Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

Job Description

The Occupational Health and Safety Specialist will provide support for the Occupational Health and Safety function for the UC Health system by coordinating and conducting activities to maintain a safe and healthful environment. The responsibility will be to recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.


Program Support:
  • Performs routine safety inspections and audits within UC Health facilities.
  • Promotes a Culture of Safety (Employee Safety) at UC Health facilities.
  • Identify and address potential safety issues, risks and hazards and provide corrective action plans.
  • Assist with any OSHA complaints and/or inspections.
  • Monitor safety practices and regulations to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. Verify that staff are compliant with these practices and regulations, as supported by Accreditation - Joint Commission, ODH, OSHA and other regulatory bodies.
  • Assists with investigating employee incidents to determine root cause and contributing factors.
  • Maintain OSHA logs.
  • Supports Manager in ensuring effective execution and administration of employee safety program at designated site / within Clinical Domain and other groups to facilitates efforts to achieve overall quality in safety,
  • Escalate safety concerns to director, manager, operational leaders, and site senior leaders, as appropriate in a timely manner (as soon as possible, expected to be within same business day - even when full details are not known).

Data and Analytics:
  • Conduct hazard assessments and job safety analyses.
  • Prepare monthly reports, including Environment of Care and employee injury reports.
  • Performs data analysis and trends of employee safety program data.
  • Collaborates with team members on safety initiatives to perform thorough trending and analysis of events, errors, and near misses.

Training and Education:
  • Determine and assist with development of safety related training.
  • Provides safety training and education to staff on safety topics.

Other Duties as Assigned:
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree - Occupational Health and Safety, or safety related field.

Minimum Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Graduate Safety Professional preferred.

Candidate must be willing to complete certification within 6 months of hire.

Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience.

Preferred: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience.