Safety Risk Specialist
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Safety Risk Specialist plans, implements and manages the safety programs to ensure safe, healthy and accident-free work environment. This position also manages the workers’ compensation program to control risks and losses.
• Associate’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health Administration with five (5) years of experience in a safety, risk management or related position required.
• Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of safety administration.
• Knowledge of relevant OSHA standards/regulations and a general understanding of safety management concepts and techniques.
• Servsafe certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire preferred.
• Must be familiar with functional areas of Human Resources including employment law, benefits, employee/labor relations, and safety concerns.
• Excellent personal computer skills in a Windows environment, including spreadsheet, Word, publishing, and general office support applications.
• Strong skills in oral and written communication.
• Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to present information to large groups and persuade others to act.
• Ability to train moderate sized groups.
• Experience with and understanding of Native American culture and is able to demonstrate culture sensitivity.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with Band and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations in all departments of the Mille Lacs Band.
• Maintains current knowledge in work site safety practices, safety needs, fire prevention and correct handling techniques for, food safety, chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials to assist in development of training with the Training & Development Specialist.
• Plans and implements loss prevention programs.
• Coordinates the multi-location and departmental safety committee.
• Prepares studies and analyses of work accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
• Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
• Coordinate and conduct grievance hearings in accordance with the Mille Lacs Band policy and procedures.
• Assist employees in submitting timely claims for compensation in order to receive benefits.
• Assist departments in submitting timely auto insurance claims in order to ensure Band vehicles remain in good operating order.
• Maintain the control center equipment/monitoring system of video surveillance for safety and suspicious activities.
• Provides information, signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
• Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.
• Advises and coaches management on any resource issues and assists in bringing issues to satisfactory resolution.
• Oversees the administration of worker’s compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.
• Compiles and submits accident reports to worker’s compensation company.
• Responds to State Unemployment claims and represents the Band during appeal hearings.
• Assists with policy renewals, claims, budget planning, and risk minimization programs.
• Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work and in-house training.
• Maintains safety files and records.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences regular periods of low to moderate stress levels. Primary sources of stress are in dealing with safety issues, workload, and deadlines.
• Work is indoors in a controlled climate area and outdoors in various degree temperatures.
• Moderate threat of personal danger or risk due to climbing stairs and ladders, walking construction areas, bending, stooping and leaning during inspections of sites.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and maintain workload. May involve some evening or weekend working.
• Local travel is required, limited travel outside the state is also required.