Safety & Industrial Hygiene Coordinator – ARUP

Oct 03, 2018

Job Description/Primary Purpose

Responsible for the technical implementation of safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental programs at all ARUP facilities by providing leadership and oversight in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational and environmental hazards.

Essential Functions

  1. Safety-Related Programs:  Develop, implement and maintain companywide safety, health, and environmental compliance programs.  Oversee implementation of Chemical Hygiene Plan as Chemical Hygiene Officer.  Develop and/or update and approve safety manual policies, processes, and procedures.
  2. Handling of Hazardous Materials:  Coordinate, evaluate, and develop protective measures when handling hazardous waste.  Design and implement measures for controlling hazardous exposures related to chemical, radiological, biological, and physical hazards.  Participate as a member of the ARUP HAZMAT team and ensure proper documentation and notification for any hazardous materials spills or releases.
  3. Provide knowledge and resources for evaluation and control of chemical spills or other environmental accidents.  Document, report and track any hazardous material spill or release incidents.  Respond to client inquiries regarding hazardous or radioactive materials.  Coordinate and perform, chemical, environmental and radiation exposure monitoring program for the company. Responsibilities include, development of sampling plan, sampling carried out pre-established sampling guidelines and written reports to communicate exposure monitoring results.  Participate in administration of radiation protection program and license compliance, as alternate Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).  Coordinate, evaluate, and implement protective measures for handling hazardous materials.
  4. Safety Analysis and Evaluation:  Perform job safety analyses for high risk operations. Implement recommended modifications to procedures and equipment, conduct training, and monitor effectiveness of modifications. Perform ergonomic assessments in laboratory and office areas as needed and/or requested. Evaluate injury trends.  Coordinate and perform, chemical, environmental and radiation exposure monitoring program for the company. Responsibilities include, development of sampling plan, sampling carried out pre-established sampling guidelines and written reports to communicate exposure monitoring results.  Conduct accident investigations of incidents involving workplace injuries, illness, or exposures and property damage.  Aid departments to be in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements in the area of safety and industrial hygiene.
  5. OSHA and Workers’ Compensation:  Maintain current knowledge of applicable occupational, health, safety and environmental policies and regulations including federal state and local regulations and professional association recommendations and consensus standards.  Write new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals made by ARUP and shipped to clients.  Coordinate the annual chemical inventory of all facilities and maintain the online MSDS database.  Maintain an up-to-date chemical inventory and SDS database.   Monitor internal labeling practices to ensure compliance with the requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.  Provide knowledge and resources for evaluation and control of chemical spills or other environmental issues.  Participate in case management and return to work programs.  Recognize and evaluate occupational hazards within ARUP and provide direction for eliminating or minimizing hazards through product substitution, and/or procedure or workplace modification.
  6. Equipment:  Work in conjunction  with Facilities and Bioengineering staff  to ensure the installation and maintenance of proper safety equipment throughout, including laboratory ventilation, chemical fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, safety shower and eye wash stations, spill kits, flammable storage and waste disposal facilities, etc.  Purchase safety and environmental supplies and equipment per departmental budget.  Oversee the respiratory protection program.  Research and specify safety equipment to be used in the company.
  7. Safety Inspection and Auditing:  Participate in pertinent regulatory and accreditation inspections or assessments.  Conduct spot inspections of the facilities on a daily basis in a walk-around mode to become acquainted with the employees and the environment.  Initiate, and review safety non-conformities, and perform CAPA, root cause analysis and effectiveness checks for non-conformities. Oversee personal and environmental monitoring programs.  Coordinate, perform, and ensure that annual safety audits are completed in all ARUP departments, by Safety Committee members.  Participate in quarterly inspections for select agent security program and BSL-3 containment facilities.  Routinely visit UUHSC and off-site locations to provide support and ensure compliance. Oversee personal and environmental monitoring programs. Routinely visit UUHSC and off-site locations to provide support and ensure compliance.  Conduct spot inspections of the facilities on a daily basis in a walk-around mode to become acquainted with the employees and the environment.  Conduct safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental surveys of company facilities.
  8. Committee and Safety Resource:  Chair the Safety Committee and appoint chairperson for each safety subcommittee. Responsibilities include preparation and distribution of meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting reminders.  Participate in all safety subcommittees.  Attend monthly supervisor meetings and appropriate departmental meetings on a regular basis to ensure that Safety is accessible and has a high-level of visibility at ARUP.   Work with the Life-Safety Committee and ARUP CERT Group to conduct evacuation and disaster drills and training.  Work with the Life-Safety Committee and ARUP CERT Group to conduct evacuation and disaster drills and training.  Chair departmental QC meetings and prepare/submit monthly QC reports. Act as alternate Facility Emergency Coordinator in disasters or facility emergency situations. Responsibilities include initiating the ARUP emergency response plan and coordinating all related activities during an emergency or disaster.  Act as alternate Facility Emergency Coordinator in disasters or facility emergency situations. Responsibilities include initiating the ARUP emergency response plan and coordinating all related activities during an emergency or disaster.
  9. Provide knowledge and resources for evaluation and control of chemical spills or other environmental accidents.
  10. Review plans for facility remodeling and new construction for safety-design input.
  11. Training:  Develop and oversee a company-wide safety training program for all ARUP employees, including documentation of all annual employee training required in the following areas: blood borne pathogens, hazard communication, incident reporting, chemical hygiene, electrical safety, ergonomics, fire prevention and emergency evacuation, disaster preparedness, PPE program, radiation safety (where applicable), formaldehyde (where applicable), and fire extinguisher use. Provide training on health and environmental compliance policies and practices.  Coordinate and conduct new employee safety orientation training with Human Resources.  Conduct training as needed or requested to groups at ARUP on topics related to health and environmental compliance and ARUP safety policies and practices
  12. Governmental Reporting:  Oversee submittal of annual EPCRA Tier 2 chemical inventory report, and biennial RCRA LQG hazardous waste report.  Maintain annual CDC etiologic import permitting  program by submitting applications for standard and one-time requests to import or transport controlled material, organisms and vectors per DHHS and USDA requirements.  Maintain annual CDC etiologic import permitting  program by submitting applications for standard and one-time requests to import or transport controlled material, organisms and vectors per DHHS and USDA requirements.

Select Agent Program (when applicable)

  1. Perform duties of CDC/DHHS select agent program Alternate Responsible Official per 42 CFR 73.9.
  2. Maintain facility Select Agent Registration certification.
  3. Perform quarterly inspections of facilities and audits of select agent documentation.

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 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science with emphasis in one of the life sciences, Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, and Medical Technology, Safety, or related field
  • Qualification in Laboratory Safety (QLS/ASCP) certification, or will be required to attain
  • Radiological Safety certification (Radiation Safety Technician / Radiation Safety Officer), or will be required to undergo formal training in the following four areas:

o   principles and practices of radiation protection;

o   radioactivity measurements, standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments

o   mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity

o   biological effects of radiation

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste management and environmental auditing training and experience
  • Five years of occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene experience in clinical, academic, industrial, or laboratory settings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industrial hygiene and hazardous materials management certifications
  • Five years of occupational safety and industrial hygiene experience in clinical laboratory settings
  • Familiarity with industrial hygiene sampling methods, radiation detection and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Advanced organizational and communications skills
  • Must be knowledgeable in industrial hygiene principles, and familiar with instrumentation used in the detection and measurements of harmful chemical substances and/or physical agents in the work environment.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with personal computers

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.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • 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.
  • Travel: Ability to travel 0%-20%
  • Successfully pass FBI/CJIS security background check

This is a salaried positon starting between $59,000 and $73,000, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Applications can be submitted on the ARUP web site, under Careers:

https://www.aruplab.com/about/careers

Refer to Job Code: 970310, Opening # SAFET06790