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Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Posted: Aug 01, 2017

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

W. M. Keck Observatory

Are you an Environmental Health & Safety professional passionate about promoting and ensuring a safe work environment? Are you committed to promoting and maintaining a strong culture of safety awareness and responsivity? Do you successfully plan, strategize and implement safety programs?  Would you like to work at one of the world’s greatest observatories in a uniquely beautiful place?  If yes, we want to hear from you!

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Officer promotes and ensures safe work practices and protection of the environment while fostering a strong culture of awareness and responsibility in a working environment that encompasses a unique combination of aspects such as a high-altitude site, 24/7 operations, a complex industrial plant, large mechanical structures, high-tech instrumentation, laboratories with chemical processes, and a large transportation fleet. The EHS Officer spends approximately equal time at the observatory facility on the summit of Mauna Kea and the offices and labs at the headquarters facility in Kamuela, and provides in-person support to day and night staff.

Principal Activities

  • Plan, strategize and implement safety and environmental compliance programs.
  • Organizes and prioritizes EHS functions in consultation with senior management, chairs the Safety Committee.
  • Responsible for tactical decisions and makes recommendations to senior management for longer decisions that impact policy and budget.
  • Responsible for advising senior management on physical and facility security, and working with organizational leadership to address security issues.

Reporting structure

Reports to the Human Resources & Administration Manager while maintaining close coordination with and informal reporting to Operations and Infrastructure management, and has unrestricted access to the Observatory Director on critical safety matters.

Required Qualifications include

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering or related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree.
  • Sound working knowledge of safety, health, and environmental principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a safety officer in an industrial/scientific setting which includes EHS oversight of internal construction activities (e.g. painting and steel assembly).


Apply to join a skilled and deeply committed team of professionals who enable exciting and important astronomical discoveries. Go to:

About Us

The W. M. Keck Observatory operates two 10-meter optical and infrared telescopes, widely regarded as the most scientifically impactful ground-based telescopes in the world, on the summit of Maunakea on the Island of Hawaii.

Read about us, our science and our mission and submit a cover letter and resume telling us how your background and passion relate to this EHS Officer position. Visit us at to learn more about us. To see a video about Keck go to:


Keck Observatory offers a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits bundle including a 403(b) plan; a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade); and an unmatched focus of excellence all while working on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

EEO Employer

Construction Site Safety and Health Officer

Posted: Jul 19, 2017

JOB TITLE:                   Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)

DEPARTMENT:           Construction

SUPERVISOR:              Project Manager

This job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position. It is written to describe work currently organized and performed by a fully qualified employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience required by the position. It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential additional duties requested by supervisors/managers and the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the Firm’s overall benefit. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



The Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) will conduct required site and safety analysis, observations and prepare and implement health and safety plans for construction projects.


Primary duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare and implement health and safety plans for construction projects.
  • Act as onsite safety representative for the duration of a given contract.
  • Serve as the SSHO person of contact to conduct the required site and safety analysis and observations.
  • Evaluate results and make recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct daily safety and health inspections and maintain a written log which includes area/operation inspected, date of inspection, identified hazards, recommended corrective actions, estimated and actual dates of corrections.
  • Conduct weekly or daily tailgate safety meetings.
  • Attach safety inspection logs to the contractors’ daily quality control report.
  • Conduct mishap investigations and complete required reports.
  • Investigate and resolve health and safety deficiencies.
  • Must have extensive experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the environmental and safety compliance fields.
  • Must be able to accurately establish and keep paper and electronic records concerning equipment, funds, supplies, and other property record information.

Good oral and written communication skills, reading/writing/grammar proficiency, good analytical ability, self-motivated, experienced problem solver, and moderate stress tolerance.


  • Have a minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects.
  • The SSHO shall have completed the “30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course” or equivalent within the last 5 years.
  • Have an average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least 4 of the following areas of competency:
    • Excavation;
    • Scaffolding;
    • Fall protection;
    • Hazardous energy;
    • Confined space;
    • Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological agents;
    • Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance.
  • The SSHO shall have CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) Certification
  • The CHST shall have no other duties than safety and occupational health management, inspections, and/or industrial hygiene.


Affirmative Action / Disabled / Veteran / Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please visit GSI’s website at and apply to req # PA0719161.

Allied Health & Safety (Environmental & Health Safety Specialist)

Posted: May 23, 2017

Title: Allied Health & Safety (Environmetal & Health Sfty Sp)
Position Number: 0081701
Hiring Unit: Environmental Health and Safety Office
Location: Manoa Campus
Date Posted: May 18, 2017
Closing Date: June 05, 2017
Band: B
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General Funds


Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as the Safety Training Coordinator for EHSO programs, including Laboratory Safety, Hazardous Materials Management Program, Bloodborne Pathogens, Radiation Safety, and General Occupational Safety and Health.

Establish and/or review training manuals, revise and or develop new training or safety materials, and maintain training records per Federal, State, or University policies, rules and regulations.

Establish, maintain and coordinate a library of training materials.

Works with EHSO Program Managers to identify and assess training needs and develops training strategies and materials to meet safety training performance goals.

Determine effectiveness of training classes and procedures and recommend and implement changes.

Coordinates and/or delivers training to various campus groups through a variety of media and participates in the design, development, and implementation of classroom and online training activities.

Develop and maintain an online calendar of available training sessions. Consult with potential trainees to schedule appropriate classes to meet their needs.

Other duties as assigned


Inquiries: Hans Nielsen; 808-956-3204;

Safety Specialist

Posted: May 17, 2017

Safety Specialist

Department:   Risk Management Quality Improvement
Location:       99-859 Iwaiwa Street, Aiea, HI 96701
Status:           Regular Full Time, Non-Exempt
Hours:             Must be available Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm and be flexible with schedule changes in order to meet operational needs.

Job Summary

1.  Assists Coordinator, Safety, Security and Risk Management with:

1.1 The development, implementation and maintenance of the organization’s safety, security and risk programs, policies and procedures.

2.  Assists Coordinator with activities to support the company mission, vision and strategic goals.



Associate degree in natural, health, physical or safety science from a recognized university or college; OR Associate degree, relevant training and comparable work experience, OR High School diploma and 5 years of relevant, progressive experience in a healthcare or laboratory environment.


1.       Two (2) years of relevant experience preferred.
2.       Experience in healthcare or a laboratory environment preferred.


Professional certification from a recognized body preferred.


1.       Ability to communicate effectively in English, both in verbal and written form.
2.       Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.
3.       Excellent customer service skills.
4.       Intermediate personal computer skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and routine database activity. (Ex: emailing, creating letters, formatting data, using tables, inserting objects.)
5.       The following skills are preferred:
a. Formal presentation and public speaking
b. Project management
c. Facilitation
d. Working knowledge of audio-visual equipment such as LCD projectors

Other Qualifications:

Must possess a valid State of Hawaii (or equivalent) motor vehicle license and current acceptable traffic abstract.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Company: Allied Pacific Builders


  • CHST certification
  • Minimum of 5 years of construction industry safety experience on similar projects
  • 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years
  • Average of at least 24 hours of formal training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following four areas of competency: Excavation, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Hazardous energy, Confined Space, Health Hazard recognition, Evaluation and Control of Chemical, Physical and Biological agents, PPE and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance.


To apply: Email resume and cover letter to:

William Alicar – President