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Environmental Health & Safety Manager

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Posting Number S000302
Position Title Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Department Business Operations
Division Operations
Supervisor Title Vice President of Operations
Status Full Time Regular
Position Summary

This position is responsible for the coordination of the environmental health, risk, and safety management efforts of the College. This position is responsible for campus-wide safety management, in collaboration with the campus task force, to analyze insurance policies and provide ideas for efficiency and improvement based on any gaps in coverage. Responsible for managing all insurance and safety issues that may expose the College to litigation or insurance claims, including but not limited to identifying, evaluating, controlling and minimizing the College’s exposure to loss or damage to physical assets, fidelity losses, and losses arising out of liability claims. Manages all automobile liability, fire, and property damage claims, including communications with attorneys, claims reviews, investigations, and assists with negotiation of settlements.

Description of Key Responsibilities

1. Develop and or assemble a variety of safety training programs and project materials to create and maintain an active interest in accident prevention and training required by and in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and College policies. Present safety programs and training to staff, faculty and students.

2. Maintain files on safety, environmental, OSHA and MSDS compliance materials and complete all compliance reports on the above. This includes assisting in identification of hazardous materials and government compliant pick up and disposal of such materials.

3. Co-chair the Emergency Response Group. This individual will work directly with the Director of Campus Safety and the Director of Communication to coordinate Crisis Task Force meetings, agendas, meeting minutes, table top exercises, and the annual review of the College Emergency Response Plan.

4. Assist the Vice President for Finance and Vice President for Operations with various risk management related matters.

5. Coordinate, review, analyze, and evaluate the College’s employee safety program, annually. Develops, maintains and monitors the implementation of all federal, state and local compliance programs. Examples include Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Hazard Communication Program, Blood-borne Pathogens Exposure Control Program.

6. Participates in the inspections and reviews of the College’s operations and facilities for risk management, assuring the College’s compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and recommends appropriate corrective actions when necessary.

7. Maintains OSHA files for the College and assist Human Resources with required posting.

8. Coordinates the preparation and analysis of property loss, liability and worker’s comp. insurance claims, student injury incidents, and OSHA reports for the purpose of ensuring the timely and accurate presentation of facts.

9. Assists in implementing in-service training programs on health and safety (e.g. asbestos, hazards, disaster preparedness, OSHA’s Hazardous Communication Standard, etc.) for the purpose of reducing the incidence of accidents and meeting state and federal guidelines.

10. Develop and act as a liaison to Naperville Fire Department, College’s insurance company, and Human Resources.

11. Coordinate all sprinkler and fire pump inspections.

12. Maintain certificate of insurance records and develop best practices and certificate requirements for both on and off campus events, construction and renovation projects, and leased properties.

13. Develop, collect, organize and file all lab, class trips, travel (domestic & international), and event waivers.

14. Act as the PPE Coordinator. Monitor and procure necessary safety equipment for the Operations Department work areas and personnel. Assist other College departments with implementation of proper PPE use.

15. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive employee, parent, and citizen safety complaints or concerns.
16. Assist Human Resources with investigation of worker’s compensation insurance claims.

17. Investigates and analyzes accidents involving College employees injured while using
College equipment, vehicles, or facilities.

18. Establishes records and procedures for reporting and handling claims.

19. Plans and coordinates various liability and workers’ compensation insurance policies.

20. Manages return-to-work and light duty programs for Operations Department.

21. Acts as advisor to Human Resources Department for Americans with Disabilities Act.

22. Ensure campus-wide compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, responsible for coordinating reasonable accommodations.

23. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, with particular emphasis on the ability to produce documents that are attractively formatted and present proper spelling, grammatical usage and punctuation.

2. Ability to utilize mathematical skills necessary for compiling, summarizing and analyzing data.

3. Knowledge of and ability to effectively use the most advanced version of word-processing, spreadsheet and database management and web site maintenance.

4. Knowledge of modern office operation techniques and a familiarity with personnel policies and procedures, including applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

5. Ability to continuously demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills in dealing with College personnel, and with others, both on the telephone and in person. Ability to work cooperatively with others.

6. Ability to be involved with several activities concurrently, to continually monitor their status, and to prioritize activities so that deadlines are met and overall office effectiveness is maximized. Ability to conduct directed research. These characteristics require an individual who is well organized, detail oriented and flexible.

7. Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of College organization and operation, in particular as they relate to the Business Operations office.

8. Ability, and inclination to exercise discretion with regard to confidential information and to conform to all requirements regarding release of information.

9. Knowledge of regulatory, safety, NFPA, and OSHA standards and procedures and insurance experience desirable

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position requires a disciplined individual who is able to consistently complete work, some of which is prescribed by law, accurately and within tight time frames.

Much of the information dealt with by the individual in this position is of personal and confidential nature. The ability to exercise discretion in all matters and to adhere precisely to legally required constraints and to specific College policies regarding release of information is essential.

The individual in this position is an integral member of a relatively small staff and as such must be flexible and work cooperatively with others, at times to the extent of assisting other staff members in the performance of their work.

This position interacts on a regular basis with College personnel, both on the telephone and in person. Interpersonal skills of the highest order are essential.

Individuals in this position may be required to work at times that are other than, or in addition to, normal hours and days, including responding at any time to severe weather and other emergency conditions. Individuals must be available by telephone to report to work fit for duty during these times.

Inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment, and processes in all areas of Campus to ensure compliance with local and federal safety regulations and industry standards. Identify, record, and provide oversight of corrective measures.

Education/Training

A Bachelor’s degree in industrial safety or hygiene, environmental science/engineering degree or other related field experience required.

Experience

A minimum of three years of experience in a risk management or compliance related position required.

Licenses or Certifications

The ability to become trained/certified in areas relating to this position, as is or may be expected in the future by governmental agencies. Professional certification in one or more areas of risk management, environmental health and safety preferred.

A valid Illinois driver’s license is required.

Is This a Temporary Position? No
Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references
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