Laboratory Safety Inspector
Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Dean’s Office
Infrastructure and Safety Team is seeking a motivated,
self-directed Laboratory Safety Inspector. Reporting to the
Assistant Director of Safety, the position will: Coordinate
chemical, biological, electrical, and physical safety programs for
the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE); Participate in
safety oversight in instructional and research laboratories and
chemical storage areas; Act as a department informational resource
on chemical safety; Complete: chemical inventories, cataloging,
sorting, waste disposal, workplace modification, repairs, safety
emergency evaluation & initial timely response; and do other
duties related to safety. This is a specialized classification and
not part of a series. Possible exposure to hazardous and/or
toxic chemicals, in the course of work, requires a knowledgeable
person for Hazards identification and Emergency response.
$38,160 - $53,000 per year; DOE
- Performs safety inspections to identify potential safety and
health hazards. Schedules and conducts inspections. Generates
corrective action reports with identified hazard mitigation
priorities. Reviews inspection reports, action items with
owners assigned, and recommendations with supervisor and other
- Inspects Engineering Laboratories (instructional and research)
and chemical storage areas as necessary; Helps correct violations
of university chemical hygiene plan/policies; local, state, or
federal safety regulations; identifies, recommends, and takes
action to correct violations. Helps analyze and characterize
unknown hazardous waste. Coordinates hazardous waste
management and disposal with hazardous materials management
- Consults as necessary with laboratory managers and employees
regarding recognized and potential occupational health and safety
hazards. Provides reviews for: chemical processes, equipment
safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Engineering Controls,
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and chemical pre-review
approvals, for safe research activities. Checks chemical
equipment and operating conditions, and repairs or reports
- Supports Emergency Response Programs related to all safety
oversight within FSE. Assists with Emergency Response and
Backup coverage for After Hours/Weekends (24hours /7days a
- Maintains and identifies opportunities for improvements in FSE
Department Laboratory Safety Inspections and ASU Environmental
Health & Safety (EHS) Safety Programs (Lab Safety Inspections,
Lab Registration program, etc.). Analyzes and identifies
safety policies, systems, or procedures; Recommends appropriate
changes to management. Provides input to EHS laboratory safety
policies and procedures for compliance with all applicable
regulations. Helps update applicable EHS and Department
- Develops and implements health and safety educational programs
or activities to improve awareness of health and safety procedures;
includes laboratory safety training programs, and on-line formats
- Maintains current knowledge of new and existing laboratory
safety regulations. Interprets and evaluates university
compliance with applicable safety codes.
- Counsels and informs staff, faculty and students on chemical
safety techniques, packaging, and labeling practices (may include
written bulletin, lab signage, newsletter, or presentation).
- Investigates safety related incidents and recommends necessary
corrective action. Uses formal Incident Reporting and follow
- Works with appropriate Safety and Research Teams to clean up
chemical spills using proper chemical safety techniques; reports to
supervisor and appropriate staff/faculty or departments.
- Helps assess work and learning environments, with ASU EHS Team
and Employees, to identify, quantify, and mitigate employee
exposures to occupational hazards.
- Assists with on-line laboratory safety registration and
laboratory safety plans; Supports on-line record
- Supports the ASU EHS Compliance Officer Program and
participates on Safety Committees.
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, public health,
chemistry, or closely related scientific field AND four years
experience in safety, fire prevention, environmental health,
industrial hygiene or related field; OR, Eight years experience in
safety, fire prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene
or related field, which includes one year in a supervisory
capacity; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
- Experience in academic research labs.
- Experience in focusing on the consultative role rather than
- Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of students,
researchers, and principal investigators, while maintaining the
highest safety standards.
- Experience in producing results while working autonomously,
with little oversight
- Experience with teaching adults.
- Experience in material science, Nano-Fabrication, and
- Experience developing process and safety protocols.
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled
office or laboratory setting, subject to extended periods of
sitting or standing.
- Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate
distances to perform work.
- Walking campus between buildings is required. Travel to
supported FSE Lab sites off Tempe campus is required.
- Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities
which may include and/or are subject to resolution of
- Clearly communicate to perform essential functions
- Occasional travel, involving operation of a motor vehicle.
- Wear PAPR or N95 respirators, clean room bunny suits, and
personal protective equipment for Biological research and spill
- Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not
limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse),
printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated
- Use personal protection equipment, including
- This position also receives managerial review of
This position is in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Dean's Office Infrastructure and Safety Team. This Team supports
all engineering schools, departments and centers at the Fulton
Schools; provides quality research support services for varied
research programs and is committed to recruit, retain and develop a
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