STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 2731

SAFETY OFFICER II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) safety and health program work. Work involves developing safety policies and procedures, participating in the safety training and education of staff, inspecting work areas and activities for hazards, and investigating accidents. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Develops safety policies and procedures for comprehensive safety and health programs.

Conducts surveys, audits, and inspections to ensure a safe environment and compliance with safety rules and standards.

Conducts job safety analyses, identifies problems, and recommends corrective action.

Recommends procedures to ensure that employees are held accountable for their safety responsibilities.

Recommends the type of protective equipment to be used and conducts utilization spot checks.

Implements safety education training, safety awareness, and publicity programs.

Interprets safety rules, regulations, and standards.

Evaluates the effectiveness of safety programs.

Maintains a log of accidents and injuries, prepares and reviews accident reports, and determines causes and costs.

Administers a safety awards program.

Assists in investigating accidents and completing reports.

May inspect construction, remodeling, and renovation sites to ensure that the finished product will comply with safety standards.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in occupational safety and health program work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of safety and health rules, regulations, and standards.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate safety and health programs; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification in occupational safety or industrial safety.


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Revised 9-1-15