Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Health Safety Specialist Job Description

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Health safety specialist provides assistance and coaching to safety representatives and operations management with interpretation and compliance with local, state, federal, OSHA and corporate regulations.

Health Safety Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Investigates and tracks job injuries and lost workdays and maintains OSHA log, documentation, records and activities
The compliance to any special or unique customer/client or state-specific requirements regarding substance abuse program issues
Travel through out North Carolina and surrounding states to provide customized training and technical assistance in occupational safety and health requirements (OSHA) to employers and other professionals, effectively communicating regulatory and best practices related to workplace safety and health management
Provide instruction for the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center with a heavy emphasis and expertise on safety and health within the construction industry
May also provide instruction in OSHA general industry and HAZWOPER
Trains employees (including new hire and refresher training) on various safety-related topics, HAZCOM, fit testing, Respirator use
Coordinates annual employee health programs including audiometric testing, pulmonary function testing, routine physicals
Provide support and assistance to operational Departments for site based department issues, Method Statements, Risk Assessments and EHS Questionnaires
Experience in BAAQMD permitting process, biennial hazardous waste reports, pressure vessel program, and SWPPP
Manage the site waste analysis program & waste profiles

Health Safety Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Health Safety Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OHSAS, ISO, CSP, CIH, OSHA, ASP, HAZWOPER, CPR, NEBOSH, EHS

Education for Health Safety Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the health safety specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Health, Industrial, Engineering, Graduate Education, Chemistry, Education, Physics, Public Health, Toxicology, Psychology

Skills for Health Safety Specialist

Desired skills for health safety specialist include:

OSHA regulations
Federal
VPP programs
Industrial lift operations
Major safety standards
Respirators
OSHA
Health and safety regulations
EPA
State

Desired experience for health safety specialist includes:

Experience developing emergency action plans, company safety teams, IIPs
Knowledge of regulations pertaining to Health and Safety and related compliance requirements with strong attention to detail
Strong knowledge of OH&S legislations and regulations
Must be able to obtain an active Top Secret clearance
Manage site decontamination projects
EHS safety training coordinator - including scheduling/data maintenance of training databases, and communications with management and employees regarding safety training including development / implementation of online EHS training courses

Health Safety Specialist Examples

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Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a health safety specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health safety specialist
  • Assist in preparation of environmental plans, permits and reporting in accordance with USEPA and State requirements
  • Manage general compliance matters and projects as necessary, provides assistance to ensure compliance with relevant policies and other federal laws relating to health and safety
  • Manage DOT and Company Drug & Alcohol programs
  • Create and Manage Annual MIS reporting
  • The educational needs of our operational districts to prevent substance abuse
  • Ensure accurate system regional headcounts are up-to-date (including corporate and other office facilities) and that all affected employees are included in the respective testing pools
  • Develops and maintains driver qualification program
  • Support development and review of Job Plans
  • Participate in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensure appropriate follow up on area hazard/near miss reporting
  • Performing Life Critical safety training
Qualifications for health safety specialist
  • 5+ years experience managing safety operations, ideally in technology or creative office environments
  • Drug and Alcohol Test, Construction Safety Training System (CSTS), and HS2 Alive required to begin work on the site
  • Must be successfully fit tested to enter the site (HS2 Alive requirements)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (French language is an asset)
  • Experience or knowledge of WCB legislation
  • Good knowledge of risk management principles or other OHS related training
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Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of health safety specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for health safety specialist
  • Have previous construction site safety experience
  • Ensure that EHS measures are embedded on each site and that these measures are driving the appropriate behaviour
  • Work with department leaders in the implementation and maintenance of the EHS risk assessment programs
  • Participate in site EHS committee meetings, provide H&S reports, updates and undertake actions taken from the meeting
  • Develop the H&S training plan with EHS Manager and facilitate H&S training according to site needs
  • Keep up to date records of incidents and accidents and produce statistics and management reports accordingly
  • Guide and support the site in the implementation and maintenance of the EHS risk assessment programs
  • Lead or support the department managers i n the accident I incident investigations procedure and timely communication of the findings
  • Submit legislative reports as required RIDDOR
  • Utilization of physical safeguards and employee personal protective equipment to control such hazards
Qualifications for health safety specialist
  • The Safety & Environmental Specialist will have a proven track record and demonstrated success in interfacing with all levels of the organization
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and no moving violations in the previous 5 years
  • Must be highly motivated with good client communication skills both in written and verbal forms
  • Display a demonstrated interest in EHSS and demonstrated leadership skills with high character and integrity
  • Flexible with the ability to handle multiple job duties and rapidly changing priorities
  • Able to set and achieve high goals with high expectations attached to role
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Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of health safety specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health safety specialist
  • Will design, institute, and document health, safety and environmental programs, including Food Safety assurance
  • Advises plant management on all quality related issues health, safety and environmental and safety related issues
  • Measures customer satisfaction and takes corrective action as appropriate
  • Implements “just in time” techniques to ensure quality levels remain high and consistent
  • Advises and consults with plant management on all continuous improvement and quality/safety related issues (may include environmental related issues)
  • Ensures compliance in the safe handling of hazardous materials and waste
  • Recommends and implements changes as needed
  • May implement and oversee safety and environmental programs
  • Is an individual-contributor role within a plant environment and have no direct reports
  • Facilitate high level operational risk assessments
Qualifications for health safety specialist
  • Work indoors and outdoors in hot, cool, moist, and humid conditions
  • Meets physical and mental requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations, of the position
  • The most qualified candidate based upon experience, education, interview, additional trainings attended, knowledge, and ability to demonstrate the needed skills to be successful will fill position
  • Hiring Manager has discretion to place and/or move any EHS Coordinator from Unit to Unit
  • You have working knowledge of purpose, calibration requirements, and how-to-operate and calibrate various EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) equipment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessments, and data analyses
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Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of health safety specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for health safety specialist
  • Develop, implement and complete improvement plans to support initiatives to reach top performance in safety
  • Develop hazard control methods, programs and procedures
  • Maintain and calibrate industrial hygiene equipment
  • May specialize in a related field such as loss control, industrial hygiene, or fire protection
  • Promote environmental compliance at the corporate level or at individual power plant locations
  • Participates in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensures appropriate follow up on area hazard/near miss reporting
  • Assists in leading the facility to safety achievements with a focus on behavioral initiatives ensuring all established metrics are tracked
  • Maintain & complete data entry and analysis as necessary for Environmental Health & Safety metrics and information
  • Identifies areas of improvement in all areas of environmental, safety, health and security and create plans to execute the improvements
  • Provide training to associates and contractors on a variety of Environmental Health & Safety topics
Qualifications for health safety specialist
  • Degree or equivalent in relevant Science with a good working knowledge of industry standards such as OHSAS 18001
  • 3+ years of health, safety and environmental experience in a production setting
  • Ability to work with various testing equipment
  • Knowledge of applicable health, safety and environmental practices
  • Tertiary qualified in Allied Health or Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology
  • Minimum 5 years exposure to a heavy industry / mining environment
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Health Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a health safety specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for health safety specialist
  • Conducts regular EHS inspections (hazardous waste cages, satellite accumulation areas, first aid kits, blood borne pathogens kits, machine guarding) to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations
  • Maintains a variety of records and documents, onsite and archived, for OSHA and other compliance purposes
  • Assists with a broad range of environmental health and safety programs (IIPP, Confined Space, In Use on Road, ) to stay in compliance with associated regulations (CAL/OHSA, FED OSHA, SCAQMD, CARB, DOT, NFPA70E)
  • Assists with permitting, monitoring, and reporting in compliance with local and federal agencies both onsite and off-site locations
  • Monitor safety, quality, cost, and schedule of contractors
  • Prepare passes and work permits
  • Audit Contractor Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) / Task Risk Analyses (TRAs)
  • Verify receipt of service
  • Assist in approving contractor time sheets, material tickets, documentation for ROS
  • Maintain and issue daily reports of work
Qualifications for health safety specialist
  • Auditor qualifications with experience in auditing Health and Safety standards
  • OSHA Certification and training a plus
  • Applicant must have ability to work individually, in a team setting
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of developments in H&S
  • HSE experience gained within a construction environment
  • Undergraduate degree in safety, industrial hygiene or related discipline preferred

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