CAP Environmental Safety Officer
Job ID: 86537
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Cheverly,MD US
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Job Facility: University of Maryland Capital Region
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
Reporting to the System Director of Accreditation, leads and manages the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UMCAP) hospital safety and environmental health program. The program is responsible for planning and conducting activities to create and maintain a safe and healthful environment for patients, employees, and visitors in both owned and leased facilities operated by UMCAP. The Officer is directed to provide the leadership and management necessary to achieve organizational compliance with requirements of the Environment of Care (EOC), Life Safety, and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) and the Respiratory Protection Program. The Officer monitors the hospital workplace activities to ensure that employees comply with hospital policies, and government safety regulations. Provides direction for safety assessments, coordinates Environmental of Care Committee for UM Capital Region Health. Responsible for policy development, safety inspections, safety training and compliance with third party agencies including but not limited to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Maryland Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MOSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), CMS and The Joint Commission. The Safety Officer has the authority to intervene whenever conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health of an individual, or threaten significant damage to equipment or the facility at large. This position may also receive direction from and collaborate with the System Director of Emergency Management and the System Director of Facilities. There are no direct reports.
Is the institutional point of contact on matters relating to the Environment of Care, life safety, environmental health, sustainability, and emergency preparedness.
• Develops and implements safety policies to reduce accident related costs and inefficiencies.
• Monitors potential and actual environmental hazards. Participate in root and apparent cause analyses.
• Maintains continuous survey readiness through compliance with regulations from a number of regulatory agencies, including CMS, The Joint Commission (TJC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), MOSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and identified industry best management practices.
• Initiates and oversees the development of a comprehensive hospital safety improvement program inclusive of the analysis and trending of data related to hospital initiatives.
• Oversees the recall notification process and manages the electronic notification and response software.
• Develops and implements education programs and materials to train staff to detect, mitigate, and avoid workplace hazards.
• Maintains regulatory readiness documentation, ensuring system complies with regulatory standards and that personnel are trained and ready for regulatory inspections.
• Participates in incident investigation to identify causal factors to determine how incidents might be prevented in the future.
• Maintains current knowledge of all applicable codes, regulations, standards and accreditation requirements for area of responsibility. Trains and updates employees on compliance requirements. Ensures Hospital compliance and maintains required records.
• Investigates, analyzes, and resolves repor
ted hospital safety related event reports and for-cause site visits related to the Environment of Care and work place accidents and injuries.
• Formulates and submits corrective action plans, when required by external regulatory agencies.
• Tracks and trends internal hospital safety data. Develops action plans to reduce or eliminate future occurrences and threats to maintaining hospital safety.
• Reports safety data to the Environment of Care Committee and to the hospital Quality Management System.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Three years of progressive professional experience conducting or assisting in the development and implementation of occupational and safety policies, which meet federal, state, and local requirements, in a hospital, health care or bio medical research environment. Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Current knowledge of Maryland State Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Protection Agency, BOCA, and other related Local, State and Federal regulations. Current knowledge of The Joint Commission Environment of Care and Life Safety requirements that are needed to ensure compliance and continued accreditation.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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