Health & Safety Professional 1

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Assist with the duties of CEAS Health and Safety and provide guidance to faculty, staff, and students on safety-related matters. The professional will coordinate laboratory setup and related activities with CEAS Facilities or other necessary personnel and support the creation of health and safety policies, procedures, and resources for the college. The professional will communicate with administrators, faculty, staff, and students regarding safety bulletins, policies, inquiries, as well as, assist in the resolution of audit findings and issues where appropriate.

Essential Functions
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant regulations and rules and advise appropriate personnel of any governmental and/or university policy violations. Ensure that all relevant areas and functions have knowledge of relevant rules and regulations. Review construction projects to facilitate regulatory compliance.
  • Perform necessary analysis/evaluations and make recommendations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices in relevant areas. Conduct basic and routine inspections. Conduct safety and training programs. Receive and investigate complaints and/or concerns.
  • Facilitate waste management operation (radioactive, chemical, and/or biohazardous). Facilitate proper workflow across unit. Assist in the generation and monitoring of inventories (radioactive, chemical, and/ or biohazardous).
  • Supervise the receipt of restricted materials (radioactive, biologic, or chemical). 
  • May provide emergency response on a rotating 24-hour on-call basis.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree must be in industrial hygiene, physical science, chemistry or biology.  
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Must obtain ‘trustworthy and reliable status’ as outlined by Ohio Department of Health within three (3) months of employment.

Required Experience

Work experience must be in basic or clinical research, health physics or compliance.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Must have experience working in or with wet labs.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Shoveling - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Oils: There is air or skin exposure to POLS (Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants) or other cutting fluids.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Close Quarters: Employees are frequently required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, sewage and water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69578 


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