Occupational Health Program Coordinator

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Occupational Health Program Coordinator

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Research Director Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an EHS-related discipline such as occupational health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public health, or biological sciences.
  • Four years of occupational health, research compliance, or other related health and safety experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Science in biological sciences, biology, public health or other related field
  • Two years of records management in the health or medical field

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements for animal research, biohazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, etc.
  • Knowledge of respiratory protection requirements
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate an Occupational Health Program for animal and chemical users at off-campus AgriLife Research and Extension Centers in compliance with federal regulations and guidelines and institutional policies to support research protocols. Interpret and review federal requirements in relation to animal research, and biohazardous and chemical activities.
  • Coordinate occupational health administrative processes.
  • Coordinate AACUC administrative duties, including data base management, reviewer assignments, tracking progress of AUP’s, send reminders to PI’s and AACUC members of deadlines, schedule meetings/inspections, while also recording minutes of meetings
  • Interpret guidelines such as the CDC’s Biosafety in the Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M University System policies and governing safety.
  • Review research protocols and provide occupational health and safety feedback to the AACUC
  • Develop and coordinate occupational health documentation to include standard operating procedures, forms, occupational health enrollment, medical review forms, and other forms or documents as needed.
  • Develop a respiratory protection program and provide respiratory protection training as needed to employees for animal and chemical activities.
  • Maintain records for all occupational health activities.
  • Work with the TAMUS contracted occupational health provider and other outside health providers as needed to ensure occupational health requirements are met for employees.
  • Investigate exposures related to animal and/or chemical use.
  • Maintain the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program for AgriLife. Maintain records and trainings. Perform routine checks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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