PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in safety inspections, training and coordinating workers' compensation issues involving the evaluation and analysis of occupational safety and health problems and living conditions.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May supervise staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates accident prevention activities in agency; conducts routine periodic inspections of agency to ensure compliance with the National Fire Prevention Act (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Veterans’ Administration (VA) and/or other safety, health and sanitary codes and environmental regulations; recommends corrective action for any deficiencies; identifies agency needs in safety and loss control and evaluates effectiveness of implemented safety policies, procedures and guidelines; uses statistics and inspection reports to make recommendations for injury reduction and loss control; investigates accidents and maintains appropriate records; prepares fire evacuation plans; directs, coordinates and evaluates all disaster plan activities; conducts life safety inspections; participates in agency Safety Committee; schedules and conducts in-service safety training for staff; maintains contacts with individuals inside and outside agency who might impact on health, safety and workers' compensation issues; may serve as agency Fire Marshal; may represent agency at workers' compensation hearings; may coordinate building security access activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles of occupational safety and health practices; knowledge of principles and practices of accident prevention; knowledge of NFPA Fire and Life Safety Codes, TJC, OSHA and other health, sanitary and environmental codes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability in oral and written communication; ability to analyze and evaluate accidents, their causes and recommend effective control measures; ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate agency safety and health programs; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in occupational safety and health inspections, risk management or loss control.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in occupational safety, risk management or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Safety Program Officer in Salary Group AR 22 approved effective March 10, 1989. (2012 SCOPE Review)
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