Rockefeller University Assistant Safety Officer in New York, New York
Job Title Assistant Safety Officer
Laboratory / Department Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health
Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health's role at The Rockefeller University is the development and management of the University's environmental health and safety programs. LS&EH works with the University's researchers, other departments on campus, and a wide range of outside regulatory and advisory agencies to ensure that the University is a safe and compliant place to work. In addition to providing support and services to the University, LS&EH conducts research in the health and safety fields. Aimed at minimizing waste, environmental impacts, and laboratory hazards, the staff's research spans the radioactive, biological and chemical aspects of laboratory safety and has resulted in the publication of two books and numerous journal articles.
The Assistant Safety Officer will provide assistance in managing health and safety programs under the general industry standard. Responsibilities will include providing staff assistance on occupation health and safety issues, and conducting program assessments, safety training, and routine and emergency monitoring for compliance with occupational exposure limits. Will serve as the primary backup to the Associate Safety Officer, assisting with various responsibilities related to industrial hygiene/occupational safety, FDNY backup duties, and general and biological safety. Will conduct emergency responses, investigate odors in laboratories, and assist in processing isotope packages.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in environmental health science or related field preferred. At least two years of experience working in a higher education environmental health safety (EHS) setting preferred. Must be able to gain proficiency in custom EHS software used by department. Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills required.
Will come in contact with biological, radioactive, and chemical substances. Must be willing to wear a respirator. Must have the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans