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Assistant Physical Safety Officer

Yale University is looking for an Assistant Physical Safety Officer to join our progressive Office of Environmental Health and Safety at one of the world’s premier universities. Yale provides generous benefits and strongly supports EHS. On the Long Island Sound, New Haven has outstanding arts, dining, theater and other culture, and offers easy access to all the beauty of New England and the fun of New York City.

Job Summary: The Assistant Physical Safety Officer (APSO) will provide safety expertise, leadership, and direction in campus risk assessment, mitigation, and compliance with applicable regulations and safe work practices. The APSO serves as the primary internal resource for the University’s comprehensive tool, equipment and Shop Safety Program, the Powered Industrial Truck Program, and the Ergonomics Program. This individual will be responsible for conducting job hazard analyses for tool use, mechanical systems, and materials handling equipment in shops and other locations throughout campus, performing regular safety inspections and working with shop end users and supervisors to develop and implement hazard controls and safeguarding strategies. In addition to being responsible for the Shop Safety Program, this individual will work closely with the Physical Safety Officer in maintaining compliance with current physical safety programs, including Confined Space Entry, Lock Out/Tag Out, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Ladder Safety, and Crane Safety. The APSO will serve as a mentor to EHS Safety Advisors and others in the areas of tool safety, mechanical systems and equipment, ergonomics, and other physical safety issues. The successful candidate will also work with students and faculty in the review of student projects and activity proposals to identify potential safety hazards. The APSO is part of a supportive, productive, team-oriented work environment that provides excellent customer service. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, safety, relevant industrial or manufacturing work, or a closely related field, and significant operational and/or safety experience with tools and equipment. Excellent writing, speaking, training and technical skills are required.

Relocation assistance is available. For more information and the full description, please contact Stephanie Perry, Lead Administrator, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University, 203-737-2122 or

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