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Adaptive Biotechnologies EH&S Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Job DescriptionWe are powering the age of immune medicine–you can too. At Adaptive, our goal is to harness the power of the adaptive immune system to make a difference in the lives of people living with many different diseases. As an Adapter, you will be surrounded by driven colleagues who think boldly and innovate fearlessly. You will experience meaningful challenges in your work and be fueled by the knowledge that you’re making a difference in patient’s lives. You belong here – come discover your story at Adaptive. EHS Specialist Position Overview Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. At Adaptive, our goal is to meaningfully improve people’s lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It’s a bold objective that we’re uniquely built to achieve. The EHS Specialist works closely with the head of EHS to support the entire Adaptive safety program which includes multiple locations in the Seattle Metro as well as laboratory operations at the South San Francisco location. The EHS Specialist will work directly with laboratory staff to ensure compliance with local, State, Federal and CAP/CLIA regulations and will serve as a technical resource for all Adapters. EHS Specialist Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions *Safety Program Oversight: Author and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other safety related documents. Provide guidance and technical assistance to all employees in identifying, evaluating, and correcting safety hazards. Provide new hire safety orientation and refresher training as needed. Capture and upload required staff safety documentation. Serve on the Health and Safety Committee, maintain membership of the Health and Safety Committee. Ensure contractors, consultants and visitors receive safety training. Manage the content of the EHS SharePoint site. *Chemical Safety: Manage Safety Data Sheets, inspect and ensure chemicals, reagents and chemical waste are labeled appropriately. Assist with the maintaining and reconciling the chemical inventory. Provide chemical spill response training to staff. *Biological Safety: Maintains the Adaptive Exposure Control Plan/Biosafety Plan, conducts new hire and annual BBP/Biosafety training staff. *Waste Management: Ensures biohazardous and chemical wastes are handled appropriately by lab staff. Coordinate with waste contracting companies regarding service and oversight of waste streams. *Fire and Life Safety: Ensure annual building evacuation drills are performed; assign and train floor wardens to support building evacuations. Create and post safety signage as required. *Personal Protection Equipment: Working with Supply Chain, ensure PPE are stocked available to staff, oversee apparel program and prescription safety glasses program. Ensure spill kits, first aid kits and AEDs are properly stocked and maintained. *Occupational Hygiene: Maintain the occupational health and safety program and document “at risk” employees are offered appropriate vaccinations. Investigate accidents, near misses, incidents, perform air monitoring as required. *Ergonomic Health: perform ergonomic assessments and provide ergonomic peripherals as appropriate. *Environmental: Promote environmental stewardship by maintaining or establishing new processes for recycling and repurposing of materials. Oversee universal waste program. EHS Specialist Position Requirements *Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health, chemistry, biology or a closely related scientific field. *4+years of directly related EHS experience, preferably in a biotechnology laboratory environment. *Current certification HAZWOPER, RCRA, DOT and IATA certifications, or willing to

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