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Health and Safety Specialist

Location:
Piketon, OH
Company:
VNS Federal Services

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Responsible for ensuring the health and safety programs for all departments. Maintains up to date records and training of employees. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Establish, manage and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure:

  • Existence and awareness of a suitable and relevant health and safety policy.

  • A safe workplace without risk to health.

  • Safe plant and machinery, and safe movement, storage and use of articles and substances.

  • Adequate provision of first-aid and welfare facilities and support.

  • Provision of suitable and current information and supervision concerning health and safety policies and practices.

  • Proper and timely assessment of risks to health and safety, and implementation of measures and arrangements identified as necessary from the assessments.

  • Provision of emergency procedures, first-aid facilities, safety signs, relevant protective clothing and equipment, and incident reporting to the relevant authorities.

  • Liaison as necessary with other organizations and relevant authorities, and assistance and cooperation concerning audits and remedial actions.

  • The workplace satisfies health, safety and welfare requirements for ventilation, temperature, lighting, sanitary, washing and rest facilities.

  • Prevention and precautions against, or adequate control of, exposure to hazardous substances, and danger from flammable, explosive, electrical, noise, radiation and manual handling risks.

  • Surveillance and reporting on health and safety practices and systems.

  • Recruitment, selection, management and development of health and safety direct-reporting staff.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to the Project Manager. Supervises, trains and assists all Health and Safety personnel.

Accountabilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions, extreme heat and risk of radiation. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during their “core” work hours. Overtime may be required as job demands.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Education & Certifications:

  • A college degree is required.

Experience & Requirements:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people are essential
  • Good leadership skills are beneficial
  • Familiarity with statistical methods and spreadsheet applications are required.

Travel:

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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