Occupational Safety Specialist

Location
Frederick, MD, USA
Posted
Sep 22, 2019
Ref
req711
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Environmental Health and Safety Program is responsible for environmental protection, occupational safety and health, protective services, and emergency preparedness programs at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs basic safety and environmental compliance tasks and provides assistance and other services as needed; employee instruction on OSH and pollution prevention, inspection/delivery of isotopes, packaging of hazardous material for pickup, hazardous spill cleanups, hazard decontamination, hazardous waste disposal, etc.
  • Attends training sessions to obtain appropriate certifications from MDE, EPA, DOT, etc.
  • Identifies and monitors safety/health hazards, exposures, and environmental concerns and initiates corrective action
  • Conducts surveys for evidence of contamination by hazardous materials
  • Instructs NCI at Frederick personnel in use of safety equipment
  • Maintains and calibrates SEPP instrumentation
  • Conducts surveys and inspections of work areas to assess safe work conditions
  • Develops a working knowledge of applicable Policies & Procedures
  • Maintains effective communications with a broad range of employees
  • Contributes to production of SAFETYGRAMS and other relevant employee educational items
  • Serves on task forces, planning teams and relevant committees
  • This position may be designated as a Primary Driver and will be responsible for complying with the Leidos Biomedical Use of Government Owned or Leased Vehicles Policy
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority
  • Learn and apply a variety of procedures used in safety and environmental control operations: operate and maintain specialized equipment and instrumentation; deliver work of high quality; produce effective written and oral communications; use pertinent computer software
  • Position requires a strong service orientation toward the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research community where all duties are conducted in a collegial manner; maintain confidentiality pertaining to occupational exposure, medical and similar data
  • College algebra, college physics, basic biological and chemistry principals; standard scientific methods and measuring instruments

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • No experience required with a Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in safety operations, preferably at a biomedical research facility or an institution of higher education, may be substituted for the degree
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

JOB HAZARDS OR REQUIREMENTS
  • Candidate will be entering an animal facility or have the potential for exposure to animal allergens
  • Candidate will be working with or have the potential for exposure to infectious material(s) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), requiring medical clearance and immunization in accordance with protocol requirements
  • Candidate is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • Candidate is subject to the following environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)