The Laboratory Safety Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership and senior level technical support to the University in a multi-disciplinary lab safety program. This position manages the team of Lab Safety Advisors on Harvard's Cambridge and Allston campuses and will also perform duties in Lab Safety program oversight and local customer support.
Manages and provides technical support to a team of Lab Safety Advisors to ensure consistent service delivery.
Collaborates with EH&S colleagues to ensure consistency in programs and service delivery across all Harvard campuses.
Responsible for oversight of lab safety programs as assigned by supervisor.
Provides mentorship and leadership to a collaborative team of lab safety professionals and industrial hygienists with a focus on continuous learning.
Collaborates with and aligns service approach with Longwood Lab Safety Services Manager.
Working closely with Biosafety, Radiation Protection and Lab Safety Programs teams, assists laboratory clients with strategies for hazard assessment and control.
Monitors completion of required tasks such as inspections, lab permit/registration renewals, regulatory filings and takes action (with School, EH&S and Labs) to complete in a timely manner.
Assists in the development, delivery and maintenance of training programs, records, databases, and other documentation.
Prepares, updates, and drafts policies, guidelines, and procedures for chemical and physical hazards and processes.
Assists in the response and investigation of laboratory-related accidents or exposures.
Implements multi-disciplinary EH&S programs including biological, chemical, and physical hazard exposure monitoring, animal experimentation protocols, hazard communication, and other program areas. Develops written plans, training modules, fact sheets, and other communications.
Supports local Safety Committee initiatives providing presentations on EH&S programs or other support and oversight, as needed.
Takes a lead role in enhancing current programs by proactively identifying and assessing areas for improvement and developing a project plan to address needs.
Interprets and maintains proficiency in regulations, standards, guidelines and trends in environmental health and safety; anticipates and evaluates their impact on clients; communicates requirements to EH&S colleagues and University clients, as needed.
Maintains strong collaborative and professional relationships with EH&S staff, Principal Investigators, researchers, and clients while actively promoting a culture of safety.
Provides emergency response support (24 hour) throughout the University (on a rotating basis). Emergencies include biological/blood spill, chemical/oil/waste release, personal injury, fire, etc.
Participates in various EH&S teams and projects as needed.
Assists with University wide program development and implementation.
Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel.
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Bachelor's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, chemistry, environmental science, or other related discipline. Please note an equivalent combination of education and/or related experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree. An earned professional certificate from a post-secondary institution of higher learning, associate degree, and/or another degree may also be considered. Must have collaborative customer service attitude and skills as well as exceptional written and oral communication. Must possess excellent time management and organizational skills. Eligible to work in the US. This role is eligible for flex-work arrangements in accordance with departmental policies and manager approval.
Master's degree and/or professional certification (CIH, CSP strongly preferred). Equivalent combination of education, military, and relevant experience will also be considered.
Experience working in EHS within an academic organization with a strong research component strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and to influence teams
Excellent relationship building, interpersonal, communication, writing, and presentation skills.
Proven ability to think critically, innovate, solve problems, research effective solutions.
Must be able to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced decentralized environment in a hands-on and proactive manner.
Ability to turn concepts into action.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.