Safety Specialist

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design, development and implementation of Risk Reduction safety systems and related policies and procedures
  • Survey Asbestos, Lead Paint, Mold, Radio Frequency, and other operational and occupational conditions; respond accordingly
  • Evaluation and selection of new equipment and the development of related procedures
  • Assist with the design, development, and delivery of safety training for Managers and Team Members
  • Knowledge of existing and new legislation, anticipate future legislation and interpret standards
  • Support adherence to regulations and recommend corrective actions to management
  • When necessary coordinate, cooperate, and participate with local, state and regional safety groups and regulatory organizations
  • Assist with the collection and delivery of data at legal hearings and coordinate actions with claims
  • Maintain a safety and environmental database (Jenark driver) for Asbestos, Lead Paint, Mold, Ratio Frequency, and other environmental matters.
  • Assist with the completion of all operational requirements regarding OSHA and environmental safety
  • Assist with the organization, recruitment, selection and training of Team Members to participate in safety functions (i.e. shop organization, DOT drivers, Safety Representatives, Radio Frequency training)
  • Collect and as necessary report data regarding the community, Safety Representative and team training participation
  • Assist with the development, implementation, coordination, and maintenance of DOT activities and documentation, including vehicle inspection reports, annual training, medical evaluations and certifications
  • Assist with the development, implementation, coordination, and maintenance of a respiratory program, including respirator and filter selection, annual training, fit-testing and medical surveillance documentation.
  • Provide licensed safety and environmental contracting services and oversight when requested
  • Assist with the outreach and establishment of a safety vendor list and review annually
  • Maintain professional and technical work knowledge by attending educational workshops, review professional publications, establish personal networks and participate in professional organizations
  • Contribute to the Human Resources Team by accomplishing tasks and assisting with projects as necessary
  • Assist with the development of training materials and delivery of “Train the Trainer” programs for Safety Representatives regarding Team Safety and Environmental Awareness
  • Assist with the development and delivery of quarterly OSHA Committee meetings
  • Report and revise Safety and Environmental Processes and Procedures as necessary
  • Comply with all Southern Management’s policies and procedures
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by Manager and/or Director

Skills Required

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of team members and management
  • Ability to identify safety and environmental related concerns and recommend solutions and response actions
  • Effective communication with SMC Directors, Property Managers and Team Members by providing feedback, support and information regarding safety and environmental performance, asbestos, lead paint, mold, radio frequency, refrigerant use, and other policies, procedures or legal matters
  • Ability to communicate concerns regarding corrective actions in an effective, positive and progressive manner

Key Performance Indicators

Exhibits the following performance expectations:

o Teamwork

o Dependability

o Communication

o Understands Role, Responsibilities and Job Skills

o Time Management and Planning

o Quality of Work

o Safety

  • Recognize and reward outstanding performance related to community OSHA and environmental safety, team audits and training
  • Effective quarterly OSHA committee meetings and safety representative seminars
  • Enforcement of all OSHA and environmental safety policies and procedures
  • Effective annual training described by SMC Asbestos, Lead Paint, Mold and Moisture Operation and Maintenance Plans
  • Meet established deadlines
  • Work related injuries

The Benefit of Benefits:

Hourly rate is only part of the employment equation. Benefits add significant dollars to your total compensation package and greatly improve your quality of life. Southern offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry.

Southern provides:

  • Health and Dental Insurance for you, your spouse and/or immediate family at a remarkably low cost
  • Dollars back on eye exams, lenses and frames
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurances
  • A Pension Retirement Plan
  • Leave: paid holidays, paid time off, pay for bereavement/funereal leave and jury duty
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Continuing Education
  • Rental Discounts at our apartment-home communities
  • Uniforms and weekly cleaning services for service team members

At reduced rate additional cost, you can customize your package to include: Long Term Care, AFLAC, MET Life Home/Auto, Section 125, 401K Plan, 401K Roth

Benefit eligibility is dependent on Team Member Status and benefits differ depending on whether your status is full-time (40 hrs/week), modified full-time (30-39 hrs/week), or part-time (1-29 hrs/week). All benefits are subject to cancellation and/or change at any time.


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