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Life Safety Specialist

  • Job ID: 213542532
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Quality
  • Department: Emergency Preparedness
  • Location: 4601 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.78 to $42.84 / hour


At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason — to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better. 

Why Join UPMC? 

We don’t just take care of patients — we take care of our team, too. And we have the data to prove it. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader you can expect: 

• AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by Diversity MBA

• A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other healthcare providers in our market. 

• Competitive pay 

• Tuition reimbursement 

• Opportunities to grow in your career at UPMC 

This position assists the Senior Director Patient Safety and Regulatory Oversight as the life safety and regulatory compliance support for the Wolff Center . Develops safety policy, organizational implementation, procedural guidelines and program quality assurances. Responsible for routine recognition, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards in the work place. Assures compliance with all government, accreditation and insurance requirements related to safety of personnel. Responsible for Process Improvement and related management engineering function.

This position will work Monday through Friday from the Baum Building in Pittsburgh. Working in the office and working from home will be split 50/50. There will be intermitten travel, including some overnight travel to all UPMC hospitals. 


  • Supports the continued development and sustainability of the UPMC Health Service Division and associated locations
  • Performs environmental safety tours of all areas as required. Identify potential safety problems, suggest corrective action, and monitor compliance. Summarizes results of inspections and resolutions and periodically present to Safety Committees
  • Supports the fire safety program to include monthly fire drills, modification of the fire-safety program to address areas of weaknesses, annual fire extinguisher program and special annual training programs on confined spaces, powered industrial trucks, and hazardous materials including use of SDSs, respiratory fit testing, and lockout/tag out.
  • Conducts safety training programs for Hospital and ancillary employees
  • Participates in development/revision of new or existing policies / standards and best practices. Prepares and delivers presentations and reports to EOC Safety Committees
  • Remain current with technology, regulatory requirements, and related training
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with staff and leadership/management.
  • Supports the Hazard Communication Program through chemical inventory updates, SDS acquisition, and contractor interfacing. Resource for the disposal of all chemical hazards
  • Supports compliance with the NFPA Life Safety Code. Facilitates and participates in review by the Department of Health Division of Safety Inspection. Assists and participates in safety inspections by Fire Bureaus
  •  Supports compliance with Joint Commission's Environment of Care Standards. Supports the on-going collection of information about the Environment of Care to identify problems and opportunities for improvement. Assists in the completion of Joint Commission's Statement of Condition. Participate in Joint Commission Life Safety tours.
  • Supports Hospitals and all offsite locations compliance with OSHA regulations. Monitors compliance with numerous OSHA programs including: lockout/tagout, confined space, fire response time, machine guards, ladders and protection of raised surfaces, hazardous materials, respiratory protection and the General Duty Clause. Post the OSHA Form 300 Log as required.
  • Supports the Emergency Preparedness plans
  • Supports the safety programs at the satellite facilities including periodic fire and disaster drills. Assists new department and satellite facilities in developing safety programs
  •  Assists Director and Infection Control with the development of ICRA plans for proposed construction activities. Monitoring contractor compliance with established IRCA plans. Issue and monitor contractor compliance with the burn and ceiling permit process. Evaluate construction plans for compliance with fire alarm and suppression requirements to maintain existing levels of compliance.
  • Support the ILSM evaluation and documentation of compliance for all conditions that pose a risk to the safety of our employees, patients, and visitors
  • Assists in purchasing personal protective equipment and other safety equipment as needed
  • Effectively works independently? Ensure compliance with all OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA, AIA and company policy procedure requirements.
  • Coordinates and supervises other safety programs as assigned; serve as technical consultant to administration, clinicians, staff and researchers regarding environmental safety management issues
  •  Keeps abreast of new regulations and proposed changes related to the healthcare field and proactively prepares to meet any new standards. Involved in inspections and preplanning for regulatory agencies
  •  Performs process improvement planning data gathering and analysis activities to ensure optimum safety and operational effectiveness. Assists in routine recognition, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards in the workplace.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in safety or related field preferred
  • Equivalent experience may be substituted Work independently and use professional judgment
  • Experience in one or more of the functional areas such as occupational safety, environmental, auditing, regulatory compliance, etc. or academic equivalentpreferred but not required
  • Ability to compose technical information, prepare manuals, policies, procedures and scripts
  • Diversified and thorough knowledge of state and federal regulatory programs
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees at all levels of the organization and from other organizations
  • Proficient with computers and other modern office equipment
  • Ability to take direction from a variety of people and processes and work as a member of a team
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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