Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator – Campus TBD

Macon, Georgia
Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Administer campus-wide environmental health and safety programs to include Right to Know, chemical management, waste management (hazardous and universal), and adherence to OSHA, EPA, and other federal, state, and local environmental/safety standards. The EHS office will oversee all areas of the University that work with chemicals and see that each area maintains its chemical list and have the SDS available for each chemicals.  The EHS office maintains a “master list” of all chemicals on the campuses and reports this list to the State of Georgia Department of Insurance on a semi-annual basis.  The EHS office gives support training to ensure all chemicals are stored appropriately according to there activity of the chemicals.   


A. Regular Duties (duties performed daily or almost daily) 

  1. Administers all activities of Environmental and occupational (work) Safety. Ensures compliance with the Hazard Communication (Right-to-Know) Act of 1988 and develops safety training programs for all MGA employees. Develops programs for the appropriate handling of hazardous waste and all chemicals on campus. Interacts with local, state, and federal officials and various members throughout the campus in such a way as to insure the accomplishment of environmental and work safety.

  2. During inspections throughout the campuses, he/she will observe all aspects of safety (environmental and work safety).  Any “findings or risk” will be reported to the proper University authority.

  3. The EH&S Coordinator will chair the EMS Work Group and is responsible for the overall success of the program ensuring that we are continuing to minimize the waste we generate and ship.

The EHS Coordinator will also act as our Sustain ability officer and seek new ways of lowering our overall use of utilities and promote more rigorous recycling efforts throughout all of our campuses.

B. Periodic Duties (duties performed at recurring fixed intervals) 

  1. Conducts safety inspections of all campus facilities to insure compliance with all local, state, and federal safety regulations.

  2. Inspects buildings where hazardous chemicals are used or stored and insures that the storage and/or use of that material is in compliance with local, state, and federal EPA regulations.

  3. Insures that MGA is in compliance with the Hazardous Communication/Right-to-Know law.

  4. Recommends policies and procedures to insure compliance with all applicable regulations and standards.

  5. Trains or coordinates the training of all campus employees in the appropriate use and disposal of hazardous chemicals.

  6. Assists Plant Operations and other campus entities with Fire Safety Management.

  7. Semi-annually, supply the State Dept. of Insurance a list of all hazardous chemicals or products on the campus.

  8. Maintains a written work-place specific “Hazard Communication Program”    (RTK Plan) which complies with state and federal regulations. The EHS Coordinator will also be the Oil SPCC Coordinatorfor all 5 campuses, offering guidance and assistance whenever there is an oil related or hazardous chemical spill as well as conducts necessary training for all personnel that have contact with oil and oil related products.

  9. Other Duties as assigned

C. Occasional Duties (duties of a non-recurring nature)

  1. Responds to hazardous chemical spills and assists the Public Safety Department in coordinating clean-up procedures with a contracted HAZMAT team.

  2. Conducts or coordinates annual training concerning right-to-know and safety. Basic RTK training for all new employees will be done in New Employee Orientation and conducted by Director of Risk Management.

  3. Conducts investigation of any chemical related spill or accident and provides a written report to the proper administrator as directed. Makes the decision whether the spill is of the quantity that requires the reporting to the EPD and/or EPA.

  4. Facilitates and/or coordinates the removal or disposal of all hazardous chemicals from the campuses in a timely manner as required by laws.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of chemical hazards and their abatement; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of Environmental Health; considerable knowledge of State, Local, and Federal laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards pertaining to Environmental Health, OSHA and Right-to-Know. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Knowledge of techniques and procedures required for proper disposal of hazardous waste; ability to work with faculty and staff members and maintainan effective working relationship; ability to prepare and conduct safety training programs in various disciplines; ability to prepare clear, concise reports or surveys and/or accidents and make safety recommendations; ability to interpret and carry out oral and written instructions without direct supervision. A Georgia Driver’s License is mandatory.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. Degree in chemistry and/or B.S. degree in environmental management preferred, but may be substituted with experience in related fields. Without a degree, a candidate with a minimum of four years in the environmental health and safety field will be considered. 

SALARY: Pay Grade 17

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will be posted until filled.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “EHS Coord”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references.  Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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