Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Job Description

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Assistant Director of Environmental Health & Safety- Environmental Health and Safety- Requisition # 78858

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Environment of Care (EC) Committee by ensuring Performance Improvement documentation and reports are submitted to EH&S Director prior to each meeting. 
  • Take EC meeting minutes and ensure binders are maintained. 
  • Review meeting minutes to insure all corrective action items are monitored until completion.
  • Assisting with managing the Environment of Care programs for Safety, and Hazardous Materials and Waste programs. 
  • Review and update annually Safety and HMW management plans, and annual evaluation reports as required by The Joint Commission.
  • Review all Safety and HMW policy as needed or at least every 3 years, and download reviewed or revised policies online.
  • Conduct Environmental tours 2 days per week.  Once for TJC AMP Tracer Rounding, and a second with the support service team with Admin. 
  • Monitor staff completion rates, corrective action completion rates, and monitor trending issues as reported in TJC AMP Program. 
  • Engineering issues found during rounds are inputted into the workorder system.
  • Research Laboratory Onsite Safety Officer.  Schedule semiannual research laboratory safety inspections on laboratories and follow up with Principal Investigators to ensure all items are corrected. 
  • Provide technical guidance for handling, use, and storage of chemicals within the organization, especially in laboratories. 
  • Ensure all chemical fume hoods are inspected annually, and organized inspections as needed.
  • Ensure all laboratories have spill kits, and necessary PPE.
  • Monitor eyewash and safety shower inspections completed per schedule.
  • Check Worker Injuries program to obtain injury reports from MSHS. 
  • Get sharps injuries from Employee Health Services. 
  • Work with MSHS for the submission of accident investigation forms to staff for injuries, and review any follow up action as needed.
  • Review data analysis of all accidents reported for tracking and trending and provide updated reports for EC Committee, Workplace violence, and Safe Patient Handling meetings. 
  • Maintain chemical inventory, and complete Right To Know documents, at least annually.  Due 3/01 of each year. 
  • Ensure all departments complete their annual chemical inventories and submit to EH&S by Dec.
  • Provide technical evaluation for The Joint Commission, Dept of Health, CMS, OSHA, and EPA regulations, as needed. 
  • This includes conducting seminars and developing training materials on pertinent topics, and regulations. 
  • Disseminate information to pertinent staff on new regulations and interpretations.
  • Participate in construction review project evaluations as needed.
  • Attend the weekly Pre-Construction Risk Assessment meetings, as needed and ensure all Patient Risk Assessment, Interim Life Safety Measure Assessment, and Infection Control Risk Assessments are completed for all projects that meet the criteria.  
  • Assist as needed with the weekly site construction site inspections and maintain data evaluation for these projects. The data is reported to the Corp Construction Oversight Committee. 
  • Schedule, and evaluation air monitoring exposure tests required to be complete in accordance with TJC, OSHA, and staff complaints.  All report results to staff as required by regulation.
  • Monitor entire chemical hazardous waste, universal waste, and electronical waste program.  Sign hazardous waste manifest, and maintain all documentations per EPA, DEC, and DEP regulation.  Vendor is onsite three times per week to remove chemical hazardous waste.
  • Conduct training to improve staff knowledge on OSHA, JC EC, and EPA RCRA waste requirements.
  • Maintain respiratory protection program, minus medical evaluations, and coordinate annual fit testing for N95. 
  • Work on evaluating efficient implementation of a PAPR respiratory program for protection against TB exposure with an outside vendor.  This includes ordering supplies, scheduling, verifying vendor spreadsheets for accuracy, and data analysis. 
  • Submit fit testing data in proper format and submit to Employee Health for downloading information into MedGate.
  • Ensure respirator program for other type of respirators used for chemical decon, and clinical laboratory are compliant and proper department maintains necessary documentation. 
  • Maintain Respiratory protection risk assessment, and conduct annual evaluation.
  • Work with construction and engineering for ensuring proper compliance with asbestos removal and program management.
  • Update Behavioral Health Risk Assessments
  • Conduct and document EC Risk Assessments completed. 
  • Maintain risk assessment binder, and ensure all corrective action items are completed and documented.  Report Risk assessments to EC Committee, and track corrective action.
  • Develop training with tests for RCRA and OSHA code requirements. 
  • Ensure all staff training sessions for EPA RCRA and OSHA code requirements are scheduled, and completed by various departments as needed.
  • Attend MSW Emergency Mgmt Committee, and provide technical guidance or comments dealing with code compliance, as needed.




Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration, Public Administration or related field; Master’s Degree preferred. 

Experience Requirements: 

5 years minimum experience, preferably in a health care setting 

Licensing and Certification Requirements: 


Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office   - Intermediate 

General Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agencies (JCAHO, NYSDOH etc)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills



Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 


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