Jody has been an EH&S Department member since February 1993 when she first came to work at RIT. Initially, Jody came to RIT as a Fire Safety Specialist, and her role has evolved to include responsibility for Occupational Safety and Health. Jody brought extensive fire safety experience with her to RIT, formerly serving as a Lieutenant, Financial Secretary, Fire Department Safety Officer, and as a member and Executive Board Member of the NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association and the International Fire Code Institute.
Jody's primary responsibilities at RIT are to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, including Bloodborne Pathogens, Machine Guarding, Hazard Communication and Confined Space entry, among others, and to investigate occupational health and safety incidents on campus. Jody also uses her fire service background by reviewing construction plans for all renovations and new construction on campus for fire and building code compliance and coordinating with the Henrietta Fire Marshal to obtain building permits. Jody also serves as the Liaison with RIT Property Insurance carriers.
Jody holds numerous NYS certifications, and uses these to serve and educate the RIT community. She is a NYS Certified Code Enforcement Official, a certified CPR/1st Aid Instructor, a NYS certified Police Instructor by the Bureau for Municipal Police and Department of Criminal Justice Services, and is also a NYS certified Security Guard Instructor. She is also a current member of the International Code Council Ad-Hoc committee on Reference Standards. Jody is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Safety Technology from RIT.