UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SAFETY PROFESSIONAL 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7686 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Plan and implement accident prevention programs as a component of environmental health and safety activities for protection of employees, students, and visitors.

BASIC FUNCTION

Under general supervision, inspect institutional facilities, equipment, and operations to ensure compliance with campus, state, and federal safety standards, and codes; conduct safety and accident prevention training programs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First level class of series. Advise management officials and/or employees concerning modifications necessary for compliance with applicable safety standards; conduct safety training programs.

TYPICAL WORK

Assist in planning and implementing safety programs for institution employees, students, and visitors;

Investigate accidents and injuries; recommend corrective action as necessary;

Advise employees and/or supervisors concerning requirements for compliance with applicable safety codes, standards, and regulations;

Conduct safety inspections of institutional facilities, equipment, and activities either independently or as a member of an inspection team;

Review engineering and architectural drawings and specifications for building renovations and/or new construction for compliance with safety codes; recommend modifications or safeguards to minimize safety hazards;

Conduct educational safety programs such as employee safety orientation, supervisor's safety training, radiation safety, and diving safety;

Maintain records and write reports regarding accidents, work-related injuries and safety hazards; draft recommended institutional response to occupational injury and worker's compensation claims;

May perform radiological safety duties under supervision;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

A Bachelor's Degree with major study in safety program management, safety engineering, biological or physical science, or closely related field; AND two years of professional experience in environmental health and safety programs.

A Master's Degree with major study in safety program management, safety engineering, or closely related field may be substituted for the above professional work experience requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 1-18-74
Revise Title: 3-17-77
Revise Title & Class: 10-19-84
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05