Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 21:50:03 EDT
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Subject: CHO Position at Otterbein College
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Job Title:  Chemical Hygiene Officer                  Incumbent:
Job Class:  Administrative 
Department: Chemical  Hygiene 
Reports to: Assistant  Academic Dean 
FLSA status: Part-time 32  hr-wk/exempt/12-months    
Miscellaneous: this is a  benefits eligible position including: health, 
dental, and vision insurance  plans, eligible for tuition benefits; may be e
for additional benefits as  well. 
To Apply: Please  forward a cover letter with salary requirements addressing
this position and  resume to Otterbein College, attn: Human Resources, One 
Otterbein,  Westerville, OH 43081.  You may also send via email or fax to 
_psens**At_Symbol_Here**otterbein.edu_ (mailto:psens**At_Symbol_Here**  or  614-823-1511. The po
sition is 
open until filled.
SUMMARY:  The requirements listed are  representative of the knowledge, 
skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to  e
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential  functions. 
Responsible  for establishing and enforcing all chemical safety standards, 
including  biohazards, in compliance with standards set forth by the college
the EPA, OSHA  and other applicable local, state, and federal regulations th
pertain to  colleges by performing the following duties: 
Maintains and updates as  needed, a usable and specific Chemical Hygiene  
Plan for the college which designates procedures, control measures, equipmen
personal protective equipment and work practices that are capable of protect
 employees and students from the health hazards presented by hazardous 
chemicals  used on campus. 
Works in conjunction with  all laboratory instructors and laboratory 
personnel in order to ensure that the  safe and appropriate laboratory proce
dures are 
employed for each laboratory  course.  Writes and updates laboratory 
procedures to be approved by  laboratory instructors and laboratory personne
Interacts with laboratory  instructors and laboratory personnel on a regular
basis in a supportive,  cooperative manner. 
Supervises those student  workers who report to the CHO by designating work 
projects, evaluating their  activities and approving their time sheets. 
Provides training,  particularly in safety protocols such as handling spills
and managing accidents  appropriately for laboratory teaching assistants and
faculty.  Includes blood borne pathogen  training. 
Oversees maintenance of  campus chemical inventory lists in accordance with 
OSHA  standards. 
Develops and maintains  central MSDS files and all satellite chemical MSDS 
files with appropriate  updates and additions.  Develops  computer access 
procedures to MSD sheets. 
Oversees proper  identification and labeling of chemicals by department  
Coordinates waste disposal  from all college departments and maintains 
Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests as  required. 
Arranges for regular  inspections of chemical and emergency equipment.  
Primary inspections will include science  departments, art department, nursi
department and the service department  (physical plant).   
Arranges for regular safety  monitoring for hazardous activities.  Primary 
monitoring will include theatre department and the service  department. 
Informs the Business  Affairs Office of critical inspection and monitoring 
results for insurance and  risk management purposes.  
Ensures that appropriate  action is taken when corrective measures are 
required to achieve standards set  forth by the EPA, OSHA and other applicab
local, state, and federal  regulations. 
Attends department meetings  as needed. 
Participates in Safety  Committee and other college committees as assigned. 
Maintains current knowledge  of regulations and safety standards applicable 
to a college environment. 
Temporary addendum: Assumes  a leadership role in arranging and overseeing 
transportation of chemicals from  60 Collegeview to the new Science facility
REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able 
to perform each  essential duty satisfactorily.  The  requirements listed be
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or  ability required.  
Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabiliti
es to 
perform  the essential functions. 
Bachelor=E2=80=99s degree in  relevant discipline; maser=E2=80=99s degree pr
eferred.  A 
minimum of two years of training in  chemistry, including organic, is requir
Knowledge of relevant EPA, OSHA and  other applicable local, state and feder
regulations highly desirable.  Recent directly related experience is  strong
preferred; National certification  as a CHO is required; Must be knowledgeab
of EPA, OSHA and other applicable  local, state and federal regulations in 
regards to chemicals and hazardous  materials.  Must demonstrate a basic  
working knowledge of chemicals; Ability to exercise initiative and independe
sound judgment in unusual or new situations.                                

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