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Safety Officer

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Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center

Abilene, TX

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Extended Job Title Safety Officer Requisition ID 13175BR Work Location Abilene Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr Campus HSC - Abilene Department Safety Services Abi Position Description Performs complex safety and health program work. Work involves developing safety policies and procedures; participating in the safety training and education of staff; inspecting work areas and activities for hazards; and investigating accidents. May train others. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Major/Essential Functions * Assists with providing health, safety, and environmental consultation to Abilene Campus stakeholders and management of related concerns.* Assists in managing occupational safety, environmental protection, laboratory safety, fire and life safety, and safety educational programs for the Abilene Campus.* Conducts safety program inspections, audits, and surveys; prepares corrective action and preventive measure reports.* Investigates or assists with investigation of reported incidents or hazards.* Provides Safety Training to faculty, staff, and students as requested or indicated.* Organizes the Safety office and operations to continually improve program.* Communicates with supervisor on problems, recommendations, solutions and situations.* Assists Deputy Emergency Management and Preparedness liaison for the campus; assists with development, implementation, and review of local Emergency Management Plans. Occasional Duties * Reviews current laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines relating to biological, chemical, laboratory, occupational, and fire and life safety.* Improves own knowledge of Safety program components through independent research and professional development activities.* Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Drivers License and be listed as an approved driver as determined by TTUS Office of Risk Management and insurance carrier. Must be able to pass the employee Criminal Background Check. * Performs other job related duties as deemed necessary and assigned by supervisors or local administration. Required Qualifications Graduation from high school; five years of safety related / research laboratory work experience OR Associate Degree in Environmental Science or related fields, three years safety related / research laboratory work experience OR Bachelors Degree in chemistry, biology, or industrial hygiene, one year of safety related / research laboratory work experience. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to plan and evaluate safety and health programs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Preferred Qualifications Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and effectively present technical data to technical and non-technical personnel. Ability to receive inquiries / complaints and interpret regulatory guidance to a diverse customer base. OSHA 1910.120 (40-hour) hazardous waste site worker (HAZWOPER) certification. EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Does this position work in a research laboratory? No Optional Attachments Professional/Personal ReferenceProfessional License/CertificationRecommendation/ReferralOther Documents Supporting Qualifications Job Type Full Time Pay Basis Hourly Minimum Hire Rate 13.41 Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage. Travel Required Up to 25% Shift Day Schedule Details Normal shift 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday Grant Funded? No Job Group Protective Services Removal Date 02/13/2019

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