• Lab Safety Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2019 4:17 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    The Laboratory Safety Coordinator requires strong communication, adaptability, self-motivation and strong ability to communicate and influence key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will not only be technically skilled, but be able to effectively motivate high performance, manage change and resolve conflicts to provide for the safest and most productive environment for DFCI research staff.



    • Serve as new principal investigator / faculty liaison for EHS office. Work with principal investigator's (PI's) to develop, review and approve Job Hazard Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures detailing all aspects of proposed research activities that involve hazardous materials
    • Create and communicate risk assessment and hazards analysis for new and existing lab processes and equipment. Provide guidance with personal protective equipment selection based on the findings in the job hazard analysis.
    • Investigate and complete a report for laboratory related incidents and exposures and provide follow up and measures to prevent recurrence.
    • Develop and implement appropriate laboratory safety policies, practices and procedures.
    • Ensure proper operation of and training for research staff on laboratory safety equipment.
    • Manage EHS aspects of laboratory moves process.
    • Manage Boston Fire Dept Laboratory Inspections and Lab Ordinance requirements for labs.
    • Conduct regular inspections of all laboratory areas with frequency based on risk; send out reports on deficiencies found and follow up on all deficiencies found. Conduct safety inspections of core rooms, including equipment rooms, cold rooms and warm rooms. Ensure compliance with relevant safety and environmental standards for these spaces.
    • Work with appropriate parties to insure the maintenance of clean, safe and orderly labs.
    • Coordinate Laboratory Safety Committee for Chemical Hygiene Manager.
    • Maintain chemical inventory system, including sending out and documenting annual compliance.
    • Manage lab safety officer program, including new LSO training, regular meetings and LSO database maintenance.
    • Develops and administer various laboratory safety and related regulatory compliance training programs for Institute faculty, staff, and students; enforces the utilization of all personal protective equipment; ensures compliance with various acts and ordinances; updates plans and other safety information; develops policies and programs in lab chemical safety; provides for appropriate surveillance and testing.
    • Conduct training sessions as needed on various aspects of health and safety.
    • Maintain membership in Institutional Safety Committee and report as required. Understand and maintain performance indicators as required.
    • Ensure maintenance of lab emergency door signage.
    • Conduct annual respirator fit-tests, as needed.



    • BS, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Sciences.
    • 2+ years of experience as a hazardous waste technician, chemistry laboratory technician, or laboratory safety specialist required.
    • Training desired: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (initial 24/40-hour and annual 8-hour refresher), RCRA Training (at least 2 hours by third party trainer) and DOT Training (every 3 years).
    • Experience working in an academic setting preferred.
      Experience working for a hazardous waste contractor is desirable.
    • CHMM preferred, but not required.

    Dana Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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