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Spokane, Washington
United States
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Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Health & Safety Specialist

Avista employees work cooperatively, decisively, and strategically. We are guided by this simple principle: do what is right in a manner that is fair and worthy of trust.

At Avista, we are known for innovation, creativity, and integrity. We nurture an entrepreneurial spirit among our employees and give them room to turn good ideas into viable business opportunities. At Avista, your future holds endless possibilities.

You will discover extraordinary opportunities to grow and achieve. You will join a team of people united by clear purpose, values, and principles. You will be part of an organization marked by energy, innovation, discipline, and the freedom to act.

Salary: DOQ 

Job Description:
Provides safety and safety training support in all aspects of employee safety in the electric, gas and assigned corporate services departments as well as providing support to Public Safety in areas of responsibility. Ensures high performance in best practices, safety equipment selection and continuous improvement with the policies, procedures, training, programs and services that align with corporate strategies. Provides technical support in areas of responsibility to ensure regulatory compliance with Federal, State regulations and other requirements along with Avista procedures and practices.
Maintains positive working relationships with employees, leaders and the public. Works in a partnership to achieve safety goals and objectives. Manages the safety and coordinates the training activities for assigned areas of responsibility. Removes roadblocks to strive for an accident and injury free work place. Provides support and promotes positive change in the utility safety culture to improve safety performance. Provides technical support in areas of responsibility to improve work practices to further improve ergonomic performance.
College degree with an advanced degree preferred with ten years minimum of experience with a broad exposure to safety regulations, ergonomics and industrial hygiene specifically in an electric and gas utility environment. Additional experience with craft journeymen credentials may be considered in lieu of degree. A clear understanding of utility operations, safety related experience including knowledge of OSHA, DOSH, DOT and other regulatory requirements is preferred especially working knowledge of Chapter 296-45 Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Expert knowledge in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) especially in the area of Incident Assessment.
Proven track record of successfully delivering services to a broad array of audiences, preferably employee or public safety programs. Proven ability to network well with internal and external audiences. Strong interpersonal, communication & organizational skills a must. Must have the skills and ability to work with all levels of the organization. Must have strong computer skills in Word, Excel and Power Point – additional computer skills a plus. CSP, CIH, CUSP certificates or prior regulatory experience a plus. Other combinations of education and/or experience maybe considered.

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