Job Title:Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
Company:Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Contract)
Location: Harrisburg, PA (Hybrid) - USA

Application Procedure:

Apply online or contact Marion Adams, Recruiter/Abel Personnel at 717-561-2222 for a quick chat about the role or email [email protected]

Job Description:

Office of Administration Safety Professionals work with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania agencies and partner with their agencies to ensure safety program compliance and perform various duties to reduce workplace injuries. This position is for the Conservation and Environmental Delivery Center and includes the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Agriculture, Milk Marketing Board and the Environmental Hearing Board. This position would be based out of Harrisburg and include 2-3 days a week either in an office in Harrisburg or at worksite visits throughout various worksites across the Commonwealth, while the remaining 2-3 days a week would be telework. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Manage two safety onsite professionals; one on the eastern side of the Commonwealth and one on the western side and ensure they are meeting agency needs by effectively leading the team and coaching staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize service requests to meet target dates and production goals. Utilize agency action plans to set dates, determine responsibilities and track completion, if applicable.
  • Develop and deliver health and safety training. Take existing training materials or develop new materials, as needed, and deliver effective training to agency personnel in-person or via webinar as dictated by agency needs.
  • Conduct assessments and audits in accordance with Accident and Illness Prevention Program (AIPP) and agency policies including hazard identification inspections, incident investigations and agency AIPP reviews, as needed or required by the agency.
  • Analyze data and prepare technical reports and give recommendations. Prepare reports according to agencies needs and request to analyze injury data and trends and assist with trend identification, corrective actions and implementation.
  • Provide support for injury/illness prevention, safety, industrial hygiene and AIPP compliance. Work with the agency safety coordinator or designee to ensure the agency AIPP is complete, reviewed annually and updated as needed.
  • Work independently to provide on-site health and safety support. Be able to perform technical research and transfer knowledge to agency safety coordinators and employees in reports, email or verbally.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment with flexibility to adapt to client needs. Understand clients’ needs and build relationships through excellent customer service and follow-up skills.
  • Understand agency personnel needs at all levels of employees and management to build relationships and assist with moving safety forward and building a strong safety culture.
  • Some travel up to 30%, including periodic overnight travel.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field or B.S. in any field and a PA L&I BWC AIPP Qualification
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of occupational safety experience
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Strong assessment, verbal and written communication skills
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