The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for establishing and revising chemical health and safety protocols that are adopted by the University, as well as inspecting all work spaces to ensure compliance with all federal safety guidelines. Provide coordination of safety training, programming, environmental stewardship to the University Community. Perform the duties of a Chemical Hygiene Officer by providing leadership for continual improvement in laboratory safety, environmental performance, loss control and overall compliance across the institution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Coordinate program requirements with university departments and implement appropriate safety policies and practices.
(2) Ensure compliance with all federal and state environmental, health, and safety regulations.
(3) Maintain campus-wide records of safety training, inspection reports, and documentation of compliance with chemical storage and disposal regulations.
(4) Advise departments on the appropriate personal protective equipment for individual work spaces.
(5) Inspect laboratories and storage areas for proper housekeeping and storage of chemicals.
(6) Ensure that life safety equipment is inspected and appropriate testing and maintenance are scheduled.
(7) Communicate all environmental safety policies and procedures to the University Community, including developing and maintaining environmental safety website.
(8) Perform other related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology or related field,
Chemical Hygiene training.
Two years of experience working in a laboratory or medical facility.
Experience in an academic or research setting preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and DEQ regulations.
• Ability to work across departments and university colleges and schools.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of reports and safety manuals.
• Ability to create and utilize documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Ability to develop and revise web-pages in Cascade.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.
Licenses/Certifications: None required.
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with experience.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
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About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.