Environmental and Occupational Safety Manager - Environmental Health & Safety

Washington D.C.
Sep 21, 2017
Feb 21, 2018
Full Time
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Environmental and Occupational Safety Manager - Environmental Health & Safety

Georgetown University is committed to safety, health, and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) manages Chemical Safety Programs and General Laboratory Safety for the Medical Center, in addition to the Biological, Radiation, Controlled Substances and Laser Safety Programs university-wide.  EH&S also supports GUMC affiliated satellite facilities in the DC Metro area.

The Environmental and Occupational Safety Manager, in a senior level role, is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, and review of GU safety management systems, to ensure the safety of staff, students, visitors and contractors, in line with current regulations and University policy.  She/he directs Joint Safety Team and contributes to Chemistry Safety Committees to discuss protocol submissions, incidents, near-miss events, safety developments and ideas for continual improvement.  The Manager directs a “Lesson Learned” program that analyzes events, determining root causes, contributing factors, corrective actions, and communications to preclude recurrence for incidents, and encourage recurrence for positive lessons; and oversees conformance with chemical safety, physical/life/fire safety, and emergency procedures, and ensures a regulatory compliant program. Reporting to the Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Safety Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:

Joint Safety Team

  • Directs Joint Safety Team in Lead efforts across the Chemistry Department to assess safety issues.
  • Directs staff to support EH&S and Facilities Safety initiatives, including industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, hazard analysis, engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
  • Learns best practices from similar research institutions.
  • Proposes solutions to be implemented at Georgetown University.
  • Interacts with Chemistry Safety Committees to devise continual improvement initiatives across campus.
  • Develops SOPs, protocols, exposure calculations, control methods based on physical and chemical hazards.
  • Generates Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) to control exposures for multi-faceted hazardous conditions.
  • Ensures that data gathered are communicated to technical staff meaningfully and accurately to reduce university risk.
  • Produces safety videos and training programs that are conducive to a fully functioning safety culture.
  • Attends special safety functions to present on University safety initiatives.

Compliance and Documentation

  • Collects information from the Chemistry and Physics labs related to compliance status, chemical usage, personnel, locations, and procedural bases.
  • Works with Environmental Programs/Information Technology Lead to ensure that data are being collected and communicated effectively for inclusion into departmental database.
  • Uses the information from the database to assemble reports that optimize regulatory compliance, including Department of Homeland Security reports - particularly Hazardous Substance lists - and chemicals exhibiting certain characteristics to enable labs to develop SOPs and JSAs related to controlling risks.

Training and Support

  • Assists in the development, delivery and maintenance of training programs, records, and other documentation.
  • Interfaces with Facilities Manager of Occupational Safety and Health, to Develop/revise compliance programs, such as Confined Space Entry, Energy Isolation, Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication, and Fall Protection.
  • Interfaces with Facilities Manager of Occupational Safety and Health to provide EOSH technical support to the objectives of campus safety  .


  • Maintains communication with Environmental Programs/Information Technology Lead, Senior Industrial Hygiene Lead, and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist to ensure that the actions of the group are directed toward Georgetown EH&S initiatives.
  • Participates in routine directional meetings with staff of Occupational Safety Health and Environment to guide initiatives.
  • Ensures effective and clear communications with University employees and students; with local and federal government agencies and others necessary to help resolve environmental or safety related programs.


  • Master's degree in environmental or safety related field with a minimum of 4 semesters of chemistry and one semester of organic chemistry
  • 8 years appropriate work experience in engineering, physical science
  • Knowledge and experience that includes safety training, such as Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and Department of Transportation (DOT) training
  • Preference for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) or other professional certification

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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