Prevents and controls occupational health and safety hazards in SMUD work environment by performing the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Continuous Improvement Safety, Loss Control/Prevention, Occupational Health programs that pro-actively protect employees, and the public.
*Major Duties & Responsibilities
Participates in the analysis of SMUD work environments and the design of programs to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors.
Develops and presents safety training programs to small and large audiences of SMUD employees.
Assists in identifying potential health and safety hazards in existing or future systems, equipment, facilities, or processes; reviews the causes or effects of such hazards and evaluates the probability and severity of accidents that may result; develops plans to eliminate the hazards.
Informs SMUD’s leadership and workforce of health and safety plans to prevent and control hazards and to help evaluate compliance with state and federal regulations; develops, coordinates and conducts training sessions for management, supervisors, and workers on health and safety practices and regulations.
Assists in determining the effectiveness of safety plans and improvements and the necessity, if any, for modifications and/or new plans; monitors the progress of safety plans after implementation.
Participates in investigating employee accidents and unsafe working conditions; evaluates possible causes and recommends remedial action where necessary.
Supports and performs occupational health assessments with SMUD employees, conducts employee and environmental monitoring for the presence of hazardous materials; and assists in development/review of business unit work procedures.
Management of project scopes, budgets, and schedules.
Performs related duties as required.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health, risk management, engineering, behavioral sciences or a related field OR equivalent work experience as a Health and Safety Specialist.
Experience: At least 3 years as a “Health and Safety Specialist I” or in some other capacity possessing a similar level of progressively responsible professional/technical work experience with continuing education and/or skills development. If you do not have a degree seven (7) years of experience is required.
Knowledge of: Industry trends, principles, procedures and practices regarding safety, and occupational health management policies, procedures and standards; practices and processes in conducting safety, loss control/prevention, and occupational health inspections and self-assessments; knowledge and understanding of how to conduct root-cause incident investigations; California Title 8 regulatory processes, including but not limited to other State and federal health and safety rules and regulations; occupational health assessments and monitoring; development of health and safety policies, procedures, and other special agreements; methods and techniques for report preparation and writing; techniques and practices for problem research and resolution; methods and techniques for record keeping; standard operating procedures for modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary standards.
Skill to: Promote regulatory awareness among business unit managers; recommend changes to work processes to reduce risk and occupational exposures to workers or the public; conduct trend analysis of incident and other performance data; identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions; identify and assess training needs for employees; apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; utilize a personal computer and/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally.
A valid California Driver's License is required.
Five or more years of work experience as a Health and Safety Specialist
An advanced degree in safety, occupational health, or similar field of study.
Working toward certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Ability to obtain a Certified Industrial Hygienist certification within 5 years from the date of hire.
Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Internal Number: 2657
As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 70 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment.