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MD Anderson Cancer Center Safety Specialist - Laboratory Safety Programs in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have Laboratory Safety Programs experience, hazardous materials shipping experience, DOT, IATA, laboratory design and construction.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist position is to provide technical expertise to resolve safety issues involving personnel, visitors, patients and other institutional staff and contractors. Performs and completes special projects as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness with applicable laws, regulations and national guidelines relevant to section functions and responsibilities. Completes environmental and safety policy review and development risk assessment, incident investigations, report writing and presentations to management in order to communicate risk and solutions. Assists in drafting comments on proposed state and federal regulations as needed. Duties may include functions in any or all of the following areas: Fire and Life Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Radiation Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Joint Commission, Environmental Protection, Construction Safety and Biological, Chemical and Laboratory Safety

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Recognize, Evaluate, and Mitigate Hazards

  • Participates in the management and process flow of various Laboratory Safety programs (laboratory audits, lab moves, safety seal, etc.). Assists in the review and monitoring of programs for effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Responds to internal institutional incidents such as hazardous chemical/biological spills.

Compliance

  • Assists in maintaining compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental compliance guidelines and regulations. Provides regulatory interpretations, technical assistance, and recommendations related to laboratory safety programs.

  • Provides training to safety technicians and customers on laboratory safety program management operations, regulations and requirements to maintain compliance.

Program Support and Implementation

  • Develops, reviews and disseminates documentation relating to Laboratory Safety programs and processes.

  • Conducts and revises Laboratory Safety program training. Provides training to safety technicians and customers on laboratory safety program management operations, regulations and requirements to maintain compliance.

  • Develops and maintains Laboratory Safety communication programs for institutional and division.

  • Conducts metrics and data analysis for performance measurement, budget forecasts, and program recommendations. Documents data and generates reports for departmental evaluation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • A requirement of this position is to be competent and expected to enter data into mobile devices while working away from your workstation, where wi-fi is available. In areas where wi-fi is not available, data is expected to be entered or uploaded at the earliest opportunity

  • Provide support to the Hood Program in the form of data management, report review, inventory, contactor task observations, Maximo data integrity and contractor invoice reconciliation.

  • Manage Safety Zone information, maintaining a quarterly rotation of relevant information.

  • Oversee lab safety portions of lab moves to include risk assessment, communications, assignment of resources and lab clearance

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Applied or Basic Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Environmental Science or related field. Class A, B or C valid Texas driver's license depending on the type and weight of vehicle to be operated and number of passengers to be carried and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

Preferred: Laboratory Safety Programs experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166103

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 120,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No

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