Jobs

ARUP — Safety Specialist

Posted: Oct 09, 2020

Schedule: Monday – Friday (40 hrs/wk) 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (some off-shift hours may be required)

Department: Safety – 161

Primary Purpose: The Safety Specialist is responsible for implementation of the organization’s life-safety and environmental programs. Develop, implement, monitor, and manage safety and environmental programs, policies, and procedures. Ensures the organization complies with all current safety and environmental regulations. Evaluates the organization’s procedures, facilities, and equipment to identify unsafe conditions and recommend actions for improvement. Identifies and evaluates detrimental working conditions or environmental practices and makes adjustments to risk and safeguard employee health. Researches regulatory requirements and recommends safety equipment. The position monitors radioactive substances related duties including conducts daily inspection of main and point-of-generation hazardous/infectious/radioactive waste accumulation areas and containers. It also performs and documents radioactive package receipt surveys. The position maintains documentation for hazardous, infectious, and radioactive waste shipments. The position also supplies procurement and inventory duties, including ordering containers and supplies necessary for accumulation and transport of regulated wastes and ensures adequate stock of appropriate regulated waste labels. Is responsible for working with purchasing department to obtain quarterly chemical and radiological inventories. It conducts physical inventory all chemicals and enters status into tracking program; related recordkeeping and correspondence. Specialized safety training and respirator fit-testing will be routine duties.

About ARUP:ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP’s culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitoring of Radioactive substances Related Duties: Conduct daily inspection of main and point-of-generation hazardous/infectious/radioactive waste accumulation areas and containers. Perform and document radioactive package receipt surveys. Maintain documentation for hazardous, infectious, and radioactive waste shipments.
  • Supply Procurement and Inventory Duties: Order containers and supplies necessary for accumulation and transport of regulated wastes. Ensure adequate stock of appropriate regulated waste labels. Work with purchasing department to obtain quarterly chemical and radiological inventories. Conduct physical inventory all chemicals and enter status into tracking program; related recordkeeping and correspondence.
  • Work with laboratory staff to educate them regarding proper accumulation and segregation of regulated wastes, and permissible sewer disposal restrictions.
  • Monitor individual chemical waste producing processes to ensure conformance to hazardous waste profiles.
  • Develop new regulated waste treatment/storage/disposal facility profiles as required.
  • Coordinate/schedule timely shipments for disposal.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheet program: Receive SDSs, add to SiteHawk SDS Management Program under appropriate departments.
  • Print, order, and distribute hazard warning labels and postings as requested.
  • Chair Life Safety subcommittee and organize and document all evacuation drills.
  • Fire Suppression Related Duties: Maintain all portable fire extinguishers to ensure operability and compliance with monthly and annual inspection requirements. Routinely inspect fire suppression and alarm system to ensure ready status and operability. Train all new employees in the effective use of portable fire extinguishers. Routinely inspect laboratories and office areas for fire code and egress compliance.
  • Maintain emergency egress postings, and monitor egress traffic flow during drills to maximize effectiveness.
  • Hazmat Related Duties: Conduct annual Haz-Mat permit inspections with local fire authority.
  • Assist Director of Corporate Safety in performing inspections, preparing for and conducting training sessions, monitoring stocks of supplies, ordering supplies, and dispensing information and safety equipment. Maintain HAZMAT response supplies and equipment. Serve as HAZMAT and Disaster Response Team member.
  • Perform emergency response training and duties as required.
  • Maintain safety Intranet site, safety quiz database, and test results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical and Other Requirements:

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Communicate: Frequently communicate with others.
  • PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.
  • Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Age: Must be 21 years old.
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License: 1)No moving violations within the previous two years 2) No alcohol/drug-related violations on record with the Driver’s License Division
  • Ability to pass a physical examination to obtain a Department of Transportation Medical Card

 

If interested, please contact:

Tom Wachter
AVP, Director of Corporate Safety
ARUP Laboratories, Inc.
Safety Department, 161 / K 05
500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 583-2787, ext. 2446
wachtete@aruplab.com