CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Administers City's Safety, Loss Prevention and Hazardous Communication programs. Conducts on-site safety audits. Investigates accidents to determine causes and recommends corrections of unsafe acts and conditions. Coordinates Safety Suggestion Program and Midyear Safety Event. Tracks workers' compensation claims and maintains contact with third party administrators to ensure proper care and return to work status for injured employees. Attends all Citywide Safety Council meetings. Serves as the department's representative for the Emergency Management Operations Committee.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers the City safety program. Conducts annual on-site audits of all facilities including buildings, and recreation facilities to evaluate physical conditions, safety practices, hazardous situations, and toxic and hazardous substances to determine their compliance with state standards, codes, and regulations. Provides written report stating findings and any safety recommendations. Conducts follow-up inspection per safety report findings.
Investigates serious accidents to determine causes. Prepares notes, diagrams, takes pictures, and drawings of accident scene. Interviews accident victims and supervisors. Prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for correction of unsafe acts and conditions. Prepares and maintains safety statistical analyses. . Distributes accidnt analyses and reports to department directors and Citywide Safety Council members.
Tracks all injuries/illnesses, vehicular, and property damage incidents.
Coordinates and conducts work area assessments, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise and chemical exposure, indoor air quality, confined space, and ventilation in paint booths, as needed.
Conducts and/or coordinates Ergonomic Workstation Evaluations to include office and field assessments. Conduct Telecommuting Alternate Work Site Evaluations as required.
Maintains contact with the City's designated occupational health provider to ensure care for injured employees. Administers Alternative Duty Program following on-the-job and off-the-job injuries/illnesses. Tracks expenses through workers' compensation Loss Run Reports.
Provides assistance and performs walk-through inspections of City facilities with state inspectors and/or outside consultants.
Coordinates and/or conducts safety training and provides safety education materials to all employees. Researches topics and coordinates training sessions conducted by designated physician, third party administrator or other vendor(s). Maintains safety media library and annually purchases additional media.
Researches, prepares, and communicates safety topics to employees via OPNET.
Attends all Safety Council meetings, and serves as the department's representative for the Emergency Management Operations Committee.
Administers the City's Hazardous Communications program to include chemical inventory, container labeling, material safety data sheets, employee training, methods used to inform employees and contractors of non-routine tasks, and chemical storage.
Performs those tasks necessary as a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT). Performs random, follow-up, reasonable-suspicion, post-accident, and return-to-work tests as needed. Performs instrumental calibrations, maintains log, and assures usability of the Evidentiary Breath Tester (EBT). Coordinates random drug testing with City's occupational health provider. Submits drug and alcohol test results to the Department of Transportation upon request.
Coordinates the monthly collection of Motor Vehicle Reports and provides report of findings to Department Directors. Requests quarterly updates of information related to â€œSafety Sensitive Positionsâ€ and â€œDrivers of City-Owned Vehiclesâ€ from the department directors or other designated personnel. Coordinates Defensive Driving Course Program.
Coordinates City's DOT Physical Examination Program, return to work examinations and fitness for duty examinations with City's occupational health provider..
Conducts workplace violence and other investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination. Prepares investigation reports and conveys findings to the Management Team.
Administers and coordinates Safety Suggestion Program and Midyear Safety Event. Serves on the committee to organize the Midyear Safety Event.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in safety management or related field, and/or personnel, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Safety and First Aid training, CPR, AED, and Breath Alcohol Technician certification.
Must possess an appropriate, valid driver's license, and maintain an insurable driving record.
Four to six years in a safety-related position or an equivalent level of experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Project management skills.
Excellent group presentation skills.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to write report findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to read and comprehend federal and state laws and regulations, city codes and ordinances.
Ability to analyze safety situations.
Ability to research and compose news articles.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to organize and retrieve data effectively.
Ability to exhibit diplomacy, tact, and sound judgement when dealing with sensitive situations.
Ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast-paced, and challenging environment.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to attend/conduct meetings and be attentive for extended periods of time.
Ability to climb, stoop, and bend.
Excessive standing and/or walking.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer and operate copier, adding machine, pager, and typewriter.
Ability to travel to and tour City facilities in adverse conditions to include, but not limited to, accident sites, construction sites, outdoor sites, remote sites, interior and exterior building inspections, etc.
Ability to operate City vehicle.
Ability to lift approximately 20 pounds and transport 10 feet.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.