Monitors, inspects, and analyzes construction work areas at Noman Cole Plant, work procedures, equipment and materials to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local occupational safety and health laws, regulations, codes, and standards; provides advice and training to employees to prevent personal injuries and vehicle accidents; and performs related work as required. Develops and manages occupational safety and health programs, safety training programs for Wastewater Design and Construction Division. Tracks safety programs and trains individuals or groups for compliance with county, state and federal law regulations including but not limited to personal protective equipment (PPE), confined space entry, trenching/excavation, lockout/tag-out, respiratory protection, powered industrial trucks, hazard communication, and work area hazard assessment. Maintains statistical records pertaining to the agency's safety and training programs. Engages in safe working practices by following safety guidelines, standards and rules, maintaining an awareness of workplace hazards and communicating safety concerns to other employees, supervisors and safety analysts, being accountable for safety performance and actions and displaying a commitment to practicing safe work behaviors, so that the workplace is a safe environment. The duties of this position requires good knowledge and experiences regarding OSHA construction and general industries and other related safety skills.
The reporting location for this position will be the Noman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant at 9399 Richmond Highway in Lorton, Virginia.
This position is designated as one of the agency's emergency personnel positions, essential during inclement weather or other types of construction emergencies. As such, the position is subject to 24-hour on-call and must be able to work emergency overtime, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents.
- Ensures compliance with federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and standards, e.g., Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) laws, in the areas of fire prevention and protection, occupational safety, food service management, emergency first aid, pesticide spraying, and fuel dispensing operations, by conducting regular safety audits of county sites;
- Ensures compliance with the Virginia Hazard Communication Act by conducting periodic physical inventory of all hazardous substances and by maintaining the master reference set of data sheets for all hazardous substances used or stored at various county sites;
- Investigates accidents and injuries to determine the source of hazards and provides recommendations for corrective action;
- Compiles accident and/or injury reports;
- Investigates safety and health issues, concerns and complaints and provides feedback to citizens and/or employees;
- Conducts job hazard analysis to mitigate risks;
- Conducts and coordinates safety, health, and loss control training programs for county personnel;
- Conducts DMV annual review of employee driving records;
- Uses database software to update, compile and analyze safety, loss control and worker's compensation data;
- Develops reports based on accident and injury statistics, identifying trends and patterns;
- Compiles, maintains, evaluates, researches and analyzes safety management data to measure and recommend improvement of safety programs, processes and policies;
- Makes recommendations to management to reduce safety exposure based on statistical analysis, accident investigations, audits and inspections;
- Keeps abreast of federal and state safety legislation to assess impact on existing programs or to evaluate the need for implementing changes to safety programs or initiatives;
- Develops, conducts and/or coordinates occupational safety, health, and loss control training and/or education programs to meet agency specific needs and mandated requirements.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee safety and loss prevention and VOSH and other related regulatory standards and laws;
- Knowledge of accident investigative and review techniques;
- Knowledge of occupational safety statistical analysis;
- Knowledge of developing, delivering and measuring safety training programs;
- Knowledge of state workers compensation program and regulations;
- Ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical data;
- Ability to develop and conduct safety related training;
- Ability to conduct safety and health audits and inspections;
- Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports for management;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in safety sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field; plus two years of professional safety program experience.
A bachelor's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, a natural science, engineering, or a related discipline; and five years of relevant HSE field and management experience in construction; or ten (10) years of relevant HSE field and management experience in construction and designation of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
At least two years of experience with maintenance/construction work site safety and training programs. Three years or more of experience of OSHA and VOSH regulations, specifically pertaining to maintenance/construction. Three years or more of experience with accident investigation reports and documentation.
- Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites.
- Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings.
- Ability to hear normally in order to recognize backup alarms of the construction equipment.
- Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents.
- Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Is required to complete criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Panel Interview, may include an exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.