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Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Company: Tennessee Tech University
Location: Cookeville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Environmental Health and Safety plans, implements, directs and evaluates Tennessee Technological University's environmental, occupational health and safety program. This position is responsible for developing, managing and improving programs in safety and accident prevention, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, environmental sanitation, fire prevention, biological and chemical safety, emergency preparedness, workers compensation, accident investigations and providing extensive training to educate students, faculty, and staff on the importance of adhering to University and environmental protection programs. This position provides consultative assistance and technical guidance to senior management and administrators on department strategies and objectives and briefs administrators on critical and sensitive issues. This position develops training programs to increase safety awareness among the campus community. This position is responsible for safety and regulatory compliance and maintains records for all EHS safety compliance programs. Additionally, the Director will lead a team that works in conjunction with University Police to plan, program, communicate, and coordinate all activities related to University Emergency Planning, and act as manager of the University Emergency Operations Center during activation. The staff prepares, maintains and updates the University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Coordinate building, department, college, and area response plans and assimilate them into the EOP. Plan, coordinate and oversee emergency exercises, both 'table top' and full scenario. Participate in city, county and state emergency planning programs, training and exercises. Prepare training and educational materials to assist the University community in becoming prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Tennessee Tech University, Murfreesboro , Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Other , Cookeville, Tennessee

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