Job Title:Industrial Safety Specialist
Company:UC Davis
Location: Davis, California

Job Description:

Salary Range: $60,800/yr. – $122,100/yr.
Apply by Date: 11/08/2021UC Davis is a tier-one research university ranked #1 in the world for Agriculture and Veterinary teaching and research. In the latest fiscal year, UC Davis raised a record of almost 1 billion dollars in research funds, which support cutting-edge research and innovation in the fields of medicine, agriculture, engineering, biology and more. As an active member of a problem-solving team, this position will examine the unique safety needs of our campus customers to collaboratively identify effective solutions to fit those needs. One of UC Davis’s core values is curiosity and this is vital for this role. Being curious and engaging our customers is key to building a stronger safety culture and “getting to yes” safely which is the foundation by which EH&S strives to approach every situation. This position supports EH&S goals of fostering communication and coordination within the department and with the campus community by working collaboratively with other EH&S staff and campus stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of service, while supporting the Campus Principles of Community. This position is responsible for the creation and modification of campus-wide safety policies, programs and associated resources. An important part of this work includes outreach to campus stakeholders and assisting departments in the implementation of campus-wide policies, programs and individual department safety plans. This position will provide direction and assistance in customizing safety plans and resources to ensure they are feasible, effectively implemented and in compliance with regulatory requirements. As part of the EH&S Industrial Safety team this position will apply professional knowledge and serve as a technical resource on campus-wide safety topics including but not limited to:
• Fall protection,
• Control of hazardous energy,
• Equipment operation and machine guarding,
• Confined spaces,
• Cranes and hoists,
• Aerial devices,
• Powered industrial trucks,
• Electrical safety,
• Ladder safety,
• Sprain/strain reduction, and
• Slip, trip, fall prevention.

In addition to the specific safety program work listed above, this position is responsible for conducting on-site hazard inspections, job hazard analyses, risk analyses, accident investigations, and responding to client-specific service requests. To be effective in this area the candidate should have both hazard identification experience and strong soft skills as they will engage and collaborate with supervisors, department safety coordinators, staff and student employees to understand hazards, their contributing/root causes, and assist campus partners in finding effective solutions to control or eliminate identified hazards. This includes verbally gathering facts and discussing findings as well as writing effective and concise communications. Follow through and strong customer services skills are needed as this position provides guidance throughout the solution implementation process to ensure departments have the support and resources they need to be successful.

UC Davis utilizes a learning management system with a safety library that covers a large breadth of industrial safety topics. There are some topics and situations however, that require instructor lead training. This position will be responsible for the development and delivery effective training and resources based on injury prevention opportunities, identified safety improvements needs and to ensure regulatory requirements are met.

This is a career position with room for professional development that will work under the direct supervision of the of the Program Manager for Laboratory, Radiation, X-ray, Laser, Field and Industrial Safety and the guidance of the team lead for Industrial Safety. As part of the EH&S Department and Industrial Safety team this position will be provided with a strong network of subject matter experts across different disciplines including but not limited to Environmental Compliance, Biosafety, Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention, Occupational Health, Ergonomics and Risk Management.

Academic research discoveries made by UC Davis students and faculty improve the lives of people in California and across the world. Engaging, collaborating, and empowering our campus customers at all levels of the organization is critical to their success and to ours. This position has the opportunity to improve safety and the lives of those on the forefront of these discoveries and the operational staff that help make these discoveries possible.

The EH&S Office is responsible for encouraging safe and healthful working conditions for all UC Davis staff, faculty, visitors and students. The EH&S, Department provides specialized services in all areas of environmental, health and safety compliance and protection for the Campus Community.

• Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience with more than 3 years of relevant job experience.

Qualified candidates should have experience in the following:
• Interpreting OSHA, and/or Cal/OSHA regulations and consensus standards;
• Recognizing occupational safety and health hazards, evaluating their contributing/root causes and implementing effective controls;
• Technical writing and data interpretation including experience in developing detailed compliance reports, procedures, interpreting results of data and developing correspondence;
• Conducting and coordinating audits including investigations, safety surveys, job task observations, site inspections and in achieving necessary corrective action in a timely manner;
• Fundamental industrial safety program work including but not limited to fall protection, control of hazardous energy, machine guarding, permit required confined spaces, cranes and hoists, aerial lifts, powered industrial trucks, electrical safety, ladder safety, hazard communication, sprain/strain reduction and slip, trip, fall prevention;
• Using computer and software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and smartphones;
• Developing and conducting in-service training and educational programs within area of expertise.

• Experience using National Electric Code, California Health and Safety Code and Uniform Plumbing and Building Codes
• Certified Safety Professional Certification (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) preferred.

Background Check
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at
Job ID #: 25377

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer