Chemical Hygiene Officer

6 months ago
Job ID
full time


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.




  1. Serves as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. Maintains and updates a usable and specific Chemical Hygiene Plan, as required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard 29 CFR1910.1450. The Chemical Hygiene Officer will work with administrators and other employees to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices, and hazard communication policies and practices, and monitor procurement, use, and disposal of chemicals.
  2. Serve as Hazardous Waste Coordinator for clinics, labs and facilities. Manage hazardous waste contractor to:
    1. Conduct weekly chemical waste pick-ups and when laboratories move and/or close.
    2. Apprise laboratory staff of proper disposal procedures.
    3. Ensure proper container handling, marking, labeling, shipping and/or receiving of hazardous waste.
    4. Ensure inventory and proper compliance of Main accumulation areas.
    5. Conduct Satellite Accumulation Area inspections and compliance
    6. Comply with all manifesting regulations.
    7. Oversee hazardous waste contractor during monthly pickups and in accordance with 40 CFR 262.27, work with Hazardous waste contractor to ensure compliance with waste minimization certification.
  3. Review/implement hazardous waste minimization practices. Review/implement hazardous waste minimization practices and maintain records for hazardous waste minimization efforts.
  4. Manage DFCI Particularly Hazardous and Particularly Dangerous Chemicals Program, including review of new chemicals, creation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, training of high risk lab staff and high hazard lab program.
  5. Manage hazardous drug sampling and training, around USP 800 compliance.
  6. Serve as EH&S Chemical Safety Member for Institutional Care and Use Committee. Manage Hazardous Drugs/ Chemicals in Animals program.
  7. Ensure compliance with DOT chemical hazardous materials regulations 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 - 107.620) and Hazardous Materials registration fees.
  8. Maintain Chemical Inventory System, including sending out and documenting annual compliance.
  9. Sign manifests and keep all records for proper length of time. Ensure that Land Disposal Restrictions and Exception reports are filled appropriately and as needed.   Maintain and request EPA Identification Numbers for on site and off site locations. 
  10. Work with departments to ensure any chemical storage (including stock rooms) are maintained in compliance with prudent practices.
  11. Review, understand and disseminate relative legislation, guidance and regulation for hazardous chemicals.
  12. Manage OSHA Listed Chemicals sampling program.
  13. Manage chemical permitting and licensing program.
  14. Participation in the Chemical Safety On-Call and management of Chemical Safety On-Call Team, including semi-annual meetings and training in on-call response. Managing written evaluations of chemical spills, ensuring restocking of supplies used in spill clean-up and annual refresher training records are maintained for all members.
  15. Conduct training sessions as needed on various aspects of health and safety.
  16. Assist with hazardous chemicals in laboratory moves process.
  17. Conduct annual respirator fit-tests, as needed.
  18. Maintain membership in Institutional Safety Committee and report as required, provide Quality assessment and performance improvement indicators and projects for chemical hygiene.
  19. Uses independent judgment to evaluate potential exposure to hazardous materials and physical hazards and/or conditions.  Provides practical and feasible solutions to control exposures and ensures compliance with all regulatory guidelines.



Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  1 FTE, Supervise Laboratory Safety Coordinator


  • BS, in a natural science or EHS.
  • Training Required: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (initial 40-hour and annual 8-hour Refresher), RCRA Training (at least 2 hours by third party trainer) and DOT Training (every 3 years) required.
  • CHMM preferred, but not required. Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer certification preferred, but not required.


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