Safety Mentor

Riverside, CA
Jul 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$53,700 - $92,900

Position Information
The Safety Mentor will implement campus laboratory safety program activities and assist department laboratory personnel in addressing safety issues. Ensures personnel are familiar with safety protocols, knowledgeable of lab-specific procedures and resources. Conducts laboratory safety inspections, hazard assessments; coordinates with departments participating in the self-audit program. Identifies and recommends corrective action as necessary; assist departments in implementation of corrective actions. Assists in the development and delivery of safety training, such as biosafety, bloodborne, and other required trainings. Safety Mentors act as liaisons between EHS and various personnel in addressing common concerns that arise across multiple and various disciplines. Participates as a member of the Emergency Response Team as requested.

Minimum Requirements
Knowledge of biological and animal labs practices and procedures. Familiarity with various types of research environments and associated safety requirements and protocols.
Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills, ability to develop and provide trainings and presentation;must be able to work independently or in a group setting as needed. Proven ability and willingness to interact with and effectively communicate regulations and instructions to faculty, staff, students and the public. Ability and willingness to achieve objectives and tasks in a timely manner. Strong collaborative style; position requires an inclusive approach to engaging stakeholders in ways that lead to optimal and realized solutions.
Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects.
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.
Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Demonstrated knowledge of standard laboratory procedures and proper use of various types of equipment and handling/storage/disposal of various types of chemicals commonly found in a research setting.
Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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