• MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • $94,240.00 -149,650.00/year*
  • Revere , MA
  • Law Enforcement
  • Full-Time
  • 69 Rose St

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Safety Officer

The Facility Services Department s focus is on maintaining a safe, clean, and effective environment for the MIT Lincoln Laboratory community, as well as providing the infrastructure that aligns with and supports the Laboratory research initiatives in a high-quality, and cost-effective manner.

Job Description

The Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring that all Department personnel uphold the core value of safety by implementing and maintaining safety programs. A successful Safety Officer will develop positive professional relationships while working closely with field personnel, all levels of management and outside agencies. Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate current facility conditions, assess risks and implement appropriate corrective-action plans and policies
  • Perform safety surveys and inspections, prepare written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventive measures where indicated and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented
  • Drive continuous improvements in safety performance and programs
  • Conduct accident investigation and prepare report identifying possible accident causes and hazards.
  • Plan and implement training for employees in work site safety practices and regulatory compliance
  • Manage reporting requirements for waste removal and effluent
  • Act as a liaison between management, outside local safety agencies, fire inspectors and insurance carriers
  • Create a system for communicating safety and health issues to include:
    • General employee/department safety meetings
    • Formal safety training for safe work practices
    • Posting of various safety communications
    • Development of a safety suggestion system
  • Coordinate and conduct periodic construction site visits to identify unsafe work conditions and practices; document and communicate site visit information
  • Coordinate other supplemental inspections whenever new processes, equipment, substances, or previously unrecognized hazards are found to be present
  • Verify that corrective measures are completed, including recommendations of the safety committee, insurance carrier, fire inspector and/or other safety consultants
  • Review and complete corrective actions for all injury and illness investigation reports within the department
  • Training and training documentation for staff, contractors and sub-contractors
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis


  • Bachelor's degree in Health & Safety or a related scientific field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Must have in depth knowledge of United States and Massachusetts EH&S regulations and standards, and demonstrate effective interaction with regulatory agencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements relating to OSHA, EPA and Mass DEP regulations and codes.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees and regulatory representatives.
  • Leadership of a diverse work team, with the ability to anticipate and determine resolutions to a variety of issues.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a wide variety of department personnel.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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