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Safety Technician

Safety Technician—Job Standard

Job Family: Technical
Series: Technical Safety
Job Code: 4231
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions within the Technical Safety Series.


Job Overview

Provide hazardous materials maintenance and handling in support of University hazardous materials safety programs.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide hazardous materials maintenance and handling in support of University hazardous materials safety programs following established guidelines; conduct contamination inspections of primarily radiation handling laboratories; perform iodinations, air sampling, and thyroid assays.

Perform activities related to hazardous waste handling, materials collection, and storage; collect, sort, package, and ship hazardous/radioactive waste materials following specific regulations; assign regulatory classification labels to hazardous waste containers; conduct leak tests of incoming and stored materials and assist in decontamination procedures.

Provide information and instruction and respond to inquiries from internal constituents regarding safe handling procedures, testing, and regulatory requirements based on a general knowledge of departmental processes and procedures; participate in area safety training.

Perform calibrations on hazardous material detection and measurement equipment.

Maintain records and documentation; assist in preparing manifests.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Associate's degree in a related field and two to four years' related experience required.

Last modified September 21 2011 03:27 PM