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Laboratory Safety Coordinator


Coordinates assigned programs of the University’s Laboratory Safety Program.  Responsible for special projects, committee work and training; collect and analyze data and ensure compliance with the local, state and federal regulations.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assist Clinical and Laboratory Safety Program Manager with daily workload; assist with daily requests and current long-term projects that involve laboratory safety issues.
  • Provides training to University researchers with regard to laboratory safety issues and the Laboratory Safety/OSHA Laboratory Standard requirements.
  • Reviews laboratory research projects that may involve biologicals, chemicals, or specialized equipment.
  • Performs new PI orientation, assists new PIs with lab safety issues, assists PIs and research staff leaving the university, and ensures proper lab close-outs as part of their departure
  • Performs lab safety surveys
  • Reviews accident and injury reports, conducts investigations, suggests and implements after-actions, and maintains statistics of accident cases.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of appropriate experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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