HEALTH AND SAFETY ASSISTANT 5359
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class reviews Workers’ Compensation claims to uncover accident trends and causes, and assists in developing and implementing related health and safety programs and procedures. The focus of the position is on loss control and the employee is expected to identify areas of concern, recommend corrective actions and provide training to assure compliance with proper work processes. Work is supervised by an administrative supervisor through conferences, review of written reports and observations. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reviews Workers’ Compensation claims/loss activity to determine causes and corrective actions;
Maintains detailed records of accidents, incidents and investigations;
Provides technical assistance to insure that applicable health and safety regulations and procedures are followed;
Assists in developing recommendations for employee health and safety programs;
Develops and provides health and safety workshops and individualized training;
training and educational materials for work procedures based on job hazard
Assists in developing recommendations for health and safety/risk management problems;
Assists in processing of claims and performs related clerical duties.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of health and safety standards and regulations as specified in the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other applicable codes and regulations; ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear, concise reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of experience in the development and/or implementation of employee health and/or safety programs that includes evaluation of accident trends and causes; or,
(b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of experience in the development and/or implementation of employee health and/or safety programs that includes evaluation of accident trends and causes; or,
(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIRMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.