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Occupational Safety Specialist

Kennesaw State University

This is a Full-time position in Klamath Falls, OR posted August 18, 2021.

Occupational Safety Specialist Job ID: 226968 Location: Kennesaw, Georgia Full/Part Time: Full Time Regular/Temporary: Regular About Us A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country.

KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students.

With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state.

The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe.

Ranked a top choice for students by U.S.

News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S.

colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Location Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary Manages the occupational safety component of the University’s Environmental Health and Safety operations and evaluating occupational safety hazards.

Responsible for implementing occupational safety control programs designed to mitigate hazards and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and internal policies and procedures.

• Analyze work environments and practices to identify potential hazards and develop strategies for controlling them
• Conduct inspections and evaluations of work environments, equipment, and job practices in maintenance shops, construction projects, art studios, science and research labs, and other areas to assess risks and ensure adherence to applicable EHS laws and regulations
• Recommend feasible and effective measures to control identified hazards and mitigate risk to ensure continued protection from potentially hazardous work conditions
• Work with supervisors, laboratory Pl’s, faculty members, project managers, and engineers to ensure effective implementation of identified control measures addressing potentially hazardous conditions or equipment
• Design and implement management and operation control programs including policies and procedures to eliminate or reduce risks and prevent disease or injury to KSU community and damage to environment
• Supervise staff and develop and conduct safety training for staff, faculty and students
• Conduct accident and incident investigations to identify causes and determine future preventative measures
• Participate in and provide technical guidance and leadership on various campus Safety Committees
• Maintain records and produce/provide routine reports for regulatory agencies and top management
• Participate in response to campus emergency situations and provide technical guidance on safety issues related to response efforts
• Participate in interdepartmental and cross-functional teams to advocate for and advance University EHS initiatives and compliance objectives
• Review new facility plans for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and best practices
• Assist in general safety oversight/duties as part of KSU EHS team Required Qualifications Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Occupational Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related scientific or technical field, such as Engineering, Biology, or Chemistry Other Required Qualifications Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver’s license Required Experience Five (5) years of related work experience in Occupational Health and Safety field in a large organization Preferred Qualifications Additional Preferred Qualifications Professional certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is highly desirable Preferred Educational Qualifications Master’s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or related discipline Preferred Experience Higher education experience Experience in designing and conducting safety audits and inspections including ability to communicate the finding in written reports Experience in developing and conducting safety training for different audiences including staff, supervisors and managers Collaborative work experience Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ABILITIES Ability to use advanced technology such as testing equipment Ability to conduct, lead or facilitate accident investigation and develop actionable report Ability to effectively communicate safety instructions and concerns to employees, supervisor, managers and other stakeholders Able to recognize and adhere to specific safety standards and government regulations Ability to analyze and solve problems including applying knowledge and experience of EHS operations to find feasible and effective solutions to unsafe working conditions and environmental concerns on campus Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions, interpret campus maps and basic drawings Ability to deliver services and products to meet customer needs Ability to wear appropriate safety and protective equipment including medical clearance for respirator use Able to attend professional development courses/conferences KNOWLEDGE Sound knowledge of EHS operations and best practices Thorough knowledge and experience in implementing technical safety and safety programs including electrical safety, construction safety, lock-out tag-out, confined space entry, fall protection, welding safety Knowledge of federal and state safety rules and regulations SKILLS Strong attention to detail and leadership and follow up skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e.

Microsoft Office suite) Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette Equal Employment Opportunity Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran.

Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415 Other Information This is not a supervisory position.

This position does not have any financial responsibilities.

Yes, this position will be required to drive.

This role is not considered a position of trust.

This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

This position may travel 1%
– 24% of the time Background Check
• Standard Enhanced Education & DMV Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation.

Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment.

Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process.

Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. To apply, use the “Apply Now” section on this posting.

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