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Laboratory Safety Specialist I


Assist the Laboratory Safety Coordinator and/or Laboratory Safety Program Manager with implementation and management of the University’s Laboratory Safety Program.

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.

  • Conducts inspections of University research laboratories to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
  • Evaluates and follows up to correct noted deficiencies; evaluates survey results, generates written reports.
  • Performs administrative duties associated with inspection performance including scheduling, computer data entry of resulting information, report writing and transportation to and from the setting.
  • Completes special projects including the evaluation and gathering of data from the University research community; assists with training provided to clinical and laboratory staff.
  • Performs laboratory safety survey database queries.
  • Maintains the University chemical inventory system.
  • Conducts inspections of University research laboratories to ensure and maintain accurate and consistent information uploaded to ChemTracker inventory system; including site visits and inspections.
  • Interacts with Principal Investigators, technicians, students and departmental advisors.
  • Schedules and coordinates site visits.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one (1) year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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