Job Requisition Number: 23296. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety?s (EH&S) mission is to provide guidance and services to the campus community that promote health, safety, and environmental stewardship.
EH&S is a highly dynamic, fast paced, committed organization focused on promoting workplace safety and environmental protection for the campus community. We are comprised of many scientific, technical, and administrative professionals, working in an evolving, learning, and sometimes challenging environment with a unified goal of supporting the University?s mission of teaching, research and public service. EH&S strives to be an inclusive, service oriented, and operationally excellent organization and is seeking highly motivated individuals who want to learn, be creative, seek continuous competency development, and contribute to our mission.
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Develops, implements, and monitors campus environmental and safety programs, systems, procedures, and training in: industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental protection, fire prevention, and hazardous materials through implementation of the Compliance Assistance Program: a semi-annual comprehensive laboratory inspection program.
Performs technical work related to field of expertise: -Responsible for identifying hazards, interpreting EH&S programs, providing guidance on corrective actions, and involving other EH&S Specialists as appropriate. -Organizes, schedules, and conducts inspections?interacting with department, laboratory, and shop personnel. Adapts as required to the needs of each department. -Attends laboratory department safety committee meetings as assigned. -May support Laboratory Safety Culture Change initiatives, such as the Laboratory Safety Recognition Program.
Designs new and/or recommends improvements to existing processes and procedures. -Participates in formulation of annual inspection topics based upon assessment of previous inspections, new or changing compliance requirements, and EH&S management and specialist input. -Works with EH&S IT staff to maintain and improve, as necessary, management of inspection and program data. -Works with EH&S, Chemistry and other campus laboratory personnel to assist in the launch, refinement, and operation of the UCOP systems and other tools. These include tools to facilitate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development, Chemical Inventory database, the Lab Hazard Assessment Tool, and Laboratory Inspections. -Manages the Berkeley Box SOP repository for the College of Chemistry and where possible, merges this with other campus resources.
Writes and updates procedures. Works closely with advanced chemical research groups to develop, review and document Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Monitors compliance by conducting initial and follow-up on-site inspections in the lab facilities of approximately 135 Principal Investigators (PIs). -Establishes necessary corrective actions and procedural changes with laboratory personnel, including principal investigators, in addressing environment, health and safety deficiencies. -Independently interprets regulations, provides advice, gives direction and makes commitments. -Monitors compliance timeline constraints, tracks progress, and reports areas of concern. -Fully implements the Enforcement of Safety Standards in Academic Environments Policy including informing personnel of the need to stop work if an imminent hazard is observed. -Uses various tracking tools and systems to assure correction of identified deficiencies, reporting concerns or time constraints to the program lead as appropriate. -Notifies appropriate faculty and departmental leadership of inspection results. Establishes corrective action as needed. -Ensures timely resolution of high risk issues. -Uses various tracking tools and systems to assure correction of identified deficiencies, reporting concerns or time constraints. -When appropriate, assists campus departments in correcting environmental, health and safety non-compliance issues (e.g., chemical storage, hazardous waste, fume hood use, earthquake safety securing, respiratory protection, chemical inventory, hazardous work operations, chemical hygiene plans, and ergonomic workstations). - Coordinates follow-up reports on findings and other documentation to campus clients including use of relevant scientific data if appropriate. Collects and reports inspection data and metrics.
Provides on-site consultation to Principal Investigators, Laboratory Managers, and other laboratory personnel on laboratory on specific issues of concern relating to EH&S programs.
Performs outreach and communication to campus within relevant field. Creates and adjusts methodologies to meet changing regulatory and scientific environment.
Within specific field maintains knowledge/expertise on existing/proposed changes in all regulations; interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for work environment changes based on interpretations and principles of professional practices. **See ?Governing Laws and Regulations? below
Must serve as a Member of the Designated Spill Response Team. (Regular rotation, 24/7, every 4th week or more frequently as needed.) -Provide technical support to the Dedicated Spill Response Team (DSRT) program by serving as a ?Designated Responder?. Must be accessible via telephone or pager and readily available to respond on-scene to emergencies (e.g., a chemical spill) during business hours. Will perform directly or coordinate any necessary field activities to evaluate and mitigate a hazard. -Provide technical support to the DSRT program by serving as the ?Lead Off-Hours Responder?. Must be accessible by UCPD via telephone or pager and readily available to respond on-scene to emergencies (e.g., a chemical spill) during non-business hours. Must be within one hour of campus and may not engage in activity that will affect the ability to respond. -To serve as a designated responder, incumbent must meet the specific requirements of the DSRT program as outlined in the EH&S DSRT Program Guidelines. These include occupational physical qualifications. -Medical baseline is required. Staff development: Works on professional committees and assignments, participates in professional training and attends relevant conferences, and/or is mentored or coached on a formal or informal basis.
Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, ?At the request of campus management (EH&S Director, VC Administration, UCPD Chief, or designated alternate), must be available in a campus disaster or campus hazardous material release/threatened release, to serve in the appropriate emergency response role based upon expertise and, where applicable, designated departmental role.
**Governing Laws and Regulations Incumbent's responsibilities are guided by a significant number of federal, State, and local laws and regulations as well as campus policy. There are municipal, regional, county, State, and federal regulators that have jurisdiction, often overlapping, over those campus programs and activities being audited. The following environmental, health and safety subject areas each have multiple laws and regulations which may apply to UC Berkeley: ?Worker Health and Safety ?Hazardous Materials/Waste Management ?Air Quality Management ?Water Quality Protection Specific laws and regulations are too numerous to list.?Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields. ?Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines. ?Research experience in synthetic chemistry laboratories ?Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. ?Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints. ?Skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. ?Ability to apply standard or existing professional approaches and techniques from more than one environmental, health, and safety disciplines to solve difficult problems. ?Experience with a variety of professional environmental, health and safety field work. ?Extensive laboratory inspection experience
Education/Training: ?Bachelor degree or higher in Chemistry, preferably Synthetic Chemistry and three or more years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Licenses or certifications, if any: ?Professional certification such as CIH preferred.
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