Job Description

Requisition Number 07301
Department Name: Environmental Health & Safety - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Safety Coordinator
Position Summary:

Responsible for implementing and monitoring the Institute’s laboratory safety, environmental health, and occupational health and safety programs to ensure a safe workplace and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Develops and conducts training in laboratory safety (chemical, biological, radiological), occupational health and safety (noise, laboratory animal-related risks, ergonomics), emergency/spill response, fire and life safety, and hazardous waste. Recommends corrective action when laboratory, environmental, and occupational health and safety hazards exist.

Position Description

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
* Performs safety audits in laboratories and ancillary areas according to established procedures:
* Identifies unsafe conditions and works with research and administrative employees to find solutions
* Verifies "return to compliance" for safety deficiencies
* Ensures applicable environmental health, and safety regulations are followed
* Works with subject matter experts in developing training programs; conducts training for research, support, and administrative employees in all areas of safety including laboratory safety (chemical, biological, radiological), occupational health and safety (noise, laboratory animal-related risks, ergonomics), emergency/spill response, fire and life safety, hazardous waste, injury and illness prevention, and OSHA and environmental compliance.
* Conducts accident/incident investigations, root cause analysis, and recommends corrective actions.
* Serves as technical resource to laboratories and support departments in laboratory safety, occupational health and safety, emergency/spill response, fire and life safety, injury and illness prevention, and hazardous waste.
* Acts as the departmental lead and maintains fluency in several of the following subjects:
* Ergonomics
* Training
* Accident/incident investigation
* Laboratory safety
* Chemical safety
* Occupational health and safety
* Risk assessment
* Emergency/spill response
* Laboratory animal-related risks
* Fire and life safety
* IH monitoring
* Hazardous waste
* Cal/OSHA requirements
* Radiation safety
* Biological safety
* Environmental regulations
* Participates in emergency/spill response and is periodically on-call as an after-hours responder.
* If located on Florida campus, may maintain the Laboratory Support Coordinators Program.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

DECISION MAKING
Follows internal policy and procedures as well as external regulatory guidelines to evaluate identifiable and intangible factors, troubleshoot resolution and determine appropriate action.

COMMUNICATION
Interacts internally with research, facilities and administrative employees to exchange and disseminate information/guidance for action. Interacts with all levels of employees, below executive management, during the course of incident/accident investigations as appropriate. Collaborates with peers and management representing other departments as it relates to corrective action, problem solving, and emergency/spill response and recovery. Some external contact with auditors, authorities, etc. May interact with contractors on specific projects and compliance items.

SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY
Normally receives no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Works on problems of moderate to complex scope where judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations regarding training topics, methods and incident/accident resolution.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS
Individual contributor. Does not supervise but may provide technical guidance to other EH&S employees.

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in other than a typical office environment which may include offices, laboratories, and vivariums. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to lift 50 pounds. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, life science, or engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, certification and/or experience.
* Minimum of 3 years laboratory and environmental health and safety related experience.
* Masters in a related field is preferred and may be considered in lieu of 2 years experience.
* Working towards completion of one of the following preferred: CSP, CIH, CHP, or CHMM exam.
* Comprehensive knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply local, state, and federal regulations from governing agencies such as CDC, EPA, NIH, OSHA, NFPA, NRC and Cal/EPA.
* Experience in the development and delivery of training including laboratory, environmental and occupational health and safety.
* Experience conducting safety audits of laboratories and ancillary areas to ensure regulatory compliance, environmental and occupational health and safety programs as well as investigating accidents/incidents.
* Laboratory experience a plus.
* Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks/priorities.
* Excellent and persuasive written and verbal communication skills, as well as, the ability and desire to successfully function within a multi-discipline team environment.
* Current, valid driver license issued by the state in which the position is located.
* Capable of wearing an air purifying respirator.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Administrative & Support
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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