Rockefeller University Biological Waste Handler in New York, New York
Job Title Biological Waste Handler
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 Biological Waste Handler will be responsible for the collection and disposal of biological waste from laboratories. Will scan biological waste for radioactive contamination and prepare for shipment according to proper protocol, maintain documentation and archive green biological labels, deliver waste supplies to labs as needed, and maintain the electric pallet truck, including minor repairs and battery checks/charging. Will maintain a clean biological waste room and ensure bins in pick-up areas are clean.
High School diploma or equivalent required; Associate's degree or successful completion of college level biology courses preferred. Must complete HM 181 (DOT) training every three years, be willing and able to wear and use appropriate respirators, and must have (or be willing and able to obtain within 6 months of employment) OSHA HAZWOPER 24-hour training. Knowledge of laboratory hazards, exposure control, and hazardous waste disposal methods a plus.
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