Health and Safety Officer

The Facilities and Operations group at Columbia University is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week department supporting the University at the Morningside and Manhattanville Campuses. Whether we're planning a campus renovation, breaking ground on a new building, maintaining our award-winning buildings and grounds or keeping our campus safe, our staff help keep the University moving forward. 

The Facilities Operations department is responsible for performing regular services and repair work needed to maintain a clean, attractive, safe, and environmentally sound environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Columbia University. The department maintains 13 million square feet of built space in 246 buildings on and in the vicinity of the Morningside Heights campus, its outdoor areas, and Baker Field facilities. 

The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for managing and supporting all phases of assigned safety programs for Facilities Operations. Ensures and promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in compliance with regulatory agency standards and national guidelines. Physical work is a primary part to the job. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. The work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, odors, and/or loud noises. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and may require wearing personal protective clothing and a respirator. May participate in committee and perform special project or additional duties as directed.  

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with related experience in Engineering or Physical Sciences or Occupational Health and Safety, preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience in safety, environmental health, industrial hygiene or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

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