Human Resources, Security/Public Safety, Staff/Administrative
Works with the university community to put in place measures to help protect university employees from occupational hazards; responds to safety concerns reported from within the university community, investigates workplace injuries, reviews and analyzes trends in loss data, and conducts occupational safety assessments of university workplaces, equipment, and practices; leads the university’s efforts in drafting, maintaining, and promoting its occupational safety programs and policies, such as bloodborne pathogens, fall safety, hazard communication, lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment, and restricted access; monitors for new safety standards, or changes to existing standards, and ensures the university’s occupational safety programs reflect any changes; leads occupational safety trainings to various constituencies on campus; and supports and coordinates the efforts of various university safety committees.
Bachelor’s degree plus at least three years of experience with promoting a strong safety culture, OSHA enforcement, and creating safety policies, programs, and procedures required. Master’s degree and experience in higher education or the public sector preferred. Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications preferred. Student experience will be considered.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.