Off Site Safety Coordinator
VA Tech - Virginia

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This position will conduct work tasks at the direction of the supervisor including collecting/processing hazardous regulated waste, assisting [ARECs, Off-Campus Institutes, Centers] implementation of required EHS programs, preparing regulatory reports. Work with faculty & staff to implement and maintain established occupational safety programs including Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Waste management, report preparation, training and consultation. Assist other groups within EHS to implement EHS programs. These programs include Laboratory Safety, Biological Safety, Fire Protection, Radiation Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Protection and medical surveillance. Serve as the Regulatory and Safety Committees Liaison. Manage, coordinate and/or provide required environmental and occupational training. Inspect regularly laboratories and academic areas in accordance to their risk groups. Collect, process, consolidate and track hazardous waste and regulated medical waste generated during academic/research laboratory operations. Investigate and respond to incidents occurring in or around these facilities pertaining to student/employee/visitor injuries, hazardous materials spills, fires, explosion, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, public health, environmental sciences or related science or education, training and relevant experience in safety, engineering, industrial hygiene, chemistry, environmental science equivalent to an advanced degree. - Several years of progressive Environmental, Health & Safety experience in the laboratory or research environment. - Basic knowledge and practical experience in implementing occupational safety and environmental management programs in the laboratory and/or facilities environment; and an understanding of OSHA/EPA/NRC regulations, policies and guidance. - Must be able to travel approximately 40% of the time. - Must obtain security risk assessment (SRA) approval from Department of Justice for access to select agent labs within 3 months of hire date.
Preferred Qualifications

Certification -CIH, CSP, CHMM. Familiarity with University and Research Environment. Master's degree in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, public health, environmental sciences, or related science.

Special Requirements

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