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Employee Health And Safety

Knowledge of the procedures and programs in place in the organization to ensure employee safety (occupational health, fire safety and emergency response plan); ability to take appropriate and immediate actions in case of an emergency.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes the business risks associated with employee health and safety issues.

Identifies relevant industry-specific and OSHA guidelines that are relevant to the business.

Identifies the types of health and safety hazards that are specific to the business.

Provides the names and locations of all emergency response personnel.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Ensures that all first-aid equipment is operational and supplies are current and fully stocked.

Participates in internal safety or health inspections.

Assists OSHA inspectors during their visits.

Monitors facilities for safety hazards; follows protocol to resolve these.

Maintains health and safety records according to OSHA guidelines.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Works to improve employee health and safety processes in diverse environments.

Educates employees on potential health and safety hazards specific to the business.

Evaluates environment vs. OSHA and industry-specific health and safety guidelines.

Enforces compliance with OSHA standards.

Coordinates directly with emergency responders in the event of an emergency.

Designs emergency evacuation plans; identifies and trains evacuation leaders.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Consults with senior management and obtains required funding for emergency preparedness activities.

Develops or enhances operational practices intended to improve or maintain worker safety on the job.

Establishes policies related to workplace violence and personal security of employees.

Demonstrates awareness of current OSHA and industry specific standards and guidelines.

Hires and trains Health and Safety (H&S) professionals; manages the internal H&S function.

Develops or updates as necessary the fire safety and emergency management plans.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time that you identified a safety hazard or violation. How was the issue resolved?
  • Tell me about a time that changes to a safety or emergency plan were not immediately accepted by other employees. How was this reluctance addressed?
  • Tell me about a process/policy change that you implemented that was designed to increase worker safety or decrease incidents. What was the end result of this change?

Titles with Shared Competencies