Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 13:41:42 -0500
Reply-To: Joe Passante <joe**At_Symbol_Here**EHRS.UPENN.EDU>
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From: Joe Passante <joe**At_Symbol_Here**EHRS.UPENN.EDU>
Subject: Industrial Hygiene/Lab Safety position at University of

University of Pennsylvania
Provost's Center, Environmental Health and Safety
Reference Number: 050918394

If you're talented and energetic, innovative and creative, and have the 
drive to make a difference, then consider a career at the nation's first 
University with a world-renowned reputation. The University is situated 
on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, 
cultural, and recreational activities. Penn offers excellent healthcare 
and tuition benefits for you and your family. We are a diverse, 
multicultural learning community, and are at the cutting edge in 
research and information technology.


Under the direction of the Manager of Industrial Hygiene, provide 
support to the University's environmental, health & safety programs to 
ensure compliance with existing governmental regulations and national 

Inspect research, teaching and maintenance facilities for compliance 
with regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use, handling, and 
disposal of hazardous materials. Conduct sampling as required. Provide 
written recommendations to improve processes, experimental design, 
procedures and equipment to minimize the hazard potential.

Develop and present various safety training programs for faculty, staff 
and students

Oversee the University's lead, formaldehyde and anesthetic gas exposure 
control programs.

Manage the University's pesticide safety program including 
certifications and training of university faculty & staff that apply 

Inspect areas to determine the presence of hazardous materials 
(asbestos, lead, others). Provide reports. Write specifications for work 
to be completed by contactors.

Plan, schedule, and coordinate asbestos abatement activities.

Inspect and monitor asbestos abatement jobs according to Philadelphia 
asbestos control regulations.

Provide supervision of a health & safety technician that will provide 
assistance for asbestos activities.

Conduct indoor air quality, mold and flood response investigations. 
Provide remediation coordination.

Investigate accidents in regards to safety issues and develop corrective 
action plans.

Provide support to EHRS emergency response team. Respond (on call) to 
hazardous materials incidents on a rotating basis.


The position requires a BS degree in science or related field with 3-5 
years of safety related experience preferably in a research facility or 
equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be 
given to individuals with CIH or CSP certification and EPA asbestos 

The individual must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal 
skills. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

Must be able to move about freely and carry up to 50 pounds; must be 
able to wear respiratory protection, including SCBA's. Valid driver's 

For more information about working at Penn and to apply for this 
position, please submit resumes online at the University of 
Pennsylvania’s Human Resources website:

Alternatively you may search by reference number 050918394 at

Joseph R Passante, CIH, CHO 
Industrial Hygiene Manager 
Environmental Health & Radiation Safety 
University of Pennsylvania 
215-898-0140 (F) 
215-651-0554 (M)

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