The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Associate Chemical Hygiene Officer who will implement and improve the University's chemical laboratory safety compliance program as required by OSHA 1910.1450, Occupational exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories. This position will oversee the Laboratory Hood Inspection and Air Flow Measurement Program by maintaining the hood database in HASMIS and ensure that all hoods are inspected and maintained each year. This position will assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for chemical and laboratory use, the review of laboratory safety plans, laboratory accident investigations, regulatory training and back-up CHO on IACUC protocol review and inspections. This position will be a member of the Collaborative Laboratory Inspection Program (CLIP) by performing safety inspections in order to maintain compliance at all UNC facilities on and off campus with regard to Federal (OSHA, ANSI, EPA and NFPA), State (NCOSHA, NCDENR) and University regulations and standards. The individual in this position must have knowledge in research and workplace safety with an emphasis on chemical and hazardous drug safety. The individual in this position must be able to train/consult with campus staff, faculty, researchers and students on corrective actions, regulations and requirements of regulatory agencies. The primary goal of the position is to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the faculty, staff, students and visitors at all UNC facilities.
This position is also a member of the EHS Emergency Response/HazMat Team. This responsibility involves assessment of incidents involving physical agents, radiation sources, hazardous chemicals, biological and infectious agents. This requires on-call responsibilities throughout the standard 8-hour workday (8am – 5pm). Formal First Responder Training and medical surveillance is required by the OSHA Hazwoper standard. Industrial hygiene and radiological instruments are used for detection and cleanup of spills depending on the nature of the incident. Investigation, interaction and consultation with university staff, faculty and students is required to appropriately assess an incident, proceed with facility recovery and further preventive action.
Education and Experience:
Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, or closely related science. An understanding of chemical safety and risk assessment, OSHA Laboratory Standard, Hazard Communication Standard and other laboratory regulatory requirements. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate using written, oral and multimedia modalities. Demonstrated strong organizational skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail since inspection results are reported to and used by various groups in the university community. Must be able and willing to wear required personal protective clothing and equipment and to work in research laboratories containing a variety of hazardous materials and equipment. Must be willing and able to be a member of the EHS Emergency Response/HazMat Team which involves assessment of incidents involving physical agents, radiation sources, hazardous chemicals, biological and infectious agents.
Master's degree in chemistry, physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety or closely related science. Three to five years experience in the Environment, Health & Safety profession. At least 2 years of laboratory experience working with chemicals or providing laboratory chemical safety support. Experience with laboratory ventilation including chemical fume hoods and instruments used for certification.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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