As the Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator, you will focus on partnering with the Department of Public Safety agencies to develop and implement goals, objectives and policies for comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene programs. There are various Risk Management policies, processes, and programs at the Citywide, Department, and division levels. You will focus on aligning the different programs, identifying areas of efficiency and consistency, and where needed, develop or expand specific elements for a unique need or program. These programs will increase safety, save lives, and create a safe work environment while also ensuring compliance with federal, state, and city health and safety regulations.
In this Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator position, you will also:
Utilize scientific principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause injury; use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure, and serve as the technical expert to senior management regarding safety, security, and health issues.
Develop long range and short term planning initiatives related to safety and industrial hygiene programs and issues.
Provide full-scale, dedicated support to Department of Public Safety customers, for all safety and health consultation needs.
Establish partnership and communication between all agencies and divisions within the Department of Public Safety to facilitate cooperative hazard identification and control measures which can be applied globally across the Department.
Facilitate the development and implementation of a cooperative, effective Injury & Illness Reduction Program for the entire Department of Public Safety, including fostering a culture of management commitment to worker safety and individual employee ownership over proactive personal safety.
Make immediate critical decisions to provide a safe working environment for workers and the public.
Develop, modify, and implement policies and procedures for safety and health programs such as Hazardous Materials, Commercial Driver's License, Indoor Air Quality, Personal Protection Equipment, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
Develop and conduct training programs for a wide variety of safety and health programs.
Inspect job sites and facilities to ensure that working conditions and methods used by city employees are in compliance with safety and health rules and regulations. Facilitate needed third party inspections, review reports, and make recommendations regarding appropriate policy, training, and corrective actions.
Serve as safety officer for the command staff for security response to disasters, emergencies, and catastrophic incidents in accordance with the Office of Emergency Management.
Track performance and outcome metrics both independently and collaboratively with Risk Management and Department of Public Safety partners to evaluate effectiveness and inform strategy. Provide ad hoc and ongoing reporting to Risk Management and Public Safety partners.
Collaborate with the Department of Public Safety's comprehensive Well-Being Program to develop innovative proactive strategies, track performance and outcomes, and implement programming that will minimize worker injury and negative impacts of traumatic stressors while increasing employee quality of life
Our Ideal Candidate has:
Experience working in or with a Public Safety (e.g. – Fire Services, Law Enforcement (Patrol or Corrections) Organization) or a Military organization.
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Hands-on experience drafting policies, developing training materials, inspecting work sites, implementing programs, and tracking performance metrics.
Comfortable working in a public safety environment, including but not limited to blood borne pathogens, firearms, and correctional facilities; the Department of Public Safety is a 24/7 critical services operation and the successful candidate will be expected to occasionally flex their time to conduct briefings, inspections, and complete work tasks during non-standard business hours.
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education Requirement:Bachelor's Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial or Environmental Health and Safety, a physical science, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: Three years of professional level experience developing and implementing occupational safety and health policies and procedures, applying technological and scientific methods to reducing worker exposure to hazardous conditions and environments, and performing accident investigations.
Education and Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
Licensure and Certification: Possession of a Class R Driver's License is required at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
About City and County of Denver - Risk Management Office
To provide a system of risk and loss exposure identification and analysis designed to protect the City and County of Denver, its capital assets, property and employees by managing the City's self-insurance and loss control programs and the purchase of insurance, by developing and implementing appropriate risk management policies and procedures, and by educating and training all Ci...ty employees in workplace safety.
The Risk Management Office includes the following units:
Insurance and Risk Analysis — Risk Management program development including placement and management of property and liability insurance policies, Citywide risk assessments, loss reporting and analytics, insurance requirements for outside contractors providing services to the City, and employee emergency preparedness planning.
Workplace Safety — As required in Executive Order 65, develops and implements city-wide safety policies and provides oversight of safety activities in agencies/departments to audit compliance with the City's Occupational Safety Program. Provides advice and consultation to agencies in a variety of risk control areas.
Workers' Compensation — Administers the City's self-insured Workers' Compensation program and Internal Service Fund, processing benefits required by the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act, §8-401-101 et. seq. C.R.S. 2002. Adjusts claims, authorizes claim payments, and works to return the claimant to work at the earliest possible date.