Chemical Safety Specialist II
Department: EHS Central Account - 230510
Vacancy ID: P009201
Position Summary: The position provides technical support, analysis and consultative services in chemical safety as follows: plans, coordinates, and facilitates laboratory closeouts with respect to coordinating with principal investigator and lab on proper cleanout and disposal of equipment and wastes. This position will also manages the DEA Controlled Substances Program for research personnel. This position will be a member of the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP by performing safety inspections in order to maintain compliance at all UNC facilities on campus and off-campus with regard to federal (OSHA, ANSI, EPA and NFPA), state (NCOSHA, NCDENR) and university regulations and standards. The individual in this position must have knowledge in research and workplace safety with an emphasis on chemical and hazardous drug safety. The individual in this position must be able to train/consult with campus staff, faculty, researchers and students on corrective actions, regulations and requirements of regulatory agencies. The primary goal of the position is to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the faculty, staff, students and visitors at all UNC facilities. The employee in this position is a member of the EHS Emergency Response/HazMat Team. This responsibility involves assessment of incidents involving physical agents, radiation sources, hazardous chemicals, biological and infectious agents. This requires on-call responsibilities throughout the standard 8-hour workday (8am - 5pm). Formal First Responder Training and medical surveillance is required by the OSHA Hazwoper standard. Industrial hygiene and radiological instruments are used for detection and cleanup of spills depending on the nature of the incident. Investigation, interaction and consultation with university staff, faculty and students is required to appropriately assess an incident, proceed with facility recovery and further preventive action.
Application Deadline: 11/02/2018
Qualification and Experience: Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.
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