Lab Safety Technician, Environmental Health and Safety - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Oct 03, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
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Lab Safety Technician, Environmental Health and Safety - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Lab Safety Technician inspects work areas and equipment to assess compliance with GUMC, state, and federal safety policies and regulations. S/he continually visits laboratories and related facilities, interacting with responsible personnel to optimize fire and lab safety status of the GUMC; and using a multi-relational database, tracks laboratory personnel, training status, and compliance standing of GUMC functional areas. Reporting to the Senior Occupational Safety Specialist, the Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Plans, organizes, schedules and conducts inspections of facilities, work areas, and equipment.
  • Monitors site conditions and practices for compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Selects and communicates corrective action(s) and follows-up to ensure that proper action has been taken.


  • Records data and compiles data base files accessible to laboratory personnel.
  • Participates in the GUMC Emergency Action Plan as a Building Marshal, and remains prepared for building emergency conditions/off-normal events.

Biological Waste Management

  • Coordinates biological waste management, serving as point of contact for GUMC waste generators as well as the waste vendor.
  • Collects, segregates, and assembles biological waste containers.

Safety Training

  • Provides fire and electrical safety training to GUMC personnel, and answers questions regarding these topics.
  • Investigates complaints arising from perceived off-normal conditions (for example, fumes, odors); and when possible, identifies root causes using instrumentation and observation.
  • Develops and disseminates periodic safety topics that apply to Medical Center functions.


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in Environmental Science, Health & Safety, or related field
  • 2 years of experience
  • High energy and organization skills
  • Ability to consistently adhere to identified goals
  • Data base skills for timely communication of critical data
  • Emergency preparedness needs have created the need for knowledge of the Georgetown University emergency plan
  • Preference for certification in a safety-related discipline

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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