Fire - Life Safety Specialist

Position: Fire - Life Safety Specialist

Job ID: 152720

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Occupational & Envir Safety

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Industrial Hygienist - Fire/Life Safety Specialist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide a safe environment for employees, patients, visitors, and contractors through a comprehensive Environmental Health & Safety program. You will prepare a program that will assess and plan construction and renovation activities, design development, implementation, outcomes measurement, ergonomic assessments, air monitoring, emergency response, and education focusing on work-related injury/illness prevention. Lastly, you will oversee any regulatory compliance, hazardous materials management, waste minimization, and fire and life safety processes.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Maintain knowledge of relevant standards from OSHA, EPA, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory and governmental agencies regarding worker safety, hazardous chemical management, and environment of care standards
  • Develop programs to reduce and eliminate occupational injuries through ergonomic assessments with recommendations for interventions
  • Conduct and document all fire drills in each hospital-owned building and initiate corrective actions, including staff training, following the drills
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with existing regulatory agencies, including required permits, permit renewals, and compliance reporting
  • Participate in the assessment, permitting, and ongoing monitoring of renovation and construction projects to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and The Joint Commission standards concerning fire and life safety, infection control, and hot works
  • Manage assessing and development of employee knowledge of new or updated safety requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, safety engineering or a similar field
  • A minimum of 3 years related experience required - fire/life safety

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