Under the general direction of the Environmental Health & Safety Director of Occupational Safety and Environment of Care (OSEC), EH&S Sr. Director or designee, the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manger is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of the EH&S programs for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center Hospital based safety programs at their main and offsite campuses. This position is responsible for providing technical guidance, operational program management and personnel management within the Occupational Safety and Environment of Care Unit within the EH&S Department.
The EH&S OSEC Manager will implement and maintain a proactive and comprehensive process for identifying and effectively managing physical and behavior-based hazards to people, property, and the environment. Programs under the OSEC Unit include respiratory fit testing, indoor air/environmental quality, accident/incident/occurrence investigations, ergonomics, risk/ligature risk assessments, hazard surveillance audits, construction safety, industrial hygiene exposure monitoring, asbestos management, lead management, hazard communication, hazardous chemical and pharmaceutical materials and waste management, hazard communication, spill response, fire drills, Joint Commission Safety and/or Hazardous Materials & Waste Management compliance, and general OSHA standards compliance. In addition to supporting the other units within the EH&S Department as a whole, this EH&S Manager works closely with, and supports the other EH&S OSEC Manager daily.
The EH&S Manager is responsible for maintaining the organizations’ compliance with existing and developing standards and regulations issued by federal, state, municipal agencies and non-governmental and accreditation agencies. This includes Joint Commission Environment of Care compliance for UMass Memorial Medical Center and its licensed off-site facilities, as well as OSHA, Mass DLS, EPA, DEA, DOT, TJC, NFPA, NIOSH, ANSI, CDC, Mass DOS, Mass DEP, Mass DPH, Worcester FD, and Worcester HD for both the Medical School and Medical Center.