SAFETY, REGULATORY AND LOSS PREVENTION COORDINATOR
Reports to: President/CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Supervises: None
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective safety training program and responsible for monitoring adherence to safety and regulatory standards set forth in the program. This position is also responsible for the implementation of effective job training programs for all employees.
Business Ethics - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times. Acts in line with those values. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others. Practices what he/she preaches.
Communication - Communication refers to the ability to inform orally and in writing, with clarity and good effect. Understand clearly and quickly when instructions or orders are received. Judgment about what information is important and what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom and when.
Cooperation - Refers to the ability to establish and maintain effective relations. Exhibits tact and consideration. Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner. Offers assistance and support to co-workers. Works cooperatively in group situations. Works actively to resolve conflicts.
Customer Service - Refers to the ability to satisfy the expectations and requirements of customers. Displays courtesy and sensitivity and responds promptly to service requests. Identifies customer needs and explains services clearly. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
Dependability - Refers to the ability to be trusted or relied upon to act in the way required or expected.
Initiative - Refers to the ability to act and make decisions without the help or advice of other people.
Job Knowledge - Job Knowledge refers to the amount of relevant knowledge and skill an employee has. Includes awareness and possession or mastery of special facts, practices, manual skills and techniques and decision-making methods.
Judgment - Refers to the ability to make decisions in a timely fashion that are sound, accurate and supported by the reasoning and inclusion of appropriate people.
Organization Support - The ability to follow policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization's goals and values. Benefits organization through outside activities. Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning & Organization - The ability to accurately scope the length and difficulty of tasks and projects, set objectives and goals and break down work into the steps necessary to get things done. Uses resources effectively and efficiently. Arranges information and files in a useful manner.
Safety Awareness - Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions. Safety work rules and good general work practices are followed on a daily basis.
Work Quality - Work quality refers to the effort that consistently achieves desired outcomes with a minimum of avoidable errors and problems.
Maintain a fully developed safety program for employees, utilizing an internal safety committee, Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ safety staff, NRECA safety program, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange, National Safety Council and state and educational institutions.
Conduct on-going training for operation employees to ensure high competency levels and provide knowledge about various company policies, practices and procedures.
Maintain records of employee training activities and counsel employees on achieving long-range goals.
Maintain files of training resources—institutions, people, books, materials, etc., which can aid employees with improving job performance.
Conduct regular safety and safety committee
Conduct safety related training including, but not limited to, CPR, first aid, fork lift, pole top and bucket rescue.
Develop annual budget for safety and loss prevention (or risk management).
Directs compliance with FMCSA requirements for commercial motor vehicle program including complete and accurate driver qualification files.
Maintains knowledge and directs compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations.
In conjunction with necessary staff, develops plans to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations.
Oversee DOT and employee random drug/alcohol testing programs.
Provide oversight for facility security to ensure safety of employees and promote loss prevention.
Recommend new equipment, tools and methods where appropriate.
Oversee insulated tools, grounds and PPE testing program.
Issue safety glasses, hard hats, vests, etc. to employees as needed.
Implement and maintain programs addressing industrial hygiene issues such as hearing loss, indoor air quality and ergonomic issues.
Receive and review all injury reports and maintain records for insurance carrier.
Fulfill requirements to receive and maintain the NRECA Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program.
Develop and present safety programs to members, schools and the general public.
Maintain an inspection program for work areas, equipment and electrical facilities, including on-site field visits. Observe safety practices and take corrective action when necessary to provide maximum safety.
Be available to investigate incidents. Investigate and analyze accident, and property damage and meter and equipment tampering reports. Prepare and maintain reports required by government and other agencies such as OSHA, IOSHA, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Statewide, NRECA, etc.
File necessary insurance claims and work with insurance carrier as needed.
Demonstrate general knowledge of Northeastern REMC operations, policies, products and services.
Thoroughly understand the work to be done and understand and adhere to the safety rules stated in the Northeastern REMC Safety Manual.
PHYSICAL DEMANDSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily works inside office – to include frequent interruptions and use of computer.
Secondarily works outside – subject to extreme heat and cold.
Occasionally travels to meetings, to include overnight, outside of NREMC service area.
Ability to effectively use equipment such as, but not limited to:
Network and personal computer software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Calculator, telephone, copier/printer/fax machines, and standard office equipment.
Members - Work with members to address inquiries and provide service in a timely and professional manner.
Vendors/Associations - Interact in a professional manner with organizations such as NRECA, insurance companies, Indiana Electric Cooperatives, etc.
General Public - Maintain good relations in all contacts with the general public
High school diploma or equivalent.
Valid driver’s license. If your driver’s license should become invalid, it is you must refrain from driving and notify your supervisor.
Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and OSHA regulations.
Good public speaking skills.
Experience in utility line work.
CLCP certification through NRECA completed within first two years.
Bachelor degree in related field.
Training experience and working with safety issues.
Proficient in office software, i.e, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
About Northeastern REMC
Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC), headquartered in Columbia City, Indiana, supplies electric power to members in portions of Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wabash and Whitley counties in Northeastern Indiana. More than 29,000 households and businesses receive power from Northeastern REMC.
We are a distribution utility--we don't generate our own electricity. Northeastern REMC is wholly owned by the people it serves and is governed by a board of directors elected by members in each of nine voting districts. Northeastern REMC has 66 full-time employees who work to serve its residential, commercial and industrial accounts.