Oversees the City's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs. Plans, implements and manages a comprehensive program to mitigate risk in these areas within the City of Hampton, VA
Recommends resolutions to problems related to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues to include developing risk assessments, regulatory compliance programs and monitoring processes. Responsible for ensuring continual compliance with all local, state, and federal statutes and requirements related to health, safety and environmental quality matters.
Serves as a technical advisor to Risk Management, City supervisors/managers and other City staff on the best methods to resolve environmental, health and safety concerns including engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment
Conducts workplace audits and inspections to identify and alleviate hazards that affect or could potentially affect the health and safety of employees; conducts ergonomic or other specific hazard assessments; recommends equipment, procedures, assignments or other actions to alleviate identified problems or concerns.
Evaluates and analyzes incidents to discover safety related trends and barriers to safe work performance. Investigates accidents in order to determine root causes; develops action plans to control or eliminate organizational barriers and/or hazards in the work place.
Plans, develops and conducts safety, occupational health and related training activities. Works collaboratively with other City personnel to develop job specific safety programs and procedures and the associated required training. Develops Health and Safety trainers for specific Departmental and Divisional training requirements. Attends or facilitates safety committee or management meetings to discuss safety concerns and practices; advises department managers and supervisors on appropriate handling of safety or health situations. Develops a supervisor safety course to instruct line and upper level management in the principles of safety in a municipal government's work place.
Interprets new regulations and determines their applicability to City operations and devises strategies and procedures for compliance.
Prepares management reports and correspondence related to program evaluation and performance measures; oversees the maintenance of required records and reports.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Safety, Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene or a related field from an accredited college with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Physics,
Biology or a field directly related to occupational health and safety or public sector regulatory compliance. Considerable experience in planning, implementing, or evaluating programs in occupational health and safety as well as lead and asbestos compliance. Asbestos Inspector-Management Planner certification, Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred. Must obtain all needed lead and asbestos certifications within six (6) months of hire. Working knowledge of: required OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training programs; EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) protocol for lead, asbestos, and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) inspections and remediation; federal, state, and local laws, regulations and issues associated with safety, construction and occupancy of buildings; the methods, techniques, and practices used in determining and minimizing the harmful health and safety effects of workplace hazards. Requires the ability to research, interpret and apply laws, regulations, technical information and other materials to prepare clear and concise management reports; apply logical supporting information to justify decisions and recommendations. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working and training relationships with diverse internal and external customers. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and must have a satisfactory driver's record which meets City of Hampton criteria. A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the criteria listed above.
A City on the Move
Established in 1610, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and with a proud and rich history, is also one of the fastest growing cities in the region…a city on the move! A comprehensive, visionary master plan is currently being implemented across the city creating excitement and wonderful opportunities for those relocating here.
Location, Location, Location!
Hampton is... nestled along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. Hampton has a distinct small-town feel with little traffic and an abundance of amenities. With an average commute time of 20 minutes, Hampton is literally in the heart of Hampton Roads.
Schools Dedicated to Excellence
Hampton’s impressive School Division ranks # 2 in the state for National Board Certified teachers. The school’s parent approval rating is 20% above the national average. The school division prides itself on the individual development of every child with its many progressive programming choices offered to parents and students. Other private, parochial and exceptional institutions of higher learning also abound, including Hampton University and the College of William and Mary.
Hampton, at the forefront of economic development, offers exciting nightlife as well as family entertainment providing endless choices on how to spend leisure time. With its prime waterfront location, boating is one of the most popular activities. Hampton offers several public boat ramps and marinas. The city has numerous cultural treasures, a vibrant arts community, distinctive festivals and signature events. Feature parks, nature preserves, community centers, public golf courses, classes or programs available for almost any hobby or interest combine to make Hampton a perfect choice.
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Best Kept Secret
Hampton’s quality of life is a breath of fresh air and one of the best kept secrets on the east coast. A beautiful city with a mild climate and cost of living well below the national average, Hampton has one of the lowest crime rates in the region and was rated as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. Hampton was also recently named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the first-ever national competition held by America’s Promise. Hampton is committed to its youth and filled with citizens passionate about their city and dedicated to making Hampton a great place to live.
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Hampton’s neighborhoods are rich with heritage and are as diverse as they are unique with prices, styles, and sizes to meet your particular needs. Choose from beautiful waterfront properties, convenient downtown living, exquisite turn-of-the century Victorians, charming sea cottages, new urban condominiums or custom homes to find the perfect one to call your own.