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In partnership with the Division's Safety Officer and under the direction of the Divisional Business Officer, participate in the coordination and staffing of a comprehensive safety program for the research, instructional and administrative elements in the Division of Biological Sciences. Provide knowledge and guidance on all relevant County, State and Federal safety codes and regulations and advise Divisional work groups on compliance with the same.
Manage and coordinate training on general safety practices, laboratory safety, and the handling of hazardous biological, chemical and radioactive materials. Perform periodic inspections and audits in labs, shops and administrative spaces. Perform support services and on-the-job training to certify research personnel on the safe operation of research equipment,and disposal of chemicals and biohazardous wastes. Process potentially hazardous materials for disposal from spaces that are being vacated for remodeling or shutdown.
This position is open until filled.
Must be able to handle hazardous biological, chemical and radioactive materials.
Overtime and weekends may be required.
A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and two years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experienced in monitoring and documenting safety-training programs.
Demonstrated experienced in performing and documenting on-site safety inspections and audits.
Proven knowledge of the hazardous properties of chemicals and biological materials, and the approved procedures for handling and disposal of same.
Experience with biological research methods, equipment and procedures and protocols.
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.
Knowledge of environmental health and safety principles and practices. Knowledge and experience in dealing with emergency situations.
Knowledge of applicable local, State, and Federal environmental and safety regulations and policies.
Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Skill to operate standard scientific autoclaves, glassware washer and dryers.
Skill to operate a personal computer and basic software including: word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail.
Ability to effectively analyze, organize, and prioritize information and workload without direct supervision.
Ability to collect and collate information to produce accurate and concise reports. Proven analytical skills interpret, synthesize and communicate the information collected effectively.
High interpersonal skill to communicate effectively in writing, in person and over the telephone to a diverse audience including: faculty, staff and foreign nationals.
Proven written communication skills. Ability to adapt writing style as needed. Ability to write concisely, persuasively and in summary form.
Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.
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