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Workplace Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Freelance Recruiters
Location: Elk Grove
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

PAYOUT FOR SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT: $5,625.00 (Subject to Terms & Conditions)
Annual Salary for Role: $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Ensures that all reportable workers' compensation claims are submitted to the company's vendor within 48 business hours from the date of the incident.
  • Receive, record, review, and process all on the job injury claims, reports, and forms, including reporting new injuries/claims to Third Party Administrators (TPA) in accordance with established policies and procedures; perform initial case set-up on all new files
  • Provide assistance to supervisors and employees on how to handle work-related injuries/illnesses, procedural responsibilities, claim forms required, and general inquiries
  • Evaluates accident reports, ensuring the timely processing of supervisor and witness statements, department investigation results, and other documentation.
  • Compiles facts and data regarding accident reports and filed cases.
  • Responsible for setting up and assisting employees obtain medical care through designated medical Workers Compensation clinics and facilities
  • Advise departments regarding procedures and reporting deadlines involving work injuries
  • Coordinate return to work; facilitate, conduct, and document the interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) with employees for both industrial and non-industrial, temporary and permanent disabilities
  • Monitor and provide updates to management (as appropriate) claim activity and loss data, including the authorization of reserves and settlements with approval from department head or others as needed. Assists management with resolving questions and issues pertaining to workers compensation claims.
    • Continuously and consistently document and track claims and work status reports in coordination with returning to work and modified duty requests
    • Partner with the Learning & Development department to develop and conduct safety related training to reduce workplace injuries
    • Develop programs and trainings to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injuries
    • Work to achieve a significant reduction in the Experience Modification rating used to price workers compensation insurance premiums
    • Prepare action plans for reported safety deficiencies
    • Mange the annual workers' compensation audit process
    • Establish an ergonomics program
      • Participate in regular meetings with the Risk Management
      • May assist with the leave of absence process
      • Complete other duties as assigned OBJECTIVES OR GOALS TO MEASURE PERFORMANCE:
        • Confidentiality
        • Adherence to Company policies and procedures
        • Accurate work product
        • Timeliness in completing assignments
        • Positive team attitude
        • Taking initiative in unassigned tasks
        • Staff development and training
        • Improved personal professional growth and education
        • Demonstration of good decision making
        • Positive customer service attitude and communications
        • Excellent attendance and punctuality Requirements MINIMUM SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
          • Multi-State experienced preferred
          • Four-year degree plus minimum 3-5 years workers' compensation experience or equivalent combinations of training and experience.
          • Technical and working knowledge of recognized health and safety codes or standards: OSHA, NIOSH, AGCIH, ANSI.
          • HR Professional Certification preferred
          • DOJ/FBI Live Scan Background & TB Clearance
          • Working knowledge of standard business practices and procedures, including basic HR practices
          • Expanded knowledge of State and Federal employment laws and Human Resource policies and procedures
          • Knowledge of California State Labor Code, Workers' Compensation Law, American with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and Pregnancy Disability Leave within the context of an integrated leave management program; leave and benefits provided under Workers Compensation; paid disability leave program
          • Must be a natural troubleshooter and demonstrate proactivity when issues arise.
          • Tech-savvy, comfortable communicating virtually and learning new office tools, keeping abreast of advances in technology and social media.
          • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and possess excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
          • Consistently maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
          • Able to function well autonomously and as a team member
          • Effective interpersonal skills
          • Problem-solving ability and proven accuracy with detailed information
          • Proficient written and verbal English language communication skills, including business writing and professional telephone manner
          • Reliability, dependability, and flexibility WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional exposure to dust, pollen and fumes Requires frequent reaching, handling, sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, running, carrying and lifting 50 or more lbs. Must be able to see and hear within normal range with or without correction. The noise intensity level is moderate to high CODE OF CONDUCT: Please refer to our Code of Conduct regarding the following: Cell Phone Usage Dress Code Policy Professional Demeanor

Keywords: Freelance Recruiters, Elk Grove , Workplace Health & Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Elk Grove, California

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