Allen Institute for Brain Science - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II




Paid Position

JOB #: 7767

POSTED: March 13, 2014


Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist II

Location: Seattle, WA
Job Code: 421
# of openings: 1


Our mission at The Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II supports the overall safety culture of the Institute by promoting a safe work environment through implementation of programs, policies, and procedures.


Assists in the development, maintenance and tracking of EHS data such as employee training records, occupational health records, material safety data sheets, chemical inventories, safety committee records / injury logs, and internal EHS web content.Works with occupational health contractor to schedule immunizations, follow-up on injuries and exposures, and provide other occupational health services as required.Performs routine inspections of EHS equipment and hazardous materials storage areas, and develops procedures for the maintenance and operation of EHS monitoring equipment.Schedules and conducts ergonomics evaluations and recommends appropriate solutions to mitigate potential injuries in office and laboratory work environments.Assists in the creation of job hazard analysis templates and documentation of safe work practices and procedures.Participates in the development of resources, training, and procedures for internal spill response team; investigates concerns related to indoor air quality or other abnormal environmental conditions.Administers occupational health program for employees working with animals; Implements respiratory protection program and conducts respirator fit testing and training when required.Conducts periodic environmental monitoring for air contaminants and maintains related equipment in a state of readiness.Assists in the development and implementation of facilities safety programs such as hazardous energy control, fall protection, confined space entry, and hot work.Participates in the administration and implementation of laboratory safety programs including biosafety, chemical hygiene, laser safety, and radiation safety; conducts routine facility inspections and facilitates improvements and corrections as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, public health, environmental health or related science and two to five years related experience and/or training.1 year supporting EHS programs in a research laboratory environment. (preferred)Experience implementing Laser Safety and/or Biological Safety programs. (preferred)Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager(CHMM) certification , or similar. (preferred)


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