Occupational Safety Coordinator

White Plains Hospital Center White Plains , NY 10601

Posted 4 weeks ago

Reporting directly to the Manager of Disability Services is responsible for risk management activities related to prevention of employee injuries and employee/organization investigations. Job responsibilities include: facilitation of employee accident reporting and investigation; maintains integrity of data and data collection systems; reports employee accident/environmental safety/near miss data as assigned; facilitation of data collection for worker#s compensation insurance coverage; reports to Environmental Safety Committee. These activities are carried out with the dual objectives of controlling and minimizing loss in order to protect the assets of the facility and providing a safe environment for staff, visitors and patients. # Primary Population Served # Check appropriate box(s) below: # ?Neonatal (birth # 28 days) ?Patients with exceptional communication needs ?Infant (29 days # less than 1 year) ?Patients with developmental delays ?Pediatric (1 # 12 years) ?Patients at end of life ?Adolescent (13 # 17 years) ?Patients under isolation precautions ?Adult (18 # 64 years) ?Patients with cultural needs ?Geriatric (# 65 years) ?All populations ?Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities ? Non-patient care population # Job Responsibilities # #Broad responsibility to protect the hospitals assets from loss. #Assists the Manager of Disability Services in the coordination and implementation of loss control efforts, in advising hospital staff of potential sources of loss and for making recommendations to minimize or eliminate exposure. #Acts as a resource/subject matter expert to hospital managers in the prevention of employee injuries. #Manages the employee #Return to Work# program #Minimization of liability exposure through loss prevention education. Facilitates and/or provides in-service education for staff on injury prevention. #Conducts hazard audits of the environment and visual audits of compliance with procedures for safe patient handling and other workplace safety initiatives. #Works with departmental leaders in identifying and developing corrective action plans for reported employee accidents or other workplace safety issues. #Knowledge of OSHA standards and maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements such as MSDS, personal protective equipment etc. #Performs job hazard analyses. #Participates as a member of the EOC rounds team #Reviews employee accident reports and other environmental occurrence information and manager#s investigation, and verifies accuracy of information. #Participates in root cause analysis investigations of employee injuries or environmental incidents. #Investigates and analyzes actual and potential risks in the facility. Reviews collated data to identify trends and makes recommendations for corrective action as appropriate. #Prepares and distributes reports regarding trends/patterns and findings for analysis. #Provides regular reports to the Environmental Safety Committee #Investigates matters of concern for employee, physician or vendor relations. #Utilizes interview and interrogation techniques appropriate to the situation and the individuals. #Maintains appropriate records of all investigations as well as gathers evidence, analyzes facts and preparation of final report. #Participates on other committees/initiatives as assigned. # Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements # #Bachelor#s degree in in health related field or equivalent, occupational health experience preferred. #Five years recent experience in an acute care setting. #Has current training in occupational safety, OSHA standards and compliance and/or is willing and able to obtain additional training, as needed. #Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to White Plains Hospital procedures. # Interpersonal Skills # #Must have strong organizational skills and be able to prioritize tasks appropriately. #Must also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal. #Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with office staff and other personnel, in particular with the facility#s management team. #Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule as needed. # Essential Physical Requirements # #Ability to work in a standing or sitting position for long periods of time; ability to occasionally bend, reach, push, and/or pull materials and/or equipment weighing less than 25 pounds # Essential Mental Abilities # #Ability to concentrate during stressful situations # Essential Sensory Requirements # #Normal hearing and visual ability #Sound communication skills (verbal # written) # # # Exposure to Hazards # May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital#s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and accessed through the hospital#s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.# # #

Reporting directly to the Manager of Disability Services is responsible for risk management activities related to prevention of employee injuries and employee/organization investigations. Job responsibilities include: facilitation of employee accident reporting and investigation; maintains integrity of data and data collection systems; reports employee accident/environmental safety/near miss data as assigned; facilitation of data collection for worker's compensation insurance coverage; reports to Environmental Safety Committee. These activities are carried out with the dual objectives of controlling and minimizing loss in order to protect the assets of the facility and providing a safe environment for staff, visitors and patients.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

?Neonatal (birth 28 days)

?Patients with exceptional communication needs

?Infant (29 days less than 1 year)

?Patients with developmental delays

?Pediatric (1 12 years)

?Patients at end of life

?Adolescent (13 17 years)

?Patients under isolation precautions

?Adult (18 64 years)

?Patients with cultural needs

?Geriatric (> 65 years)

?All populations

?Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

? Non-patient care population

Job Responsibilities

  • Broad responsibility to protect the hospitals assets from loss.

  • Assists the Manager of Disability Services in the coordination and implementation of loss control efforts, in advising hospital staff of potential sources of loss and for making recommendations to minimize or eliminate exposure.

  • Acts as a resource/subject matter expert to hospital managers in the prevention of employee injuries.

  • Manages the employee "Return to Work" program

  • Minimization of liability exposure through loss prevention education. Facilitates and/or provides in-service education for staff on injury prevention.

  • Conducts hazard audits of the environment and visual audits of compliance with procedures for safe patient handling and other workplace safety initiatives.

  • Works with departmental leaders in identifying and developing corrective action plans for reported employee accidents or other workplace safety issues.

  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements such as MSDS, personal protective equipment etc.

  • Performs job hazard analyses.

  • Participates as a member of the EOC rounds team

  • Reviews employee accident reports and other environmental occurrence information and manager's investigation, and verifies accuracy of information.

  • Participates in root cause analysis investigations of employee injuries or environmental incidents.

  • Investigates and analyzes actual and potential risks in the facility. Reviews collated data to identify trends and makes recommendations for corrective action as appropriate.

  • Prepares and distributes reports regarding trends/patterns and findings for analysis.

  • Provides regular reports to the Environmental Safety Committee

  • Investigates matters of concern for employee, physician or vendor relations.

  • Utilizes interview and interrogation techniques appropriate to the situation and the individuals.

  • Maintains appropriate records of all investigations as well as gathers evidence, analyzes facts and preparation of final report.

  • Participates on other committees/initiatives as assigned.

Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in in health related field or equivalent, occupational health experience preferred.

  • Five years recent experience in an acute care setting.

  • Has current training in occupational safety, OSHA standards and compliance and/or is willing and able to obtain additional training, as needed.

  • Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to White Plains Hospital procedures.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Must have strong organizational skills and be able to prioritize tasks appropriately.

  • Must also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with office staff and other personnel, in particular with the facility's management team.

  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule as needed.

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a standing or sitting position for long periods of time; ability to occasionally bend, reach, push, and/or pull materials and/or equipment weighing less than 25 pounds

Essential Mental Abilities

  • Ability to concentrate during stressful situations

Essential Sensory Requirements

  • Normal hearing and visual ability

  • Sound communication skills (verbal & written)

Exposure to Hazards

May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.


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Occupational Safety Coordinator

White Plains Hospital Center