Safety Technician (Environmental Program Technician I)
- Primary duties involve the collection, segregation, and management of pharmacy wastes throughout the hospital and clinics, with secondary duties including collection and management of hazardous chemical wastes, radiological, and universal wastes, etc.
- Performs work in accordance with all appropriate Federal, State, and local regulations and standards by OSHA, EPA, DOT, NRC, RCRA. Communicates with supervisor regarding the policies and procedures for assuring compliance.
- Accountable for coordinating all assigned activities and projects.
- May serve as a member of the OESO Spill Response Team.
- Establish, maintain cooperative relations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate effectively with other Duke organizational units
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of standard processes
- Accuracy Required in Work: Failure to manage environmental programs properly as required by local, state, or federal regulations could result in significant monetary fines to the institution.
- A consequence of Error: Same as 1 above. Additionally, errors or oversights may present a risk of injury and long term health effects.
- Instructions Provided to Employees: Provides arranged services to OESO division managers and to off-site Health System organizations, such as Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.
- Guides, Regulations, Policies, and References used by Employee: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (state and federal), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, State government regulations regarding the use of Radioactive Materials, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
- Received: Administrative and direct supervision from the HW Operations Manager.Some additional direct supervision from Environmental Programs Safety & Health Specialists and Associates.
- Given: None
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous material management.
- Basic knowledge of chemistry and other related sciences
- Must understand basic chemical properties such that the individual can successfully segregate various waste substances for shipping or treatment.
- Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports.
- Creative problem solving to recognize and analyze needs and propose solutions to effectively address them.
- Functional oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to plan and coordinate multiple, diverse tasks simultaneously.
- Required Minimum Education: Associates Degree in a related subject or equivalent experience.
- Additional Training/Experience: None
Required Minimum Qualifications at this Level
Work requires communicative, cognitive, and analytical skills normally acquired through an Associate degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Engineering, Laboratory Science, or a related field.
No experience beyond the AA/AS degree required for level 1.Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Valid Driver's license.
Must have completed or been able to complete: First Responder-Operations Level Training (29 CFR 1910.120), Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, AHERA Asbestos Inspector for OSH Division.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Basic knowledge of safety and health principles.
2. Basic math skills.
3. Functional oral and written communication skills.
4. Ability to utilize computer technology to prepare reports, access data, and maintain records.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00004143 SAFETY TECHNICIAN
Job Level: C2
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