Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:57:08 -0400
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From: "Erik A. Talley" <ert2002**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Laboratory Safety Manager Position
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Below is a Laboratory Safety Manager opening in EHS at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York City. This is a new position created to coordinate all laboratory safety activities at WCMC. An important responsibility of this position will be the supervision/mentoring of all lab-safety staff in EHS. It is an exciting time at WCMC. We are a 22-person department that covers environmental health and safety for all educational, clinical, research, and administrative operations. We have over 1000 laboratories and have 500,000ft2 of new laboratory space currently under construction. New Yoek City is a great place to live and work. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about the position.





Weill Cornell Medical College =96 New York City
Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) seeks a highly motivated individualthat provides leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of laboratory safety programs; supervises and cross-coordinates staff involvement in project areas impacting laboratory safety programs; oversees laboratory safety team implementing laboratory health and safety programs for the WCMC laboratory community including safety plans, education and outreach, hazard risk assessment and signage programs, site and building inspections; reviews and coordinates laboratory safety manuals, guidance documents and procedures to ensure consistency with standards and service; supervises laboratory safety staff; educates, trains and mentors staff in proper and timely completion of work activities; recommends hires, assigns and reviews work; administers the annual laboratory safety inspection program including coordinating with Department Administrators to determine the Principal Investigators and laboratories associated with the inspection; coordinates reporting and communication of laboratory inspection findings and corrective actions to the Departments and Principal Investigators; oversees the FDNY laboratory inspection program and ensures resultant violations are addressed by the Department and laboratory within the appropriate timeframes and required documentation is returned to the FDNY substantiating compliance with the violations; responds as part of emergency team to hazardous material spills, gas leaks and other indoor air quality issues in the laboratories; develops and maintains related EHS Program Manuals including the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan and associated EHS inventories, Health and Safety Door signs, Research Safety Checklists and auditing laboratories; develops strategies to minimize the hazard or risk; provides in-service training to lab personnelon various components of plan; conducts laboratory chemical safety-based accident investigations; manages the college=92s high hazard operating procedure program; develops and maintains related EHS program manuals and procedures including updates on high hazard operating procedures and related sections of Laboratory Chemical hygiene plan; identifies chemical hazards and risks; manages the research safety checklist program including assessment, verification and approval of checklist; coordinates communication to Principal Investigators identifying deficiencies and required corrective actions; identifies safety hazard and non-compliance issues in the laboratory and works with Principal Investigator or other senior laboratory staff to correct issues; performs other job related duties as required.


Bachelor=92s degree in science, engineering, environmental management or related field and at least five years of experience, including three years ofsupervisory experience required; Master=92s degree in science, engineering, environmental management or related field or Industrial hygiene and Industrial Hygienist Certification highly desired; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required; candidate must be able to lift safety equipment weighing up to fifty pounds and move fifty five gallon drums; candidate must be able to utilize respiratory protection equipment including negative-pressure respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus; excellent organization and communication skills are required.


Excellent benefits package (includes tuition reimbursement).


Please use our on-line application system and submit a cover letter and resume at:


Please refer to Job Number 16248


Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.



Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country.  In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.


Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care.  By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine.



Erik A. Talley, Director
Environmental Health and Safety
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University
402 East 67th Street, Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065






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