Lake Superior State University
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FLSA Designation
EXEMPT
Date Issued: 2012-05-30
Department:
Entire LSSU Campus
Title: Chemical Hygiene Officer
 
Function and Responsibility
Update and maintain the University's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), as well as help creating laboratory policies and procedures related to chemical storage, use, safety and handling. Serve as a campus resource in responding to chemical safety issues.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Create and administer the University\'s Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
2. Annually reviews, evaluates and updates as necessary the CHP.
3. Reviews all laboratory safety policies and creates or modifies policies and procedures as necessary.
4. Identifies safety training needs, develops and coordinates laboratory safety and related regulatory compliance training programs for faculty, staff and students.
5. Coordinates annual chemical safety training for pertinent employees.
6. Maintains comprehensive records documenting compliance with the CHP, including MSDS forms, laboratory safety and inspection reports, safety training records and documentation of compliance with chemical and biology storage and disposal regulations.
7. Maintains current and archived MAterial Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and ensures that MSDS and other required documentation (e.g. labeling and storage procedures) are available to employees.
8. Reviews MSDS for adequacy and compliance with OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.
9. Maintains chemical inventory and coordinates proper use, handling and labeling of chemicals in storage, working and teaching spaces.
10. Manages hazardous chemical wastes including receipt, classification, and storage, and coordinates disposal in compliance with all applicable regulations; direct chemical redistribution to minimize wastes.
11. Annually inspect all laboratories for compliance with the CHP including inspection of emergency equipment. Works with the Physical Plant personnel maintaining policies for the regular inspection and certification of chemical fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, eye washes, and showers.
12. Serves as a resource person for chmical safety and health information to university employees.
13. Attends conferences, meetings and workshops to remain up-to-date on new safety methods and procedures, applicable codes and regulations, and/or maintain required level of certification.
 
Qualifications
Sufficient background, knowledge and experience in proper chemical storage, use and disposal. Knowledge of chemical handling regulations (state and federal safety guidelines, OSHA standards, etc.)
 
Physical and Mental Demands
N/A
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