Senior Safety Partner – Laser Safety Officer
Sr Saf Part Laser Safety
Responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating research, training and monitoring programs to ensure laboratory safety throughout the University and to protect personnel from regulated non-ionizing radiation hazards and specifically lasers. This includes other entities to which the University provides laser safety services under contractual agreement and represents the University and these entities when dealing with laser regulatory agencies, the media and the public. Serves as the Laser Safety Officer as specified by federal, state or local requirements. Reports to an Associate Director. Provides backup support to current Radiation Safety Officer during absences and assists with X-ray unit inspection programs.
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Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Depends on experience
- Serves as the Laser Safety Officer as specified by federal, state or local requirements.
- Responsible for ensuring that the systems are in place for the safe, secure and environmentally responsible use and management of non-ionizing radiation-producing devices, lasers and x-ray equipment.
- Evaluates research and applies results to prevention and control of laser, non-ionizing and X-ray radiation hazards for regulated sources and equipment.
- Conducts non-ionizing radiation exposure measurements of people and laboratories to ensure safety and address identified issues.
- Maintains records and supporting data for required government, industry and management reports.
- Stays abreast of current and proposed changes in Federal, State, and Industry radiation protection regulations.
- Serves as subject matter expert on training development.
- Ensures implementation and delivery of training to the University community.
- Recommends University based policies and procedures for the uses of lasers and regulated non-ionizing radiation to ensure compliance with ABOR policies, university procedures and applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the control of lasers and non-ionizing radiation.
- Recommends and develops policies and procedures to include inspection standards and safe-work methods/SOPs.
- Assists and provides backup support for Radiation Safety Officer for emergency response and decontamination procedures.
- Participates in ASU Radiation Safety Committee meetings and reviews all research and teaching activities governed by this committee related to Lasers and X-ray units; provides subject matter expertise to other university safety committees.
- Audits programs and provides consultation to the university community regarding safe and legal use of lasers and other non-ionizing radiation producing devices; recommends University based policies and procedures for the uses of X-ray generating devices, lasers and non-ionizing radiation equipment to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures, public health laws and regulations pertaining to these programs, through established university procedures.
- Serves as an emergency responder and participates in the on-call schedule.
- Assists the EHS spill team responding to emergency situations involving contamination or potential releases of radiological materials; responds to accidents involving lasers and x-rays.
- Investigates serious incidents, including close calls and near misses related to the use of radiological materials or lasers.
- Identifies potential problem areas which require priority attention in order to prevent situations from reoccurring which could adversely impact the program.
- Develops and implements discipline-specific programs (such as planning, training, auditing and communication programs) to ensure that all individuals within discipline are informed of required regulatory standards to the extent that official agencies inspecting the location find no fault and therefore cannot issue citation, penalties, fines or take any other legal action against the organization.
- Conducts renovation/construction plan reviews and on-site safety reviews for regulatory compliance involving radiation producing devices.
- Prepares regulatory compliance reports that fairly and objectively details the inspection results and recommended action.
Masters degree in radiation science, physical science or a biological science and three (3) years laser safety program or relevant radiation or non-ionizing radiation experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Must have a training certificate from an organization that is listed as acceptable by the Arizona Department of Health’s Bureau of Radiation Control Possession of a current Arizona drivers license is required upon employment.
- Evidence of a Laser Safety Officer Certification through the Board of Laser Safety
- Evidence of a professional development course in non-ionizing radiation measurement
- Demonstrated knowledge of modern radiation principles related to the recognition, prevention and control of radiation health hazards both ionizing and non-ionizing.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the function of an academic research laboratory.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the equipment and techniques involved in the investigation determination, and an analysis of radiation hazards including ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the use of personal protective equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current safe laboratory procedures in the use of radioisotopes and radiation producing devices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current federal (e.g., NRC, USDA), State of Arizona, and Arizona State University regulations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of requirements governing the safe use of radioactive materials.
- Experience in preparing and interpreting complex technical reports and analyses and maintaining required records.
- Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
- Experience in applying inspection/survey techniques including the use of complex environmental sampling devices and analytical equipment.
- Experience in planning and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
- Experience in recognize OSHA, Fire Safety and Industrial Hygiene issues and ability to resolve such issues.
- Experience in planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others in performing radiation safety operations.
- Experience in leading by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institutions sustainability programs.
- Experience in stimulating changes in individual, institutional and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment.
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75 percent); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10 percent).
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
- Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15 percent).
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
- Regularly required to perform work activities within a research laboratory environment subject to potential exposure to a variety of radiation source and types, and chemical hazards.
- Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
- Wearing a dosimetry badge is a position requirement.
- Must wear gloves for radionuclide source work.
- Exposure to low levels of laser light/ionizing radiation.
- Travels both in state and out of state, involving operation of a motor vehicle.
With more than 70,000 students across four campuses, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU’s historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university’s newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose.
As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, Arizona State University offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the research and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good practices. For more information about the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, please visit our website at: http://cfo.asu.edu/ehs. ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead. The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all four ASU campuses.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Environmental Health and Safety will not be a sponsor for this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.