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Posted Job Title
Lab Safety Specialist (Industrial Hygienist A)
Job Profile Title
Industrial Hygienist A
Job Description Summary
Laboratory Safety Specialist (Industrial Hygienist A)
The Laboratory Safety Specialist will be a member of the Industrial Hygiene/Lab Safety Group and will provide support to the research community by: Inspecting research and teaching lab facilities for compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations and national consensus guidelines pertaining to the use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials; Providing written recommendations to improve processes, experimental design, procedures, and equipment to minimize the hazard potential; Conducting evaluations of fume hoods; Supporting the campusâ™s chemical inventory program; Developing and presenting various safety training programs for faculty, staff, and students; Conducting follow-up and reporting for Lab Safety Events (incidents and near misses) to identify root causes and corrective actions. The Laboratory Safety Specialist will also provide support to the EHRS emergency response team and respond (on call) to hazardous materials incidents on a rotating basis.
Responsibilities/Duties include: -Conduct audits for research and teaching facilities. Serve as primary EHRS contact for teaching labs. -Support campus chemical inventory program -Conduct inspections of fume hoods annually and after repairs are completed -Develop and present laboratory safety training programs -Conduct follow-up and complete reports for Lab Safety Events (incidents and near misses) -Contribute to content updates and review of Pennâ™s Chemical Hygiene Plan -Provide support to EHRS emergency response team. Respond (on call) to hazardous materials incidents on a rotating basis. -Perform additional duties as assigned
The position requires a B.S. degree in lab-science discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) or a related field with 1 â“ 2 years of safety-related experience or laboratory technician experience, preferably in a research facility. The individual must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003014
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.