Laboratory Safety Manager

Employer
The Citadel
Location
Charleston, South Carolina
Posted
Jun 12, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Responsibilities:

the Citadel is seeking a Laboratory Safety Manager. The Laboratory Safety Manager will work closely with The Citadel's Director of Environmental Health and Safety and academic department heads (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Civil Engineering) to recognize, evaluate, and control chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the academic laboratories on The Citadel campus.

  • The Laboratory Safety Manager also evaluates and ensures academic department compliance with regard to local, state, and federal laboratory health and safety regulations, laws, rules, and codes.
  • Educates and informs faculty, staff, and students about laboratory health and safety issues.
  • Reviews all laboratory safety policies and creates or modifies policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Responds to incidents involving laboratory materials and equipment, provides assistance to laboratory workers and to emergency responders, and conducts accident and incident investigations.
  • Will also be expected to possibly teach 100-level chemistry courses as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  • At minimum, must have current HAZWOPER 40-hr training and DOT Hazardous Waste Manifest training; Laboratory Safety, Hazard Communication, Hazardous Waste Management, and Biological Safety also preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, and hazardous waste regulations (e.g., US EPA, SC DHEC, OSHA, DOT, ANSI, etc).
  • Experience responding to emergency situations (e.g., odor complaints, spills), and conducting laboratory safety training sessions.
  • Experience using chemical management software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must have solid interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with staff, faculty, and students, both verbally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret instructions and regulations, recognize and resolve or refer problems, and perform basic mathematical functions relevant to the position required. Must have good problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and decision-making skills.

Guidelines and Supervision:

  • Reports to the Chemistry Department Head.

Additional Comments Regarding Position:

  • Must be available for emergency response situations 24/7.

Description of Duties:

50% -- Manages the laboratory safety program at The Citadel for all academic departments involved. Oversees and maintains the campus-wide chemical inventory database and all Safety Data Sheet (SDS) records. Ensures development and annual review of Chemical Hygiene Plan for each department. Ensures proper labeling, storage, compatibility, and containerization of chemicals and hazardous waste in all academic spaces where hazardous materials are located, including main chemical stockroom. Coordinates with contracted hazardous waste disposal company for proper chemical disposal in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

20% -- Teaches 100-level chemistry courses.

10% -- Conducts various, recurring laboratory safety training (to include policy guidance, regulatory updates, and additional instructions/assistance as needed) to faculty, staff, and students per semester at minimum and upon arrival of new employees. Maintains all training records. Coordinates with Director of Environmental Health & Safety for annual fire drills.

10% -- Plans and conducts surveys, audits, and inspections of laboratories to ensure proper functioning and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as College policies and procedures. Documents all compliance issues and communicates issues to Director of Environmental Health & Safety. Initiates actions to correct deficiencies and gain compliance.

5% -- Tests all Emergency Shower and Eyewash Stations once a week for proper flow and operation; maintains all test records. Identifies need for additional Eyewash/Shower/Drench-hose Stations. Reports all other identified hazards throughout laboratory spaces and storage rooms.

5% -- Responds to spills and reports of odors in laboratory/chemical storage spaces; conducts proper cleanup in accordance with OSHA, US EPA, and SC DHEC regulations. Coordinates with local Emergency Response Team, as necessary. Investigates and documents laboratory accidents or incidents (e.g., spills, odors). Maintains all records of incidents.

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