West Virginia University is a dynamic, public doctoral research university of nearly 30,000 students. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia – recently rated #1 Small City in America by Bizjournals.com for its exceptional quality of life, WVU offers a small-school atmosphere with all the resources of a major research university. The University is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. Through 15 colleges and schools, WVU offers 193 degree programs and is one of only 46 public universities that serve their state as research and land grant institutions.
Under the leadership of the WVUES Safety and Health Extension Program Leader, this applicant will have responsibility in designing, implementing and evaluating a campus wide safety management program for all facilities management maintenance and construction employees. This applicant will be a liaison between WVU Safety and Health Extension and WVU Environmental Health and Safety Department regarding issues related to the campus safety program implementation, OSHA compliance and safety and health training. The applicant will perform applied research, teaching, and service on occupational safety and health issues related to the prevention of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. This work will be done in support of grant and contractual agreements as well as in support of requests from WV employers, labor unions, employees, and other industry-related organizations. Additionally, this applicant will work to design, develop, implement, and evaluate educational materials, strategies, techniques, and programs that serve to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses within industries in West Virginia and surrounding states. Both in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Develop, design, implement, evaluate and revise safety management programs for all WVU campuses addressing physical hazards. This will include conducting hazard assessments, co-developing with WVU Environmental Health and Safety written programs, conducting worker and management safety training, conducting audits to verify implementation of safety management program in the workplace.
· Teach occupational safety and health topics for both general industry and construction. The audiences will include workers, managers, and faculty and staff members.
· Develop and prepare curricula for classes, including researching the topics, developing lesson plans, assembling materials, writing handouts and manuals, creating PowerPoint slides and other visual aids, and developing evaluation tools and methods.
· Consult with employers, unions, government, and other organizations to assess occupational health and safety program and industrial hygiene needs that can be provided on a fee, contract, grant, subsidized, or free basis by West Virginia University.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.