Occupational Safety Manager A/B (FRES)

Occupational Safety Manager A/B (FRES)


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Occupational Safety Manager A/B (FRES)

Job Profile Title
Industrial Hygienist B

Job Description Summary
The Occupational Safety Manager shall be primarily responsible for the occupational health and safety management of Penn's Division of Facilities & Real Estate Services (FRES). Primary duties include comprehensive occupational health and safety services for skilled trades and housekeeping personnel. The position also works closely with FRES Design & Construction to help ensure contracted construction and renovation projects are completed safely and in accordance with the health and safety requirements of the contracts.
Primary reporting responsibility to the Associate Director for Occupational Safety, EHRS, and secondary reporting responsibility to the Executive Director for Operations & Maintenance, FRES.

Subject matter areas include, but are not limited to, accident/incident investigations, control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), electrical safety, fall protection/walking working surfaces, hazard communication, job safety analysis, machine guarding, materials handling & lifting, mobile elevating work platforms, permit-required confined spaces, powered industrial trucks, OSHA 300 injury reporting, and personal protective equipment and ladders/scaffolds.

Job Description


- Conduct site inspections of work practices/operational procedures, facilities, and equipment. Develop mitigation measures as required.

- Complete or update job hazard analysis/task assessments.

- Develop, conduct, and coordinate health and safety training.

- Review construction and renovation plans for prevention through design and site-specific safety plans.

- Review, update, develop and implement health and safety programs.

- Perform accident/incident investigations and report findings.

- Develop and participate in safety committee meetings and other forms of outreach.

- Analysis and reporting of health and safety data including that related to accidents, injuries and safety audits of tasks and facilities.

- Perform additional duties as assigned.


Occupation Safety Manager A:
-Bachelors of Science in a relevant technical field (e.g., safety management, safety science, industrial hygiene)

-A minimum of 5 years relevant experience required.

-Professional certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) required.
-Advanced degree perferred

Occupation Safety Manager B:
-Bachelors of Science in a relevant technical field (e.g., safety management, safety science, industrial hygiene) preferably in a complex industrial or university environment, with a union workforce including skilled trades or crafts.

-A minimum of 7 years relevant experience required.

-Professional certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) required.
-Advanced degree perferred
-Additional requirements listed below:



  • Extensive technical experience in general safety disciplines including accident/incident investigations, control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), electrical safety, fall protection/walking working surfaces, hazard communication, job safety analysis, machine guarding, ladders/scaffolds, material handling & lifting, mobile elevating lifts, OSHA 300 record keeping/reporting, permit-required confined space and personal protective equipment selection and use is required.
  • Highly specialized multidisciplinary knowledge of hazard evaluation, risk analyses/assessment and communication is required.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining health and safety programs is required.
  • Experience providing health and safety related training to diverse populations is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships with employees, supervisors, and management to advance safety initiatives is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the workforce including familiarity and experience in a unionized labor environment is preferred.
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies is preferred.
  • Experience with basic industrial hygiene including exposure monitoring and evaluation of engineering controls including exhaust ventilation is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software (Microsoft Office) is required. Experience and familiarity with other safety- focused database applications is preferred


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Facilities and Real Estate Services

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits



  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

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