Safety Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Safety Coordinator  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

56600 - Safety Health Environment Risk Mgt

Advertised Salary: $50,000-$55,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Under the supervision of the Director of Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk Management, develop, implement and maintain safety programs in support of the University’s mission and in compliance with University policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations and standards to ensure the environmental health and safety of students, employees and visitors. Work in coordination with the campus community while providing guidance and consultation to University personnel regarding health and safety issues, such as, but not limited to, laboratory safety and health, hazardous materials, medical surveillance, MiOSHA regulations, lockout/tagout, respiratory protection, fire safety, etc.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health and Safety or related field (i.e. public health, chemistry, biology, or physics).

Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
Required Work Experience: Work experience directly related to the responsibilities and duties of the position such as experience gained through an internship or other work environment.

Experience working with federal and state environmental health and safety regulations.

Experience in the use and operation of health and safety monitoring/testing equipment, including, but not limited to, gas monitors, indoor air quality equipment and personal protective equipment.

Experience planning, organizing and facilitating group presentations.
Required Licenses and Certifications: Must have or possess the ability to secure any and all applicable certifications that pertain to the duties and responsibilities of this position within 18 months of employment. These will include, but not limited to, HAZMAT certification, MiOSHA Record keeping, incident analysis, and incident command.

Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Electrical Hazzards
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Heights
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Laboratory safety and chemical hygiene plan compliance experience.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Provide functional supervision of university health and safety management policies and programs and maintain associated records including but not limited to chemical hygiene, laboratory safety, industrial safety programs.

Advise and collaborate with colleges and departments in the development of programs, standards and procedures.

Serve as chair of the Lab Safety Committee.

Manage University compliance with applicable local, state and federal health and safety regulations, including MiOSHA, OSHA, MDOT and DOT; monitor developing local, state and federal regulatory requirements and risk initiatives and analyze potential impacts on system operations.

Administer, update, and develop written health and safety programs, as well as develop and conduct training required under MiOSHA and other local, state and federal regulations, including, but not limited to, lockout/tagout, hazard communications, chemical hygiene plans, fire safety, respiratory protection and similar health and safety plans.

Provide health and safety support to the University including regulatory compliance related to reporting and testing, data management, enforcement action response and regulatory agency mediation.

Coordinate activities with other University environmental, health and safety officials.

Oversee internal/external inspections of university facilities for health and safety compliance and provide direction to resolve noncompliance.

Respond to hazardous materials releases and abate the release of hazardous materials or assist in/coordinate the abatement of the release.

Conduct and oversee facility inspections, incident investigations and corrective actions.

Assist in the review of construction documents of existing and/or new building projects to ensure code and regulatory compliance.

Assist with accident/incident investigations. Review injuries, illnesses, incidents and near misses to recommend necessary actions to reduce the possibility of recurrence.

Interact with external parties, including MIOSHA regarding health and safety matters.

Manage the safety data sheet / chemical inventory system and coordinate update of data.

Serve on environmental, health and safety committees, as assigned.

Perform other related duties within the department, as assigned.

Report directly to the Director of Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk Management.

Maintain the confidentiality of designated information.

Perform all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedure and state and federal requirements.

Undertake special assignments as requested by the Director Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk management.

Provide ongoing health and safety support to all university locations.

Manage change regarding organization-wide initiatives.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to Collaborate across the business on varying initiatives, even those seemingly unrelated to environmental, health and safety.

Ability to interact effectively and build relationships within a diverse population.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to work varied hours and off-hour emergency response, depending on campus activities, training schedules, etc.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Certification  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants who have completed college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Certification (OPTIONAL): Applicants must attach a copy of any applicable certification.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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