Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS) COORDINATOR, Chemistry, to ensure the department meets the requirements of MIT’s Environment, Health and Safety management system (EHS-MS). Responsibilities include facilitating compliance with EHS laws (i.e., EPA and OSHA) and regulations and MIT EHS best practices; enrolling new principal investigators (PIs)/supervisors in the EHS-MS, supporting the implementation of EHS-MS, and assuring that its requirements are satisfied; recognizing and understanding the use of potentially hazardous materials and how to conduct potentially hazardous activities in accordance with MIT EHS requirements; escalating EHS-MS issues as necessary; actively seeking approaches/methods/techniques to reduce/avoid the use of hazardous materials; ensuring new laboratories’ EHS representatives are oriented to their role/responsibilities and holding regular meetings with them; serving as co-chair of the Chemistry EHS Committee; maintaining PI roomset information in PI space registration system; validating that annual chemical reporting requirements are being fulfilled, conducting department-wide Level II inspections twice a year, and ensuring EHS reps are performing weekly Level I inspections; inputting, reporting on, and following up on (as needed) inspection findings; ensuring compliance with the EHS training needs assessment and course completion; participating in preparing the department’s emergency preparedness plan; responding to emergencies or as a communications link during emergencies; and attending quarterly EHS coordinator meetings and training sessions; and participating in special projects.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in chemistry, EHS-related field, or other science; at least four years’ experience in EHS or related field; knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local EHS regulations; and strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate technically with chemists.  PREFERRED:  professional certification in a related field (i.e., CIH, CHMM, CSP, etc.).  Job #21645-9


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