As the Asbestos Program Coordinator at the University at Buffalo, you will perform a wide variety of health and safety related duties for the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Department. Primary duties are coordination of campus asbestos and lead compliance programs, safety and industrial hygiene program support, and laboratory safety.
The Asbestos Program Coordinator communicates with the professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (secretaries and clerks), physical plant staff (tradespersons, cleaners, shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students, most university departments, regulators and outside vendors. Thus, the selected candidate must communicate well with individuals and be able to independently recognize and evaluate potentially unsafe conditions, and act accordingly to correct the situation. This position reports directly to the Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene Programs.
The work assignments are primarily based on maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. The AC must be familiar with all aspects of the health and safety programs.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A Bachelor’s degree plus excellent customer service skills, and good interpersonal skills are required. Additionally, working knowledge of asbestos risk management and legislation are required.
Additional requirements specific to the job include:
a. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and other database computer programs.
b. Ability to be medically cleared each year to wear a respirator and full-body personal protection.
c. Ability to work on a ladder and transport ladder to work locations.
d. Ability to lift 40 lbs.
e. Ability to collect samples from various locations, including floors and above suspended ceilings.
f. Ability to accommodate flex scheduling as required by operating needs.
g. Valid Driver’s License.
a. New York State/EPA Certification or training in Asbestos Inspector
b. New York State/EPA Certification or training in Management Planner
c. Experience in an academic/research environment
d. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
e. Field experience in implementing provisions of NYS Code Rule 56 for Asbestos
f. Experience with performing QA/QC
g. One year or more experience in the asbestos consultation field