Chemical Hygiene Officer/Lab Safety Supervisor
University of California Riverside
United States

Position Information

Under the direction of the Interim Lab Safety and Biosafety Programs Manager, the Chemical Hygiene Officer/Lab Safety Supervisor (CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor) will oversee the prevention and/or mitigation of occupational injuries or illnesses from chemical and other risk factors in the laboratory environment. The CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor will develop and maintain a comprehensive campus chemical safety program that will include a variety of complex administrative and technical health and safety components. As the campus expert on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), the CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor will review and provide direct consultation on specialty SOPs. The CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor will develop, coordinate and review inspections (or audits) of laboratory facilities, monitor required documentation and behaviors and follow up on high risk laboratory inspections. The CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor will develop strategies and systems for compliance with federal and state laws relating to campus and laboratory safety and health. They will provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Hygiene Plan in addition to developing the policies, practices, and procedures in coordination with other EH&S and the Research Integrated Safety Committee. As the direct supervisor for several employees, the CHO/Lab Safety Supervisor will promote and contribute to a successful team oriented work environment by maintaining a positive department environment.

Minimum Requirements

Working skills to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to emergencies and critical situations.
Working skills to organize, prioritize and complete projects within budget and time constraints.
Working written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including skills to interact successfully with widely diverse populations.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of EH&S technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, laws, etc.
Skills to effectively supervise subordinate staff in performance of highly regulated functions.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Working knowledge of and ability for decision making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis, and quality control analysis.
Working knowledge and skill in effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Ability to provide services in support of the mission of UCR and EH&S, maximizing customer service, excellence and continuous improvement.
Demonstrated skill in giving presentations and providing training.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel. 

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud. 

    • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

    • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

    • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

    • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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