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Environmental Health and Safety Intern
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) strives to ensure that all NYPL employees arrive to and leave from work in the same condition (unharmed). We also strive to create a safe and healthful environment for our patrons. OEHS operates within the Facilities department.
The EHS Intern will have overall responsibility for assisting the Environmental Health and Safety Manager with protecting the health and safety of all New York Public Library (NYPL) Staff, Patrons and Visitors. The primary focus of the EHS Intern will be to ensure the upkeep of equipment related to the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECCP) program. This position will require frequent travel throughout New York City, including: the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The position also requires diligent recordkeeping and other administrative duties related to maintaining the NYPL Health and Safety Program.
This position is temporary for 6 months-1 year, subject to school enrollment.
Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, the EHS Intern is responsible for a variety of tasks within the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS), including:
Performing on-site equipment inspections of NYPL’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) inventory and first aid kits
Recording inspection data and transmit that information to the EHS Manager in a timely manner
Assisting OEHS in performing the administrative functions of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program (ECCP)
Performing other assignments as needed in support of OEHS
Required Education, Experience & Skills
Current enrollment in an approved undergraduate degree program at an accredited educational institution
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to perform tasks or projects requiring attention to detail
Demonstrated interest in occupational health and safety or other related STEM fields
Ability to perform basic physical functions of the position: lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing, sitting, etc.
Familiarity with the New York City public transport system
Experience working with MS Excel, Google Sheets or other database programs
Please Note: Absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.
All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:
Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
Be Resourceful in solving problems
Be Curious in all aspects of your work
Public library setting
Possible Mechanical / Field setting
Moderate physical effort is required
Ability to lift up to 25lbs
Will require travel within NYC
- 24 hours per week
About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations-including research and branch libraries-throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.
39th Street Building
$15.00 / hour