Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Chemical Hygiene Officer Chemical Hygiene Officer will be responsible for overseeing the chemical and biological safety for Whittier College and ensuring that the college is in compliance with EPA, Cal OSHA, California Department of Public Health, and other regulatory requirements. The CHO will assist faculty and staff in the science and art departments to safely manage hazardous materials and establish safety procedures to be utilized within studios, laboratories and support areas. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to organizing annual safety training, proper storage, correct labeling, use and handling of hazardous materials and waste; ensuring Material Safety Data Sheets information is available and current in appropriate areas; log accurate inventory of chemicals in research and teaching spaces; monitor and ensure proper labeling and storage of chemicals in research and teaching spaces. Obtain, maintain and retain proper documentation of student-safety contracts; maintain hard-copy MSDS for teaching and research laboratories and art studios; maintain training records, inspections, inventory and accident and spill inspections; annually review, evaluate and modify as necessary the College's Chemical Hygiene Plan and practices.
Hours: Monday - Friday, Hours TBD Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: part time (12-19 hours per week) Salary Range: $25.00-$35.00; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Vice President, Academic Affairs and Vice President, Finance and Administration
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Academic Affairs/Finance and Administration
Responsibilities: 1. Oversee chemical safety at Whittier College. 2. Ensure compliance with EPA, Cal OSHA, California Department of Public Health and other regulatory requirements. 3. Assist faculty and staff in the science, art, theatre, and facilities department to safely manage hazardous materials. 4. Establish safety procedures to be utilized within studios, laboratories, and any other areas around campus that work or come in contact with hazardous materials. 5. Organize annual safety training for anyone who needs training at Whittier College, which includes, but is not limited to proper storage and correct labeling, use and handling of hazardous materials and waste. 6. Ensure that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available and current in appropriate areas. 7. Make an accurate and current inventory of chemicals in research and teaching spaces. 8. Monitor and ensure proper labeling and storage of chemicals in research and teaching spaces. 9. Obtain, maintain, and retain proper documentation of student-safety contracts. 10. Maintain hard copy MSDS for teaching and research laboratories and art studios and anywhere else that it is needed on campus. 11. Maintain training records, inspections, inventory, and accident and spill inspections. 12. Annually review, evaluate, and modify as necessary the College's Chemical Hygiene Plan and practices. 13. Coordinate and develop the General Chemistry Labs each semester. 14. Anything else that falls under the duties of CHO. Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1. None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: Previous Experience: One year of experience as a CHO, in industrial hygiene, or working with OSHA regulations.
Knowledge and Education: M.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is preferred. Knowledge and experience with developing and implementing a chemical hygiene plan to include overall safety, loss control, and environmental performance. Knowledge of OSHA regulations, laboratory safety, environmental standards, and chemical safety is required.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices and Software: Be able to work with basic computer software such as Microsoft Office.
License(s) and Certificate(s): None needed at the time of hire. Physical Activity/Effort: Must be able to work with, lift, and store 5 or 10 gallon bottles of waste safely.
Mental and/or Visual Demand: Must have 20/20 vision with correction if needed (i.e. contact lenses or glasses).
Environmental Conditions: Must be able to work with hazardous materials and waste.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.