abilene | Safety Specialist II (Health & Safety Administrator) in Richardson, TX

Safety Specialist II (Health & Safety Administrator)

  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • $120,986.67 - 165,270.00 / Year *
  • 640 Cambridge Dr
  • Richardson, TX 75080
  • Full-Time
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Leads development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise strategy for occupational safety including management systems standards, and programs to identify and reduce or eliminate hazards. Provides technical expertise and support on occupational safety issues including regulations, control methods and best practices. Leads the development and implementation of measurement systems and analytics that drive continuous improvement in occupational safety across the enterprise. Supports field occupational safety resources with mentoring, guidance and feedback.



Minimum Education and Experience

Associate degree in Safety, Science, Engineering or related discipline is required.

Minimum 2 years in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related discipline is required.



Preferred Education and Experience

Education:
Undergraduate degree in Safety, Science, Engineering or related discipline is preferred.

Experience:
Safety certification such as Associate/Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.

Skills:
Knowledge of regulations governing occupational safety.
Develop and complete workplace exposure assessment plans.
Able to identify trends from incident/accident/near miss data.
Able to effectively audit safety compliance and identify recommended improvements.
Must be proficient in the use of common software packages including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Project, PowerPoint) for the preparation of presentation and working documents.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develops, implements and maintains enterprise strategy for occupational safety including management systems, standards and programs to identify and reduce or eliminate hazards. Ensures conformance with governmental regulations and industry standards. Areas of focus include, but not limited to: safe work permitting, personal protective equipment (PPE), trenching and excavation, confined space entry, lockout/tagout (LOTO), machine guarding, and fall protection.

Develops, implements and maintains standardized methodologies, tools and technologies to assist and support sites with identification and risk evaluation of hazard exposures and implementation of appropriate control strategies.

Manages enterprise employee safety engagement programs to foster strong safety culture and integration adoption of occupational safety programs and practices. Leads the development and implementation of Human Reliability processes that reduce errors and improve safety performance.

Implements and maintains occupational safety compliance and assurance program to effectively monitor, measure and assess safety performance and conformance with regulatory requirements, occupational safety standards and programs. Leads site audits and inspections. Communicates findings and uses analyses to design and implement continuous improvement strategies.

Provides technical guidance and assistance to enterprise on key incident and near miss investigations.

Design, manage, and conduct industrial hygiene field studies related to worker exposures, including, but not limited to, air and noise sampling, area noise, illumination, ventilation surveys, IAQ, ergonomic and other studies.



Additional Information

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear; climb stairs and/or ladders.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and a good clean driving record.
Other duties as assigned.



Important Message

1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at ...@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at ...@utdallas.edu, or call 972-###-####.


Associated topics: clinical, emr, environment, hazard, health, nursing, physician, safety, water, wwtp


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.