Environment Health and Safety Specialist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Monday, 31 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name Khalifa University College Medicine and Health Science

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution,seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

Brief Description

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will work with the Facilities and campus communities to provide health and safety oversight in the CMHS in the areas of occupational safety, industrial hygiene,laboratory safety, hazardous waste, and environmental protection ensuring facility compliance with corporate safety and security standards.

Also responsible to ensure that workplace risks are properly controlled, and impacts on the environment are minimized, in order to improve safety performance, policies and procedures in alignment with governmental regulations.

Detailed Description

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

  • Assist and support Environmental health and safety programs in the CMHS and campus community.
  • Provide and interpret the safety regulations,guidelines, resources and reference information for the CMHS facility
  • Promote safety awareness across the CMHS and the University.
  • Conduct safety outreach for Departments/service groups assigned,
  • Maintain and assist with implementation of EHS programs and services.
  • Conduct required inspections on regular basis, report deficiencies and assists in resolving issues
  • Assess and coordinate required safety trainings for assigned Departments/service groups based on operations.
  • Collaborate with other EHS staff on technical program issues; report deficiencies and assist in resolving issues.
  • Maintain the hazardous waste management programs
  • Liaise with the relevant professionals in the provision of first aid arrangements and ensuring their effective maintenance.
  • Monitor and follow incident investigation procedures,to ensure all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements are implemented.
  • Assist in developing and delivering appropriate safety inductions and briefings, to increase employee awareness of their responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with Central EHS team on proper waste management, collection/processing of biological, chemical & radiological wastes.
  • Collaborate with other EHS staff on technical program issues; report deficiencies and assist in resolving issues.
  • As part of emergency response team, maintain/inspect emergency operations centers & supply inventories.
  • Respond to fires/fire alarm activations, gas leaks,indoor air quality issues, etc.
  • Maintain associated metrics, reports and information systems.
  • Assist with auditing of University facilities to ensure programs are implemented and provide support to departments in the maintenance of these programs.
  • Utilize audits and quality assurance reports to improve the quality of services.
  • Coordinate with security teams to monitor access control to restricted areas and facilities, unauthorized access to CMHS labs to prevent any uncalled for incidents and accidents.
  • Coordinate with security teams for strict regulation to restrict the hazardous materials/substance on the campus.
  • Follow regulations and information on environmental and occupational health and safety issues.
  • Ensure adherence to the University's information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Line Manager.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Required Experience


  • A minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.           

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 2 - 3 years of relevant experience

How To Apply

  • CV

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