Responsible for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental health and safety hazards at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Works with college departments to minimize environmental health and safety risks and to manage compliance with applicable regulations and industry best practices. Reports to Chief Occupational and Safety Officer or designated administrator. The EHSS works closely with the Chief Research and Science Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Coordinate biological safety programs throughout all research areas of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine that meets National Institutes of Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Center for Disease Control, and state and federal requirements.
Review and approve protocols involving the use of infectious agents and rDNA.
Participate in and provide direction to other internal committees such as the Institutional Environmental Health and Safety Committee.
Assist faculty and staff with biosafety and other laboratory safety matters. Develop and conduct biosafety and laboratory safety educational training.
Develop and implement emergency response procedures for incidents involving biohazardous agents and materials, chemicals, and other hazardous materials.
Respond to incidents involving biohazards, chemicals and other materials appropriately.
Serve as an expert to determine appropriate equipment, facilities, and work practices for protecting laboratory personnel and the environment from contamination.
Create, implement, and conduct audits for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Risk Management Audit system, to include routine inspection of facilities, including laboratories and maintenance facilities, at the College's three campuses.
Work with Department Chairs, Managers/Directors, and Principal Investigators (Pls), to inspect and prepare written reports, and follow up on audit findings with the goal of continuous improvement in compliance with safety and environmental regulatory requirements.
Coordinate the periodic inspection of eyewash fountains, safety showers, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) availability, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, flammables safety cabinets, glove boxes, protective eyewear, respirators, gloves, and coats to ensure they are available, appropriate for the hazard, properly maintained, used properly, and meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Provide and maintain training records for all applicable employees and support staff in the area of biosafety, chemical hygiene, hazard communication, hazardous waste management, standard operating procedures (SOPs), infectious waste management and emergency response.
Perform related duties as assigned.
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical science, chemistry, or other related field.
Five years of work experience in biosafety, environmental health and safety, or chemical safety.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Biological Safety Professional, Registered Biosafety Professional, or equivalent work experience in a chemical or biological laboratory.
Two years of work experience in a college/university environment or medical research laboratory.
Additional experience with an anatomy lab preferred.
Chemistry and chemicals.
Biology, biosafety and infectious materials.
Application of regulatory requirements and safety standards in a diverse learning and working environment.
General knowledge of DHS, EPA, NFPA, ODH, OSHA, and PERRP regulations.
Application of compliance requirements and management best practices in a manner that works within the framework of the College's learning, research, and working environment.
Creation, implementation, and scheduling of facilities' audits that meet college's needs in an efficient manner.
Project management, verbal and written communications, and interpersonal skills.
Personal computer applications, including proficiency in database applications and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).
Record-keeping and advanced organizational skills.
Work with a diverse faculty, student, and staff population involved in a wide variety of research, education, and maintenance functions.
Encourage compliance, safety improvement, and risk reduction in a cooperative manner.
Identify potential chemical and other hazards in the workplace.
Travel to the university's regional campuses (Philadelphia, PA and Moultrie, GA).
Respond to after-hours and weekend emergencies and non-emergency situations
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
May be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a background check.
?We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position, Directly related experienceleducation beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of Human Resources. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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About PCOM Georgia
For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided highquality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.
At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia, PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. Both campuses feature modern facilities and state-of-the-art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.
Now, with our new location in South Georgia, we look forward to providing the same educational excellence that has made PCOM a national leader in osteopathic medical training and a respected force in our other professional and graduate program offerings. PCOM South Georgia will be located in Moultrie. Georgia-the Colquitt County seat. The city features a beautiful downtown area which is home to a historic court...house, the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, numerous specialty shops and more. Colquitt County is known for its thriving agricultural industry, the Colquitt County Arts Center, hunting preserves and natural recreation areas. PCOM South Georgia is expected to open in August of 2019.