Occupational Safety/Environmental Health Specialist
102 Eisenhower Rd
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Campus/Location: University Park Campus Date Announced: 04/26/2019 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 87399 Level/Salary Band: 02 - H - Exempt Work Unit: Applied Research Laboratory Department: Safety Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. The Safety Department in the Engineering Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office within ARL is seeking an Occupational Safety/Environmental Health Specialist. This position will assist the ARL Manager of Environmental Health and Safety in supporting more than 1000 employees and multiple facilities. Responsibilities include: Conduct laboratory and facility inspections and evaluate programs, policies, and/or practices to ensure compliance; ensure that lab safety plans and standard operating procedures are in place; present safety orientation and training to ARL employees; assist with the update of emergency response plans, conduct drills, respond to incidents, and work with ARL Facilities to ensure fire safety in all buildings; respond to work related injuries and conduct accident investigations; ensure chemical safety in ARL facilities through maintenance of the Safety Data Sheet database and chemical inventories; proactively promote safety programs through regular e-mail publicity, postings, and focused meetings; conduct industrial hygiene monitoring as appropriate; maintain supply of personal protective equipment and first aid supplies and distribute; attend meetings as needed; maintain/update ARL internal safety webpage; and monitor regulatory changes. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Occupational Safety/Environmental Health or related discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in environmental management, chemical safety, waste handling/disposal, and hazardous materials transportation is preferred. Prior work in a Department of Defense (DoD) setting and/or in a lab environment in an academic setting is helpful. A Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification, with the goal of working toward Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, is preferred. Knowledge of OSHA regulatory requirements; experience in conducting audits and inspections; and excellent computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook). You must be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, to create and deliver presentations. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. This position may require that you operate a motor vehicle as part of the job duties; a valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to a standard