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This position is responsible for conducting safety inspections of work sites and incident/injury investigations in order to effectively reduce and minimize accident and injury cases. This position is also responsible for developing employee training materials and programs, managing, planning, implementing and evaluating specific safety initiatives and proactively developing and maintaining a safe work environment. This position will also be responsible for the compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will fulfill the federal requirement for the County’s ADA Coordinator.Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)Education and Experience
Develops and conducts safety and occupational health training and education programs; inspects and evaluates workplace environments.
Recommends measures to protect workers and the general public from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
Facilitates the Safety Martin Institute of Lifelong Learning and Education (SMILE) and Martin Institute of Lifelong Learning and Education (MILE) trainings.
Assesses County facilities, departmental processes, and statistical data to identify trends, evaluate conditions and recommend appropriate corrective action.
Investigates and analyzes accidents to identify root cause and recommend corrective actions.
Facilitates the Countywide Safety Committee.
Reviews, develops and implements occupational health and safety policies and related compliance programs; assists with various Safety and Occupational Programs; assists in industrial hygiene monitoring.
Coordinates random drug testing for the Safety Sensitive positions; schedules monthly random drug testing and coordinates appointments with departments.
Maintains annual driver’s license checks for countywide employees.
Conducts ergonomic assessments to improve productivity, quality and safety and worker comfort by making practical ergonomic improvements in the workplace; conducts job hazard analysis to identify hazards and recommend steps to eliminate or reduce hazards to an acceptable risk level.
Attends staff meetings, committee meetings, prepares for accident review committee meetings.
Drives a County and/or personal vehicle to perform job duties to various site locations regularly as required.
Develops and maintains an annual inspection schedule, conducting inspections of work sites which may be in confined, awkward, and difficult to reach areas.
Facilitates training and testing for various assigned training to include defensive driving and Florida Commercial Driver's License programs.
Ensures that safety inspections of vehicles, working methods, and working conditions are in compliance with mandated safety requirements.
Review, maintain and update the Safety Manual.
Facilitates and leads the Safety on the Spot Program for the County.
Ensures County compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and monitors County compliance.
Coordinates activities with the appropriate departments relative to ADA compliance and construction/remodeling projects, including but not limited to, architectural criteria, construction standards and plans.
Provides central oversight, guidance and support to departments in their use of the web with a focus on assessing and maintaining web accessibility.
Monitors ADA program and facility compliance activities of all County Offices, departments, and divisions.
Conducts and/or facilitates ADA awareness training on compliance, County processes and access issues.
Performs work related to this job description as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Knowledge of effective risk management techniques of identification, evaluation, prevention and reduction.
Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, codes and regulations related to occupational safety and health training.
Considerable knowledge of investigative procedures and practices involving job injuries and incidents.
Skill in performing investigations related to safety.
Ability to interpret and explain ADA regulations and guidelines to department heads, supervisors, employees and the general public.
Ability to interpret and apply federal regulations on ADA.
Ability to prepare and implement ADA informational and compliance programs.
Ability to obtain information through interview and investigative methods.
Ability to keep and maintain records and to prepare and submit accurate reports including statistical and financial analyses.
Ability to conduct work site inspections and make recommendations for change as needed.
Ability to assemble and conduct training sessions relevant to safety risk factors and accident prevention.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including public speaking and preparing written reports and memorandum.
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Health Sciences or Technology, Safety Engineering, Risk & Insurance Management, Public or Business Administration or closely related field and three years’ experience in conducting safety inspections and facilitating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trainings.Physical Demands
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
Possession of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals preferred.
Possession of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene preferred.
Possession of Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) preferred.
Possession of CPR/First Aid Instructor certification from an accredited institution preferred.
Possession of Certified Defensive Driving Course Instructor from the National Safety Council (NSC) preferred.
Possession of OSHA #501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry and/or OSHA #500 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction certifications preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily outdoors.
Involves frequent interaction with people.
May require attendance at night meetings and/or outdoor meetings.