Senior HR - Health & Safety Specialist

Location: Hallandale Beach, FL
Date Posted: 04-27-2018
Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000
Position Summary: Plans, administers, implements and coordinates HR, safety, communications, and other risk management programs to improve employee engagement and reduce occupational injuries, illnesses, and financial losses. Ensure the Company is in compliance with state/federal laws and regulations regarding workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") rules and regulations. May perform other HR Generalist functions such as recruiting, FMLA administration, health/wellness benefit management, worker’s compensation administration, etc.
Major Responsibility Areas:
  • Provide general guidance and direction on regulatory requirements in all areas of occupational safety and health and works to promote facility and health systems; assure regulatory compliance and make safe behaviors part of day-to-day thinking.
  • Creates, plans, administers, implements and coordinates the Company's safety programs to control risks and losses.
  • Working knowledge of labor relations activities including contract interpretation and grievance administration; develops proficiency in handling complaints, settling and resolving disputes, administering grievances, and conducting internal investigations.
  • Identifies and appraises conditions which could produce accidents and financial losses and evaluates potential extent of injuries resulting from accidents.
  • Devises methods to evaluate safety programs and conducts/directs evaluations.
  • Understands and ensures Human Resource and safety operations comply with Federal, State and accrediting agencies.
  • Inspect facilities, machinery, equipment, and personnel practices to identify potential safety & health concerns and hazards and adherence to laws, regulations, or Company policies governing worker health and safety.
  • Manage the investigation and required documentation of incidents and work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Maintain OSHA documentation the MSDS books and chemical lists
  • Coach and educate all levels of management and employees on environmental safety and health regulations.
  • Provides safety and loss control training to supervisors and employees, as necessary.
  • Understands and interprets all administrative aspects of the human resources function including maintaining records and confidential employee files, employee pay and regulatory reporting.
  • Manage and oversee workers compensation injury claims.
  • Manage and administer employee training and development programs.
  • Provides support for all human resources functions and initiatives.
  • Supports management with handling and resolving employment relations issues. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources experience.
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience as a safety professional, loss prevention specialist or risk manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Requires basic knowledge of Human Resource law, and appropriate procedures in all areas of Human Resources.
  • Requires basic knowledge of workplace safety procedures, OSHA compliance, and federal/state/local environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations, including but not limited to: OSHA, DOH and EPA.
  • Requires the ability to use analytical skills to conduct and investigate complaints, and disciplinary activities.
  • Must have a good understanding of general construction or manufacturing safety management
  • Must be able to conduct investigations, determine the causes of accidents and initiate corrective action.
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Possess a sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to complete assignments in timely manner.
  • Proficient in computer software applications.
  • Approved certification in First Aid, CPR and AED highly preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risks associated with travel between buildings and back and forth to other areas as may be required due to business demands. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, including second-hand environmental smoke. The employee may be exposed to the risks associated in attempting to resolve issues with extremely irate or difficult guests or staff members. The noise level in the work environment varies from light to moderate.
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