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Stanford Health Care EH&S Specialist in Menlo Park, California

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A Brief Overview

Reporting to the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Director, the EH&S Specialist has the main responsibility to determine the existence of possible health hazards (both medical and biohazard) and to take steps to correct them. Monitors health and safety conditions as well as how the hospital handles hazardous medical, bio-hazards waste management and hazardous material inventory, signage and storage. Conducts employee safety training and develops, prioritizes and implements EH&S training projects to protect people, products and environment from exposure to injury, risk or economic loss. Keeps the facilities up to the government standards and is aware of all the areas in which health or safety problems are likely to arise and develop plans to help employees reduce the possibility of violations. Is familiar with current government and industry regulations and provides subject matter expertise regarding state and federal regulations and best practices. Works as a team member within HAZMAT response team, maintains Hazard communications Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and is responsible for hazardous material and universal waste programs as well as for fire drills and emergency evacuations for hospital and ambulatory facilities. Participates in incident analysis to identify root cause and recommends effective preventative corrective actions.


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What you will do

  • Leads by example through maintaining and requiring a high level of compliance with health and safety policies, standards and regulations.

  • Provides hazardous material inventory signage and stores material.

  • Actively promotes safety and health awareness to hospital and contract employees through training, safety – environmental rounds, EH&S audits and site inspections.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable occupational health and safety regulations, laws, policies and procedures. Actively participates in, supports, and promotes health and safety initiatives.

  • Ensures all unplanned, off-site discharge of hazardous materials and wastes are immediately reported internally and managed per hospital’s policy and procedures including post-incident risk management.

  • Manages hazardous medical and bio-hazard wastes per regulations, including permitting, storage and transportation.

  • Ensures that all incidents are promptly and correctly reported, investigated, and effective measures are taken to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Manages hazardous material inventory and regulated waste management.

  • Maintains hazard communications including MSDS records.

  • Conducts fire drills / emergency evacuations.

  • Provides support to all site personnel in meeting their environmental objectives.

  • Participates in regulatory, risk assessment and HAZMAT response teams.

  • Provides regulatory information to internal and external customers.

  • Maintain storage and retrieval of regulatory records.

  • Tracks emerging regulations and communicates the potential impact to appropriate personnel.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor’s degree in work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.

Experience Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience directly involved with management and compliance of health and safety programs in healthcare industry.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to apply safety policies and procedures.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, training and influencing skills.

  • Good organizational and project management skills.

  • Ability to work within a diverse work environment and assist in compliance with safety regulations.

  • Knowledge of chemical synthesis of products and chemical control regulations.

  • Knowledge of OSHA 1910/1911.

  • Knowledge of health regulations and/or occupational/industrial health.

  • Skills in hazardous materials management, “community right to know”, hazard recognition and risk management.

Licenses and Certifications

  • OSHA Hazwoper required within 1 Year

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SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care

  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health

  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination


Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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