University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • EH&S Technician

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
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    Non Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Union Position-W28-SHARE
  • Overview


    Under the supervision of the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Manager or designee, the EH&S Technician is responsible for helping to implement and maintain environmental health and safety programs for the UMass Medical School (UMMS) and UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC), which applies to its patients, students, employees, contractors, visitors, and the environment; and, to assist with keeping UMMS and UMMMC in compliance with applicable government and accreditation occupational and environmental safety standards, regulations, requirements and guidelines. The Environmental Health & Safety Technician will be assigned to one of the disciplines within Environmental Health & Safety, but will also perform duties from the other disciplines.




    • Conduct worksite risk assessments, evaluations, inspections, audits, investigations, or surveillance surveys for compliance programs. May help with creating or preparing checklists for the compliance inspections. Help with identifying potential risks and with recommending appropriate solutions
    • Perform data entry into EH&S databases. Assist with reviewing and analyzing data for trends, deficiencies, quality control, and with seeking solutions to correct identified issues
    • Help maintain records and documentation, including training records, waste manifests, SDS, safety equipment certifications, and other regulatory compliance documents
    • Help with providing training and technical guidance or advice, to personnel, faculty and students on various EH&S compliance programs
    • Assist with responding to urgent and emergency calls, questions and requests, following all regulations and procedures.
    • Participate in the EH&S’ Emergency Response Team
    • Maintain, test and calibrate equipment, inventory, and supplies used for compliance management, may include performing chemical fume hood testing, emergency shower and eye wash testing, and performing respiratory fit testing
    • Write technical safety reports, assessment reports, hazard surveillance reports, lab inspection reports, and incident review reports
    • Assist with reviewing and updating of policies, procedures, and safety manuals
    • Interact with members of the Hospital and School community
    • Perform other duties as required.





    • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences, Fire Safety, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Radiation Safety, Health Physics, or a related degree dependent upon discipline applying for.
    • Basic knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to selected disciplines within Env. Health & Safety, such as; EPA, DOT, OSHA, NIH, CDC, NIOSH, MADPH, MADEP, MADPH, NRC, NFPA, FEMA, MEMA.
    • Some skill with Microsoft Office software and database applications
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, and the ability to travel to off-site locations and respond to matters of urgency, sometimes after normal working hours
    • To be able to become certified as OSHA 40 hour Emergency Responder is required
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to satisfactorily manage and report status of assignments, tasks, responsibilities, and multiple elements of complex programs.

    Additional Information


    Under the supervision of the Environmental Health & Safety Manager or designee






    May work in conditions where there is construction, chemicals, ionizing radiation, Power Plant, health care, laboratories, warehouse, pathology, animals, outdoors, and on roofs. Conditions may require wearing personal protective equipment such as air-purifying respirators as well as safety goggles, gloves, and protective equipment, and utilizing monitoring equipment or spill containment and clean up supplies for chemicals and biologicals. Visual, auditory and physical abilities must allow for visual and auditory observations, considerable walking, and crouching, bending, and, lifting including, lifting up to 50 pounds with using assistive devices.

    Discipline in
    Emergency Management, Life Safety & General Safety

    • Basic knowledge of emergency management and its phases, FEMA and MEMA.
    • Basic knowledge of ICS, NIMS, Emergency Operation Centers, Emergency Operations Plan, Continuity of Operations, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Emergency Communication systems, and, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans and Projects.
    • Basic Knowledge of NFPA and Mass State Fire Prevention regulations.
    • Knowledge of fire drill programs, fire safety inspections, building evacuation planning and training, and fire safety training.
    • Basic knowledge of OSHA General Industry and Construction standards, and, MADOL and MA DOH standards.
    • Basic knowledge of safety programs for fire, confined space, construction, lifts, and ladders.




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