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Safety Manager in Charlotte, NC at Joerns Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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Job Description

About Joerns

Joerns Healthcare is a leading national distributor of therapeutic support surfaces, bariatric care equipment, negative pressure wound therapy systems, and safe patient handling solutions. We serve special patient handling needs across the entire continuum of care, including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and hospice centers.
We continually strive to provide the most exceptional service, the most affordable products, and the most innovative patient care solutions to our customers. We are currently searching for skilled, self-motivated and dedicated professionals to add to our team. We offer hands on training, benefits and an outstanding work environment.

At Joerns Healthcare, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. Our employees also receive Paid Vacation and Holidays. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
Position Summary

The Safety Manager is responsible for developing ongoing goals and objects that result in improved fleet safety, fewer workplace injuries and reduced Worker’s Compensation claims costs.

Job Requirements

  • Act as liaison between insurance carriers with direct responsibility for WC, claim functions and reporting compliance.
  • Primary point of contact for the company’s field operations, worker compensation and auto insurance carriers and third party administrators
  • Conduct Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) site inspections and audit, prepare gap analysis and action plans and follow up visits with support to ensure compliance with EHS regulations.
  • Direct oversight of auditing, reporting, safety inspections, administering safety policies, and implementing safety training programs
  • Enforce the compliance of Federal, state and local EHS regulations.
  • Analyze accident and injury causes, types, and numbers. Implements corrective action based on findings.
  • Participate in incident investigations.
  • Oversee the administration of Worker’s Compensation including making sure all locations are accurately completing their reports/claims.
  • Work with the insurance companies to capitalize on available safety programs (i.e. Oversee the WSI Safety Program and Sentry, Federated Safety Initiatives).
  • Oversee the training curriculum and work closely with the Training Manager/Department.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team to strategize on safety compliance and initiatives.
  • Oversee the administration of the MSHA part 46 & 48, OSHA 300 & 300A Logs for all locations.
  • Oversee all efforts related to EPA regulations and compliance.
  • Represent the company in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Determine the curriculum for new employee orientation as it pertains to safety.
  • Collaborate with Fleet Director on DOT safety initiatives and incident analysis.
  • Oversee the administration of third party safety insurance contracts.
  • Maintain reviews and sign all safety contracts.
  • Work safely always and adhere to all applicable safety policies.
  • Work within and promote the vision, mission, and values of the company.
  • Travel required (50%–55%) to multiple sites and be flexible to accommodate company as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree
Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of safety or risk management experience
  • Excellent computer skills, competent in all management applications
  • Good knowledge of State and Federal regulations including OSHA, MSHA, EPA, and DOT. CSP credentials beneficial.
  • Advanced knowledge of accident and injury prevention principles & techniques, DOT and OSHA regulatory compliance
  • Proven skills in written and verbal communications, planning, analytical skills, organizing, leadership and interpersonal relationship building required.
  • Ability to present information to a group of people, respond to questions, relate well to all levels of the workforce, set and manage priorities and be a team player that motivates and educates other team members.
  • Ability to balance assessing and prioritizing health and safety issues.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others to include customers, vendors, employees, governmental entities and the public.
  • Good decision-making skills, conflict management skills and a high degree of confidentiality required.
  • Frequent overnight travel required as necessary to complete the job requirements.
  • Must be able to meet insurance driving requirements.

Preferred Skills, Experience & Education

  • Experience in DME preferred

Joerns Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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