The Laboratory Safety Specialist is primarily responsible for providing technical EHS support to Cambridge Research Units and Partner Lines to ensure compliance with regulatory and Pfizer EHS requirements. This support is largely provided through the design, implementation and improvement of EHS programs applicable to laboratory operations such as Chemical Hygiene and Handling Asphyxiants. The Lab Safety Specialist will also be responsible for implementing important aspects of the EHS management system such as risk assessments, inspections, investigations and training. This position requires a 'hands-on approach' to ensure organizational compliance with applicable regulatory and Pfizer EHS standards and continuous improvement of EHS performance.
Implement the laboratory chemical hygiene plan including risk assessment, chemical inventory management and hazard communication, asphyxiant management, and personal protective equipment assessments.
Assist the Pfizer GO Massachusetts Radiation Safety Officer with local implementation of the radiation safety program including radioisotope receipt, radiation area surveys and audits
Implement management systems and programs to ensure compliance with all Pfizer and regulatory requirements.
Coordinate laboratory EHS inspections and track action items to closure
Conduct equipment risk assessments
Conduct Reproductive Health risk assessments
Investigate laboratory injuries, illnesses and incidents
Design and implement EHS training and awareness materials
Identify and implement best practices to improve laboratory EHS performance
Participate in site-wide programs implemented by EHS such as emergency response.
Participate and support key committees such as the site EHS committee, IACUC and IBC.
Establish an effective network to enable delivery of effective risk management solutions
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, physical or biological sciences
Master's degree preferred
Active membership in at least one relevant professional body, ideally with a formal continuous professional development requirement
Minimum of five years' experience implementing a laboratory safety program in a biopharma or related setting.
Possesses an excellent understanding of environmental, health, and safety principles, lab safety programs and key processes such as risk assessment, inspections, audits and investigations.
Ability to independently assess laboratory risks and programs and sensitively communicate/collaborate with line management on appropriate risk measures
Demonstrated working knowledge Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance requirements associated with laboratory safety
Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated/self-starter with ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision
Responsive, customer service attitude
Excellent training and presentation skills, techniques, applications and practices
Skilled proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Working knowledge of the biopharmaceuticals industry
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