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Safety Engineer

Company: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Duties Construction Safety Engineers apply the theories, principles, and practical concepts of systems engineering, engineering design, and traditional engineering science disciplines in effort to improve system safety and reliability. Their work incorporates the safety-related elements of ergonomics, psychology, and physiology to provide an overarching expertise in safety principles, standards, practices, and analytical techniques. This work frequently includes analyzing materials, structures, safety codes, legal requirements, and operations; advising on safety requirement; conducting accident investigations; and conducting inspections or reviews of facilities, plans, and equipment.MAJOR DUTIESSafety Engineering 65%1. The safety engineer is responsible for safety planning and implementation and environmental compliance activities. The employee is responsible for directing the review of major engineering construction plans, specifications, and technical reports to ascertain compliance with applicable regulation and requirements, as well as to identify risks; is responsibile for the development and preparation of construction safety directives and regulations. He/she prepares written procedures for implementation of construction safety prevention activities.2. Monitors construction and renovation project designs to assess and ensure inclusion in the design package any special occupational safety and health analyses to be made in conjunction with the specified work area or installation of equipment.3. Reviews and evaluates project submittals including Contractor training records, safety plans and work plans for all construction and renovation projects. He/she ensures that the specific safety requirements for construction operations are implemented during facility projects.4. He/she works with facility leadership to integrate human factors engineering into planning and operational activities, this includes the review of requests for proposals and contracts to ensure safety engineering criteria, principles, and techniques are considered in the development and procurement of contracted work.5. Serves as the technical safety expert to explore, evaluate and incorporate new technology into construction program plans.6. He/she evaluates renovation and construction projects to assign Interim Life Safety Measures as necessary. Implement interim measures such as additional fire drills, education of staff, publication of measures taken, increased inspections of the construction site, etc.7. Independently schedules and conducts on-site inspections of the construction and renovation sites to ensure compliance with safety requirements. Identifies, evaluates, analyzes and recommends means for controlling a wide variety of construction safety issues. Responds to and investigates complaints relating to construction safety issues, takes actions of any imminent danger situations and intercedes when a threatening condition exists.8. All inspections are documented and deficiencies are tracked to completion.9. Issues penetration permits, hot work, sprinkler shutdown, and fire alarm impairment permits related to the construction/renovation work.Industrial Hygiene /Administrative/Other 35%1. Provides industrial hygiene and safety related training using a wide variety of materials, publications, exhibits and visual aids; promotes fire safety and fire prevention through oral presentations designed to inform management, supervisors and employees of potential hazardous exposures, applicable directives and fire safety.2. Assists facility managers in the development and review of safety training requirements.3. Conducts industrial hygiene and hazard surveillance inspections and surveys throughout the Hospital including outpatient and administrative facilities located off campus to determine compliance with standards set by TJC, NFPA, OSHA, VA and other regulatory agencies.4. Observes employee performance, environmental conditions, facilities, and equipment.5. Identifies hazards and unsafe conditions and practices.6. Updates and advises Employee Health Physician as to medical surveillance requirements for employees working with hazardous materials as determined by OSHA.7. Reviews and/or prepares accident reports and investigates those pertaining to construction safety.8. Consults with Patient Safety and Infection Control to ensure patient safety in areas adjacent to construction sites.9. Actively participates in and advises the facility's GEMS and Infection Control Committees. As conditions warrant or need arises, performs any other assigned tasks related to other program areas with the Safety Office such as Emergency Management, GEMS, Industrial Hygiene and Fire Protection and Prevention.Work Schedule:-M-F 8:00 - 16:30Telework:-Not authorizedVirtual:-Not authorizedPosition Description/PD#: Safety Engineer/PD18243ORelocation/Recruitment Incentives:-Not authorizedFinancial Disclosure Report:-Not requiredYourMembership. Keywords: Safety Representative, Location: Buffalo, NY - 14201

Keywords: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Buffalo , Safety Engineer, Engineering , Buffalo, New York

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