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DIRECTOR OF LOSS CONTROL
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility of identifying potential accident producing activities, locations or operations and promoting accident prevention through campaigning and newsletters. Under the general supervision of the Director of Risk Management, an employee in this class investigates accidents and projects a hazard analysis and assessment. The incumbent inspects facilities to insure regulatory compliance (OSHA, "Right to Know", NYS DOL) and develops and maintains an agency- wide safety policy and procedures manual, along with programs to support same. An employee in this class must be able to prioritize work effort and justify with statistical reporting on accident frequency, severity and cost. Supervision may be exercised over clerical support personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Develops and maintains an agency-wide safety policy and procedures manual and programs to support same.
Promotes accident preventions and loss control through newsletters and campaigns.
Recommends measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
Inspects and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, and practices, in order to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations
Investigates accidents and reports hazard analysis and assessment.
Provides on site job safety/site safety analysis.
Coordinates County-wide safety committee.
Acts as liaison with state agencies.
Analyzes and reports regularly on statistics associated with loss experience.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices relative to loss control and accident prevention.
Thorough knowledge of regulatory compliance (OSHA, "Right to Know", "Hazard Communication", NYS DOL, Worker's Compensation Law).
Thorough knowledge of industrial hygiene, chemical safety skills including DEC, DOL requirements.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting accident investigations, job safety analysis, safety training and inspections.
Ability to effectively communicate with others both verbally and in writing.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered College
or University with a Baccalaureate Degree in Risk Management or Safety Engineering or closely related field and four (4) years of professional* level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in loss control*, or;
B. Eight (8) years of professional* level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in loss control.*
*NOTES: Loss control experience must include the development and/or implementation of programs or policies in at least one of the following areas:
Facility, employee and public safety, worker's compensation (accident investigation), loss prevention, or implementation, training and enforcement of Right to Know/Hazard Communication.
*Professional level work experience is defined as specialized and theoretical knowledge
acquired through college education or through experience and training which provides comparable knowledge. Professional experience in general involves independence of action and personal responsibility for actions.
8/2011 Date Revised