Job Description

Job Title: Safety Specialist
Job ID: 764478
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Safety
Location: 1912 Mary Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203


Provide Environmental Health & Safety services to designated area.

  • Coordinate pickup with facility's selected removal vendor. Identify any waste handling problems and generate recommendations on remediation. Conduct employee training sessions for users, generators and handles as needed. Coordinate wastewater sampling and manage wastewater discharge and monitoring reports. Maintain understanding and knowledge base to assist in development of required programs, policies and procedures, reports and preparation for regulatory agency reviews, including employee training. Evaluate complaints through interaction with affected staff and others. Complete IAQ sampling and interpret results. Analyze potential causative factors and develop testing methods to evaluate. Develop written report on results and recommendations for corrective measures. Coordinate approved corrective measures with hospital personnel as necessary.
  • Evaluate regulatory and other requirements for IH sampling. Identify locations/department within facilities requiring initial, follow-up, routine and adhoc monitoring. Select appropriate sampling methodology and design studies for efficacious sampling. Coordinate sample collection with involved departments/individuals. Collect samples. Coordinate sample analysis. Conduct initial evaluation of sampling results. Develop written reports on all sampling. Assist in procurement of MSDS for all inventoried materials. Designate hazardous waste collection, aggregation and storage procedures in accordance with applicable regulations. Coordinate waste removal with generator departments. Maintain required manifests. Maintain computerized hazardous waste tracking system.
  • Respond to emergency situations as needed on a routine and on-call basis. (Fire response, Hazardous Material spill - management and coordination of response, Flood. Internal/External disasters, Workplace injuries). Complete safety inspections of facilities in accord with all applicable regulations. Conduct initial orientation and on-going education for employees and fire response team members. Evaluate, update and re-draft fire response plans. Conduct required safety drills. Maintain basic familiarity with NFPA Life Safety Code and the BOCA code. Coordinate completion of fire pump tests. Assist Environmental Support Services department as needed in completion fo fire suppression, detection and annunciation system testing.


  • Bachelors degree required. 
  • Two years of Environmental Health and Safety related required 
  • Prior experience in environmental health and safety in a healthcare environment preferred. 
  • Ability to operation with minimal supervision and at all time directs the work of others. 
  • Interact effectively and professionally with all levels of the organization.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $27.43 to $46.22 / hour

Union Position: No

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