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Facilities Services & Materials Management

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From maintaining the aesthetic appearance of our grounds to driving environmental services at our facilities to managing product inventory and distribution, our facilities services and materials management team members are vital to the daily upkeep of our medical centers and business facilities.

Safety Specialist

Location: Santa Clara, CA Job Number: 695336 Date posted: 05/17/2018
Description: Primary focus for this position is implementation and oversight of the integrated workplace safety and environmental, health and safety programs at designated facilities.

Essential Functions:
  • Implementation of the integrated workplace safety and environmental, health and safety programs at designated facilities.
  • Coordinates facility activities of diverse and complex scope to reduce the risk of human injury, potential liabilities and loss of company assets.
  • Serves as a liaison for regulatory agencies and/or communities.
  • Provides guidance on and ensures compliance with Federal, State, Regional and Local laws and regulations regarding occupational safety and environmental health.
  • Coordinates completion and submission of regulatory reports within time frames.
  • Manages and/or conducts audits, analyzes and evaluates various safety programs.
  • Implements a system for investigating and reporting all incidents that involve patients, staff and visitors injuries, occupational illnesses or property damage.
  • Analyzes data to identify workplace safety, and environmental health and safety risk trends, recommends and monitors actions to mitigate hazards and develop prevention strategies/programs.
  • Acts as a resource to internal customers on all matters related to workplace safety and environmental health and safety.
  • Reviews and revises Environmental of Care policies.
  • Implements training programs for management and staff, using KP National and Regional curricula.
  • Schedules and manages drills and ensure all drills are critiqued and documented.
  • Conducts Level 1 and 2 ergonomic worksite and/or task evaluations.
  • Attends and facilitates meetings.
  • Uses a variety of software applications to research, compose reports, analyze data, and present information using written and multi-media strategies.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum four (4) years of environmental health and safety administration/ management or work place safety, disaster management experience in a health care setting.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental health and safety, natural science, engineering, health care or related curriculum OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of California laws and regulations as they to workplace safety, environmental, health and safety.
  • Consulting, collaboration and team development skills required.
  • Must be proficient with PC applications, including word, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills, with ability to compose reports.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry safety certification (CSP,CIH, HEM, CHMM, etc ) preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital 700 Lawrence Express Wy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Facilities Services Department: Safety Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Handling the administration of all activities concerned with the ordering, storage, and movement of materials — as well as assessing, maintaining, and improving the upkeep and appearance of our facilities — as a member of this team you'll help everything look and run its best inside and outside our 600+ locations. Working in building management, maintenance, sourcing, purchasing, environmental services, and more, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our organization.

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