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Campus EHS Manager - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 10, 2021
Title Campus EHS Manager - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Public Safety
    Health Services

Campus EHS Manager – Office of the Vice Provost for Research – (21001423)


The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University’s intellectual property; oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents, blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers in research, teaching and training; environmental health and safety; and implementation of the University’s policies on conflict of interest in research, export controls, research integrity and research misconduct. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research and protects the University’s interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.

Industrial Hygiene is part of the Research Safety unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public services and administrative support activities by providing training, audit and other expert compliance assistance to all members of the University community. Industrial Hygiene staff provides technical and regulatory services in the areas of public health, environmental health, occupational safety and health (OSH), environmental protection and fire safety. The goal is to assist all members of the Tufts community in achieving safe conditions to work, learn and live at all times. It is also to minimize the impact of Tufts activities and operations on the environment and assist the Tufts community in achieving compliance with all safety, health and environmental regulations and laws that pertain to any and all activities conducted on any Tufts University campus.

The Workplace Safety Manager is the first-line contact in all matters of public health, occupational safety and health, fire safety and environmental protection for the faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and regulatory agents for the campus. As a generalist, the Workplace Safety Manager can provide guidance on non-laboratory health, safety and environmental matters. He/she will transfer requests for advanced services to the Specialists in the areas of occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene and environmental protection. The Workplace Safety Manager are qualified to provide backup to each other with the Director, acting when the Workplace Safety Manager is unavailable due to sickness, vacation or other approved leave.


Basic Requirements:

3 years of related experience.
Bachelors degree in safety, industrial hygiene or science and engineering with work experience in occupational safety and health.
Certified, registered or licensed or eligible in at least one area of public health, environmental protection, and/or occupational safety and health (incl indistrial hygiene) field. Such certifications include Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. If eligible for such certification, a date for completion will be required. Candidates will have current hazardous waste training as required for large quantity generators under RCRA/MA DEP and DOT/IATA training for transportation and shipment of hazardous materials.
Microsoft Office computer literacy required.
Must be able to pass an occupational medical examination with ability to wear respiratory protective devices.

Preferred Qualifications:

The primary subject area is occupational safety and health hence training and experience in its subdisciplines such as occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental health,and ergonomics is preferred. On the job training is acceptable for subject areas outside the primary area of expertise.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
May occasionally require work at night or on weekends to respond to emergencies or other time critical events. May require occasional evening and weekend hours in order to provide training for employees that work weekend or night shifts and for first responders in Boston /Medford and Grafton.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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