EHS Lab Safety and Training Associate - Facilities & Services 10167
The Environmental Health & Safety unit of the Division of Facilities & Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Lab Safety and Training Associate position. This position will be responsible for the administration of institutional policies related to laboratory safety with minimal supervision.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Execute laboratory safety programs and provide program services, leadership and options for decision making to institutional groups responsible for complying with program policies.
Ensure complete execution of annual laboratory safety equipment testing campaigns in University operated laboratories.
Responsible for conducting assessments of campus laboratories periodically through physical inspections and/or reviews.
Assist in executing educational and informational programs that enhance employee health and safety, property preservation and protection of the environment. Provide any related environmental health and safety training for faculty, staff and students who are exposed to these hazards.
Respond to inquiries, supports clients with implementations of multi-disciplinary (laboratory, biosafety, industrial/hygiene occupational health and safety) programs through a service program of plans review, inspections, training, and technical assistance.
Prepare written and verbal reports, conducts investigations and special projects.
Educate and assist University administrators and workers toward compliance with the state and federal regulations established by NFPA, OSHA, EPA, WVDEP, ANSI, NIH, DEA and other regulatory/guidance agencies.
Assist with hazardous waste and biological waste management programs.
Attend conferences, professional development and training as needed and recommended by supervision.
Provide guidance and support relating to hazardous materials, hazardous waste and shipping requirements and their conformance to domestic and international shipments of hazardous or otherwise regulated items are made in conformance with applicable regulations governing the licensing, packaging, shipment, and certification of such.
Review various projects and grant approvals for anticipated hazardous conditions to persons or the environment and for compliance with applicable standards. Collaborate with faculty and staff regarding relevant regulatory issues relating to the project.
Available to respond to institutional emergencies on a 24-hour basis, as needed. Response may require participation in remedial or containment efforts.
At the request of the Executive Director or Assistant Director of EHS, employee may assist in the operation or get engaged in activities at other campus or farm locations based on department needs and specific area of responsibility.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus. Find out more about Environmental Health & Safety at https://www.ehs.wvu.edu/ .
Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Chemistry, Biology or related field or equivalent experience is required.
Master's degree in one of the above areas is preferred
At least one (1) year of d irectly related professional experience in environmental health and safety programs including fire and life safety, laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, hazardous materials, biological safety and/or occupational safety.
Valid driver's license
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 154880
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.