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Technical Lab Safety Supervisor

Company: Daikin America, Inc
Location: Decatur
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

The Technical Lab Safety Supervisor performs duties at the professional level in some or all of the following functional areas:

  • Overall compliance to OSHA 1910 regarding safety of the technical area/functions
  • Full the role of Chemical Hygiene Officer per OSHA 1910.1450 to develop and continuously maintain Chemical Hygiene Plans for all Tech Center laboratories.
  • Understanding and ability to implement LAB specific safety and regulatory procedures consistent with site goals for SHES and RC initiatives.
  • Regular assurance of team readiness, including our Emergency Action Plan
  • Training, Drills, Improvements
  • Implements and maintains Tech Center Procedures/Responsible Care
  • Conducts new hire training regarding safety procedures
  • Review and update onboarding training for new hires at the Tech Center
  • Review Technical Center procedures
  • Include appropriate safety precautions and training qualifications.
  • Incorporated with Equipment Training Matrix, specific to equipment within the Technical Center
  • Responsible for testing, maintenance, and upgrades for all area safety equipment/devices
  • Perform hazard recognition and scenario training for new experimental equipment and procedures.
  • Improve our collective understanding of "Good Laboratory Practices" with respect to R&D Safety
  • Regularly lead Job Safety Evaluations (JSE) as needed
  • Improve our TSCA R&D Exemption tracking process to ensure compliance
  • Understanding of TSCA regulations and constantly monitor HMIS labeling of lab chemicals for accuracy
  • Lead TSCA Notification Process for Samples to be shipped externally
  • Facilitate Safety Training relevant to a R&D organization
  • Develop and implement an efficient, thorough, yet flexible MOC/PSSR process with the aid and input of laboratory personnel
  • Improve our Waste Disposal processes and assist with ensuring safe disposal of all chemicals and wastes in a fashion compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Facilitate the creation of SDS for "new to the world" materials we are synthesizing.
  • Conducts safety meetings, audits, and inspections to ensure compliance, evaluate performance, identify corrective action, and implement follow up assessments.
  • Plans, implements, and conducts preventative care, safety, and compliance training programs for R&D Laboratory
  • Coordinate lab inspections from regulatory agencies.
  • Document and implement guidelines to create standards to enable scientists, engineers, facilities, and third-party vendors to follow best practices.
  • Coordinate and schedule lab equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Present lab inspection findings, lab safety updates and performance metrics at whenever deemed necessary and/or monthly safety meetings.
  • Daily check of water tank to monitor levels
  • Weekly check for level of hazard waste material prior to monthly safety inspection
  • Assist with contractor and personnel safety by performing conducting line breaks, LO/TO as neededResponsibilities
    • Prompt, regular, and dependable attendance is an essential function.
    • Ability to drive and lead safety efforts despite not having direct managerial responsibilities
    • Administers various plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of safety and security policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the contractor handbook and various records including occupational injury records.
    • Participate in developing department goals, budgets, and systems.
    • Administer and monitor the security program and revise as necessary.
    • Be available to support the needs of the technical center regardless of timing, day of the week (on call as necessary off hours)
    • Assists in preparation of reports, evaluation of decisions and the effectiveness of the department in relation to established goals.
    • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve the department and services performed.
    • Maintain safety records to support regulatory compliance and the associated internal and external audits.
    • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
    • Assists in coordinating community events.
    • Interact with employees by spending time in their work areas.
    • Additional assignments as deemed necessary by managementQualificationsA bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health or Industrial Hygiene is desired. A degree in another field or related experience may be acceptable with other strengths. However, at least 2 years of working as a chemical hygienist in an active R&D laboratory is a requirement to be considered for this position. Education and experience in emergency response, security, and law enforcement is also highly desirable.

Keywords: Daikin America, Inc, Decatur , Technical Lab Safety Supervisor, IT / Software / Systems , Decatur, Alabama

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