Technical Safety Officer Director
Department: Office of Research Posting Number: 2011130
Primary Purpose: To have primary responsibility for ISU radiation safety,
chemical hygiene, hazardous waste and infectious waste programs. To
serve as ISU Radiation Safety Officer, as required by the U.S. Nuclear
Responsibilities - Oversight of ISU radiation safety program via service
as ISU Radiation Safety Officer.
- Training and supervision of Technical Safety Office personnel.
- Oversight of ISU hazardous/infectious waste operations.
- Development and oversight of ISU chemical hygiene program.
Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in Health Physics or related area; 5 years
of professional experience in Health Physics and Industrial Hygiene.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Health Physics or related area;
Certified Health Physicist (CHP); Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH);
Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; competitive benefits package.
Term of Employment: 12-month/Full-time
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, current
resume, and names and contact information of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt; search will
continue until position is filled.
Application Process: For full consideration, please apply
through the Idaho State University Human Resources website (
ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an
institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all
qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be
provided to individuals with disabilities.
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OSHA Reopens Record on Proposed MSD Column
OSHA announced May 16 that it will reopen the public record on a
proposed rule to revise the Occupational
Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting
Requirements regulations so that stakeholders can comment on issues raised during the small business teleconferences that
OSHA and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy co-sponsored in
April. During the teleconferences, small
business representatives shared their
thoughts on how the recordkeeping of
work-related musculoskeletal disorders
would be impacted by the proposed rule.
OSHA proposed to modify the Occupational Injury and Illness
Recording and Reporting Requirements rule in January 2010. The
proposed rule would not change the current recordkeeping requirements regarding when and under what circumstances employers
are compelled to record workplace injuries and illnesses; however,
Washington Law Adopts NIOSH Recommendations for
Handling Hazardous Drugs
In July 2010, a joint investigation by the Seattle Times and Investigate West, an independent news organization, brought attention to the occupational risks of handling chemotherapy drugs.
In a series of articles, reporter Carol Smith profiled health care
workers who had developed cancer as a result of these occupational exposures. The series prompted the introduction of Washington state legislation, which became S.B. 5594.
The legislation was passed by Washington State’s House of
Representatives and Senate. Last month, Governor Chris Gre-goire (D) signed S.B. 5594, which requires the Washington Department of Labor and Industries to issue standards for health
care workers who handle hazardous drugs. The legislation now
requires that the state agency develop rules to protect health
care workers exposed to chemotherapeutic and other drugs on
the NIOSH list of hazardous drugs available from
www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-167/. Washington is believed to
be the first state to adopt health and safety legislation based
on NIOSH recommendations.
In April, OSHA, NIOSH, and the Joint Commission, a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care
organizations in the U.S., distributed a letter to hospitals and
health care employers regarding the exposure risks of powerful drugs used for medicinal treatment and therapy. The letter
encourages the implementation of safe drug handling policies
in the health care industry. Additionally, the letter references
the NIOSH list of hazardous drugs and offers resources for employers and employees. To read the letter, visit www.osha.gov/
The first article in Smith’s series on “secondhand chemo” is
available at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/