Performs responsible professional work in the development, enforcement and administration of safety and training programs; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Human Resources Director.
Planning, coordinating and implementing safety and accident prevention programs; ensuring safety regulations are followed; preparing and maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Administers safety and accident prevention programs; conducts facility safety and site inspections; arranges for and attends annual fire extinguisher and first aid kit inspections, safety consultant, and OSHA consultant inspections; attends Fire Marshal inspections; prepares and completes follow-up reports; follows-up and assists with hazard corrections.
• Processes worker’s compensation reports for insurance carrier; files reports; communicates as necessary with insurance company, case managers, employees, etc.; sends/files copies as needed; completes and maintains OSHA 300 Logs; processes property/liability reports for insurance; files reports; corresponds as necessary; updates coverage information; maintains vehicle title files.
• Prepares, creates, coordinates, schedules, arranges for, conducts and maintains records on safety training.
• Prepares, coordinates, arranges for and chairs Town Safety Committee; keeps meeting minutes; distributes minutes; advises, attends, and prepares information for departmental safety committees.
• Reviews new and updated OSHA, DOT, EPA, NFPA, etc. regulations; attends safety seminars and schools for updated information; updates MSDS sheets.
• Writes, researches and develops policies and procedures, safety handbooks, safety multimedia presentations; provides safety info for Town’s website.
• Prepares and reviews reports; participates in accident interview; files insurance claims.
• Assists all departments in the implementation and compliance with safety procedures; researches, orders, and arranges for specific safety supplies and equipment; prepares research and submits safety grant information.
• Assists the Human Resources Director in coordinating and delivering other applicable training programs to Town employees
• Evaluates lost/accident data/statistics to determine trends and areas for improvement.
• Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge and skills
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices relating to industrial safety and accident prevention; thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding employee safety; thorough knowledge of the function and operation of each department; ability to analyze working conditions and recommend alternative methods and procedures; ability to plan, develop and conduct safety training programs; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; firmness and tact in the enforcement of safety regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department directors, supervisors, associates and the general public.
Education and experience
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial safety and occupational health or related field and extensive risk management experience.
• This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
• Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
• Hiring Range: $51,772 – $64,088
• Salary Range: $51,772 – $77,910
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.