CITY OF FARMINGTON JOB TITLE: SAFETY OFFICER
PAY CLASS: PAT-3 Exempt DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Human Resources /Safety Division LATEST REVIEW DATE: 1/2008 PERSONNEL REVIEWED BY: J. Wadsworth-Begay PREPARED BY: D. Brooks
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in analyzing and administering various components of the environmental, health and safety programs. Employees in this position are considered confidential. Maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information. Working within the Safety Division of the City of Farmington, this position reports directly to the Human Resources Director. The Safety Officer supervises other employees within the division. Develops and maintains environmental, health and safety policies and program. Conducts periodic environmental, health, and safety audits in all City of Farmington facilities and with City crews. Plans and promotes safety programs. Maintains knowledge of all applicable OSHA, EPA, and DOT standards and administrative practices as they may relate to the City of Farmington. Works with environmental, health and safety advisory committees to promote and provide safety expertise and in the development and presentation of safety training materials. Performs or assists with accident investigations as needed. Insures that processes take necessary corrective action to prevent future incidents. Communicates recommendations to all concerned parties promptly. JOB DESCRIPTION - SAFETY OFFICER
Conducts program assessments to identify department program deficiencies. Designs, develops and conducts safety and environmental training programs. Coordinates and conducts work area assessment, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise exposure, chemical exposure, indoor air quality, light levels, confined space, and ventilation in paint booths. Assists departments with specific training needs by locating and scheduling outside training activities. Analyzes hazardous conditions and assigns risk assessment codes for use by departments to prioritize and budget corrective actions. Implements and manages the City’s environmental management system. This includes administering the waste management contract, and coordinating hazardous and universal waste management activities. Works with administration of workers’ compensation program to determine areas for increased training and emphasis on accident prevention. Provides statistical and fiscal data on workers’ compensation injuries. Maintains complete and accurate records as required. Prepares various reports, including charts and graphs, to determine trends and needs. Collects, analyzes and maintains data essential for effective safety and environmental programs. Evaluates hazardous conditions and recommends engineering controls, administrative controls, and/or personal protective equipment. Prepares and monitors division budget requirements and expenditures. Develops fire prevention program for City employees, including building evacuation procedures. Responsible for, and administers, the annual fire extinguisher maintenance program and the annual sprinkler system inspection and test program. Designated the Employer Representative for the implementation and management of the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. Administers the random and post accident testing program. Maintains accurate records in the administration of these programs and maintains computer database for these policies. Administers and provides technical advice on the medical surveillance program to include required vaccinations and medical testing of employees as may be regulated by OSHA and other federal and state laws. Conducts periodic inspections of City job sites to assist managers and supervisors in environmental, health, and safety compliance. JOB DESCRIPTION - SAFETY...