Job Summary: The Hazardous Materials Safety Manager is responsible for maintaining safe, healthy, and professional work environment for the TCU Community by identifying and anticipating chemical and other hazardous waste concerns and hazards; developing and enforcing University wide safety systems, policies, and procedures and managing third party vendors.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
Identifies and anticipates safety and health concerns and hazards by inspecting laboratories, chemical storage areas and other environments; rendering opinions on procedures; recommending improvements to operations. Identifies potential problems with safety of stockroom and/or storage procedures and notifies faculty. Guides and promotes safe work environments by developing chemical and laboratory safety systems, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the Laboratory Safety Committee; safety campaigns and communications; training staff. Manages and supervises full-time staff to ensure completion of tasks and attainment of goals and evaluating performance.
Provides formal instruction on chemical safety practices and waste disposal procedures to student (graduate and undergraduate) researchers, laboratory teaching assistants and other University personnel where applicable. Works with Purchasing Analyst to track inventory of chemicals and future hazardous waste to ensure proper storage, tracking, consumption and movement of waste throughout the University. Complies with federal, state, and local safety regulations by interpreting standards; enforcing adherence to regulations, advising management on needed actions, maintaining the Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Information Signs.
Maintains external licenses and registrations by overseeing the daily implementation of the radiation protection program (RPP) to meet the criteria set forth by the Texas Department of Health. Monitors Radioactive Material by overseeing the safe handling and use of all Radioactive Material, including the safety training for all faculty, staff, and students who work with Radioactive Material; conducting periodic compliance audits in laboratories and other work areas utilizing Radioactive Materials, and monitoring worker radiation exposure to ensure that dose rates are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Performs other related duties as assigned.
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