Laboratory Safety Specialist

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Laboratory Safety Specialist (LSS) assists the Laboratory Safety Program Manager and other EH&S program managers by supporting the laboratory safety, hazardous material, occupational health and environmental management programs in laboratories and other facilities throughout campus.

Key work includes:

  •  Inspections and consultations in laboratories, shops and hazardous waste management facilities
  • Conducting risk assessments in laboratories to ensure research safety
  • Commissioning and decommissioning laboratories
  • Evaluation and inspection of safety equipment
  • Maintaining emergency response supplies and equipment
  • Supporting and maintaining hazardous materials and waste related databases and documentation.
  • Serving as a resource to laboratory personnel on laboratory safety best practices
  • Enhancing environmental health and safety programs to ensure compliance with relevant local, state and federal regulations and guidelines.

Laboratory safety management presents challenges where problems encountered are often non-routine, requiring review of practices and precedents to recommend effective remedies. Often, precedents generally do not exist for some problems, thus this position requires conducting independent research/analysis to identify appropriate solutions.