Sr. EH&S Specialist

Jun 18, 2020

SRI has an exciting opportunity in the Environmental Health & Safety group. We are looking to grow our world class team with a new position at SRI Princeton. You will be working with a highly motivated and cross functional team to build a proactive Safety culture and execute exciting initiatives. The role of the Senior EH&S Specialist is to conduct and manage various programs and activities in the EH&S Department. We are looking for a self-starter with superior analysis and problem-solving skills ranging from simple to complex situations. This individual is expected to explain information and influence others in order to secure successful implementation of EH&S programs and directives as assigned – promoting the safety culture at SRI Princeton.

Summary of role includes

  • Know, understand, and enforce the policies of pertinent safety programs. With primary attention to Chemical Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Response, and Chemical/Biological Waste programs.
  • Maintain IH monitoring equipment and recommend purchases of new equipment so that the proper equipment is available and functioning when needed.
  • Participate as a member of the Emergency Response Team. To provide first responder care and interact with outside agencies in case of emergencies.
  • Work with staff to improve safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of EH&S activities.
  • Support new and changing safety initiatives at SRI Princeton, and other sites as needed.

Responsibilities include

  • Coordinates and implements a comprehensive environmental, health, and safety program to improve the safety of staff and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies. Coordinates with EH&S and other research support groups in safety education and training programs for all staff
  • Support SRI research activities involving the use of hazardous materials. Effectively communicates safety related issues to staff through informal discussions, seminars, conferences, and during visits as needed and maintains relevant documentation of these visits.
  • Inspects facilities related to research for compliance with rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to use, handling and disposal of potential hazardous materials. Reviews and investigates all accidents including incidents resulting in exposure to hazardous materials, illness, injury or property damage and develops, in coordination with others, a plan to correct the situation; develops and implements emergency response planning for spills, accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials.  Develops medical surveillance criteria such as baseline serum assays for activities involving biohazards and related materials.
  • Reviews research grant applications, proposals and activities involving hazards and risks.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance to faculty, staff, students, and management officials as required. Work with topic specific experts as required to cover varied risks.
  • As an ERT member, respond to emergencies including but not limited to fires, chemical spills, medical emergencies, earthquakes, and odor complaints. Employ the Incident Command system for response.  Train weekly with the Team and annually to maintain Industry Technician status.

Qualifications

  • Degree in biology, chemistry, public health, industrial hygiene, or a closely related field or equivalent experience; plus at least 10 years of experience in occupational safety, environmental, hazardous materials/ hazardous waste, laboratory research or related fields is necessary.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • A certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists or other applicable certification body is desirable.
  • Have a working knowledge of OSHA, County Environmental Health, state and federal environmental regulations. Experience in risk assessment and occupational safety is desirable.
  • The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with office staff, researchers, facilities design and maintenance personnel, laboratory technical staff, outside contractors, and governmental agencies.
  • Must pass annual physical examination, be able to wear personal protective equipment, be familiar with legal requirements relating to major responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

To apply please go to www.sri.com/careers and search for Job ID 2452BR.  Or you can email a resume to erica.saunders@sri.com.