Oversees the City's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs. Plans, implements and manages a comprehensive program to mitigate risk in these areas within the City of Hampton.
Examples of Duties
•Recommends resolutions to problems related to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues to include developing risk assessments, regulatory compliance programs and monitoring processes. Responsible for ensuring continual compliance with all local, state, and federal statutes and requirements related to health, safety and environmental quality matters.
•Manages the City's Lead and Asbestos in Buildings Management Program. Arranges and oversees remediation of lead and asbestos materials from City owned structures. Performs required inspections of buildings and training of employees who work in buildings that contain lead or asbestos. Works closely with the Facilities Management staff to safeguard maintenance employees from exposure and to maintain building records. Serves as an advocate for the continuous improvement of programs in Lead, Asbestos and Occupational Health and Safety. Effectively communicates challenges, successes, and areas of concern to the Risk Manager when potential hazards and risks are identified.
•Serves as a technical advisor to Risk Management, City supervisors/managers and other City staff on the best methods to resolve environmental, health and safety concerns including engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
•Provides supervision, guidance, and training to claims technicians and other support personnel. Initiates and recommends personnel actions such as hiring, preparing employee evaluations, administering employee discipline and counseling.
•Conducts workplace audits and inspections to identify and alleviate hazards that affect or could potentially affect the health and safety of employees; conducts ergonomic or other specific hazard assessments; recommends equipment, procedures, assignments or other actions to alleviate identified problems or concerns.
•Evaluates and analyzes incidents to discover safety related trends and barriers to safe work performance. Investigates accidents in order to determine root causes; develops action plans to control or eliminate organizational barriers and/or hazards in the work place.
•Plans, develops and conducts safety, occupational health and related training activities. Works collaboratively with other City personnel to develop job specific safety programs and procedures and the associated required training. Develops Health and Safety trainers for specific Departmental and Divisional training requirements. Attends or facilitates safety committee or management meetings to discuss safety concerns and practices; advises department managers and supervisors on appropriate handling of safety or health situations. Develops a supervisor safety course to instruct line and upper level management in the principles of safety in a municipal government's work place.
•Coordinates with consultants and service providers to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
•Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations such as VOSHA and OSHA mandated health and safety programs, injury and illness prevention programs, and lead and asbestos programs. Participates with consultants in dealing with VOSHA reporting and follow-up inspections.
•Interprets new regulations and determines their applicability to City operations and devises strategies and procedures for compliance.
•Prepares management reports and correspondence related to program evaluation and performance measures; oversees the maintenance of required records and reports.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Safety, Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene or a related field from an accredited college with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Physics, Biology or a field directly related to occupational health and safety or public sector regulatory compliance. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in planning, implementing, or evaluating programs in occupational health and safety as well as lead and asbestos compliance. Asbestos Inspector-Management Planner certification, Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred. Must obtain all needed lead and asbestos certifications within six (6) months of hire. Working knowledge of: required OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training programs; EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) protocol for lead, asbestos, and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) inspections and remediation; federal, state, and local laws, regulations and issues associated with safety, construction and occupancy of buildings; the methods, techniques, and practices used in determining and minimizing the harmful health and safety effects of workplace hazards. Requires the ability to research, interpret and apply laws, regulations, technical information and other materials to prepare clear and concise management reports; apply logical supporting information to justify decisions and recommendations. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working and training relationships with diverse internal and external customers. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and must have a satisfactory driver's record which meets City of Hampton criteria. A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the criteria listed above.
Performs duties under the limited supervision of the Risk Manager. Requires frequent local travel throughout the City. May be required to perform duties after working hours. Extensive contact with all levels of City and school employees, vendor, medical personnel and other related outside agencies requiring tact and diplomacy. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of all information. This position is exempt.
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