• Safety Specialist

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/4/2019 9:53 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities

    CSS is recruiting for a part-time (20 hours/week) Safety Specialist to support onsite services at a Federal government laboratory in Charleston, SC.  The Specialist will be assisting the Safety, Health, and Environmental Specialist in managing the health, safety and environment activities. Specific roles and responsibilities include:


    • Assisting with the management of the hazardous and biohazardous waste program; responding to laboratory emergencies involving chemicals and biohazards.
    • Conducting monthly inspection of fire extinguishers and coordinating the annual inspection of fire extinguishers and fire alarm system with outside vendors; conducting regular inspections of eye washes and safety showers.
    • Coordinating certification of chemical fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, laminar flow clean benches and other ventilation devices.
    • Assisting the Safety, Health, and Environmental Specialist with laboratory inspections and inspection reports, corrective action implementations, incident investigations and associated reports, and follow-ups to prevent recurrence.
    • Assisting with maintaining all applicable facility operational permits.
    • Developing and conducting hazard assessments and safety trainings as needed on various aspects of health and safety.
    • Assisting with other tasks and projects as assigned.
    • Providing backup for the Safety, Health, and Environmental Specialist in the Lab Safety Committee.
    • Supporting coordination and continuity of research and laboratory operations.




    • BS in Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline
    • 3+ years’ experience as hazardous waste technician or laboratory safety specialist
    • Good understanding of chemical reactivity
    • Experience working in a research or academic setting preferred
    • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager preferred, but not required
    • Ability to pass a National Agency Check (NACI) and maintain it throughout the duration of employment



    • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Good communication skills and a team player
    • Strong work ethic



    CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.




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