Environmental Health & Safety Manager
About the Job
OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3568729
Desired Skills/Duties: General Description Responsible for compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations at local, state, and federal levels. Partners with managers, safety coordinators and associates to ensure the safety of the employees, customers, and environment. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director of Infrastructure but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Essential Job Functions Designs and implements safety programs incorporating OSHA standards for the City; Conducts inspections of work sites in buildings and field locations to assure safety compliance; Performs risk assessments, accident and incident investigations, captures lessons learned; Prepare, manage, and deliver safety standards and training programs; Develops contract documents for general bidding dealing with safety/OSHA for various departments; Reviews the safety programs of contractors employed by the City for compliance with the City's safety program of OSHA standards; Acts as a resource for work units seeking training sources; Ensures accurate reporting and posting of safety materials and accident notification; Develops and maintains a library of safety resources; Maintains cumulative City safety reports, oversees the maintenance of safety reporting within the work units of the City and prepares reports, summaries and analyses as necessary; Advises department personnel of changes in regulations or laws and supervises updating of guidelines and programs; Develops or assists in the development of municipal policies and procedures to implement safety standards; Performs related work as required. Skills/Knowledges/Abilities Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, training and procedures involved in the development of safety programs; Thorough knowledge of general program standards such as those required by OSHA; Thorough knowledge of safety program development; Ability to read and interpret safety standards and to apply or to modify them to make the necessary standards applicable to various City operations; Ability to write or modify safety standards or regulations in standard, grammatically correct language; Ability to become OSHA certified in Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry; Ability to speakto groups of employees, to explain and emphasize safety requirements and to encourage compliance with regulations; Ability to act as safety spokesperson for the City when dealing with outside safety or safety regulating agencies either in person or in writing; Ability to visit a variety of locations in the City to observe work in progress and to compare the work/equipment/procedures to established standards in order to determine if safety standards are being followed; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, supervisory personnel, outside contractors, regulatory agencies and the general public; Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings; Ability to operate a personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications currently in use in the City; Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or standards; Knowledge and experience with Emergency Response and Planning, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomic Principles; Strong analytical skills; . TRAINING/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or a closely related field; and Five (5) years experience developing, implementing and overseeing compliance of OSHA based safety programs including some experience in regulatory agency reporting Possession of a valid driver's license.