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Safety & Training Coordinator

Augusta-Richmond County


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Responsible for overall safety programs within the operations of Augusta-Richmond County departments.  Locates and corrects hazards that may become liabilities.  Ensures employees are properly trained on equipment operations and work processes to include PPE use, root cause analysis and prevention methods.  Implements corrective measures to reduce and/or eliminate potential losses.  Assessment of workplace/work site to include ergonomic issues and job analysis.

 

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts technical and general inspections of: vehicles, facilities, mechanical, equipment and work processes, of all sections/branches of the department to identify shortfalls and make written recommendations to reduce risk or loss potential.
  • Assists with implementation and monitoring of Safety Program in other Departments for compliance with the policies of the Safety/Risk Management Manual.
  • Trains department employees on techniques for safely performing their jobs (proper operation of equipment, safety guards intact, etc.); monitors work practices following training.
  • Conducts/develops safety training and/or coordinates special training as required (to include employee orientation when necessary).
  • Investigates injuries/accidents and recommends specific PPE, lock out/tag out, workstation adjustments, etc to reduce risk.
  • Reviews motor vehicle accidents and on-the-job injuries with Loss Control Officer and Risk Mgmt Mgr and conducts follow-up investigations as directed.
  • Assist in the enforcement of policies, compliance with Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to safety, vehicle, etc
  • Assist with Vehicle Oversight Program, monitoring for safe activity and compliance.  Identify, evaluate ergonomic issues with respect to work processes.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Experience:   
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Occupational Health, Occupational Safety or a related field of study with three (3) years of experience in occupational health and safety or public/private sector risk and safety programs 

OR

Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Occupational Health, Occupational Safety or a related field of study with five (5) years of experience in occupational health and safety or public/private sector risk and safety programs.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of principles of safe operations of vehicles, construction equipment, mechanical equipment and work processes associated with their use.
  • General knowledge of systems operations in a variety of areas in order to recognize hazards.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and policies, occupational health issues and hazards, ergonomic developments.
  • Ability to design, plan and implement risk reduction programs pertaining to personal injury/safety.
  • Knowledge of effective training techniques.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Skill in observation, detection, investigation, and prevention of occupational health/safety hazards.
  • Ability to develop and maintain files both electronic and physical.
  • Self-starter, detail oriented with ability to work independently.

 
Certification:  

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to obtain Defensive Driver Certification(s) within 6 months of hire.

Listing ends on:

12/31/2021