The Safety & Loss Prevention Coordinator identifies hazards, evaluates and assesses the probability and severity of potential loss events, and takes proactive steps to reduce the risk of injury or losses from occurring. Drawing upon experience, historical data and other sources, he/she identifies and recognizes hazards in existing or future systems, equipment, products, facilities, work sites and operational work procedures. He/she provides advice and counseling about compliance with safety, health and environmental laws, codes, regulations, standards and the related Company requirements.
Responsibilities and Authorities:
Manages and coordinates all aspects of BARC’s fleet of vehicles and equipment, including fuel consumption and recordkeeping, all daily vehicle inspection reports as well as preventative maintenance and repairs.
Manages and coordinates all aspects of BARC’s facilities maintenance at both locations, Millboro and Highland Belle.
Conducts regular facility, job-site, fleet and equipment inspections to ensure compliance with various safety regulations, and to identify and resolve possible physical, mechanical and electrical hazards.
Develops, implements and conducts safety training and awareness programs.
Partners with human resources to ensure Workmen’s Compensation incidents are submitted in a timely manner, and maintains records for annual OSHA 300 log reporting.
Analyzes Workmen’s Compensation and vehicle incident reports to identify trends and to adjust training needs as appropriate.
Conducts unannounced inspections of work zones for compliance with DOT regulations.
Manages property and loss claims; ensures timely submission and works with insurance carrier as needed.
Conducts regular fire extinguisher and AED inspections and ensures all required Material Safety Data Sheets are available and current.
Makes recommendations for establishing or revising safety policies and practices.
Maintains all loss-control programs and activities and maintains a record-keeping system that details all incidents.
Recommends corrective and disciplinary actions to be taken if conditions or decisions jeopardize employee health and safety.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and tasks that may be assigned. He/she will be required to perform additional duties as needed by BARC.
Must possess specific knowledge and expertise of the principles and practices of safety program administration, insurance, and risk analysis. Must possess knowledge of OSHA, NESC and DOT rules and regulations. Must possess effective written and oral communication skills. Must possess the ability to maintain relationships with representatives from contractors, as well as coworkers and the public. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
This position is equally shared between travel to field job sites and office work with a computer and telephone. There are limited moments of contact with hazardous chemicals during workplace inspections. Occasional exposure to adverse weather and contact with animals and insects while completing field investigations. Must travel to office and work sites as needed. Requires some physical ability and stamina to conduct fieldwork.
Walking and standing are also required, as well as occasional lifting and/or carrying and/or pushing/pulling of various equipment as applicable to position, usually less than 30 pounds.
Must possess a high school degree or GED equivalent. College degree is preferred.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in safety management/technology or related field required with at least two (2) years' experience and knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health, employee safety training, and the development of oral and written safety programs preferred - OR - Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.
Loss Prevention Certified (LPC), OSHA Safety Certificate, Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM)preferred but not required.
Mental and Physical Specifications:
Must be able to accurately and clearly communicate, orally and in writing, with employees, contractors, insurance and the general public accordingly.
Must be able to make critical and correct decisions affecting the Cooperative’s day-to-day safety and loss prevention operations.
Must be able to analyze processes and implement solutions.
Must understand trends of fleet and facility maintenance and foresee potential loss/damages.
Must be able to function at highest levels without direct supervision.
Must possess physical stamina for working long periods of time in stressful situations.
Must maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Must possess physical coordination, manual dexterity and visual acuity; the ability to stand and walk; frequently sit, bend, stoop, squat, lift and twist; occasionally climb, balance, kneel and crouch.
Must possess emotional skills necessary to succeed in stressful or crisis situations (e.g. accidents, investigations, and disciplinary recommendations).
Primary travel is inside BARC service territory to office locations, customer sites, and equipment locations.
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Designation: Salaried exempt
BARC Electric Cooperative is an EOE/E-Verify employer