Outstanding opportunity to be a part of a diverse, engaged, and student-centered community. Washtenaw Community College (WCC) strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives through accessible and excellent educational programs and services.
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is in beautiful Ann Arbor, MI. WCC offers excellent compensation including an outstanding benefit package. • Comprehensive Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance provided at a low premium cost • Generous Paid Time Off • Paid Tuition to any college or university • Top Tier Retirement Plan with up to a 12% college contribution • Health Savings Account (HSA)
Position Summary: This position is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the College’s safety and wellness program, ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation and the reduction or prevention of hazards, dangers and accidents. The College Safety and Wellness Officer also promotes and advocates health and wellness initiatives for faculty and staff.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Safety • Develop, implement and monitor the college’s safety and wellness programs and plans in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing occupational health, safety, and wellness. Act as liaison with government agencies concerning all occupational health and safety matters. • Collaborate with the Executive Leadership team to develop an Emergency Action Plan and serve as primary contact for project site incident notification, investigation, and case management. Respond to emergency situations, take immediate action to deter imminent risk and conduct investigation. • Predict, identify, and research potential health and safety risks to campus (accidents, diseases, etc.), identify their causes and recommend measures to prevent or minimize the risk. Conduct safety inspections and participate in all tours regarding such matters. • Supervise programs and activities required under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including Complete and maintain OSHA 300 Log record keeping, Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tag out, Blood borne Pathogens, Hearing Conservation, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). • Communicate with and provide training to faculty and staff on the importance of safe worker conduct and regulatory compliance in order to promote the College’s safety programs. Foster and maintain a positive safety culture. Wellness • Develop, coordinate, manage and maintain a total wellbeing program to reduce health risks, medical costs and encourage healthy lifestyles. • Champion the college’s health and wellness efforts by coordinating and promoting events such as flu vaccinations, wellness and health fairs, health screenings, fitness programs and challenges, and blood drives. Collaborate with faculty and staff to implement and encourage participation in wellness programs. • Work with vendors and HR benefits staff to identify and administer wellness initiatives and programs for faculty and staff. • Provide employee communication with respect to wellbeing programs to provide continuing education and increased participation. • Keep abreast of current national wellness and wellbeing initiatives and activities, developing a network of resources and contacts to use as appropriate. Explore ideas and opportunities to personalize the program to increase employee participation. • Other duties as assigned.
Related Duties: • Review and/or investigate all ergonomic requests or complaints. Recommend preventative measures and workstation solutions to eliminate ergonomically inadequate or hazardous work situations • Assist staff members in the proper selection of personal protective equipment. • Chair the College Safety Committee and meetings, reporting recommendations and concerns to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and the Chief of Public Safety. • Remain current with issues pertinent to compliance with Federal, State and local health, safety and environmental requirements. Report and make recommendations to management on developing issues. Work Environment: • Moderate exposure to weather conditions and unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises. • Some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Physical Demands: Travel from building to building and floor to floor in multiple level buildings climb ladders, work in confined spaces and on uneven footing.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health or related field. • Equivalent of five (5) years full-time Health and Safety work experience in the areas of environmental health, industrial hygiene or safety. Experience must include compliance with rules and regulations governing the environment, occupational health and safety and fire loss prevention and control. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and diverse projects including, analytical thinking, data analysis, research, planning, preparing/presenting plans/reports, prioritizing, problem solving, accuracy, decision making, and making recommendations with minimal supervision. Demonstrated project management skills including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, and coordination. • Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate and encourage proper safety practices to all levels of the college community. Must handle sensitive or confidential information with discretion. • Able to perform in a fast-paced, team environment, under pressure with time constrains while responding and adapting to change favorably and quickly. • Highly proficient in MS Office (MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint, in particular) and capable of easily and quickly learning new software applications.
Preferred Qualifications: • Risk management and health and safety management certification. • Training experience—developing programs and facilitating experience. • Completed the OSHA 30-hour safety class or equivalent and maintain competency through 24 hours of formal safety and health related coursework every four years.
Additional Salary Information: Current Washtenaw Community College Employees Salary is determined by BOT Policy 5005***
An Administrative Group employee whose job has been reclassified or who is promoted to a new position shall have his/her salary set at the new salary range minimum or at 10% above current salary, whichever is greater. Starting rate/salary is determined based on education and work history listed on application.
Internal Number: TI9697
About Washtenaw Community College - WCC
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.