Reporting to the Associate Director of Compliance, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the managing and delivering safety and compliance related services. S/he assists with environmental compliance, occupational safety and fire safety programs. The Compliance Officer promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.
The Compliance Office will conduct safety observations and work area inspections to identify potential regulatory and worker safety issues; report on findings, corrective actions taken/planned and carefully document corrections. Review safety data sheets and advise supervisors on appropriate personal protective equipment. Use industrial hygiene equipment to conduct indoor environmental quality assessments.
Perform duties as related to Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director as required by Title 3-RCNY Chapter 4, Emergency Planning and Preparedness. Perform safety inspections throughout Manhattanville buildings and/or in construction/renovation areas. Ability to respond to after-hours incidents and emergencies and interface with FDNY or other first responders. Capable of ensuring proper documentation and management of all related logs and reports.
Develop various safety and compliance training presentations. Provide training to Facilities personnel including union staff and officers. Interpret regulations and advise Facilities on requirements and best practices.
Coordinate hazardous waste removal with Columbia University contractors. Respond to chemical spills or emergency incidents.
Assists with the development, review and maintenance of documents and records related to the University's regulatory and compliance programs. Attend and contribute to periodic safety and compliance workgroups to achieve greater University-wide safety and compliance.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or a related field. Minimum of 4-6 years of related experience in environmental compliance and safety required.
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