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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Safety and Training Coordinator

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3903

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 17-21111

Pay Grade: 21

Date: May 18, 2011

Job Purpose:

Develops, implements and monitors safety programs for compliance with federal, state and local regulations at a departmental level; advises, schedules, conducts, and tracks employees' training; inspects areas for compliance with regulations; serves as liaison with University departments on safety and training issues.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in a related field


2 years of work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Specified certification may be required for some positions.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Specialized field of responsibility.
  • Federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations and ability to interpret them.
  • Principles of accident prevention and loss control.
  • Research processes, equipment, and materials used in the work place.
  • Principles of industrial hygiene and work place hazards.
  • The relationship between working conditions and health.
  • Techniques utilized in conducting industrial hygiene investigations.
  • Principles of effective training.
  • Principles of program management.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Analyze safe conditions and make decisions based on analysis of technical information.
  • Use hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to safely and efficiently operate associated equipment.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate investigative and narrative reports.
  • Communicate effectively with others, including technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Organize and coordinate the work of others.
  • Set priorities and assign work.
  • Comprehend and make inferences from written materials such as OSHA standards.
  • React calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Develop safety procedures and protocols.
  • Perform safety inspections ensuring compliance with OSHA and NFPA safety standards.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce safety programs and protocols.
  • Develop, implement and maintain training programs and processes.
  • Schedule, coordinate, track and report on departmental training.
  • Identify and resolve issues in area of responsibility.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Develop, maintain, and oversee all departmental safety program including creating and updating the safety manual and safety processes, coordinating assignment and use of personal protective equipment, completion and maintenance of safety records, scheduling and coordination with campus departments and outside entities.

Integrate safety policies and programs with existing University, state and community programs to increase cooperation and provide better service to department and the University.

Conduct job site inspections, identify and evaluate environments and conditions, and make changes and recommendations for improvements to enhance safety.

Develop and maintain departmental training manuals and training processes.

Schedule, coordinate, facilitate and conduct training.  Work with other campus departments and outside entities to ensure training is conducted in an effective and timely manner.

Prepare or assist with reports required by Supervisor, federal, state and local agencies.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist in developing emergency contingency plans for dealing with accidental spills and personnel decontamination.

Supervise support staff.

Working Conditions:

Office, laboratory, classroom and in/out door environments; subject to fumes, odors, noise and confined spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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