Job Description:

Conducts risk assessments to determine how to work safely with biohazardous agents and materials and mitigate biosafety and biosecurity risks
To monitor all the emergency response equipment (emergency safety cupboard, emergency eye washer/ shower, first aid box) on a regular basis and ensure its proper maintenance (As per the SOP)
To inform users of chemical-related health and safety requirements and assist with the selection of appropriate safety controls, including engineering, administrative (practices and procedures), training, and personal protective equipment
To perform half yearly safety inspections within the facilities, maintain records of inspection findings and ensure all corrective actions are completed
To coordinate internal/external audits and administering the implementation of the corrective measures for the audit observations
To inspect the facilities daily for identifying any risks with respect to environment, health, safety and thereby abate likely hazards
To identify the potential hazardous conditions or operations in the lab, perform literature searches relevant to environment, health and safety and enforce the use of safe operating procedures, material safety data sheet guidance and controls applicable to the work performed
To periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of the existing environmental management systems and identifying the scope of advanced technologies for enhancing its performance
To ensure quarterly servicing of fire extinguishers and fire hydrant systems
To monitor pest control management
To implement and maintain the work permit system
To notify facilities personnel, other non-laboratory personnel, and contractors of potential facility-related hazards and how to mitigate these hazards when they are required to work in the laboratory environment
To perform hazard and risk assessments prior to any activity
The health effects of biohazardous agents
The routes of exposure, modes of transmission, and other criteria that determine the hazard category of a biohazardous agent
The design principles for engineering controls and the basic operation of biosafety cabinets and other engineering devices and equipment

The common failure modes for exposure controls, including PPE
The principles on maintenance and testing of containment and ventilation systems
The basic requirements for proper biological laboratory design and operation
How to conduct a risk assessment, assign biosafety containment levels (eg BSL, ABSL), and implement recommended work practices, engineering controls and facility design requirements to mitigate risk associated with work involving biohazardous agents and materials

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Healthcare, Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Safety/ Health
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 08th Apr 2020

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