This position serves as the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Supervisory Industrial Hygiene and Safety Manager in Manhattan, Kansas. The mission of the NBAF is to serve as a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging, and zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health; and provide and strengthen our nation with critical capabilities to conduct research, develop vaccines and other countermeasures, diagnose and train veterinarians and other professionals in preparedness and response against these diseases. The NBAF science programs are carried out by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Strategically, NBAF will contain new and expanded capabilities, specifically, large animal biosafety level 4 (ABSL-4) containment for the study of high-consequence diseases affecting large livestock. The Supervisory Industrial Hygiene and Safety Manager is responsible for oversight of all safety, industrial hygiene and occupational health activities and will have lead responsibility for developing and overseeing a comprehensive safety, industrial hygiene, and occupational health program within the NBAF.
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