Reports To: Senior Vice President
Pay Range: $65,000 – $95,000 annual salary plus benefits
Contact: Pam Carr, HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Responsibility:
Under the Supervision of the Vice President of Safety Services, the Director of Occupational Safety and Health Services is responsible for the following:
- Internal (vice presidents) and External (clients) Customer relations;
- Written and verbal communications;
- Business development
- Timely report generation;
- Documents review;
- Quality control/quality assurance;
- Project staffing
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree (Masters Preferred) in safety, industrial hygiene, or science-related field. Specialized training in hazard identification, evaluation and control preferred.
- Demonstrated years (preferred 3+) experience coordinating safety programs and training in a construction or manufacturing environment.
- Developed practical understanding of safety and health management, including management systems, risk assessment root cause analysis & accident/incident investigation.
- A formal qualification by either the Board of Certified Safety Professionals or the American Industrial Hygiene Association, complemented by at least on-the-job learning or self-study in the other area is a plus.
- Developed capability to understand & influence behavior in construction environment.
- Working knowledge of OSHA regulations as well as ANSI, NIOSH, ACGIH, and NFPA standards.
- A general understanding of behavior based safety principles and industrial hygiene practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and project management skills. Must beflexible and able to work with diverse groups in a team environment across all shifts for support.
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Outlook.
- Demonstrated employee supervision experience as department lead coaching employeedevelopment in addition to technical teams, contractors or other 3rd party groups.
- Successfully demonstrated ability to manage change.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver results through others.
- Occupational safety and health experience in either general industry or construction.
- Develop Auditing procedures, including standards, performance measures and tracking system;
- Review safety technicians’ performance to confirm compliance with all applicable SCT standards of conduct, laws and regulations (including federal, state, city and/or county) for the audited jobsite location;
- Obtain, organize and distribute information to be given to Senior staff;
- Identify specific client safety deficiencies and draft plans for hazard minimization, reduction, and elimination in support of safety technicians.
- Track and monitor medical, legal, scientific, and financial journals to analyze trends likely to impact company and client policies and procedures;
- Monitor proposed state statutes and regulations as they proceed to enactment/adoption of new and or updated safety standards;
- Locate and monitor subscription services to compile federal and state laws and regulations for specific industries;
- Research safety regulations and conduct legislative history searches;
- Prepare comments to be reviewed by senior staff and attorneys;
- Retrieve and analyze applicable laws and regulations to assist in preparing reports for trial and/or arbitrations and mediations.
- Draft and file applications, appeals, bills, letters, affidavits, and motions with Industrial Board (IB) or Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC);
- Review IB/BWC files to obtain all information concerning claim;
- Work with actuaries of client/employer in exercising cost control measures;
- Monitor utilization review practices;
- Research claim options and third-party actions;
- Review procedures for taking case into litigation;
- Obtain, review, and maintain information about various legislative and administrative law changes;
- Perform legal research and assess case law parallels within workers’ compensation that have todo with similar injuries or employers;
- Investigate claims and interview claimant co-workers and/or witnesses;
- If appropriate, coordinate arrangements for independent medical examination;
- Coordinate information and communications among client/employer, physician, insurance adjusters, rehabilitation specialists and expert witnesses.
- Maintain the company occupational safety and health corporate program;
- Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced;
- Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards;
- Carry out regular site inspections to check that policies and procedures are being properly implemented;
- Make changes to working practices that are safe and comply with company policy;
- Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy;
- Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks;
- Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements;
- Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers;
- Be up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the employer’s industry;
- Attend Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) seminars and read professional journals;
- Produce management reports and contribute to company newsletters and bulletins;
- Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.