Essential Functions: POSITION PURPOSEThis position will provide leadership and technical direction for WSU employees and contractors perfoming work on campus that involves potential exposure to hazards. This direction will support compliance with health and safety regulations, guidelines, and best practices. Supports compliance programs related to work planning and design, training, inspections, incident investigation, and other related services. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSPartner with employees to identify potential hazards. Inspect facilities, and facilitate corrective action activities and/or recommendations to remediate these hazards in order to prevent injuries in collaboration with other departments including Facilities, Public Safety and Risk Management.Investigate accidents and exposures to identify root causes, provide recommendations and assist with corrective action plans.Design programs and procedures to control, eliminate and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical and biological agents or ergonomic factors.Perform quantitative respirator fit testing.Review employee practices to determine compliance with OEHS policies and procedures. Inspect labs for compliance with controlled substance regulations and BSL2 requirements (Biosafety Level Requirements).Member of HazMat emergency response team and maintain emergency response equipment inventory.Conduct safety training for researchers, other employees, students, and visitors as required. Provide industrial hygiene monitoring support as required under the direction of an industrial hygienist.Assist researchers in preparation of shipments from WSU in compliance with IATA and DOT regulations. Provide EHS support to WSU facilities, art and other non-research departments including hazard assessment.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSGraduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology. A master's degree in chemistry 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. A minimum of three years of health and safety work experience. Experience in a research laboratory preferred.Considerable knowledge of federal, state and institutional health safety regulations (e.g., OSHA, MIOSHA, etc.).Some knowledge of Industrial Hygiene practices is preferred. Experience investigating accidents and exposures preferred.
Internal Number: 76_207124
About Wayne State University
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.