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Ergonomist/ Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Upstate University Hospital
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Ergonomist/ Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is primarily responsible for oversight of ergonomic-related activities. Duties include, but are not limited to development and implementation of the Upstate ergonomics program, providing direct support to the healthcare safe patient handling program, participation in the hazardous materials and waste program, performing occupational, environmental and fire safety risk assessments and inspections, developing and performing safety training and supporting the overall environmental health and safety programs at Upstate. The Ergonomist/Environmental Health and Safety Officer will also investigate and respond to health and safety concerns and coordinate corrective actions, perform safety inspections to ensure regulatory compliance and assess for hazardous conditions, and recommend remedial action as necessary. In addition, the Ergonomist/Environmental Health and Safety Officer will prepare required regulatory and compliance reports related to internal and external audits (DNV, PESH, NYSDEC, etc.), develop and implement environmental health and safety awareness program, participate on committees to proactively promote safety, review and revise policies, procedures and safety manual, and perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and two years professional experience in ergonomics, Environmental Health and Safety and/or industrial hygiene required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in adult education/employee training preferred. Knowledge and experience with DEC, DNVGL, EPA and OSHA regulations, excellent written and oral communication skills, computer- based records management experience preferred.Experience performing ergonomic assessments and defining mitigation efforts.
Work Days:
Mon-Fri, 8:00a-4:00p/ may flex hours based on operational needs.
Message to Applicants: Recruitment Office: Human Resources Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.
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Keywords: Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse , Ergonomist/ Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Syracuse, New York

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