Cameron University has filled the post of environmental health and safety officer with John Young, who joined the staff in July 2019 following his retirement from the U.S. Army. During his tenure in the military, Young’s duties included acting as a battalion safety officer.
As Cameron’s environmental health and safety officer, Young will support campus adherence to occupational safety and health rules, regulations, policies, and procedures including compliance with industrial hygiene and health regulations at the local, state and federal level. His duties include development, implementation and evaluation of safety policies and programs encompassing environmental and occupational health, safety, hazardous materials management, and emergency preparedness plans, exercises and drills, as well as routine audits/inspection of buildings, thoroughfares, worksites, fire extinguishers, AED’s and other safety devices.
Young will also develop corrective methods, controls and procedures to improve the campus work and learning environment and will advise appropriate personnel of new federal, state or local regulations from entities such as OSHA, EPA, NIMS, FEMA and Homeland Security as well as state and local authorities that may impact the university. In addition, he will ensure environmental regulatory compliance by advising facility designers, contractors, and workplace supervisors regarding building design and use, materials storage, and equipment use.