Utah State University

Environmental Health and Safety Officer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/12/2020 3:36 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Environmental Health & Safety
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits


The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Office at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Laboratory Safety Officer. The EH&S Office is responsible for the health and safety of all employees, faculty, students, and visitors to USU. EH&S is a division of the Office of the Vice President for Research, and is divided into three areas: Laboratory Safety, Occupational Safety, and Environmental Protection. The Laboratory Safety Officer works within the Laboratory Safety Unit and reports directly to the Laboratory Safety Manager (LSM).


The Laboratory Safety Officer is responsible for assisting the LSM with chemical hygiene within OSHA’s Laboratory Safety Standard. They help PIs create chemical hygiene plans, offer expert guidance, serve on the chemical hygiene committee, and provide safety training. They also help the LSM as an assistant Radiation Safety Officer and serve on the Radiation Safety Committee. The Laboratory Safety Officer is a safety ambassador to researchers in laboratories across campus


Assist the LSM with Chemical Hygiene to:

  • Work with Principal Investigators (PIs) to generate and update laboratory specific Chemical Hygiene plans (CHP).
  • Collect and catalog annual CHP renewals.
  • Consult with PIs and laboratory personnel on industrial hygiene matters and PPE selection.
  • Conduct laboratory safety inspections.

Assist the LSM with Radiation Safety to:

  • Maintain radiation detection equipment.
  • Conduct analysis to quantify isotope and activity.
  • Conduct inspections of radioactive research work areas within laboratories.
  • Coordinate the laser safety program and conduct non-ionizing radiation surveys.

Industrial Hygiene:

  • Respond campus-wide to indoor air quality complaints and emergencies.
  • Monitor and evaluate campus-wide hazards associated with chemical exposures.
  • Maintain industrial hygiene related equipment.
  • Work within the EH&S team on the hazard communication program.
  • Coordinate the campus respiratory protection program.
  • Assist in responses to Hazardous Materials emergencies.


  • Coordinate and schedule laboratory safety training.
  • Work with the Lab Safety Manager (LSM) to provide training.
  • Maintain a database of training records for laboratory personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Natural Science discipline plus 1-year experience in safety, safety internships, or related professional activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or a closely related field.
  • Experience working as an intern in chemical, radiological, or laboratory safety.
  • Experience working in chemical, radiological, or laboratory safety at a college or university. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits


This position requires considerable physical activity, including the handling of heavy weight objects up to 50 pounds and/or standing or walking more than five hours per day.  Employees are exposed to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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