Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Georgetown University Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S) is comprised of highly-trained professionals who partner with faculty, students, and staff to continually promote an environmental stewardship and a safety culture. We are committed to the collective effort of developing, implementing, and administering comprehensive environmental health and safety services, policies, and procedures throughout the university community.
Under the general supervision of the Sr. Environmental and Occupational Programs Manager, the Occupational Health and Safety Technician is responsible for providing technical guidance, training, inspections, and program improvement in support of the University-wide occupational health and safety programs to ensure a safe environment. This will involve direction from a variety of safety professionals on campus. The programs which are of concern for Occupational Health and Safety and Environment include, but are not limited to: lab safety, hazard communication, respiratory protection, confined space entry, hearing conservation, lockout/tagout, fall protection, machine guarding, ergonomics, life safety, and electrical safety.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Inspects research areas to determine conformance with OSHA regulations and Georgetown policy.
Researches appropriate hazard control and mitigation strategies, including engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE, and supports staff in the implementation of these control strategies.
Maintains knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, and contributes to incident rate reduction by making recommendations for work environment changes based on the analyses as well as the principles of professional practices within occupational health and safety.
Identify all confined spaces and those which require a permit and evaluate each space (testing if necessary).
Use existing database to track entries and ensure safe procedures are employed with each confined space entry.
Recommends measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
Collaborates with engineers, tradesman, professors, researchers, and students to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
Ensure that energy isolation (lockout/tagout program) procedures are developed, maintained and correctly implemented.
Training and Program Improvement:
Responds to hazardous materials spills such as oil, acid, and mercury; implements clean-up plan.
Assists in accidents/incidents/near-miss investigations to identify causes or to determine how such events might be prevented in the future.
Conducts safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
Inspects or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
Assesses work locations to advise on ergonomic improvements associated with Georgetown's ergonomics program.
Assists functional areas in the maintenance of inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.
Enters data from inspections (criteria, findings, statuses) into the site database.
In cooperation with the Environmental Programs/Information Technology Lead, uses information from database to determine safety management needs for a variety of functions.
Other Duties as assigned.
B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Health & Safety, or related field, or a HS diploma with a minimum of four years' work experience required
Excellent verbal communication and group training skills required
Background in chemical, and biological, with some knowledge of EPA, OSHA, NFPA, and other applicable Federal regulations required
Must be able to handle 50 lbs, and walk several hours during a work day.
Other Skills: High energy and organization skills; Continual adherence to identified goals
Knowledge of construction safety is a plus
Knowledge and experience in safety training, such as HAZWOPER, AHERA, and DOT training
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.