Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Laboratory and
Field Safety, the Laboratory Safety Specialist administers health
and safety programs to Central Michigan University's academic
laboratories, shops, studios, and field work. The primary function
of this position is to oversee safety compliance, including
inspecting spaces, providing follow up assistance, and documenting
findings.Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, environmental
health & safety, health physics, chemistry, biology or a
40 hours OSHA HAZWOPER Technician training or the ability to
complete the training within the first year of employment.
Three years' experience in an environmental health and safety role
or in a research laboratory.
Report writing experience.
Knowledge of use and operation of health & safety
monitoring/testing equipment including but not limited to gas
monitors, air sampling equipment and personal protective
Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, including
experience with group presentations.
Demonstrated computer experience with business software
applications, including MS Word, Excel and/or Access.
Ability to work varied hours depending on campus activities,
training schedules, etc.
Ability to pass a HAZMAT medical examination and be medically
qualified to wear respiratory protection devices.
Ability to lift safety equipment weighing up to fifty pounds.
Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive
University vehicles and respond to after-hours emergencies.
Demonstrated ability to build rapport, communicate effectively, and
project a positive attitude.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or
"CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to
increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its
community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age,
color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender
expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital
status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy,
childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex,
sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status,
veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie)."