Minimum Qualifications Permanent Appointment: Candidates must either be currently active on the eligible list or eligible for 52.6 transfer.
Provisional Appointment: Candidates must either meet the promotion qualifications (one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Agency Safety and Health Representative 2, Grade 20) or the open competitive qualifications (Either 1: eight years of experience in the development and administration of occupational health and safety programs for an organization of 500 or more employees OR 2: a bachelor’s or higher degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or industrial engineering AND four years of experience as described above.
Duties Description The Agency Safety and Health Director 1 functions as the assistant director of the Health and Safety Bureau, working under the supervision of the Agency Safety and Health Director 2. The Bureau is principally responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and delivery of the following program areas: Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA, PESH, CDC, DOH, DOL etc.); Visitor Safety (risk management); Playground Safety (CPSC/ASTM); Automatic External Defibrillator Program (OGS, DOH, EHS); Hazardous Tree Inspection Program; Scaling Program; and the Water Safety program (DOH).
Review, evaluate, develop, and administer occupational and visitor health and safety policies and programs, and develop policies, programs and procedures which conform to sound health and safety practices.
Work with Regional Safety Managers to oversee the program of inspecting worksites and facilities, observing operations and work practices and evaluating facilities. Develop monitoring systems to ensure that the process of hazard identification and control is being consistently implemented in a continuing effort to achieve safe working and patron use conditions and practices.
Serve as internal consultant for federal and state safety and health regulations such as the Public Employee Safety and Health Act (PESHA), the NYS Toxic Substances Act, Asbestos Abatement Code Rule 56, fire and building codes, NYS sanitary and building code, playground, and water safety as they relate to occupational and patron safety.
Develop and coordinate the establishment of regional safety and health committees and maintain communications with the Agency Safety and Health Director 2, regional management, employees, bureau staff, enforcement agencies, contractors and labor unions on issues related to occupational and employee health and safety.
Assist in the development of safety and health training and work with agency Training Coordinators to identify required training and to ensure delivery to appropriate staff; develop and maintain regional written procedures documenting policies and practices and actions required in case of non-compliance. Maintain records and information required by PESH and the NYS Right-to-Know legislation.
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