Safety Manager

Position DescriptionThe Office of Health and Safety, is seeking a Safety Manager to provide strategic safety support to the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU). The Safety Manager will be a proactive, result driven professional, that exhibits leadership and a strategic mindset to join our management team. This position reports to the Health and Safety Director and will be devoted to developing long range strategic plans that include safety culture, policies, programs, procedures and training. The position is expected to build and maintain relationships with key leaders of external government agencies, non-government agencies and stakeholders. Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, implement and assist City departments with compliance and execution of safety policies, procedures and training that support and build a strong safety culture and aligns with the City's strategic safety plan, and is in compliance with local state and federal rules and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

  2. Demonstrate excellent attention to detail to identify hazards, discover opportunities for improving conditions and execute various safety programs.

  3. Working collaboratively with the safety professionals in the divisions and to develop and implement a Strategic Safety Plan throughout the City.

  4. Oversee all incident investigations to provide analysis on risk metrics and recommend to executive leadership mitigation strategies. Work in partnership with department leadership on the risk mitigation strategies to effectively address areas of performance concern.

  5. Participate in and serve as point of contact for City departments as appropriate for Federal, State, and local regulatory investigations and inspections as needed.

  6. Manage a group of Safety Officers who will be based in field operations, responsible for working with departments to develop and implement safety initiatives.

  7. Provide technical advice, guidance, mentoring and training to City employees on safety regulations, issues and initiatives and necessary changes.

  8. Develop safety culture that encourages employee involvement in a multicultural workforce.

  9. Works in partnership with all of the Safety Professionals in the City departments to standardize safety processes and training throughout the City and advises the safety director on safety compliance concerns and preventative actions.

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