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Safety Risk Technician


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The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for a Safety/Risk Technician in the Human Resources Department, with a starting hourly rate of $19.32 to a maximum hourly rate of $31.36 depending upon qualifications.

Qualified applicants MUST apply on our website by downloading an application packet at, or may apply in person (drive thru only) at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00 PM on Tuesday October 19, 2021. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assist Safety Coordinator with maintaining up to date records of incident reporting, inspects machinery, equipment and working conditions in setting to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations by performing the following duties. Help develop new safety protocols and programs as needed.


           Safety Risk Technician

  • Entry level

           Safety Risk Technician II 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Safety/Risk
  • Certified Worker’s Compensation Professional Certification
  • 1 of 3:
    • Occupational Hygiene & Safety Technician Certification (OHST)
    • Board of Certified Safety Professionals – (BCSP)
    • American Society of Safety Professionals -ASSP, or 4 year degree in Safety/Risk

 or a related field


  • Inspects machines and equipment for accident prevention devices.
  • Activate and deactivate door access cards as needed
  • Observes workers to determine use of prescribed safety equipment such as glasses, helmets, goggles, respirators and clothing.
  • Inspects specified areas for fire prevention equipment and other safety and first-aid supplies.
  • Tests working areas for noise, toxic and other hazards.
  • Prepares report findings with recommendation for corrective action.
  • Investigates accidents to ascertain causes for use in recommending preventive safety measures and developing safety program.
  • Demonstrates use of safety equipment.
  • Helps formulate general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Helps inspect or tours organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventive measures where indicated.
  • Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, law suits and insurance investigations.
  • Helps process and investigate claims for damages and safety complaints from managers and employees.  Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinates training programs or media which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness.
  • Assists in Workers’ Compensation program (i.e. complete WC-1 form, investigate cases, etc.)
  • May represent the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Maintains safety files and records.


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent;
  • Associates (A.A.) degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the theory, operation, uses, setup and capabilities of personal computer and related equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of personal computer; skill in the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume and also apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to follow oral or written instructions.


Possession of valid Class C state driver’s license; acceptable 3 year motor vehicle record, and able to be insured by City’s insurance carrier.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  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 regularly required to walk and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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