Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Laboratory and Research Safety - Environmental Health and Safety
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016891
As an Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist, Laboratory and Research Safety within the Organization of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), you will provide oversight and support for the guidance, training, and coordination over EHS laboratory and research safety programs, ensuring compliance with applicable health and safety regulations as well as industry best practices. In this role, you will report to the Chemical Hygiene Officer of the university.
The Organization of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) are seeking candidates for an Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist. You will provide oversight and support for the guidance, training, and coordination over EHS laboratory and research safety programs, ensuring compliance with applicable health and safety regulations as well as industry best practices. In this role, you will report to the Chemical Hygiene Officer of the university.
Your responsibilities will include:
Conduct lab safety inspections with timely issuance of reports, collaborating with Principal Investigators and Laboratory Managers to identify and remediate deficiencies and follow-up to verify deficiencies are corrected
Conduct required EHS trainings related to but not limited to laboratory safety, chemical safety, proper waste disposal, workplace safety etc.
Review and assist EHS managers in the revision of EHS program related materials including but not limited to Policies and Procedures, Online Training Modules, Fact Sheets, Safety Plans, Departmental Communications and Newsletters
Support maintaining the proper material inventory, satellite accumulation areas and chemical waste disposal program for the university research community
Collaborate with Operations peers to identify and develop additional training delivery opportunities that will have a positive impact on the university community
Support Chemical Hygiene Officer and EHS leadership in reviewing and timely approval of hazardous material procurement
Respond to and investigate incidents and emergency situations and coordinate with other university divisions to investigate safety incidents, identify hazards/deficiencies, prepare reports and ensure corrective actions
Collaborate with Enterprise Risk Management IT staff to identify process improvement opportunities with technology services that support the EHS organization
Attend safety committee meetings as EHS representative. Document and coordinate action items including but not limited to injury reporting, facility inspection deficiencies, training, fire drills etc.
Provide guidance and recommendations to EHS leadership regarding program and process improvements and efficiencies
Other duties as assigned.
You are a dedicated and positive individual who can who can work well independently but also thrives in a team environment. You will routinely interact with faculty, staff and students and other university departments as an internal consultant in safety and health matters relating to occupational and/or environmental issues. We have high standards for customer support, collaboration and accountability, and your contributions will reflect those standards.
You must demonstrate:
Knowledge of applicable regulations and standard such as OSHA, EPA, ANSI, DOT, Pennsylvania DEP etc. is preferred
Ability to develop, implement and enforce safety programs and protocols. Knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
Extensive experience providing training and education to laboratory and research personnel.
Previous experience with BioRaft and/or ChemTracker is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization, and time management skills
Strong experience with safety and compliance technologies
Strong work ethic towards customer service, peer collaboration, and problem solving.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Ability to be on call and may be required to work irregular or extended work hours to include, but not limited to, overtime, emergency hours, nights and weekends.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of Environmental Health and Safety or related experience is required. Lab research experience may be considered as related experience.
Successful background check
May be required to be on call and work irregular or extended work hours to include, but not limited to, overtime, emergency hours, nights and weekends.
COVID-19 Condition of Employment
As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in Pennsylvania, California, Washington D.C., New York and Virginia to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires must provide proof of their vaccination or have an approved exemption.
New employees requesting a medical , religious or strong moral or ethical conviction exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit an exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Employees with approved exemptions will be required to comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements including use of facial coverings, Daily Self-Assessment and Weekly Tartan Testing.
Environmental Health and Safety
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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