Safety Specialist

Apply For This Position

POSITION SUMMARY: As safety specialist, you will work alongside our facilities team to promote and maintain a secure campus and workplace for university constituents by keeping current on safety hazards and potential threats.


  • Interface with environmental regulatory agencies  (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), South Carolina Dept. of Health & Environmental Control (SC DHEC), Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)
  • Prepare and submit reports to EPA / DHEC as scheduled by permit  (Title V permitted facility)
  • Prepare environmental vendor Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as needed to support major departmental initiatives or capital projects
  • Apply knowledge of OSHA requirements to review current processes and to support faculty and staff as needed
  • Apply knowledge of acceptable work-safety practices to safeguard employees, and vendors working on campus
  • Provide guidance regarding departmental waste, chemical handling and regulated waste disposal practices
  • Provide guidance to areas generating regulated emissions to ensure compliance with the EPA Clean Air Act and state and local regulations and permits   
  • Assist in the identification and control of occupational (employee) hazards
  • MSDS/GHS chemical identification and communication system
  • Responsible for hazardous waste storage areas, hazardous waste shipping and invoicing 


  • Responsible for the completion and accuracy of reports submitted to SCDHEC, EPA or other local, state or federal agencies
  • Inform employees when an unhealthful condition exists and provide employee and areal supervision with necessary instructions to maintain healthful conditions
  • Maintain a professional knowledge of EPA / SC DHEC regulations and the engineering (process management) concerned with controlling waste streams (pollution) for the protection of human health.
  • Be aware of and act to minimize environmental issues that may effect the local community

Occupational Safety:

  • Actively seek to ensure the health and safety of university employees, contractors and visitors
  • Familiar with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines
  • Seek to maintain compliance with federal, state and local health and safety regulations
  • Work to eliminate or control hazardous conditions; recommending professional engineering principles, methods, and techniques to ensure the safety of workers
  • Working knowledge of safety-related elements of the physical sciences

Chemical Safety:

  • Familiar with Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS / GHS) system administration using MSDS Online (campus-wide electronic format for MSDS/GHS distribution) and with the OSHA, EPA, SCDHEC, and local emergency responder regulations and reporting requirements
  • Receive paper and electronic (ratio: 50/50) MSDS/GHS new product data sheets from supplying manufacturers.  If location(s) where product will be used is unknown; requests information through Purchasing and enters new data set into the MSDS-Online system.
  • Recommend, when appropriate, use of alternative materials when the new material is not suitable for use in a university environment or when use of the material or chemical does not meet current regulatory standards or when use of the material or chemical may not be appropriate for use by employees or such use presents an unacceptable risk to the environment  
  • Responsible to assist both academic and operation areas in the application of the Hazardous Material Identification (classification and labeling) System (HMIS)

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
Apply For This Position
Learn more about the benefits of working at BJU.
Watch Video
Find out how you can make an impact through BJU.
Your Impact
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.   |   Greenville, SC 29614 864.242.5100 Ext. 3003

The jobs posted here are open to those who are in alignment with our charter, creed, mission statement, and general policies.

Bob Jones University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, protected disability, or veteran status.

Clery Act Campus Security and Safety Report—In compliance with Federal Public Law 101-542, Title II, "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990," Bob Jones University provides campus safety and security information, which is made available to all currently enrolled students, employees, applicants for admission, and prospective employees upon request. Report

Created by . Easy site updating through Backstage CMS.