The Safety Officer is a single position class responsible for the administration of all County safety programs. This position coordinates the work of departmental safety specialists and ensures that all county safety efforts are in compliance with State and Federal Law. This class is responsible for the development and implementation of a Countywide safety compliance program, coordination of the work of all Safety Specialists throughout the County, serves as a resource and provides quality control for all County Safety Programs
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Assumes full responsibility for the administration of the County Safety Program in developing and evaluating safety goals, and standards; assists and advises management in promoting an overall safety awareness and an effective participation in an occupational injury prevention program by all organizations; provides County-wide direction and leadership on safety issues.
· Inspects offices, work sites, buildings, grounds, equipment, vehicles, and tools for compliance with safety standards, ordinances, laws, and practices; recommends necessary corrective actions; gives instruction and advice to supervisors and employees on accident prevention and the elimination of unsafe working conditions; makes follow-up inspections to ensure compliance.
· Identifies ergonomics issues and implements appropriate solutions to ergonomic problems.
· Investigates and analyzes accidents, determines their causes, and the means of preventing their recurrence; discusses such problems and their solution with supervisors and employees.
· Serves as a resource on all Safety related issues and provides information and feedback to Department and Agency Directors and the County Executive.
· Assists in the planning of safety education programs; assists in the preparation of or develops preventive injury and accident instructional training materials; provides on-site or classroom type training and instruction on a wide range of safety-related matters such as first aid, equipment operation, safe driving, and other subjects.
· Prepares reports to appropriate levels of management; collects and analyzes statistics and prepares and distributes reports on trend information and cost identifications; prepares articles for department publications.
· Collects data and prepares programs for monthly safety meetings; advises departments of the impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Act; disseminates information on safety principles, regulations, standards, and methods; distributes information material such as safety posters, case studies, and publications.
· Organizes and coordinates appropriate recognition programs for identifying outstanding safety performance by departments, units, or individuals.
· Maintains basic safety training, and accident records.
· Performs related duties as assigned.