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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Performs entry-level work related to hazardous and regulated medical waste compliance.  Maintain Safety Data Sheet database. Under supervision, review, analyze and evaluate procedures and programs, and perform activities to assure compliance with occupational health, safety, and environmental management standards


  • Coordinate hazardous and regulated medical waste programs.
  • Participate in collecting, sampling, transporting, and disposing of hazardous wastes, including manifesting, packaging, transporting and other duties related to waste management. Pick-up hazardous waste from units. Ensure waste codes on packages received from units are correct.
  • Perform hazardous waste commingling.
  • Perform audits of regulated medical and hazardous waste streams. Report findings to supervisor.
  • Maintain department-controlled hazardous waste accumulation area(s). Perform weekly regulatory inspections and document on required form.
  • Control access to UH Hazardous Waste Room. Ensure staff accessing the room have completed required training and are current. Remove access for staff not complying with requirements.
  • Establish EPA ID numbers for hospital and health center facilities as needed.
  • Obtain and maintain regulated medical waste licenses for hospital and health center facilities. Ensure facilities with RMW licenses have required management plans.
  • Maintain department Emergency Response Contingency Plan.
  • Develop training programs and perform training for hazardous waste and regulated medical waste. Review existing policies, training materials and website information as needed.
  • Manage institutional Safety Data Sheet database and on-line program.
  • Respond to inquiries from staff regarding hazardous waste, regulated medical waste, and safety data sheets. Under direction from supervisor, investigate complaints and make recommendations for corrective action.
  • Collect injury and illness report forms from Occupational Heath Services weekly, count and log forms in department spreadsheet, transfer logged forms to Assistant Director.
  • Back-up Administrative Assistant in maintaining unit car.
  • Comply with all occupational health, safety, and environmental rules and regulations, and hospital and university policies and guidelines.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in occupational, safety and health, engineering, fire science or related technical or scientific field.
  • Understanding of modern occupational health, safety, environmental, or engineering principles and practices, and rules/regulations is necessary.
  • Some computer experience and familiarity with software programs is necessary.
  • Must be able to pass physical examination to allow for emergency response and wearing of personal protective equipment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Highly organized with ability to multitask.
  • Deals well with stress.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication abilities. Comfortable speaking to large groups.
  • Deals with conflict in a non-confrontational manner, sensitive to needs of caregivers and patients and their families.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.