Position Title:Safety Director
Reports To:Asst VP of Facilities Management/Support Services
Purpose of Position
Responsible for administration, promotion, development, presentation, training and coordination of all phases of various safety programs at the university to ensure compliance with System regulations, regulatory agencies and national guidelines. To provide professional knowledge and expertise in organizing, managing, implementing and maintaining safety programs, standards and regulations related to institutional safety, procedures, guidelines and reference materials for protection of the University.
- Performs highly advanced and specialized work assisting with directing a safety and health program.
- Assists with administering and coordinating all phases of various safety programs at the university to ensure compliance with System regulations, regulatory agencies and national guidelines.
- Assists with training requirements pertaining to health and safety.
- Maintains current knowledge of all laws and requirements imposed upon the university by outside agencies (state or federal). Complies with regulatory agencies and national guidelines such as but not limited to , Texas Department of Health (TDH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Meets with principal investigators, department heads, and committee members to ensure correction of safety violations. Assists in emergency situations.
- Assists with the preparation and maintaining of a comprehensive safety manual (online) outlining and establishing measures and procedures for all safety programs.
- Assists in the investigation of selected injury incidents that occur to university employees, students and visitors and administers preventative remedies to insure campus safety.
- Responsible for the administration of the Hepatitis vaccination program using guidelines established by the TDH and OSHA.
- Insures that all university dormitories have at least two fire drills per semester. Conducts fire inspections on campus and investigates fire incidents.
- Assists with all related fire equipment maintenance; test of equipment and scheduling and coordinating mandated annual inspections.
- Assists with all comprehensive programs related to hazardous waste materials including disposal of hazardous chemicals and products.
- Serves as member of the University Crisis Management Team. Coordinates the Building Emergency Manager’s Program.
- Assists with the updates to the University Crisis Management Plan
- Presents programs to various organizations on campus.
- Counsels employees and students who violate safety or fire code rules.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires Bachelors degree (or sufficient college hours that will allow the acquisition of a Bachelors degree within one year from start of employment) plus five or more years of direct occupational safety experience. Masters Degree preferred. Ability to deal with individuals or groups in critical situations in an effective manner and have working knowledge of principals, practices and methods of environmental health and safety. Must have knowledge of computer programs, data entry and departmental inventory tracking. Must have excellent skills in written and oral communication, and the ability to speak to groups, committees and other entities regarding campus safety programs.
Supervision of Personnel