Director of Environmental Health & Safety

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Job Description

The Director is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of policies, procedures, processes, and training necessary to help prevent and reduce incidents and occupational illnesses as well as exposure to long-term health hazards by YMCA employees, members, and guests. Develop and direct EH&S initiatives/projects within all branches, overnight camps, and facilities owned and/or leased by the YMCA of San Diego County. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with a minimum 7 years of equivalent working experience
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and expert knowledge of local, state, and federal safety regulations (Title 8 and 269CFR)
  • Expert knowledge in incident investigation techniques, developing, implementing and evaluating written safety and training programs
  • Strong experience in worker’s compensation and general liability claims
  • Experience in communicating with members of the general public in a service environment preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of enterprise-wide information system such as ADP and insurers’ claims administrators’ databases
  • Experience collaborating with multiple disciplines to implement policy and procedures ensuring the protection of employees, members and participants
  • Ability to communicate risk-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff in order to effectively provide risk management recommendations
  • Ability to travel throughout San Diego County
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Ability to make sound business judgments in a timely manner, and demonstrated experience with prioritizing under time pressures
  • CSP, OSHA 30, CPR/AED/First Aid, CPO certifications required
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Develop and administer the Association's Environmental Management Program to include environmental compliance, waste minimization, recycling programs, environmental remediation, environmental due diligence, compliance audits, etc.
  • Oversee Environmental Health & Safety initiatives for the Association. Ensures all policies, procedures and training are in compliance with all regulatory and industry standards
  • Provide coaching and training to Association staff in all areas of environmental health & safety and continuously provide risk management recommendations to leadership
  • Identify exposure and assess liability through evaluation of claim loss metrics and trends; generate management reports for legal, operations and senior leadership
  • Advice and counsel management staff at all levels across operating entities of the YMCA regarding issues related to safety, environmental, transportation and regulatory compliance issues (including OSHA and DOT)
  • Manage worker's compensation and general liability claims portfolio to cost-effective closure
  • Supervise and coordinate technical expertise and oversight for accident investigations, job hazard analysis, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, emergency preparedness, process safety management and injury trending and reporting
  • Effectively manage regulatory compliance with all applicable regulatory standards
  • Analyze, review and mange high exposure as well as catastrophic claims and litigation in partnership with third-party claims administrators, issuers and Human Resources
  • Partners with internal and external peers, staff, management and customers in order to maintain positive interpersonal relationships requiring negotiation of critical matters and promotes improvement ideas that can influence policy decisions and encourage new ideas
  • Identify and assess the potential risk/exposures that may hinder the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of the YMCA and manage claims to a cost-effective closure
  • Develop proactive processes, systems, tool metrics, leading/lagging indicators, and KPI's to drive continuous safety improvement and measure performance.
  • Oversee company’s AED program and ensure all equipment is in good operations.
  • Develop and manage training programs and materials in conjunction with Corporate Training Department to support implemented safety policies/programs.
  • Ensure all construction and facilities personnel complete all required training and maintain current certifications (i.e. CPR/AED/First Aid, CPO, etc.).
  • Perform on-site accident investigations and inspections/audits and provide analysis to develop corrective action for preventing future occurrences.
  • Provide support to all branches, camps, and facilities on safety-related matters including OSHA requirements, loss trends, loss exposures, and mitigation strategies.