The Safety Specialist & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organizations Safety Program and Emergency Preparedness Activities. In this capacity, the Safety Specialist should be knowledgeable in safety and will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the organization's Safety Management Plan. In situations of immediate and significant threat to human safety, the Safety Specialist is authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to eliminate or reduce the threat. The Safety Specialist assists the Director of Quality Management and Patient Safety and the Physician Chair of the Environment of Care (EOC) Committee in arranging monthly EOC Committee meetings, reviewing the agenda and the minutes and materials for the meeting and leading the discussion during the meeting.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training in safety; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
None required, however, training/certification or pursuit of such in the following would be helpful.
OSHA Voluntary Compliance Training.
Occupational Health and Safety Certification.
Occupational Health and Safety Technician, OHST.
Affiliation with National Safety Council recommended.
Affiliation with American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recommended.
Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, employees, customers and/or boards of directors.