Lab Safety Assistant/Program Assist., AS. (Environmental Health/Safety)
The University is seeking applicants for a full-time Lab Safety Assistant/Program Assistant, Administrative Services position. This position will report directly to the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and will be responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the college's labs and studio spaces. This includes developing safety protocols for procedures, materials, and instrumentation; providing periodic safety training for faculty, staff, and students; overseeing disposal of chemical and hazardous waste; and coordinating with the college's technical staff, as well as Facilities. The primary function of this position is to provide leadership and expertise in the development, administration, and maintenance of programs for laboratory safety, with emphasis in chemical safety. This position will develop, implement, and manage policies, procedures, and programs that promote a safe, responsible, healthful, and compliant work environment for all faculty, staff, and students. This position will provide service, technical support and compliance guidance to the University and may serve as the EHS representative to several lab safety committees that include the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Lab Safety Committee.
Job Responsibilities:Serves as the college's point person for lab safety and as the Chemical Hygiene Officer Keeps the Chemical Hygiene Plan updated and accessible to all Coordinates with research and teaching faculty, along with staff, to develop and administer safety and chemical hygiene protocols for all labs and studio spaces Conducts periodic training for faculty, staff, and students regarding safety practices Conduct periodic routine inspections of laboratories and studios to ensure that they comply with regulationsEnsures that safety materials are available and protocols followed Forms and leads a lab safety committee of faculty, staff and EHS personnel to assess policies and procedures and to develop a good safety culture Ensure that hazardous chemicals are disposed of properlyWorks with Facilities and departmental staff and managers to develop protocols for material handling and waste removal. Works with Facilities to ensure that work areas are in compliance with OSHA regulations Assists in documenting processes, usage, and requirements for accreditation reports and funding agency surveysOversees compliance with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Training Programs for Research Safety with regard to chemical issues Hazard Assessment Signage Program (HASP) Inspections of Fume Hood, Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Supports technical resolution for facility renovation and projects related to lab working areas, including design review Conducts semi-annual hood certificationsConducts annual chemical inventory updatesOther duties as assigned
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Lab Science, Chemistry, Biology, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.