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52 Washington Street
Minimum Qualifications Reachable for appointment from the Civil Service eligible list
One year of permanent competitive service as an Agency Safety and Health Director 1 or eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 of Civil Service law.
Eight years of full-time experience in the development and administration of occupational health and safety programs in an organization of 500 or more employees, or with multiple locations.
A Bachelor’s Degree may be used to substitute for four years of the experience. If the Bachelor’s Degree is in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or industrial engineering, it may be substituted for an additional two years of the experience.
Duties Description • Review and evaluate agency safety and health policy and programs which conform to sound occupational safety and health practices.
• Inspect work sites, observe operations and work practices, develop monitoring systems to ensure that the process of hazard identification and control is being consistently implemented in a continuing effort to achieve safe working conditions and practices.
• Serve as expert internal consultant on Federal and State safety and health regulations, such as the Public Employee Safety and Health Act, the New York State Toxic Substance Act, Asbestos Abatement Code Rule 56, and Fire and Building Codes as they apply to occupational safety and health.
• Oversee and supervise EAP program and staff.
• Maintain communications with safety and health committees, management, unions, employees, and the Statewide network of safety and health experts, safety and health enforcement agencies and contractors on employee safety and health activities.
• Develop and coordinate safety and health training courses with program managers which satisfy PESH rules and regulations and contract articles and which reinforce the importance of safety and health in the work place. Training may also encompass the job safety and "wellness programs”.
• Develop and maintain written procedures documenting safety and health policies and practices and covering actions required in case of non-compliance. Maintain records and information required by PESH and the New York State Right-to-Know legislation.
• Serve as a witness in safety and health grievances to confirm safety and health rules and regulations.
• Respond to citations for violations of safety and health regulations issued under the following programs: PESH; Toxic Substance Act; Drug, Smoke, Alcohol Free Work Place; and Fire Safety.
• Develop budget and monitor spending for the safety office; develop specifications and coordinate the purchase of safety equipment.
• Oversee an accident data base for workers’ compensation, PESH and other reports. Analyze accidents, injuries, and near miss incidents; review accident reports, and design modifications to work procedures and processes which improve safety.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
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52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.