Occupational Safety Coordinator

Sep 01, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
NOTICE OF VACANCY

TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY COORDINATOR – 1
SALARY: $2,186 SEMI-MONTHLY
DIVISION: CLINICAL SERVICES DIVISION G15/ #1425

SUMMARY:
This position is located in the Clinical Services Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The incumbent works with both the employees and supervisors to identify and help manage or mitigate the agency’s risks. The incumbent has overall responsibility for risk management, safety, agency call down for closure due to inclement weather, ADA Coordinator, maintain employee health records, records retention, and backup COOP manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Conducts departmental safety training and education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
2. Coordinate educational programs including but not limited to Hazard Communications, Bloodborne Pathogens, Lockout/Tagout, Emergency Action Plans, Confined Space Entry, Driver Safety Programs, etc.
3. Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
4. Recognize and resolve occupational safety and health hazards in a timely fashion.
5. Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment and first-aid supplies.
6. Investigate accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
7. Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.
8. Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, lighting and other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort and performance, make recommendations for leadership.
9. Maintain and update emergency response plan and procedures for agency employees.
10. Maintain inventories of hazardous materials and hazardous waste, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.
11. Recommend suspension of activities that pose threats to worker’s health and safety.
12. Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
13. Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes or materials.
14. Coordinate quarterly safety trainings for essential personnel.
15. Develop and monitor the Risk Management Plan according to required regulatory and agency procedures and specifications.
16. Assess need for and initiates Life Safety measures according to Life Safety 101 Codes.
17. Conduct drills and exercises and provide a review of exercise results and corrective action plans.
18. Conduct agency call down for closure due to inclement weather.
19. Provide awareness campaigns regarding safety.
20. Ensure all facilities are OSHA/PEOSH compliant.
21. Maintain OSHA records and perform all OSHA/PEOSH reporting requirements.
22. Provide support to managers regarding all aspects of health and safety.
23. Relay any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Maintenance.
24. Knowledge of the ADA and other laws addressing the rights of persons with disabilities.
25. Attend relevant meetings (internal and external).
26. Drives to various locations to perform job duties as needed.
27. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
28. At the direction of the OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the incumbent is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team. Work closely with Emergency Response with their All-Hazard Program.
29. Assist with design and development of various programs to employees.
30. Generates studies and reports, policies and procedures and correspondence and memoranda.
31. Conduct CPR training for employees.
32. Conduct ergonomic workstation reviews/assessments.
33. Serves as backup COOP manager.
34. Responsible for first aid kits preparation and maintenance.
35. Responsible for updating and maintaining all employee health records.
36. In charge of AED maintenance at all sites.
37. Oversight of records retention for OCCHD.
38. Responsible for fire extinguisher inspections at all sites.
39. Trained for fit testing of full-face masks for OSHA purposes.
40. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
-Bachelor’s degree in in employee health and safety or related field required plus three years related experience
OR
-Master’s degree plus two years related experience
-Must be knowledgeable about federal, state and local safety and health laws
-Must be familiar with OSHA/PEOSH regulations
-First aid training and CPR teaching certificate
-Valid Oklahoma driver license required

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Must have an operating vehicle available on the premises for daily use
-May be required to take the smallpox vaccination and other vaccinations or inoculations as a member of the first responder team
-May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends due to job responsibilities

Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a reference check, background check and drug screening

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING:
Interested candidates should apply online at www.occhd.org. Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select apply now. You will be directed to our Career Center. Get started by uploading your resume with your profile. Otherwise, click “skip” to continue. Register with the Career Center, complete an application, attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, again select the job to apply for, answer job specific questions and submit your application. Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating “Successfully applied”. If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed. You will need to review your record.

The position will be open for 30 days or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.

OPENING DATE: 8/28/19 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled AA/EOE