The Research Safety Program is responsible for all research related environmental health and occupational health and safety needs at BU and BMC sites. The program develops and maintains a library of safety resources in accordance with the requirements of federal, state and local laws regarding Hazard Communications and other applicable regulations and best practices. The program assists the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Laboratory Safety Committees and the Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee with the development and implementation of policies and guidelines for working with hazardous materials in research and collaborates directly with the Laboratory Safety Committee on matters of chemical hygiene. The program employs the Senior Specialist to coordinate safety activities for each department on campus. This position works closely with the their assigned departments to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations; provides consultation in the design of safe research experiments; implement safety policies and procedures on behalf of the IBC, LSC, and other safety committees; conduct comprehensive laboratory inspections and monitor departmental activities involving the use of hazardous materials including but not limited to infectious biological substance, recombinant DNA, chemicals, toxic gases, controlled substances; with particular focus on chemical hygiene and high-hazard chemicals; and participate in the campus-wide emergency response program; provide safety training to campus personnel.
Salary: Grade 74
B.A./B.S. in a related field and three years of relevant experience, the ability to respond to emergencies on campus during off hours, including weekends and holidays as part of the on-call emergency response team. Should have or be able to obtain the 40-hour OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response training.
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