Laboratory Safety and Compliance Officer
Description: Ohio University
Category: Safety and Laboratory Tech
Date Posted: 02/07/2018
Location: Ohio University ‰?? Athens Campus
Date of Availability: 06/04/18
Date Closing: 05/01/18
OHIO University is seeking a qualified applicant for a Laboratory Safety and Compliance Officer within the Facilities Management and Safety department.
Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.
This position will be required to coordinate and carry out the day-to-day functions of a risk based auditing program of Ohio University Laboratories and Research Areas to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements. This position will assist the Biological Safety Officer and Chemical Hygiene Officer in support of other University safety and compliance matters.
1. Develops, implements, and supervises a schedule of periodic chemical safety inspections of Ohio University laboratories and facilities to insure adherence to the OSHA Laboratory Standard and the safe storage, use and disposal of chemicals.
2. Works closely with the Biological Safety Officer and Chemical Hygiene Officer to support the entire laboratory safety program of the institution.
3. Works with faculty and the Biological & Chemical Safety Officer to develop, maintain and track Chemical Hygiene Plans, Biosafety Plans, Safety Animal Use Plans and Blood Borne Pathogen Plans.
4. Creates, implements, and coordinates programs for testing and auditing of safety equipment in all areas of campus. This testing will include safety showers, eyewashes, autoclaves, and spill kits. Supervises a student worker who assists in testing of eye wash and safety shower equipment, per OSHA and ANSI.
Will be required to supervise student workers at times. This position does not supervise departmental safety personnel but is responsible for holding those people accountable for their responsibilities.
Successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to conduct audits or quality assurance tasks, write concise summaries and follow-up on deficiencies.
This position will be responsible for consulting and acting as technical expert with all types of people at the university including students, faculty and department chairs. This position may have to work closely with the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Safety and the Vice President for Research on sensitive safety and regulatory compliance issues. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required in order to be able to successfully function in this position.
A competitive Benefits Package is offered including education benefits for employee and eligible dependents. To apply, please complete and submit the online comprehensive application at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/26469 and be prepared to attach 3 separate documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of 3 professional references with current contact information. This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration apply by May 1, 2018.
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April A. Butterworth, Employment Coordinator
Human Resource Training Center, Suite 254 ‰?¢ 1 Ohio University ‰?¢ Athens OH 45701-2979 ‰?¢ T: 740.597.3120 ‰?¢ F: 740.593.0146
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