The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist has the responsibility of providing/performing safety inspections of all SCWA field staff, follow-up accident/incident investigations to determine root-cause factors, and general field assessments of employee actions and worksite conditions with respect to safety. This position will largely be field based to ensure field staff are compliant with all federal and local safety standards including PESH, OSHA, NIOSH, DOL, DOH, etc.
The successful candidate will:
- Perform field safety inspections regarding job-site setups, trenching and shoring, personal protective equipment, traffic, flagging, etc. on a daily basis.
- Perform safety inspections of pump stations and other SCWA properties on a regular basis.
- Train, correct, reinforce, and provide knowledge and information to SCWA employees with respect to company safety policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Provide employee training in subject areas specific to SCWA operations.
- Investigate issues brought forward by the Safety Committees.
- Survey and maintain statistics of equipment, building fire exits, federal and state safety posters, building evacuations, suggestion boxes, and Safety Data Sheets.
- Inspect AED’s on a monthly basis.
- Inspect Petroleum Bulk Storage facilities on a monthly basis.
- Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or related field required.
- 1-3 years of experience in the EHS field.
- OSHA/Asbestos certifications preferred.
- ASP and CSP certifications preferred.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of current safety standards as directed by PESH, OSHA, NIOSH, DOL, DOH and other agencies.
*The Authority may accept an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the requirements*
Interested candidates should submit their application/resume with salary requirements via the SCWA website (www.scwa.com and click “Career Opportunities”). Annual salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience within a range of $60-70K. COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment.
(The Authority shall not employ relatives of employees as defined to mean an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, stepparent or direct descendant of grandparents of the employee as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law 810.)