Laboratory Compliance Officer

Columbus, Ohio
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functions as a Laboratory Compliance Officer to oversee, monitor and enforce compliance to laboratory, biosafety, radioactive materials, radiation producing devices, hazardous materials, and safety in adherence with university, state and federal guidelines and regulations including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), the CDC?s (Center for Disease Control) Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), and the university’s Radiation Safety Guidelines in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines; implements and enforces policies, procedures and processes to continuously monitor laboratory safety and compliance including the performance of laboratory safety audits and contamination surveys; investigates, identifies and makes recommendations for solutions to meet the compliance objectives of the university; assesses and oversees site safety, biosecurity and hazardous materials control; identifies and investigates discrepancies or issues with compliance; conceives and provides direction to resolve issues with compliance. Provides technical and management assistance of the University Radiation Safety Program and the University Research Safety Program to the Radiation Safety Section and Research Safety Section of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety; provides technical support for the laboratory surveillance program (biological; chemical; and radiological). Performs sealed source leak tests and inventories as required. Processes radioactive materials orders and renewals for radioactive permits; receipt and delivery of radioactive materials packages. Interprets and comprehends federal, state, and local standards, rules, and regulations concerning the safe use of ionizing radiation and implement programs to ensure compliance. Ensure the timely completion of radiation detection equipment calibrations.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety operating hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Position may require participation in the medical surveillance program. This position requires ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license and hazmat endorsement within 6 months of employment in order to transport radioactive materials and to maintain the CDL with endorsement as a condition of continued employment. Subject to 24 hour emergency call. Will require successful completion of a criminal background check.

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