Coordinator-Environmental, Health, and Safety

Coordinator-Environmental, Health, and Safety


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

Dallas, NC


$44,641 / Grade 10 (Exempt)



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, December 2, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, February 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reports to

Director-Human Resources

Employment Type

Full-Time Regular Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college required.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Safety required.
  • Strong working knowledge of EHS regulations required.
  • Knowledge of EHS programs and applicable safety standards and regulations required.
  • Experience performing safety audits required.
  • Strong problem-solving and planning skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong organization skills and the demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college preferred.
  • Human Resources experience preferred.
  • Certification for the OSHA 30-Hour Training for General Industry preferred.

Position Description

Open until filled - review of applications will begin 12/17/19



Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, serves as the primary coordinator and administrator of the environmental, health, and safety programs and activities for the College, including various human resource functions and services as part of the HR team.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and administers the safety programs and procedures for the College including plans, training, and exercises applicable to internal operations as well as the coordination with external entities.
  2. Collaborates with various functions of the College (e.g., academic departments, plant operations, and the Textile Technology Center) to develop, implement, and support health and safety strategies, systems, policies, and procedures (e.g., Safety Manual).
  3. Coordinates the College’s Safety Committee by serving as Chair of the Committee, planning the agenda, scheduling meetings, identifying the membership, and maintaining records of the meetings.
  4. Plans, develops, and implements regular tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises and drills designed to test responses to various situations and to continually improve effectiveness.
  5. Collaborates with College departments and external entities such as the NC Community College Environmental, Health, and Safety Institute, to conduct and/or coordinate regular and documented safety audits, inspections, and testing, and to implement loss prevention/hazard mitigation/risk management plans.
  6. Maintains safety Key Performance Indicators (e.g., recordable incident rates, lost-time accidents) and uses data to formulate safety awareness, education, and loss prevention strategies. Conducts and/or coordinates accident/incident/near-miss investigations to determine root cause(s), documents findings for analysis, and implements corrective and/or preventive measures.
  7. Supports and facilitates involvement in safety and health processes, and responds to faculty, staff, and student safety-related questions, issues, and concerns in a supportive, professional, and timely manner.
  8. Coordinates ongoing development, evaluation, and improvement of safety programs and procedures including, but not limited to, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical, Fall Protection, Hazard Communications and Materials, Ergonomics, Machine Guarding, Personal Protective Equipment, Lock Out/Tag Out, Confined Space, Lab Safety, and Emergency Action Plans.
  9. Coordinates the College’s Chemical Management Program, including, but not limited to training on and maintaining the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) system, testing, chemical procurement, inventory, storage, and disposal.
  10. Administers state and federal safety-related reporting (e.g., NC DOL Survey and OSHA 300, 300A, and 301).
  11. Coordinates and conducts, as necessary, safety training for new hires and to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.Collaborates with the HR Coordinator-Professional Development to schedule safety-related professional development seminars and workshops, including room assignments, reserving equipment, and contacting participants. Promotes safety awareness and engagement through digital and hardcopy communications and presenting safety-related topics at departmental, divisional, and other meetings.
  12. Maintains a current working knowledge of safety-related trends, regulations, laws, and compliance expectations.
  13. Develops and maintains Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) and assists with determining physical requirements.
  14. Coordinates and administers workers’ compensation claims and case management including serving as the liaison between employees, physicians, and workers’ compensation representatives, and entering claims in the online system.Prepares and submits OSHA reports annually.Coordinates and oversees the preparation of forms and records for employee medical testing, drug testing, and vaccinations.Ensures that accident and OSHA reports are accurate.
  15. Serves as a back-up for a variety of HR-related functions including, but not limited to, administration of the hiring and selection process, part-time payroll processing, maintaining LOA databases, audits, reports, and entry into the payroll system, maintaining employee directories and databases, and receptionist duties.
  16. Answers general HR questions on subjects such as employment, benefits, and policy and procedures.
  17. Maintains a high standard of professional and ethical practice in representing the College. Maintains confidentiality of relevant information.Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the field or discipline with continued adherence to professional accountability.Provides a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.Accepts responsibility for managing situations and problems.Works cooperatively with team members and colleagues and contributes positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives.Adheres to the College’s policies, procedures and other established guidelines. Keeps supervisor informed of concerns relating to position. Serves on various College committees as required.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

  • Generally works in an office environment, but may sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time. 
  • Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching with the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds required.
  • Requires travel to the various campuses and throughout each campus, including stairways in buildings.
  • Requires the mental and physical ability to respond quickly to events and emergency situations.
  • Requires being accessible during non-work hours and/or days to respond to emergency situations.
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as weather, noise, dust, and odors.
  • Evening and weekend hours and some overnight travel required.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.


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