Essential Functions: POSITION PURPOSEThe Chemical Hygiene Officer is responsible for developing and administering the University's ChemicalHygiene Plan to protect laboratory workers from harm due to exposure to hazardous chemicals.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSDesign, implement and oversee the University's Chemical Hygiene Plan as required by OSHA regulations. Develop policies, procedures and practices to support plan objectives and requirements.Provide guidance and oversight to environmental health and safety professionals. Assign and review work, provide expertise and resolve problems.Monitor research and laboratory activity for compliance with state and federal regulations. Reviewprocurement, use and disposal of chemicals as well as lab design. Identify problems and potential problems and ensure corrective actions are taken.Ensure appropriate inspections of procedures, practices and processes are conducted as determined by theChemical Hygiene Plan. Document the results of each inspection.Conduct surveys of laboratories to verify compliance with safety standards, accuracy of chemical inventories and compliance with the storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Review and improve the chemical hygiene inspection program.Assist the research community in the assessment and control of physical hazards and review of chemical and physical hazard research protocols.Develop and conduct training on laboratory health, safety and environmental programs. Investigate accidents, injuries and complaints concerning hazardous conditions in laboratories.Serve as a subject matter expert on the University's Hazardous Materials emergency response team.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSGraduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, biological or physical science ore related field. Master's degree in industrial hygiene or related fields preferred.Certification as a Chemical Hygiene Officer. Other professional environmental health and safety certifications(e.g. CIH, CSP, CHMM) preferred.A minimum of five years of health and safety work experience. Experience investigating accidents and exposures. Experience in a research laboratory preferred.Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.Knowledge of federal, state and institutional health safety regulations (e.g., OSHA, MIOSHA, etc.) and chemical hygiene practices.
Internal Number: 76_205453
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.