Summary: The Laboratory Safety Manager is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive laboratory safety program in the School of the Sciences that meets all federal, state, and local regulations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining a safe learning environment by ensuring implementation of and compliance with all relevant safety policies, procedures, and regulations, completing all relevant reporting requirements, providing safety training to students, faculty, and staff in the School of the Sciences, preparing and managing the safety budget, and assessing the quality and effectiveness of School of the Sciences safety operations.
Department: School of the Sciences: Laboratory Services
Education/Experience: Masters degree in a science discipline or safety-related field plus minimum of two years of experience handling safety issues in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in administering environmental health and safety programs is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to the safe operation of science laboratories including reporting requirements.Experience in developing, writing and reviewing safety plans, procedures and documentation.Experience with science laboratory equipment and instrumentation.Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.Proficiency in document and database management.Effective oral and written communication skills.Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated team-building ability.Experience as a leader and manager.Strong commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.Strong commitment to professional development.Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.Ability to travel between campuses.
Physical Requirements: Medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Works in science laboratories and will be exposed to chemicals, biologicals, fumes/gases, chemical processes, magnetic field and scientific equipment/instrumentation. Requires physical abilities consistent with a busy college environment on a campus with buildings and laboratories separated by some distance. Position requires prolonged periods of sitting, standing and walking with occasional climbing, stooping, pulling and pushing. Visual acuity requirements include daily work with computers, monitors, copy machines, and other office equipment is required.
Essential Functions: Lead and manage a comprehensive laboratory safety program for the SOS, which includes: biosafety (including Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan), chemical safety, waste management, laboratory audits, emergency response procedures, training, and accident investigation procedures. Maintain all records, complete all required reports, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.Conduct or provide both generalized and specialized training/education sessions for faculty, staff, and students in the SOS regarding safety policies, procedures, and compliance. Maintain training records.Research OSHA, EPA, NIH, CDC, DNR, USDA, FDA, HRSA and all other relevant granting agency requirements regarding environmental health and safety as they pertain to the SOS.Develop and maintain systems and procedures for the acquisition of appropriate regulatory data. Direct and administer the preparation and maintenance of mandated regulatory records relative to laboratory and waste operations.Maintain an online repository for all SOS written safety policies, plans, and standard operating procedures on an annual basis Document and report safety and policy violations.Communicate and enforce consequences for safety and policy violations in consultation with Director of Laboratory Services.Maintain and manage a Laboratory Safety Budget for the SOS.Serve as conduit for communication between the Director of Facilities, campus laboratory personnel, and governmental safety and regulatory agencies with regard to new legislative requirements and changes in policies and procedures.Prepare for and accompany federal, state, and local inspectors during laboratory or waste related inspections.Provide consultation and support for SOS faculty, staff, and students on issues related to chemical health, safety, and process hazard review in experimental procedures.Facilitate emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for biological or chemical releases and respond to all SOS laboratory emergencies.Complete and/or update hazard evaluations (risk assessments) for all laboratory courses, research protocols, and positions within the SOS including best practices, engineering control use, and personal protective equipment.Oversee documentation and investigation of injuries, accidents, and hazard corrections within the SOS.In cooperation with the Office of Disability Services, ensures all needed accommodations are available and appropriate in the laboratories.Participate in relevant training classes, workshops, and professional development activities; maintain any necessary certifications.Function as a member of the Laboratory Services team including cross training on an as needed basis.
Reports To: Director, Laboratory Services
Work Location: Owings Mills North (20)
Position Category: Staff
Position Type: Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)
Open Until Filled: Yes
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