Safety Program Manager (Indianapolis)

About The Job
This position will serve as Safety Program Manager at the Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The incumbent will support and assist the agency Safety Director with the administration of the agency’s worker’s compensation and safety and health programs. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for successful accomplishment of various activities and programs, including but not limited to, development and approval of site-specific health and safety plans, administration of the Respiratory Protection Program and acting as a liaison between IDEM Safety and the agency programs with particular emphasis on fieldwork activities.

Day In The Life
The responsibilities of the Safety Program Manager include but are not limited to:
Interface directly with program-area staff from all offices of the agency with the objective of understanding their specific jobs and projects, and the associated hazards.
Attend meetings and conduct research at the direction of the Safety Director towards the aforementioned goal(s).
Develop and present a wide range of training on safety-related topics to staff at all levels of the agency. .
Assist the Safety Director in receipt of First Reports of Injury following work-related incidents. The incumbent will act as backup to the Safety Director in all aspects of the worker’s compensation program.
Assist the Safety Director in the administration of the agency-wide medical monitoring program.
Develop and carry out an ongoing agency-wide Job Hazard Assessment program that will serve as the basis for all personal protective equipment (PPE) decisions.
Be directly responsible for administration of the agency Respiratory Protection Program including but not limited to maintenance of written programs, developing and presenting training to affected staff, and delivery of annual fit tests.
Be directly responsible for the development, approval and dissemination of site-specific health and safety plans to support and assist program-area staff and managers.
Serve as a Floor Warden for the 13th floor at the Government Center North building and provide back up in the event of an emergency or disaster. Further, the Safety Program Manager will coordinate the needs of the agency’s safety program with the lead floor warden.
Work closely with the OLQ Emergency Response group and will alternate with the Safety Director on after-hours on-call duties.

What We Are Looking For:
Six (6) years work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field or accredited college training in a related field.

The preferred candidate will possess a professional certification, such as but not limited to, Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); experience with occupational safety management systems; a strong working knowledge of environmental regulations and programs and a familiarity with applicable safety and worker’s compensation rules and regulations.

This Position Also Requires The Following
40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training or better.
Certification as a first aid/CPR instructor, or ability to achieve such certification.
Ability to demonstrate medical fitness to wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment
Ability to travel and work at remote locations, including field work and overnight travel, as needed. Thirty percent (30%) travel should be expected in this position.
The incumbent must be accessible for Emergency Response and other IDEM staff needs 24/7/365 and will share after-hours on-call duties with the Safety Director.

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