1. Supports the Physical Safety Officer in providing safety expertise, leadership, and direction in campus risk assessment, mitigation, and compliance with applicable regulations and safe work practices. 2. Serves as the primary internal resource for a comprehensive tool, equipment, and shop safety program. Conducts and documents job hazard analyses for fixed and portable tools, equipment, mechanical systems, and materials handling devices in shops, utility plants, building services and maintenance areas, laboratories, and other locations throughout campus. 3. Performs, documents, and tracks shop safety inspections and periodic observations of student-access shops. Identifies and ensures completion of corrective action for inspection and observation deficiencies. 4. Coordinates and actively participates in the Shop Safety Committee. 5. Works with shop end users and supervisors to develop and implement relevant hazard controls and safeguarding strategies for identified hazards. 6. Serves as the primary internal resource for the Ergonomics and Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) programs. 7. Mentors EHS Safety Advisors and others in the areas of tool safety, mechanical systems and equipment, ergonomics, and other physical safety issues. 8. Assists in maintaining compliance with current physical safety programs, including but not limited to Confined Space Entry, Lock Out/Tag Out, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, and Crane Safety. Reviews programs, assesses sites and equipment, develops and provides training, and updates written programs. 9. Reviews plans for new or modified facilities, equipment and processes that may have associated physical hazards. 10. Provides technical guidance on all aspects of physical safety to University administrators, supervisors, faculty members, students, and staff. 11. Participates in the review of student projects and activity proposals to identify potential safety hazards. Identify safe/safer alternatives and options where possible. 12. Participates in incident investigations, root factor analyses, and the documentation and execution of corrective actions. 13. Serves as a member of the 24/7/365 EHS Emergency Response Team for responses to hazardous materials incidents. Emergency responders are required to carry the after-hours emergency response cell phone as scheduled. 14. Performs other related safety duties as required.
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to work and thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment. Self-motivated with advanced communication skills and a hands-on program approach.
Required Skill/ability 2: Familiarity with modern fabrication / manufacturing, production and material handling processes and methods.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to prepare and present technical training to a wide variety of audiences, including students, staff, contractors, and faculty.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proficient in preparing technical reports, documents and procedures. Well-developed time management, planning, and leadership skills.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven ability to interact and communicate with a variety of different customers.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Assistant Physical Safety Officer
University Job Title: Safety Specialist
Bachelor's degree in engineering, safety, or other functionally related discipline. Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, safety, relevant industrial or manufacturing work, or a closely related field. Significant operational and/or safety experience with tools and equipment.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.