The Environmental Health and Safety Director will implement policies to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for students, staff, and faculty. This position serves as the principal staff member responsible for implementing, planning, and coordinating MCAD’s Emergency Response Planning, safety committee, and environmental and occupational health programs at MCAD.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSE:
Oversight of all MCAD Emergency Response planning, including but limited to, crisis planning and response, pandemic planning and response, etc.
In collaboration with the AVP of Facilities, coordinates and leads the Emergency Management Team (EMT), including preparing agendas and following up with members on critical action items.
Stays abreast of best practices around campus crisis planning, providing strategic and tactical recommendations to the AVP of Facilities, Emergency Management Team, and senior leadership as appropriate.
Stays abreast of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Minnesota Department of Health (MN-MDH) guidelines, providing recommendations to the AVP of Facilities.
Serves as primary point of contact for COVID-19 intakes for contract tracing. Oversight of the contract tracing process.
Serves as primary point of contact for external vendors and partners as it relates to testing, contact tracing, and other resources.
Coordinates and organizes collaborated community-wide task forces to address and assess needs as they related to pandemic safety.
Documents, collects and interprets data for reporting to state and federal agencies; responsible for accuracy of statistical data in state and federal reporting.
Interprets program goals while monitoring compliance with state, federal and local policies and procedures, regulations and division rules.
Develops and conducts safety related training for staff, students and faculty.
Develops, coordinates and presents a variety of training opportunities designed to educate the MCAD community on topics such as infection prevention, safety related policies, and cleaning procedures.
Ensures all OSHA required training is provided for employees.
Participates in new student, staff, and faculty orientations.
Tracks all completed and outstanding training, including recurring training and refresher training.
Prepares and schedules training to cover emergency procedures, workplace safety, and other relevant topics.
Proactively pursues continuing education and professional development in all areas of occupational health and safety.
Regularly inspects MCAD facilities to identify safety, health, and environmental risks. Oversees safety inspections and audits performed by others.
Conducts accident investigations to prevent reoccurrence through corrective actions.
Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections.
Drafts inspection reports to document inspection findings.
Monitors compliance with safety procedures.
Maintains inventory of hazardous materials and updates electronic database.
Ensures that material safety data sheets (SDS) are maintained and readily accessible when needed.
Evaluates hazardous materials for required use of personal protective equipment, safe storage and handling.
Verify staff and faculty are knowledgeable about the toxicity, safe handling, storage and disposal of art materials and chemicals used in departments and studios.
Stores, processes, and disposes of college hazardous wastes to maintain VSQG permit status.
Maintains records of discharge of or employee exposure to hazardous waste and/or pollutants as required.
Evaluates safety requirements in the workplace and classroom for students, faculty, and staff.
Oversees and conducts monthly meetings of the Safety Committee.
Makes recommendations to administration to ensure compliance with legal standards.
Develops health and safety procedures for all areas of the college. Updates and posts on MCAD website.
Assists departments in conducting Job Safety Analysis and documenting written procedures.
Participates in planning, programming and budgeting for department safety activities.
Coordinates annual flu shot clinic and blood drive.
Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Facilities.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
Five years of related experience preferred.
Working knowledge of federal and state regulations with respect to OSHA
Extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
Demonstration of excellent management and supervisory skills, with attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize when dealing with multiple high-priority situations. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct safety training sessions and presentations.
Understanding of art processes practiced in a college environment, preferred.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections.
Valid driver’s license and satisfactory background motor vehicle license check required. This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.
This job operates in a professional office environment as well as outdoor conditions, including in inclement weather. This position requires the ability and willingness to closely partner with team members and colleagues in other departments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer; and walking or standing for prolonged periods. Ability to traverse various areas of the facility to provide routine safety audits, conduct inspections and respond to occupational health and safety concerns. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Additional Salary Information: Based on qualifications
About Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 14 BFA degree programs in Design, Fine Arts, and Media Arts. It also has a BS degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, an MFA program, and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Minnesota enjoys a long history of cultural community, furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 201...4, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.