A Safety Officer develops, implements and maintains programs for the prevention of accidents, injuries and losses for compliance with appropriate State and federal regulatory requirements. An incumbent in this class inspects work areas and associated equipment, including the performance of unannounced inspections. This individual performs a critical review of written materials, including departmental safety programs and objectives, rules and regulations, educational materials, records of employee training, and previous reports of injuries to employees and citizens to identify and assess actual or potential safety problems. An employee in this class will have a particular focus on building a good working relationship with front line team members in order to better facilitate a culture of safety within the Department. Tasks for the Safety Officer will performed under the general supervision of the T&ES Deputy Director of Operations.
- Researches regulations for compliance requirements relative to department job functions, including conducting hazard and risk assessments of job functions and tasks;
- Designing and implementing written safety and health programs, policies, procedures, job safe practices, training presentations, etc;
- Liaison to Risk Management Division and Department of Transportation for general liability and worker's compensation claims, subrogation cases, commercial driver's licenses medical exams, notice of violation and random drug and alcohol tests which includes communication, investigation and coordination and compilation of written responses and records;
- Maintain and customize the industry safe web-based software platform for the storage of employee safety training and professional development records, inspection and accident records, employee CDL specific information and Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injury and illness logs;
- Inspect job sites, work zones and facilities, audit records and prepares written reports with recommended corrective action and follow-up for implementation and closure in accordance to federal and state law, regulations and policies, including industry standards and best practices and TES established procedures and job safe practices. Plans, coordinates and conducts safety and health activities, i.e., new employee orientation, job site and automated external defibrillator (AED) devices inspections industrial hygiene testing, group and topic specific training and mock exercises;
- Serves as an advisor to the department employee safety round table that reviews accident and injuries, crafts situational awareness statements, and trains employees to resolve problems and elevate issues that rise to the level of management;
- Reviews regulations and advises management on regulatory impacts to the department, impact on existing safety program and plans for impact changes, improvements or implementation of new safety programs. Advises supervisors with accident investigations including maintaining and analyzing injury and illness records for trends while making recommendations for improvements;
- Performs related work as required.
The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree and three years of experience with industrial health and safety and loss control practices; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
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