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Under general direction and as part of the EH&S team, the Chemical Safety Officer is responsible for the technical and operational aspects of the research and clinical laboratory chemical safety program and to ensure the safe and compliant use of chemicals in the hospital. Major focus areas include implementation of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Laboratory Hazard Communication Program, Laboratory Injury and Illness Prevention and other elements of a quality laboratory environmental health and safety program to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and good lab safety practice.
Activities include but are not limited to laboratory inspections and follow-up, hazardous chemical and gas tank distribution and inventory, training, signage, and program documentation. This position also reviews research protocol to ensure the appropriate environment for the safe and proper use of chemicals associated with quality research.
Incumbent must be knowledgeable of chemicals, chemical interactions, chemical exposure control, storage, research laboratory practices, personal protective equipment, and laboratory ventilation. They must have experience and feel comfortable with research laboratory activities. They must also be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of researcher and support staff.
The successful candidate would have a pro-active, customer-focused, serious safety based approach to laboratory safety, and be able to follow through with safety recommendations to implementation. Must be able to perform in high activity and often rapidly changing situations.
This position supports the biological safety, radiation safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste and emergency response programs and staff in an all hazard approach environment. As part of the EH&S team, they also respond to unanticipated incidents on campus, including spills/releases, odors, and Code Red possible fire reports.
Completion or eligibility to complete the 24 hour Hazwoper course and the ability to use and wear respiratory protection devices such as respirators and SCBA's.