Duties & Responsibilities
The EPH Officer will conduct routine, HACCP, and follow-up food safety inspections to determine compliance with 105 CMR 590.000, assist with the development of corrective action strategies, provide employee food safety training including ServSafe® instruction and proctored exams, conduct food establishment plan reviews, update HACCP plans and carry out other responsibilities related to the provision of food safety services.
Assists the Senior EPH Officer with pest control duties, interfacing with Harvard students, faculty, staff, pest control vendors and regulatory agencies when needed. Regular pest control duties include inspecting for pests in food service establishments, construction sites and other locations, review of IPM communication logs and corrective actions, reporting pest issues to the Senior EPH Officer, and assisting with responses to urgent pest control matters. Working with the Sr. EPH Officer, reviews vendor reports and assists with plan review for new construction and renovation projects.
Swimming Pool Safety
The EPH Officer will conduct annual assessments of campus swimming pools and special purpose pools to help facilitate compliance with the State Sanitary Code for Swimming Pools, Chapter 5 and to assist with readiness for yearly regulatory permit inspections, as needed. Monitor pool water quality and pool facilities on an occasional basis to facilitate compliance with 105 CMR 435.00. Assist Athletics staff with the development of compliance strategies and the implementation of post-inspection corrective action plans.
The EPH Officer will participate in the EH&S Water Quality Program, assisting the Associate Director -EPH, as needed. Conduct evaluations of local building conditions affecting drinking water on campus. Facilitate reviews of cross connection control and backflow prevention device testing. Analyze drinking water test results for selected parameters. Assist with other drinking water related issues as required.
Environmental Control of Communicable Disease
Assists the Associate Director - EPH, as needed, with the investigation and control of environmental factors which facilitate the spread of communicable disease in non-lab (community) settings. Work with University Health Services and other University stakeholders to investigate, develop corrective action plans and provide remediation strategies and support. Liaise with Regulatory Authorities, providing communicable disease control assistance on campus as needed.
The EH&S Environmental Public Health Officer will work with the Environmental Public Health (EPH) team providing services to Harvard students, faculty and staff in all EPH disciplines, including Food Safety, Swimming Pool Safety, Drinking Water, Communicable Disease and Pest Control. The EPH Officer will also be cross-trained to rotate on-call as an EH&S Emergency Responder, and will participate on occasion in on-call duties to back up other EPH staff.
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