EH&E

EH&E, an employee-owned company, provides businesses and institutions with innovative and cost saving solutions for their health and safety, environmental and engineering needs. Our mission is to protect people, businesses and the environment. We achieve this by offering a broad range of services from indoor air quality assessment, energy management solutions, regulatory compliance and management, infection prevention programs, independent building commissioning – and more! EH&E is a trusted partner engaged with recognized leaders in healthcare, top-notch academic and research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large scale enterprises and government agencies.

Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, our sustainable office space was designed based on the WELL Building standard, a program to advance health and well-being in the workplace. www.eheinc.com
 

Staff Scientist II / Safety Officer – Healthcare

As a part of EHE’s Healthcare team, the Staff Scientist II / Safety Officer will provide program coordination at a healthcare client Safety Office site. The department manages the Joint Commission Environment of Care activities, environmental tours, manages the preconstruction risk assessment process and performs associated inspections, provides guidance on the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, and manages the disposal of hazardous materials, along with many other hospital safety responsibilities.

You will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the business by presenting a positive, respectful and professional manner to our clients. The Staff Scientist II / Safety Officer will conduct risk assessments to ensure code compliance as well being responsible for safety training and ensuring all relevant materials are written and updated in relation to EH&S standards. The successful applicant will be supported by a team of industry experts who will nurture and develop your career. We offer competitive salary packages and excellent benefits. If you are interested in this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Sales & Client Relations:

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the business by presenting a positive, professional, respectful and professional image to our clients
  • Identify potential opportunities to senior staff
  • Provide successful delivery of biosafety and laboratory safety solutions to clients
  • Deliver services on projects that meet or exceed client expectations
  • Regularly consults with members of the Facilities department and fire and compliance specialist personnel on inspection findings and provide appropriate recommendations based on regulatory compliance and best practice guidance

QA/QC:

  • Collect quality data as well as field data by other project staff
  • Coordinates and implements programs aimed at mitigation and/or control strategies of fire and life safety vulnerabilities

Training/Mentoring:

  • Willingness and openness to professional development
  • Prepares and delivers classroom-based and online EH&S training programs focused primarily in fire and life safety, and may be called upon to deliver training content in other safety-related areas as needed. Updates written materials with code compliance changes as needed
  • Conducts follow-up with various stakeholders as needed

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Represent respectful professional image
  • Interact with client’s staff to execute work
  • Contribute to client satisfaction as a valuable team member

Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to apply basic regulatory compliance and scientific principles to EH&E’s work while developing observational ability and functional analytical skills in discipline
  • Has familiarity with TJC, CMS, and NFPA standards, and has desire to expand knowledgebase in each
  • Participates in and may lead EC/safety specific recurring meetings
  • Conducts and oversees the EC/Safety programs in accordance with federal, state, and local government regulations and agencies’ policies
  • Perform pre-construction risk assessments, including managing PCRA meetings and databases, auditing sites, and providing education to contractors and internal stakeholders
  • Conducts industrial hygiene and/or environmental monitoring

Communication and reports:

  • Written and verbal communication skills are essential as you will be contributing to reports
  • Clearly communicate technical concepts while maintaining context and understanding the audience

Financial Management:

  • Be able to work to timelines and report any deviations to this to management
  • Achieve project profitability goals

 

Key Skills
  • Pre-construction risk assessment (PCRA management): provides support related to the PCRA program including managing PCRA meetings and databases, auditing sites, and providing education to contractors and internal stakeholders
  • Life safety code compliance: Oversee NFPA Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance activities, including oversight of audits of required fire and smoke barrier walls, inspections of doors, and LSC code interpretation support
  • Environmental compliance: Direct compliance activities related to MWRA, US EPA, and MADEP compliance activities, including: Tier 2 tracking and submittal, Clean Air Act reporting, hazardous waste program oversight, spill prevention and countermeasure (SPCC) planning and support, and overall environmental compliance program and activities including policy and program development, training, and regulatory reporting
  • EOC program oversight & management – safety, hazardous waste, security, fire/life safety, utilities & biomed
  • Hospital, construction, and laboratory inspections & evacuation drill planning: Conduct periodic inspections of hospital areas including inpatient, support and ancillary services environments, construction sites, and laboratories in accordance with federal, state, and local government regulations and agencies’ policies
  • Safety training and written program updates: Prepare and deliver EH&S training programs; update written materials regarding EH&S (e.g., Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication, etc.)
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Education / Training
  • Must have B.S. degree in industrial hygiene, safety, or the natural and/or physical sciences
  • Professional certification or certification-eligible, such as CIH, CSP, CHMM, HEM, active membership in a professional organization, working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and TJC regulations and standards, and OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER and DOT/RCRA hazardous materials training are preferred
  • In addition, the candidate will have experience with the role of the Joint Commission, the Local Fire Department and Building officials in compliance activities
  • Must have at least four to eight years of experience in a healthcare environment

 
Please send résumé and salary expectations to HumanResources@eheinc.com