With more than 130,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.
LACMA – Museum Associates seeks an early career professional who is highly motived to join the Conservation Center as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee the Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. They will be responsible for oversight of state and federal regulations regarding safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals generated by LACMA and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated safe laboratory practices. If qualified according to Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 30336.7.
- Develops, implements, and manages laboratory related safety programs to meet regulatory requirements and address safety related needs in the Conservation Center laboratories, including chemical safety, radiation safety and respiratory protection
- Advise Conservation staff, interns, fellows, and volunteers on proper laboratory safety procedures for handling, use, storage and disposal of chemicals and the use of radiation sources.
- Devise and oversee use of annual Chemical Hygiene budget for the Conservation Center.
- Maintain Conservation chemical inventories, SDS, and all other Conservation Center safety related records mandated by OSHA and Cal/OSHA.
- Order safety-related laboratory supplies and review Conservation Center orders of hazardous chemicals.
- Conduct introductory safety sessions for new staff and periodic review sessions as required by OSHA to update staff awareness of current safe laboratory practices and government regulations.
- Performs and develops quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing, training, and education (per OSHA 29CFR1910.134) for Conservation staff and records all fit test and medical clearance records to assure adequate record keeping.
- Schedule calibration of monitoring equipment, inspections (and licensing reviews) by outside safety inspectors, as well as chemical waste disposal by outside contractors.
- Bachelor’s Degree in chemical hygiene & Safety, or environmental safety, or equivalent.
- Hands on laboratory experience with hazardous chemicals is required.
- Attendance at seminars and workshops, which reviewed and provided updated information. on government regulations regarding hazardous materials and radiation safety is preferred.