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Botanical Research Institute of Texas-Risk Coordinator-Tue, 11/10/2020 - 2:11pm

Risk Coordinator


Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr.
Fort Worth , TX 76107
United States
Texas US

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Job Description 

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life. BRIT is now the managing entity of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, and its mission is to “engage, inform and inspire with plants, landscapes and nature.” Our combined resources of botanical research, education, fundraising expertise, historically significant grounds, and horticultural expertise position us to make Fort Worth the host to one of the leading gardens in the United States.

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a fulltime Risk Coordinator to create and maintain an annual risk management calendar for the organization and methods of tracking safety training, reporting requirements, certification renewals, inspections, etc. The Risk Coordinator will work to become familiar with all aspects of operations to identify opportunities for safety improvement, accident reduction, and procedure implementation. This position will track and maintain safety information including inspections, investigations, workers compensation, and reporting. The Risk Coordinator will also help develop and implement a robust safety program for the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Risk Coordinator will be responsible for:
• Keeping up to date on industry safety standards, recommendations, and regulations
• Identifying opportunities to minimize workplace incidents and accidents
• Determining the knowledge and skills needed by employees to do their work safely and arranging for training to meet those needs
• Recommending policies and procedures needed to enhance safety and diminish risk
• Assisting with investigations to identify causes of accidents or incidents and determining how they might be prevented in the future
• Developing and Implementing a method of tracking Workers Compensation reporting and claims and working with supervisors to decrease workplace incidents
• Submitting required Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting and maintaining OSHA records
• Facilitating drug and physical screenings
• Orienting new employees on health and safety
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience 

• A Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Risk Management, Environmental Health, or, applicable occupational risk and safety certifications combined with work experience
• Demonstrated understanding of organizational policies and best practices of risk and safety management
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence others
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail

Please see full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications.

Application Instructions 

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Angie Peeples