JOB SUMMARY: Provide occupational health and safety expertise to department and the organization. Responsible for providing expertise in identifying gaps in compliance, risk assessments, and recommending solutions for occupational, and environmental health and workforce safety issues. Acts as a consultant to customers and colleagues.
The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Safety and health technology development, and research to practice. Works with DEHE Management Information Unit and ANTHC Health Information Technology Division to develop and deliver technology solutions to improve adoption of occupational safety and health measures. Works with stakeholders to review and participate in research activities to identify underlying factors in occupational injuries and illnesses. Establishes worker focus groups to create and pilot solutions.
Safety and Health Training. Employs the fundamentals of health communication and adult learning to develop and deliver effective safety and health training. Develops effective safety and health messages using multimedia.
Construction site safety and health consultation. Travels to rural construction sites to evaluate safety and health conditions and behaviors, produces professional consultative reports including recommendations based on industry best practices. Reviews project safety documentation and key performance indicators, identifies trends and opportunities, produces safety performance reports.
Incident and injury investigation. Works with electronic incident reporting and occupational health database systems to input and analyze occupational injuries and illnesses, safety and health incidents, and related metrics. Investigate and develop risk improvement actions, identifying injuries, patterns or trends that require targeted hazard assessments. Evaluate and manage occupational injuries, illnesses, and incidents. Provide education and coaching to division leadership, supervisors and safety personnel in incident investigation.
Risk Assessment and Hazard Controls. Identifies and analyzes workplace hazards that can result in harm to people, property and the environment. Applies the methods and techniques of Safety Science to develop hazard controls. Assure compliance with Federal and State construction and general industry health and safety regulations. Produce professional reports of safety risk and cost-benefit analysis of control implementation.
Grant Management. Perform grant-funded activities including reporting and administrative tasks. Explore new opportunities to secure funding to develop occupational injury prevention programs for rural Alaska Native People, and develop proposals in coordination with DEHE management and ANTHC Grants department. Promote widespread awareness of best practices in occupational safety and health, extending from ANTHC to rural Alaska Native people. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CONSULTANT
Ergonomics. Perform ergonomic assessments of the workplace, physical setting and/or workstations, and identifies improvement opportunities. Develop, implement and coordinate the ergonomics program to include assessments, training, equipment and other components of the program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of health communication, social marketing, and best practices in adult learning.
Knowledge of mobile platforms, frameworks and environments, and mobile application development.
Knowledge of distance learning and remote conferencing platforms and program development.
Knowledge of occupational safety and health best practices.
Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC, and Alaska Native culture(s) and politics.
Skill in delivering safety training to adult learners with a wide range of backgrounds.
Skill in assessing complex situations, prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands, and project management.
Skill in leading people.
Skill in written and oral communication and interpersonal relationships.
Skill in using critical thinking, analytical, and research skills to define and solve problems.
Skill in work relationship building, team building, and negotiating in a variety of situations.
Skill in using computers and mobile devices to create work products.
Skill in effectively developing and delivering work using Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe, Video Conferencing and recording applications, iOS, Android or other software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor’s Degree in in a health or safety related field, such as environmental health, occupational health/safety, safety engineering, ergonomics, industrial engineering, public health or related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory – Five (5) years of experience in occupational health/safety, environmental health, public health/injury prevention, emergency response & preparedness, or industrial hygiene. An equivalent graduate level education may be substituted for experience.
Supervisory – Zero (0) year involving employee supervision.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor's degree in a health or safety related field, such as environmental health, occupational health/safety, safety engineering, ergonomics, industrial engineering, public health or related field.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Experience in safety training or health communication, technology development,
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Public Health (CPH), or Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.
Demonstrate in-depth Safety related knowledge and skill.