Summerville, SC 29418
Safety Officer needed for Dorchester County (Summerville, SC)
Will implement the County's safety and safety training programs and perform related administrative work as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have an OSHA certification, experience conducting accident investigations, and have thorough knowledge of the claims filing process.
Position is located in Summerville, SC; however, will be required to travel throughout Dorchester County.
Will be on call 75% of the time to respond if an accident or incident occurs.
Starting Salary: $43,911.
Plans, coordinates and manages the implementation and administration of safety programs for the county.
Assists in developing and monitoring safety program budgets.
Develops, recommends and implements approved employee safety policies and procedures.
Plans, coordinates and conducts employee safety training activities.
Promotes safety awareness through various programs, activities and contact with employees.
Provides technical assistance and direction to personnel and departments regarding attaining and maintaining compliance with safety regulations and standards.
Conducts safety audits and inspections of facilities and equipment; monitors employees exposure to toxic dusts, chemicals, gases and other hazards; and recommends corrective action if conditions may jeopardize employee health and productivity.
Investigates and analyzes accidents/injuries involving County employees, equipment or property to ascertain causes; prepares related recommendations and reports.
Analyzes accident and injury reports to identify trends and to adjust employee training needs.
Coordinates and participates in the activities of the County Safety Committee.
Prepares and maintains various safety records and reports.
May be on-call 24/7 for emergency operations as assigned.
Assists Risk Manager during emergency operations as needed.
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from
employees, citizens and others regarding safety matters.
Performs other general administrative/clerical work as required including, but not limited to,
preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and
filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, processing mail, answering the telephone, etc.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Associate degree with emphasis in safety engineering, environmental health, risk management, business administration or a closely related field.
Requires at least six (6) years of related work experience.
May be required to obtain and maintain various OSHA certifications, instructor-level certifications, industrial safety certifications, etc., as deemed appropriate by Department Head.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to coordinate or determine time, place or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data or information; may implement and report on operations and activities.
Ability to counsel or instruct/train others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice; or make recommendations based on technical expertise.
Drug free workplace and a criminal background check is required.
Never a fee,