs and other common practices across the system.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the System Support Office (SSO) Occupational Safety and Health manager, responsible for completing assigned job task that contribute towards the planning, organizing, and compliance for HHC Environment of Care (EOC) program.  This program includes employee/occupational safety, life (fire) safety and hazardous materials and waste. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Functions as the lead administrator for the Safety Data Sheet program for Hartford Healthcare.
  • Conduct chemical inventories.
  • Performs risk assessments and other assigned tasks in the fields of life safety, occupational safety and hazardous materials and waste, traveling to all HHC hospitals and entities as needed.
  • Collects data and populates dashboards to share data and ensure compliance for programs assigned.
  • Conducts Life Safety fire drills and is involved in the objective drill assessments and critiques.
  • Conducts accident investigation and is involved in accident assessment and critiques.
  • Chairs or participates in committees or subcommittees as assigned such as Employee Safety committee and EOC.
  • Conducts ergonomic assessments for various work environments and organizes equipment deliveries and proper equipment selections.
  • Participates in special environmental and exposure monitoring tasks using a variety of instruments to determine potentially unsafe exposures, participates in studies of unsafe work conditions with the appropriate supervisors and participates in surveys of hazardous working conditions for the employees.
  • Conduct personal protection equipment (PPE) assessment
  • Participate in EOC Rounds or Ligature Rounding as assigned
  • Calibrate and maintain any Employee Health & Safety or Indoor Air quality instruments or equipment
  • Reconcile manifest and organize other paper work related to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and hazardous waste

  Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor Degree in EH&S, Environmental Science or equivalent required

Licensure, Certification, Registration

RCRA, DOT, OSHA 10/30, HAZWOPER preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

Knowledge of occupational safety, fire protection codes, inspections and survey techniques required. Knowledge of occupational safety programs such as but not limited to, respiratory protection, confined spaces, power tools, hearing conservation and ladder safety and lock out tag out.

Ability to travel within the State of Connecticut with personal car, utilize the Hartford Healthcare Leadership Behavior model for communication and team work. Work with a diverse group of employees and managers, those clinical and non-clinical in medical and industrial settings.  Previous experience working in health care preferred.  Knowledge of OSHA, Joint Commission, EPA/RCRA, CTDEEP and NFPA regulations.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

 
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