Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in environmental health, industrial hygiene, occupational health, or closely related field and three years of experience in health and safety program management and coordination including safety reviews, assessment and training functions preferably in a medium to large transit or rail industry organization; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Master's Degree in environmental health, industrial hygiene, occupational health or closely related field preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Required Knowledge of:
• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a safety program area.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Methods and techniques used in the performance of safety duties and responsibilities.
• Principles and practices of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety programs.
• Methods and techniques of work design solutions to health and safety issues, assessing safety hazards and implementing corrective measures.
• Use of standard industrial hygiene equipment used in monitoring physical, chemical, and biological exposures, and knowledge of standard methods for conducting these evaluations.
• Occupational health and safety standards, including construction safety standards and rail system safety requirements.
• Methods and techniques of developing and conducting safety program training sessions.
• Recent developments, current literature, and information related to safety rules and regulations..
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Applying principles and practices of health and safety.
• Managing and administering various health and safety programs, including Hazard Communication, Confined Space, Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection Program, Indoor Air Quality, and others as assigned
• Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of safety management.
• Performing a variety of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety duties.
• Developing and conducting safety training programs.
• Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
• Monitoring safety program performance and recommending adjustments.
• Identifying safety training needs.
• Evaluating operational area safety requirements.
• Responding effectively to employee safety concerns and inquires.
• Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed both in a standard office environment and may include up to 50% of time in an outdoor environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise when working in the field.
• Must be able to wear a respirator.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.