Infrastructure Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator
Coordinates, oversees, and audits the implementation of university Safety and Health Programs across all areas within Infrastructure including Virginia Tech Electric Service, Power Plant, Chiller Plant, and Mechanical Utilities. Serves as the training coordinator for the Infrastructure team by implementing, administering, and conducting classroom and online safety training programs for general industry and construction to include trades, grounds, and housekeeping. Collaborates with Environmental Health and Safety to perform inspections, audits, analysis, and record-keeping in compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines for assigned program areas. Interviews, observes, and investigates, workplaces for hazard identification, evaluation of risk, and recommendations on engineering and administrative controls and personal protective equipment. Documents findings and effectively communicates corrective and preventative measures to various levels of the Infrastructure areas. Coordinates, schedules, and performs industrial hygiene-related inspections and monitoring as needed or required to determine compliance with standards and OSHA regulations. Applies training, experience, and knowledge, and provides inspections, audits, analysis, and record keeping consistent with federal and state regulations, guidelines, and university policy and programs to facilitate compliance and reduce exposure of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to hazards relating to assigned program areas. Responsible for maintaining the area's COOP and EAP plans to ensure continuity of services. Conducts Hazard Risk Assessments for targeted activities and advises staff on mitigations. Serves as principal backup to other Facilities Operations Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator and performs other duties as needed or required. Will serve as a member of the on-call response team for emergencies as well as for elevator entrapments at the Blacksburg campus.
*Advanced degree in occupational safety and health, science, engineering, safety, industrial hygiene or closely related discipline, or training and experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
*Extensive working knowledge of the technical principles, procedures, and techniques used to achieve compliance with OSHA safety-related regulations and industry standards.
*Considerable safety-related experience interpreting regulations, developing written programs and training, implementing safety programs, and performing inspections to assure compliance with OSHA regulations and industry standards.
*Experience preparing technical reports and professional correspondence.
*Ability to act independently and as a team member.
*Strong interpersonal, supervisory, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
*Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications; computer skills with experience such as spreadsheets, databases, and word processing.
*Prior experience working in a university or similar environment.
*Preference is given for designation as Certified Safety Professional or ability to obtain within one year.
*Demonstrated experience working in electrical and industrial environments.
*Previous experience with creating and/or maintaining COOP and EAP plans.
*Certified Industrial Hygienist.
*Experience using databases and AutoCAD or similar software.
December 6th, 2021
*Must be able to move and handle up to 40 pounds unassisted, sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, climb ladders and stairs, and perform repetitive motion primarily through the use of keyboarding.
*Must be able to wear a respirator.
*Must have a criminal background check.
*Must have a driver's license check.
*Must participate in university medical surveillance program.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
About Virginia Tech
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