The Occupational Health Manager contributes to MSU employee
wellness and safety by managing critical programs including
occupational medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hearing
conservation, indoor air quality support, providing workers'
compensation follow-up, EHS training, and research support.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage Occupational Medical Surveillance. Manage medical
provider contract, reporting, data, and billing review and
approval. Enroll new employees into surveillance and communicate
with provider, employee and supervisory staff. Ensure appropriate
clearances are given and documented. Facilitate accommodations if
warranted. Work with stakeholders for annual reminders. Manage
ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, indoor
air quality and other assigned programs. Program documentation
updates and monitoring regulatory changes. Employee training.
Audit/inspection findings. Supporting other EHS program needs
through teaming with peers. Provide EHS training on a variety of
EHS topics, via classroom or remote learning. Provide research
support by serving on institutional committees, reviewing research
protocols, and coordinating biowaste pickup, billing and transport
Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Bachelor's degree in environmental health, health & safety, or
related field with 2-5 years of work experience in health and
safety; or an equivalent combination of education and/or
experience. Demonstrated working knowledge of OSHA regulations
governing programs mentioned (medical surveillance, PPE, hearing
conservation, respiratory protection, HazCom, etc.). Demonstrated
working knowledge of CDC & NIOSH guidance and relevance to
occupational, environmental, and public health. Demonstrated
experience managing EHS programs. Demonstrated computer skills (MS
Office suite, MS Teams, web, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Certification as ASP, CSP, CIH, CRM, CHMM and/or others;
Asbestos certification(s) Experience in a University setting and/or
a research setting (with laboratories and skilled trades staff).
Familiarity with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of
Intramural Research regulations and standards.
The Successful Candidate Will
Ability to foster positive, customer-service-oriented working
relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Being a
continuous learner. Strong attention to detail with an ability to
interpret and comply with extensive regulatory guidelines from
OSHA. Function autonomously as a program or as a team member.
Successful in organizing and prioritizing heavy workloads, meeting
a variety of simultaneous deadlines, and adapting to changing
priorities in a positive, effective and professional manner.
Ability to foster and maintain strong relationships at all levels
of the organization. Strong written and verbal communication
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This job
description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description
of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State
University's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time. Must possess currently or
be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's license and
have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT
send a copy of the driver's license.
Position requires remaining in a stationary position,
positioning self to stooping, ascending/descending ladders, and
transporting up to 50 pounds. Position requires working in
laboratory environments, and outdoors in all weather conditions.
Position may encounter confined spaces, tunnels, work-at-height,
hazardous materials and waste, noise, dust, and temperature
extremes. Position requires ability to wear PPE such as safety
glasses and goggles, respiratory protection, and protective
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without
reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
This position has supervisory duties? No