$4,617.67--$5,583.33 per month commensurate with experience.
Job Description Summary:
This position coordinates health and safety issues for The Texas A&M University System which includes developing and implementing health and safety programs, including guidance and training; performing health and safety assessments to develop and sustain safety in the workplace; ensuring compliance with applicable regulations; evaluating and interpreting health and safety issues and rules; and providing guidance to A&M System members.
-Conduct and/or coordinate programmatic assessment and management of health and safety for teaching and research laboratories for system members.
-Conduct site visits to system member campuses and facilities for inspections, guidance, training and/or special projects.
-Develop and refine laboratory health and safety programs and templates for best practices.
-Identify, develop and/or provide laboratory health and safety training to system members, including development of on-line course materials.
-Conduct special projects in support of member health and safety offices.
-Evaluate federal and state laws and regulations, industry best practices, and emerging issues. Advise members on applicable standards and practices. Coordinate, review and track proposed legislation, regulations, and policies related to health and safety impacting the A&M System.
-Review designs of system buildings for compliance with applicable laboratory safety standards and responsiveness to user needs.
-Assist in coordination of submission for Tier II chemical inventories to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
-Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
-Bachelor's or Master's degree in Life/Natural Science, Engineering or Industrial Hygiene or related field.
-Eight years in laboratory management or safety.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of laboratory settings at a research institution.
-Excellent verbal or written communication skills.
-Ability to effectively teach or speak publicly to diverse audiences.
-Experience with word processing and other computer applications.
-Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
-Experience applying laboratory safety and/or industrial hygiene standards to operations involving biological and chemical agents commonly found in university teaching and research environments. Knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control/National Institutes of Health requirements, OSHA Lab Standard and National Fire Protection Association standards related to laboratories.
-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Biosafety Professional (CBP) and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
-Ability to train others on chemical, biological and radiological laboratory safety, and workplace safety. Sound understanding of training techniques and use of training aids.
-This is a security-sensitive position and is restricted to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents only.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Internal Number: R-007607
About Texas A&M University System
Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.