Safety/Environmental Compliance Associate (5013)

at SIU Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Employees in this classification plan, develop, and implement elements of safety, environmental or related compliance programs to fulfil regulatory requirements. They work under the administrative and technical direction of designated administrators and technical leaders.

 Examples of Duties
50% of time
Develops regulatory-compliant safety and health policies, procedures and training for new and existing employees; develops presentations and associated materials and presents sessions such as general safety, emergency response, hazardous materials management, laboratory safety, etc. to various groups including faculty, staff, medical students and visitors. Maintains and analyzes records of SIU SOM regulatory compliance training. Assists with review and revision of SIU School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare safety protocols and procedures as required by local, state and federal regulations, and agency guidelines.

5% of time
Serves as a member of the institution's biosafety and chemical safety committees; serves as a liaison between the safety and animal care and use committees to ensure faculty and staff compliance with established safety requirements. Member of the Campus Safety Subcommittee. Serves on the School's Incident Command Organization.

5% of time
Assists with the proper management and disposal of regulated and special waste materials generated by the School's clinics, laboratories and maintenance areas in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.

5% of time
Coordinate annual fire safety drills and laboratory inspections.

5% of time
Assists in identification and assessment of accident and illness producing hazards; responds to complaints and requests pertinent to the safety and welfare of employees, students and campus visitors.

25% of time
Conducts inspections of SIU SOM and SIU Medicine buildings and facilities for occupational health and safety violations, and proposes recommendations for corrective action. Assists with Safety & compliance audits at SIUSOM Healthcare facilities.

5% of time
Maintains liaison between SIU SOM and the Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Association, Department of Transportation, Illinois State Fire Marshal, Illinois Department of Public Health, Sangamon County Public Health, and the Springfield Fire Department to insure compliance with fire, safety and health codes, standards and regulations.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, environmental engineering, environmental health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, public health, biology, chemistry or other science related degree or a closely related field.
Five (5) years (60 months) of professional work experience in safety or compliance related field; two (2) years (24 months) in a healthcare setting.
Based on position requirements, additional education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position, may be required.
NOTE: Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.
Condition of Employment:  Pursuant to the State Universities Civil Service System, an out-of-state resident who is hired into this position must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of their start date.
Supplemental Information

If you require assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or call 217-545-0223 Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
The mission of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to optimize the health of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service to the community.

The SIU School of Medicine Annual Security Report is available online at . This report contains policy statements and crime statistics for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. This report is published in compliance with Federal Law titled the
"Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act."
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer who provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law.
Pre-employment background screenings required.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Posting: 11715878

Posted On: Feb 29, 2024

Updated On: Mar 13, 2024

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