Environmental Safety Specialist – Honor Health

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Job Description

Overview

Looking to be part of something more meaningful? At HonorHealth, you’ll be part of a team, creating a multi-dimensional care experience for our patients. You’ll have opportunities to make a difference. From our Ambassador Movement to our robust training and development programs, you can select where and how you want to make an impact.

HonorHealth offers a diverse benefits portfolio for our full-time and part-time team members designed to help you and your family live your best lives. Visit honorhealth.com/benefits to learn more.

Join us. Let’s go beyond expectations and transform healthcare together.

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, and community services with approximately 13,100 team members, 3,500 affiliated providers and nearly 700 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. Please note – this organization is a tobacco free campus. In order to be an eligible candidate you will need to test negative on a tobacco (cotinine) test during prescreening. If you test positive you will be unable to reapply for 30 days. If you test positive a second time you will ineligible to reapply for 1 year.

Responsibilities

Job Summary
The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Specialist will assist and support with safety inspections and risk/hazard analysis to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements across the network. The EHS Specialist will conduct risk assessments, plan, educate, work on committees, and assists in training to supportnetwork-wide safety initiatives to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate hazards.

  • Conducts and facilitates extensive safety inspections and risk analysis to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety and environmental regulatory requirements (OSHA, NFPA, EPA, AZ State, etc.). Inputs inspection/risk findings into Midas database and conducts follow-up meetings with appropriate Leadership regarding corrective actions.
    o When required, has the ability to take necessary steps to ensure a safe environment for all employees, patients, and visitors.
    o Analyzes safety inspection and risk analysis findings for trending and training needs.
    o Inspects construction/facilities engineering worksites and issues safety permits including ALSM, Hot Work, Crane, and Confined Space. Maintains documentation and ensures permit completion and closure.
    o Assists with administering and maintaining EH&S compliance programs such as LOTO, Hot Work, Crane Safety, Confined Space, Alternate Life Safety Measures, etc.
    o Actively participates in the accreditation process in both the ISO Internal Auditor and DNV Audit teams and the development and measurement of key performance indicators.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and tracks safety training as required to maintain compliance with regulatory entities (OSHA, NFPA, EPA, AZ State, etc.), accreditation agencies, and network policies and procedures.
    o Assists with the development and implementation of proactive safety training programs.
    o Provides assistance and guidance on EH&S issues to make recommendations to Leadership.
    o Promotes incident prevention for the benefit of employees, patients, and visitors.
    o Participates in the collection, analysis and reporting of EH&S metrics and key performance indicators.
  • Participates in and coordinates various assigned committees. May serve as a committee chair as well as a liaison with related governmental bodies, coalitions, and regulating agencies. Works in partnership with Leadership to develop and implement strategies, policies, and services to increase employee safety and reduce organizational risks.
  • Assists with the management of the network hazardous material, pharmaceutical, and universal waste disposition programs. Oversees Hazardous Waste Storage ares and ensures regulatory agency compliance i.e. labeling, containment, proper disposal, documentation, etc. When required, has the ability to evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensures proper use and maintenance of PPE.
  • Performs employee assessments regarding ergonomic risk factors and recommends control measures. Provides ergonomic guidance in facilitating the return of injured workers to full employment. Consults with management and staff to provide direction and guidance with ergonomic and safety related issues/concerns. Advises project managers and staff to provide ergonomic insight on facility design and renovation including the selection of furniture and equipment.
  • Conducts accident/incident investigations to identify root cause and generate recommendations to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate hazards. Ensures follow-up is done to minimize future exposure and proper records/documents are maintained. Promotes accident/incident prevention for the benefit of employees and visitors. Ensures expedient injury and incident trend and causal analysis and reporting to Leadership, including recommendations to address identified issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years’ work related experience Required

Experience
3 years Work related experience. Required