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Classification Title: Risk Safety Inspector
Purpose of Classification
Responsible for maintaining an effective safety and loss control program for the entire County Government, which includes performing audits/inspections, conducting training programs, communicating information to reduce workplace accidents and enhance loss control efforts by County departments in the major areas of Workers’ Compensation, liability, errors and omissions, auto, and property.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Conducts safety and loss prevention audits and inspections of County departments and operational units to include: inspecting County facilities (buildings and grounds) for hazardous conditions and acts which endanger the safety and health of employees and the general public; troubleshooting potential problems at the request of the Director or respective departments; assisting in analyzing potential loss-producing characteristics of County operational changes; visiting work areas and assessing compliance with County safety regulations and with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, where applicable; preparing documentation of safety violations, hazards, or potential liabilities and making recommendations to improve conditions/situation.
Coordinates and conducts safety and loss control training programs for County employees and identifies additional training needs to address problem areas. Must become a certified instructor for “Defensive Driver Training”.
Makes policy and procedure recommendations regarding safety, health, and industrial hygiene issues; recommends revisions as necessary in response to information compiled through research and analysis.
Maintains and revises Safety manuals.
Designs and maintains a safety administration structure which includes departmental representatives and County-wide review panels.
Analyzes accident data to determine if changes are required in County safety regulations to prevent accident recurrence.
Investigates accidents resulting in lost time, hospitalization, death, and/or extensive property damage. Prepares and distributes reports of findings. Ensures the proper corrective action is taken.
Communicates and publishes written materials (safety newsletters, bulletins, procedures, etc.) for distribution to all personnel requiring the ability to gain cooperation and support from employees, department directors, elected officials, and the general public.
Ensures County compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; enforces any new safety and health rules and regulations; advises all levels of management of new and existing laws governing the safety and health of employees; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Recommends to department directors the halting of any operation/activity considered hazardous to the safety of employees.
Conducts safety orientation and other relevant training.
Develops plan for Emergency Evacuation and coordinates with the Fire Department to conduct periodic fire drills and emergency evacuations.
Handles all required OSHA reporting.
Designs and maintains reports via Microsoft Office Professional Software.
Requires a knowledge of procedures used to establish and maintain safe working environments and vehicle fleet safety programs.
Requires the ability to identify potential environmental hazards and recommend corrective measures, interpret laws and regulations, and apply them to work situations.
Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing, including negotiations; to compile and interpret statistical data.
Requires the ability to investigate accidents and injuries, to ascertain causes and develop preventive measures, to reconstruct an accident, to prepare reports, conduct training sessions and make public presentations.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by three (3) years’ experience in safety and loss prevention. Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain valid National Safety Council DDC-4 Defensive Driving Course Instructor Certification within twelve (12) months of employment. Must have the ability to operate standard office equipment, Microsoft Office Professional Applications, Lotus Notes, vehicle, audio visual equipment, cameras, and industrial hygiene measurement devices. Knowledge base must include OSHA regulations and other Federal, State, and County safety policies and established “best practices” in field of Loss Control; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Must be physically able to inspect an extreme variety of work sites to evaluate the work environment for factors that influence health and safety. Requires the ability to walk through rough terrain, jump or climb over obstacles, climb ladders and steep terrain, and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to transport material and equipment used to conduct training classes or to perform inspections.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Most tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Must have sufficient visual and hearing abilities to properly inspect and identify potential safety hazards.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature extremes, machinery, electric currents, traffic hazards, or toxic agents. Performance may require the wearing of protective devices.