Safety Officer, Environment, Health and Safety

Massachusetts, United States
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Office, to serve in a leadership role and provide expert advice on safety programs to support Institute academic and business objectives with due consideration of occupational health and safety laws, federal and state regulations, and good practices. Will lead initiatives, manage programs, and provide advice on research and operations, building projects, and experiments relative to safety concerns. Advice will include the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential and real health hazards from exposure to safety concerns. As skills develop, may work in various EHS program areas other than main area of expertise. Position involves interacting with Institute faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and visitors. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), preferably in EHS-related discipline, engineering, or biological science/chemical; EHS expertise with emphasis on safety programs; at least three years’ relevant experience with EHS programs and recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous materials and conditions, and physical agents; working knowledge of regulations specific to federal, state, local, and consensus standards for the protection of property and life and occupational health and safety; working knowledge of Massachusetts’ fire prevention regulations and building code, NFPA codes, ANSI standards, OSHA regulations, and Cambridge Municipal Code; evidence of leadership; ability to develop and implement well-integrated EHS programs within the workplace and promote a culture of safety; effective written and oral communication skills; and basic computer and database skills. Certification as a safety professional in comprehensive practice or eligibility to obtain certification within a specified time period strongly preferred.

Specific experience in the areas of electrical safety and/or fire protection is also preferred. Will participate in on-call rotational system, providing routine and off-hours support when necessary to resolve emergency EHS issues and serve as a safety specialist to emergency response groups.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.