Safety & Loss Prevention Officer – JOB DESCRIPTION
- Responsible for :
The implementation of Environment Of Care Programs and activities, and shall assist the Senior Safety Officer. Responsible for gathering Safety information as well as relevant applicable laws and regulations in order to identify safety risk to patients, visitors, and personnel. He will provide quarterly reports to the Safety & Loss Prevention Manager on Environment of Care Six (6) Planning areas: Safety & Security Management; – Hazardous Materials & Waste Management; – Emergency Management; – Fire/Life Safety Management; – Medical Equipment Management; – and the Utility System Management issues including actions and recommendations of the FMS Committee.
Responsible for the day-to-day work activity scheduling of Safety Technician & Fire Watch
He shall report to the Senior Safety Officer and accountable to the Group Safety & Loss Prevention Manager and the Deputy Chairman, have a direct line of communication to the all Department Heads and Department Safety Officer (DSO).
The Safety & Loss Prevention Officer is subject to being on-call 24 hours/7 days /week to respond to emergencies.
- Liaises with: Heads of the Departments/DSO/Supervisors, FMS
Committee Chairman/Other Committee
- Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Safety Officer manages a hazard surveillance program that collects and analyzes data for the Facility Management & Safety (FMS) Committee.
- Serves as a member of the Facility Management & Safety (FMS) Committee. Monitors Facility Management & Safety Committee recommendations and actions to measure effectiveness and reports to Safety & Loss Prevention Manager.
- Develop/s, implements and monitor/s hospital-wide safety management programs based on evaluation of organizational expertise, applicable law, regulations and accepted practice. Ensures that the hospital complies with relevant laws and safety regulations, JCIA & CBAHI Facility Management & Safety requirements deemed
- Establishes an incident reporting system in conjunction with the occurrence variance reporting and tracking system which triggers investigation of all incidents involving property damage, occupational illness, or patient, personnel or visitor injury
- Establishes a safety surveillance program involving personnel throughout the facility to identify hazards and unsafe practices
- Reviews published and internal reports of failures, hazards, use errors and other deficiencies related to safety management (physical and chemical hazards), life safety management (fire prevention), equipment management (safe medical devices) and utilities management (emergency power).
- Reviews summaries of other monitoring activities (quality improvement, infection control).
- Prepares and submits annual management reports for Safety & Loss Prevention Department, Facility Management & Safety Committee, and (when required) for outside regulatory agencies.
- Represents the hospital in meetings with regulatory agencies that address safety related issues
- Coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of departmental Facility Management & Safety policies and procedures
- Develops and conducts formal safety related training programs for the hospital to include:
- General safety
- Department safety
- Specific job-related hazards
- Accidents, injury and hazard reporting
- Fire and life safety
- Smoking regulations
- Electrical safety (use of extension cords, frayed cords, broken outlets, broken prongs);
- Hazardous materials and waste management programs
- External and internal emergency preparedness; and
- Occurrence variance reporting
- Maintains training records on all of the above safety training programs and reports to Department Heads, Senior Safety Officer, SLP Manager on the compliance rate for attendance at mandatory safety training sessions
- Responds to employee, patient and visitor safety concerns by examining safety related issues, preparing recommendations for corrective actions and ensures appropriate follow-up.
- Serves as a resource to departments in developing safe working practices and in maintaining a safe working environment
- The Safety & Loss Prevention Officer is required to coordinate and monitor the activities of FMS Committee and departments such as those dealing with;
- Safety Management
- Security Management
- Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
- Emergency Preparedness
- Fire and Life Safety Management
- Medical Equipments
- Utility Systems
- Radiation Safety, Laser Safety
- The Safety & Loss Prevention Officer directly evaluates the work of management and other personnel engaged in safety related projects as well as teams, task forces and committees engaged in safety matters
- Challenges encountered by the Safety & Loss Prevention Officer include dealing with sensitive issues relating to occupational exposures that have the potential for significant legal liability. The position requires a high degree of inductive/deductive thinking in devising new approaches/innovations to deal with highly complex and/or previously unsolved problems. The work will often require the application of imaginative and original thinking to deal with new situations that will arise
- The Safety & Loss Prevention Officer has the authority to intervene whenever conditions exist that pose an immediate or potential risk to life, health or damage to equipment or the physical environment and to take corrective action as necessary
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