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Safety Officer

Category: Other
Description:
PERFORMS RESPONSIBLE PROFESSIONAL WORK COORDINATING THE CITY'S SAFETY, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, AND WORKPLACE RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS; DOES RELATED WORK AS REQUIRED. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER THE REGULAR SUPERVISION OF THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES. ADMINISTERS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAM BY ENSURING TIMELY FILING OF CLAIMS; WORKS CLOSELY WITH INSURANCE COMPANY WHILE MONITORING CLAIMS; MAINTAINS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FILES AND STATISTICS FOR TREND ANALYSIS; MAINTAINS OSHA 300 LOG OF INJURIES AND ILLNESSES; MANAGES OSHA INSPECTIONS; PREPARES OSHA AND OTHER REGULATORY REPORTS. INVESTIGATES AND REVIEWS WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES TO ENSURE THAT RISKS ARE BEING IDENTIFIED; COMPILES AND ANALYZES DATA TO MANAGE RISKS. COORDINATES A COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY PROGRAM FOR THE CITY; DEVELOPS SAFETY INITIATIVES; DEVELOPS AND UPDATES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF THE ORGANIZATION; DEVELOPS AND IMPLEMENTS STRATEGIES TO REDUCE LOSSES. DETERMINES SAFETY TRAINING NEEDS; CONDUCTS AND/OR COORDINATES SAFETY TRAINING; MAINTAINS SAFETY TRAINING MATRIX; CONDUCTS ANALYSES TO LOOK FOR TRENDS, UNSAFE ACTS OR CONDITIONS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN POTENTIAL LOSS TO EMPLOYEES AND TO THE CITY; PREPARES REPORTS AS NEEDED. CONDUCTS WORKPLACE INSPECTIONS TO IDENTIFY HAZARDS; FOLLOWS-UP ON RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEPARTMENTS ON SAFETY VIOLATIONS. KEEPS ABREAST OF OSHA REGULATIONS; MONITORS COMPLIANCE WITH OSHA REGULATIONS AND CITY SAFETY POLICIES. PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE TO MANAGEMENT ON REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ISSUES. COORDINATES RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING FOR EMPLOYEES WHO POSSESS COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE AND FOR OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO PERFORM SAFETY SENSITIVE FUNCTIONS; MAINTAINS FILES FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING. MAINTAINS AND VERIFIES DRIVER’S LICENSES AND EMPLOYEE CERTIFICATIONS. CONDUCTS NEW EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION. SERVES AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE CITY’S SAFETY COMMITTEE. PERFORMS RELATED TASKS AS REQUIRED. THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROGRAMS; THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND NC WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW; THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES; ABILITY TO CONDUCT WORKPLACE INSPECTIONS, ASSESS RISKS AND IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS; ABILITY TO RESEARCH, COLLECT, ORGANIZE, AND ANALYZE DATA; ABILITY TO OPERATE STANDARD OFFICE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING A COMPUTER; ABILITY TO PRESENT IDEAS EFFECTIVELY BOTH ORALLY AND IN WRITING; ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ASSOCIATES, EMPLOYEES, SUPERVISORS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. ANY COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENT TO GRADUATION FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH MAJOR COURSE WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, LOSS CONTROL MANAGEMENT OR RELATED FIELD AND CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT, SAFETY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS. POSSESSION OF AN APPROPRIATE DRIVER’S LICENSE VALID IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Employer: City of New Bern
Expires: 1/20/2020
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