Reports To: Senior Vice President

Pay Range: $65,000 – $95,000 annual salary plus benefits

Contact: Pam Carr, HR Manager, pcarr@sct.us.com

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.

Essential Functions:

Field Auditing

  • 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.

Research Disciplines

  • 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.

Workers’ Compensation

  • 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.

Safety Coordinator

  • 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.

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