From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Job Opening: NC State University Chemical Safety Specialist
Date: January 24, 2012 7:19:47 AM EST
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North Carolina State University is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of:

Chemical Safety Specialist (EHS Professional)

Interested persons can apply at and search key word category by "chemical".

NC State University is the largest and most diverse research institution in the state of North Carolina. The university is comprised of 2110 acres on the Raleigh campus, plus over 100,000 acres in research and extension farms and other facilities throughout the state of North Carolina. Its population of 31,100 students and 2040 faculty include more than 2500 graduate students supported on research and teaching appointments in the 68 established research and service centers. The 1334 acre NC State Centennial Campus complex includes a mix of wet lab and office incubator space for startup companies as well as buildings co-inhabited by university departments and industrial tenants. This complex and diverse environment, particularly the heavy concentration of research centers and institutes, provides a challenging and interesting work environment for health and safety professionals.

The primary focus of this position will be to develop or participate in the development or refinement of laboratory chemical safety programs, conduct health and safety audits, inspections, chemical and physical hazard reviews, safety training, edit, revise, develop health and safety design guidelines, and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, recommendations for improvement of workplace safety conditions.

This employee will be part of a health and safety team dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, identification, and control of chemical and physical agents at NC State University. These activities, aimed at controlling conditions which may adversely effect worker or student health or safety, or may violate OSHA and other state/federal regulations, will be conducted principally at the main campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC, yet may include infrequent visits to NC State property located throughout the state of North Carolina. This employee will have the capability to review processes and equipment to identify health hazards and related chemical and physical safety hazards, with minimal assistance. Primary responsibilities include participation in laboratory chemical safety and health hazard reviews.

Assistance, as needed, with safety training, chemical storage and compatibility, exposure prevention and assessment programs, non-ionizing radiation safety, , infrequent emergency response to chemical incidents and chemical odor complaints, chemical exposure/ incident investigations, and monitoring and documentation of environmental exposures to specific hazardous agents. Duties also include review and guidance to laboratory employees and students on the proper selection and use of engineering controls, protective equipment, and other control techniques

This position requires an experienced health and safety professional who can participate in program development / implementation and can conduct health hazard assessments and investigations in an extremely large, diverse, and highly technical environment. The incumbent should be capable of functioning effectively on matters of routine exposure assessment, hazard reviews, health and safety inspections, including air sampling techniques with minimal supervision due to previous experience and training. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal correspondence is also required.

C. Work Schedule

8:00 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday through Friday

This position reports to the Manager of Laboratory Safety at the Environmental Health and Safety Center. A criminal background check is required for this position. Further information and application instructions are available at Search key word category by "chemical".

EOE/AA. In addition, NC State welcomes all applicants without regard to sexual orientation.

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