Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Safety Coordinator to support the Laboratory Directorate/Operations (LD/Ops) Division. This position will function as a principal resource for the strategic and day-to-day execution of health and safety policies, procedures, and programs in the diverse work environments of Division. The Safety Coordinator will demonstrate a deep commitment to responsive customer service in all interactions with customers and colleagues. You will promote a robust safety culture and support safety-awareness and compliance in all aspects of assigned client groups' health and safety programs. You will also partner with Environment, Health & Safety, IT, HR and other subject matter experts to bring continuous improvement to safety programs and support technology, in keeping with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) commitment to being a learning organization.
What You Will Do:
Partner with line management in the development, communication, and implementation of the LD/Ops Division's Integrated Safety Management plan. Maintain solid working knowledge and familiarity with staff, facilities, work activities, and potential hazards. Assist in developing communication plans and safety training to ensure all staff are adequately informed and trained to perform their work safely.
Partner with line management and work leads to integrate safety into all work activities to promote a safety culture where everyone takes responsibility for the safety of others as well as themselves.
Partner with the Ergonomics Team Lead to develop and fulfill an individualized training program in workplace ergonomics, with a focus on office environments. Conduct preventative ergonomic evaluations of employee workstations to identify potential and current ergonomics risks in the office environment.
Plan, coordinate, and support the LD/Ops Division Safety Committee meetings for constructive exchanges on safety issues and best practices. Participate on Laboratory committees.
Create, plan, and implement systems, programs and procedures related to workspace inspections, hazard identification and analysis, corrective actions, waste management and waste minimization, and documentation.
Manage and coordinate all applicable safety documentation (e.g., Job Hazards Analysis, walk-around inspection reports, ergonomic records), and consult management on responses to audit/review findings and ensure that all corrective actions are tracked, closed out and validated. Analyze complex safety issues and develop recommendations for creative and effective solutions.
Support the planning and execution of the LD/Ops Division's annual Self-Assessment. Proactively participate in setting objectives, training and leading assessment teams, preparation and analysis of reports.
What is Required:
B.A. or B.S. preferred, or combination of education and experience equivalent to 3 years of relevant experience.
Strong interest in and commitment to safety culture and related program initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to define, develop, and implement program initiatives, and to independently establish priorities, plan, coordinate, and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with experience in successfully interacting and communicating with both internal and external stakeholders, including mid- to senior-level management, and leading project teams and meetings.
Proven ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex regulations, policies and procedures.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience writing administrative documents and reports that are concise, logical, and grammatically correct.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain databases to run queries and develop complex reports.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of LBNL, Department of Energy (DOE), state and/or federal EHS regulatory policies, procedures and practices.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.