Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

MWRA
Chelsea, MA

Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

Chelsea, MA

MWRA

 

The MWRA is looking for a Manager, Occupational Health & Safety to manage the MWRA's compliance with Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS) (state) and federal rules and regulations and provide programs, guidance and recommendations in areas of employee safety and health. Oversees and develops a program for regulatory compliance with state standards and works closely with other authority safety and health staff to communicate, implement, monitor and track safety and health regulatory compliance. Leads agency's activities in a proactive way to minimize health issues and prevent situations that could create workers' compensation cases.

Some of the work includes; develops and oversees an overall program of regulatory compliance consistent with the employer responsibilities defined by DLS designed to reduce work-related injury and illness. Such program will include the following key activities; conducting multi-facility (30+) worksite safety assessments and inspections (i.e., self-audits) to determine risks to employee safety and health and ensure that the workplace conditions conform to DLS standards; assessing potential hazards and controls; evaluating risks and hazard control measures investigating incidents involving the safety and health of employees, visitors, vendors and contractors; maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records; assisting with the development and deployment of emergency response plans; works closely with authority safety, operations and emergency preparedness staff to create, update, and implement safety and health programs in areas such as Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Fire extinguishers, Fire Prevention Plan, Confined Space, Model Confined Space Entry Policy and Procedure, Hazard Communication, Hearing Conservation Program, Lockout /Tagout, Respiratory Program, Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment, and Trench Safety; works closely with MWRA Training Department to provide and deliver safety training as required by state and federal regulations or identified through risk assessments; works closely with other authority safety staff to establish and/or update operating procedures including the MWRA Online Safety & Health Manual and ensure the appropriate communication to employees is delivered in order to ensure employee compliance with safety and health requirements; ensures that any required DLS postings are prominently displayed at authority worksites in order to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities; ensures the proper notification to the appropriate DLS office of any work-related fatalities, inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, loss of consciousness, and loss of an eye within the timeframes established by DLS; administers an authority-wide system for record keeping for work-related injuries and illnesses using the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses form (OSHA Form 300). Posts the summary of the OSHA log for injuries and illnesses (OSHA 300A) according to procedures promulgated by OSHA. Provides access to employees, former employees and their representatives to OSHA Form 300 as required by applicable state regulations; complete the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual survey on Occupational Injury and Illnesses when selected by BLS to participate; serves as the authority's main contact to DLS Inspectors for communications and for inspections. Attends opening and concluding conferences conducted by the DLS Inspector and provides DLS Inspectors with injury records and written programs as requested. Provides DLS Inspectors with the names of any authorized employee representatives who may be asked to accompany the Inspector during an inspection; reviews reports developed by DLS Inspectors and works with MWRA staff to take any necessary corrective actions; as required by DLS, posts citations, abatement verification documents or tags near the cited workplace and complies with the posting period required by DLS. Works with authority staff to correct cited violations within the timeframes prescribed by DLS; works with authority staff to evaluate hazard communication programs and training of employees regarding the hazards they may be exposed to during the course of employment at MWRA including communicating the need for employees to utilize proper personal protective equipment required for handling hazardous chemicals.

This position requires knowledge of the principles and practices of a safety professional as normally attained through a undergraduate degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene or related science and/or engineering discipline, or environmental science and knowledge of health and safety policies, regulations, standards, best practices in an industrial environment; an understanding of issues related to safety, emergency response, risk management, environmental health; experience in incident investigations, safety inspections as normally attained through eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience including at least three years of supervisory experience; and demonstrated knowledge through direct involvement/management of federal OSHA and Massachusetts DLS standards, training, implementation and auditing of policies and procedures as they related to employee safety or any equivalent combination of education or experience. This also requires a valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License & Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Salary: $130,000 - $142,000 Annually


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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.